July 23, 2018

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 […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices World Ocean Day Presentation today [Sat 9] at Cayman Islands GAB Entrance Today at 12.30 pm, at the GAB entrance, Minister of Environment, the Honourable Mr Dwayne Seymour will be accepting from students of Cayman Prep & High School, Cayman International School, […]

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month!

By Loribelle Lapaix From OOM Scholastic Heritage (noun) – something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: something that come or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot of portion. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea – some of its islands are surrounded by […]

D’Aguilar leads delegation to Annual Caribbean Week events in New York City

From The Nassau Guardian Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar will lead a delegation including Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu and other representatives to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week events in New York City this week. The CTO’s major annual summit will take place June 2-8 at Wyndham New Yorker hotel in […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Coat of Arms Address

Cayman Islands Coat of Arms History By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA I extend a warm Caymanian welcome to you all and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us today on the lawn of the Glass House to commemorate this special day in our history. This is […]

U.S. says Rastas face discrimination in these Caribbean countries

By NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 30, 2018: The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in […]

2 J’cans among 4 C’bean authors shortlisted for Commonwealth award

From Jamaica Observer LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Four Caribbean writers are among several authors shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jamaicans Marcus Bird and Sharma Taylor as well as Trinidad and Tobago nationals Kevin Hosein and Breanne Mc Ivor have been named among 24 writers from India, the United Kingdom, Australia, South […]