December 14, 2017

Cayman Islands: 2017 CUC PFL Quarter Final Review

Schools advance to semi finals The 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) playoffs began this past Saturday, November 25 at the Annex Field with the quarter finals in the Under 9 and Under 11 Champions and Consolation Cups. In the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL), the final two regular season games were played to […]

Cayman Islands: CIS and Cayman Prep win inaugural high school football championships

Cayman International School (CIS) Blue and Cayman Prep & High School made history this past week by winning the inaugural Dart Under 14 Girls’ and Under 13 Boys’ high school football leagues. In the girl’s league, CIS Blue defeated Cayman Prep 2-1 on Wednesday, November 22 at the Annex Field to lift the girl’s Dart […]

Cayman Islands: Missing Persons: Ukelia Dixon and Motesha Mothen, 23 November

From RCIPS Fri 24 Nov 2017 Police are investigating a report of two missing girls, who were last seen yesterday morning, 23 November, when they were dropped off at John Gray High School. The girls did not turn up to their pick up locations and efforts to locate them proved futile. The girls Ukelia Dixon, […]

Dude builds massive backyard water slide, and of course he got into trouble for it

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable It’s a theme park experience in the comfort of your own home. An Australian man’s mammoth backyard waterslide has raised the ire of local authorities, who are concerned that it poses a safety risk. Luke Newton from Perth picked up the three-lane slide, which measures 12 metres (13 yards) long […]

German government tells parents to destroy children’s smartwatches

BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable The German government isn’t just banning some children’s smartwatches — its telling people to “destroy” the gadgets already circulating around the country. On Friday, Germany’s telecom regulator the Federal Network Agency announced that a number of these devices, designed for ages 5 to 12, can allow someone to remotely tap […]

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

From BBC Former USA Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault against women and girls in his care. He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. As part of the plea deal, Nassar, 54, […]

Cayman Islands: Human Rights Commission’s Statement on United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day 2017

The Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) was created by the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009 (the “Constitution”). The primary role of the Commission is to promote observance and awareness of human rights. As part of this role the Commission engages in community outreach projects to fulfil our responsibility to the public. The Commission has identified […]

Cayman Islands 2017 PFL/GPFL Review : “Cayman Int’l School clinch Group A”

The 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) regular seasons concluded this past Saturday with a number of important games that determined Champions Cup and Consolation Cup places for many schools in the upcoming playoffs. In Group A, Cayman International School (CIS) clinched top spot and the number one seeds […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands: Coe Wood Beach Operations Lead to Arrest, 15 November From RCIPS Officers have been continuing operations in the Coe Wood Beach area of Bodden Town in response to community complaints about disturbances and anti-social behaviour. As a result of these operations police arrested a man, aged 47 of George Town, yesterday, 15 November, […]

Iraq proposal to legalise child marriage sparks outrage

Albawaba From Freedom United Iraq’s parliament voted “in principle” to approve amendments to the Personal Status Law, meaning girls as young a 9-years-old could marry. Albawaba News reports that currently the legal age for marriage is 18-years-old, though a judge can give permission for those as young as 15. In response to the proposed changes, […]