July 17, 2018

Cayman Islands: CayFilm 2018 played to a Full House

Last Friday (June 29) crowds gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman ballroom to attend a smaller scale 2018 CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival. Earlier in the year, Festival Director Tony Mark, had announced CayFilm was cancelled. Then this month he announced the show would go on in a very much watered down format. Mark said, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   UPDATE: Cayman Islands – Stolen 2001 Honda Integra Recovered, 28 June The 2001 Honda Integra, registration #105 987, which was reported stolen on Tuesday, 26 June, has been recovered by officers in North Side. The below release can be disregarded. […]

Caribbean acts perform at BET Experience

From RJR News The Caribbean presence was felt all over Los Angeles at last weekend’s BET Experience. Soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons as well as dancehall stars Konshens and Shenseea were among those who performed last Friday at BET X. BET X is a part of the weekend long activities leading up […]

Inside Life: “Jamaica to UK, the Reggae Revolution”

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life “Jamaica to UK, the Reggae Revolution” themes IRD’s 2018 Celebration of 50 Years of Reggae & Synergy With England. A mention of the word reggae and folks may conjure images of red, gold and green, Rastafarians, Jamaica, music, dance and maybe even scents from puffs of aromatic weed […]

Caribbean researcher tells of her work with NZ migrant community

From Asia Pacific Report Anabel Fernandez-Santana and Dr Camille Nakhid in the AUT research video. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Anabel Fernandez-Santana, who has been awarded an vice-chancellor’s scholarship at Auckland University of Technology to complete her doctorate, talks about her groundbreaking research. Her research focuses on the fact that the Caribbean community is one of […]

Cayman Islands’ Teri Quappé brings the short film “Interloper” to the big screen

Cayfilm (mini) is back on. It is for one night only and 5 local films will be played at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.  This is a Friday 29th June event with cocktails from 7pm and screenings starting at  8pm. Teri Quappé brings the short film “Interloper” to the big screen. Born to musicians and theater  performing parents […]

How the world came to love Glasgow School of Art

By Steve Brocklehurst From BBC When Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art building was first unveiled in 1899, the half-finished building was deeply unpopular but Glasgow and the world grew to appreciate its architectural genius. These days Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most famous architectural creation has come to be widely loved and cherished. And there was a […]

Oliver Smith Exhibition

CNCF to exhibit works of Tony Award-Winning theatre set designer Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 6 June 2018 – As part of its ongoing Arts & Culture Memorandum of Understanding with the University of South Florida (USF), the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) will present a special exhibit of the theatrical designs of Oliver Smith […]

Jewish life grows on the Cayman Islands

By Ashira Weiss From Chabad Lubavitch Opening of new Jewish Community Center marks milestone of growth on the Caribbean Island For long time Caymanians and the Islands’ newer Jewish immigrants, the recent opening of a new Chabad House represents a noteworthy milestone. Steve Cummins is a local Jewish businessman who grew up attending the Isaac […]

Bermuda legalizes same-sex marriage — again

By Brooke Sopelsa and Ariel Jao From NBC The island’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a gay marriage ban that was signed into law just four months ago. / Bermuda’s Supreme Court on Wednesday legalized same-sex marriage in the British island territory again — overturning a ban that was signed into law just four months […]