March 24, 2018

Cayfest 2018 to showcase the best of Cayman Islands’ culture

Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, gets underway this month, and organisers, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), are looking forward to once again showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic talent that exists in the community. The event, which features various activities over a 10-day period, kicks off with the National Arts & […]

Shakespeare heads to the islands for a Caribbean Dream

From Voice Online The reimagining of Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a fun and mysterious movie set against a scenic backdrop FOR THOSE who are interested in Shakespeare plays with a twist, A Caribbean Dream might just before you. The film directed and written by Shakirah Bourne is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic Midsummer Night’s […]

This Caribbean Carnival won’t allow you to twerk —unless you ask permission first

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES From Miami Herald Attention all Carnival revelers and masqueraders attending the Caribbean’s biggest bacchanal: Non-consensual grinding, the provocative hip-gyrating, free-for-all that’s known in Caribbean parlance as “wining,” can get you slapped with an assault charge. Trinidad and Tobago, the two-island country that’s considered the birthplace of the modern-day Pre-Lenten Caribbean Carnival, is […]

Local food comes to Cayman Islands craft Market

The Craft Market in George Town Offers Cooked Food! [George Town, Grand Cayman, – The Cayman Craft Market is delighted to welcome its newest vendor to the attraction, serving up delicious, locally made food. Ms. Darlene Manzanares, owner of local restaurant and catering business, Yolanni’s Place, has opened her doors at the Cayman Craft Market, […]

Things that matter: Caribbean Wax Museum, ‘the land’ and other fine art treasures

BY: SIR HENRY FRASER From Barbados Advocate The Caribbean Wax Museum, the brain child of sculptors Art Edwards and partner Frances Ross, has just been relocated from Maxwell to the centre of Bridgetown, in the Norman Centre on Broad Street. As the website says, “The idea was to capture life-size popular Caribbean personalities in wax […]

Film documents intra-Caribbean immigration

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life The 10th season of the series “AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange” premiered this month on Martin Luther King day. This season is being hosted by actor Nicholas L. Ashe and the series is showing two documentary films by Caribbean filmmakers. One is “Between 2 Shores,” by Guadeloupean filmmaker Mariette […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Culture supports growth of the National Art Collection

The Ministry of Culture has supported the expansion of the National Art Collection at the National Gallery through the acquisition of five artworks. Each artwork is by a significant Caymanian artist, working in a contemporary context. When asked about the acquisition, Minister for Culture Hon. Dwayne Seymour said “As Minister for Culture, I am delighted […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands: Teenager absconds from school, RCIPS requests public assistance in locating her – STILL MISSING Despite further attempts by officers to locate and return Hayleigh Sciamonte to her home, she has not returned. Police are continuing to request the public’s assistance in locating her. If she is sighted please call any local police station. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands: Bubbles is missing from Marina Drive, across from Orange Drive. Missing since 9pm Wednesday 17 January. Update-FOUND UPDATE: Bubbles has been found and in good health. This 15-year-old pup is blonde, 8lbs, no ID but has a little bump on her right shoulder blade. She looks like a puppy but she is […]

Cayman Islands Arts Festival to take place February 1st to 10th.

The Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) 2018 will showcase world-class performers, including Classical Mayhem, Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniţă, the duo of the Myriad Song, Christopher Gould and Geraldine McGreevy, and also celebrated talent KT Sullivan and four of her New York Cabaret colleagues, Carole J. Bufford, Eric Yves Garcia, Natalie Douglas and Jon Weber. This year, […]