April 26, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below Cayman Islands Chief Justice issues statement re – Justice Ingrid Mangatal Chief Justice Anthony Smelliehas issued a statement regarding Justice Ingrid Mangatal’s recent conviction for Driving Under the Influence. He confirmed she will remain on the bench and he was satisfied no further action was […]

DG’s 5K Challenge debuts on Little Cayman

The Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge was held for the first time on Little Cayman yesterday (Sunday, 22 April 2018), with nearly half the population signing up for the event. More than 60 people registered and around 45 actually participated in the walk/run, which was raising money for a “grow box” at the island’s two-student school. […]

Cayman Islands Football: Under 13 girls return to action

Games in the always entertaining Girl’s Under 13 league kicked-off the eighth-round of the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues this past Saturday, April 24, at the Annex Field. In the day’s first game, undefeated Elite SC overcame a resilient Academy SC 2-0 with Stoyanna Stewart scoring both goals after two excellent solo […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below   Cayman Islands: Suspected Arson in Bodden Town Friday, 20 April From RCIPS On Friday, 20 April, just after 11AM, police and fire officers responded to a report of a fire on Nettie Levy Close in Bodden Town that had caused significant damage to a […]

Cayman Islands: CIFA Youth Leagues resume

Games in the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues resumed this past Saturday, April 14 with a number of key Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 match-ups. In the Boy’s Under 11 league played at the Annex Field, Future SCs Nahshon Ebanks and Caleb Fredricks scored four goals each as the boys […]

Why responsible tourists should visit Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala

By Juergen T Steinmetz From eTN Responsible tourists should look to travel to and support Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala through tourism. Responsible tourists should check carefully when supporting other Caribbean and Latin American Countries. This message becomes timely with the start of the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Summit) about to start […]

Minister of Tourism De Weever: FCCA preparing for Foundation‘s Caribbean Children’s Environmental Poster Competition

From SMN News POND ISLAND:— The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is in the process of organizing its 2018 FCCA Foundation‘s Caribbean Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. This year’s competition, “Weathering the Storm: Disaster Preparation for my Destination”, seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating the younger generation on the importance […]

Cayman Islands: CARIFTA Swimming Championships 2018

The CARIFTA Swimming Championship is the largest event each year for Cayman’s age group swimmers to compete against the best in the region. Cayman has become a competitive force and a challenger to much bigger teams from bigger islands. With a medal haul of 41 this year and an all-time high of 50 medals last […]

Cayman International School expansion to include new early childhood centre and high school

Dart has submitted planning applications for a new early childhood centre and high school facilities for Cayman International School at Camana Bay.  The US $60 million expansion will almost double the school’s capacity to 1,100 students. In partnership with International Schools Services, a US-based non-profit organisation with a global portfolio of more than 300 schools, […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: a decade lost in ending child marriage

From UNICEF Without accelerated progress, nearly 20 million more girls in the region will be married in childhood by 2030 PANAMA/NEW YORK, 10 April 2018 – Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the only region in the world where the prevalence of child marriage and early unions has not decreased in the last decade, UNICEF’s […]