August 22, 2017

Cayman Islands: Chevening Scholarship applications open

From The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office Applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships now open The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for UK Government scholarships to study in the UK in 2018/2019. Applications for Chevening Scholarships are open until 7 November 2017, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to […]

No summer break for Cayman Islands George Town Primary School PTA

School may have been out for summer, but the George Town Primary School (GTPS) PTA has been busy making their 5-year project come to fruition by creating a space for the performing arts students. The PTA and the principal, Ms. Marie Martin, have worked diligently to create opportunities for the children and are appreciative of […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Statement on Cayman Islands Government Network Outage The Cayman Islands Government experienced a network outage due to CIG’s fibre line being cut during excavation work by CUC on Sunday, 20 August 2017. The Computer Services Department has been working diligently with various partners to restore all services. Internet and email were restored for most […]

Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides

Associated Press From AJC Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week’s mudslides “are getting smaller every day,” as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost. Burials and rescue efforts pressed on amid the threat of further disaster. Up […]

Ontario university wants more Caribbean students

From News 784 The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) says it is so impressed with its Caribbean students that it plans to increase the number of students it recruits from the tropical islands. Already it has an international student population of 700, of which 100 are from the Caribbean.Total enrollment stands at around […]

Cayman Islands U-15 Boys second win 2017 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships in Florida

Report : Cayman Islands Under 15 vs. Bonaire Under 15 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championships : IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida August 13th – 19th, 2017 Cayman Islands’ Under 15 boys secure second victory The Cayman Islands Under 15 Boys’ National Football secured a second victory in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships with a 3-1 […]

Man crashes car into Paris pizzeria, killing 8-year-old girl and injuring at least 5

Associated Press From Business Insider PARIS (AP) — French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was […]

Cayman Islands: Publication of indecent photographs via Instagram

By Jacqueline Carpenter From RCIPS Police have received multiple reports regarding the circulation of indecent photos of residents on island via an Instagram profile since late last week. The host of the user name was purportedly posting pictures of young women as well as demeaning comments.  The profile was taken down around the time the […]

Childhood exercise may protect against memory loss in old age

By Andy Coghlan From new Scientist Can exercise during childhood protect you against memory loss many decades later? Exercise early in life seems to have lifelong benefits for the brain, in rats at least. “This is an animal study, but it indicates that physical activity at a young age is very important – not just […]

Largest class graduates from prestigious regional STEM programme

From Barbados Today The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organization promoting science and technology in the Caribbean, has announced the graduation of 24 students – the largest class yet – from its flagship programme, the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). This year, students ages 16-18 participated from 13 countries – […]