October 20, 2018

This Caribbean nation has seen 32 cases of child rape so far this year

From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018:Police in a single Caribbean nation are reporting that there have been 32 cases of rape of children over the past nine months of this year alone. Wesler Appolon, a spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti, described the issue as a real plague on […]

Birth defects cluster not just down to Zika

By: Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade From Sci Dev Net Speed read Unusual cluster of microcephaly probed in northeastern Brazil Number of cases increased 20-fold from 2010 to 2015 Poverty, poor environmental management may increase risk [SAO PAULO] The Zika virus may not have acted alone to cause an unusual cluster of microcephaly cases in northeastern […]

CUC Girls Primary League: Cayman Prep retain CUC Girls’ Opening Rally title

The young ladies from Cayman Prep retained the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) Opening Rally title this past Saturday, September 15 at the Annex Field after going unbeaten in round-robin play. Taking a slightly different approach this year, the GPFL coaches decided to implement a schedule whereby all participating schools would play as many […]

Guyana: 9-year-old boy kills his baby sister with rat poison

By Shonette Glasgow From Guyana Guardian A 6-month-old baby girl is now dead after her 9-year-old brother allegedly fed her with rat poison (blue rice) yesterday morning. The Guyana Guardian understands that the 9-year-old child who was originally living with his grandmother in Georgetown, was taken to La Grange on the West Bank of Demerara […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices The Savannah United Church presents “Total Wellness Health Fair” on Saturday, September 22, from 8 am – 2 pm at the Church. There will be FREE health screening, personal consultation with health practitioners and pharmacists corner for Brown Bagging.  There will […]

Statement on altercation outside Cayman Islands’ TAYA lounge

George Town, Grand Cayman, 12 September 2018 The directors of the board of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre would like to express their deep concern for all those who have troubles in their lives and especially for the two young women who were involved in an altercation outside of TAYA lounge last night (September 11).  […]

Jamaica: Gov’t taking steps to make adoption easier

By Latonya Linton from JIS Story Highlights The Government is taking steps to amend the Children (Adoption of) Act with a view to making the adoption process in Jamaica less tedious and conform to international standards. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, tells JIS News that the […]

Cayman Islands Rotary Club’s gifts back to school supplies to students

24 students started the new academic year with “bags” of confidence thanks to the generosity of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise. The service club donated a carful of colourful backpacks with school supplies for distribution by the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) to deserving students. “Rotary Sunrise knows how important having the […]

Cayman Islands Rotary Club’s gifts back to school supplies to students

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – 24 students started the new academic year with “bags” of confidence thanks to the generosity of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise. The service club donated a carful of colourful backpacks with school supplies for distribution by the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) to deserving students. “Rotary Sunrise knows […]

Seven Cayman Islands Lighthouse School students make history and pass the City & Guilds Exams 2018

From The Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands. Lighthouse School is proud to share that for the first-time-ever, on 14 June 2018, seven students successfully passed Stage One City & Guild exams. City & Guilds is a qualification that is recognised worldwide and opens doors for future opportunities both in further […]