July 16, 2018

8 children among those roasted to death in Caracas club inferno

By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian (Guyana Guardian) – Venezuela’s Interior Minister Nestor Reverol has confirmed that eight minors were among the 17 people who were roasted to death in the “Los Cotorros” club fire, which occurred during a school-closing celebratory party in central Caracas several hours ago. In an email exchange with the Guyana Guardian last […]

Cayman Islands Butterfield 800m Sea Swim makes a big splash

The open water swim season continued this past weekend with the annual Butterfield 800m Sea Swim which attracted 128 competitive and non–competitive swimmers.  The event, which is organised by the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA), took place at Governor’s Beach on Saturday with 51 female and 77 male swimmers participating.  First across the line […]

Father’s Day Quotes

From Greeting Card Poet The Best Quotes for Father’s Day We never know the love a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re […]

All to play for in the Cayman Islands Youth FA Cups

With the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues all but completed and preliminary rounds in the girls and boys youth FA Cups decided, semi final games were the focus of attention this past Saturday, June 9. Globally, the FA Cup is a very famous annual event, the showpiece of a nation’s favourite pastime signifying […]

Schools urge Cayman Islands Government to ban single-use plastic

On Friday, June 8th, in support of World Oceans Day, the schoolchildren of Cayman delivered letters to the Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Dwayne Seymour JP, MLA, urging the Cayman Islands Government to take a stand against plastic pollution by banning single-use plastics. Kindly also in attendance were Councilor for the Environment, Capt. A […]

Cayman Islands: Mimi’s Happy Cart launched in honor of five-year-old brain cancer survivor

Paediatric patients at the Cayman Islands Hospital can expect a more pleasant and exciting experience during their visit, thanks to the charity of a five-year-old brain cancer survivor and her family. On 31 May, Mechon and Tommy Ebanks, parents of cancer survivor Skylar May “Mimi” Ebanks, spread awareness of childhood cancer and gave back to […]

Violence impacts on Latin American and Caribbean childhood

From Presna Latina Panama, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) A report from Save the Children revealed that the highest homicide rates in the world are currently focused in Latin America and the Caribbean, which prevents the full development of children. According to the study, about 75 children and adolescents between zero and 19 years old die […]

Child protection training provided to Early Childhood Centres and Contracted Service-Providers

The Ministry of Education is working to ensure contracted service workers for Department of Education Services (DES) and staff in all Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centres are trained in Child Protection and have policies, procedures, and practices in place to minimise risk for children. This year, the Ministry has trained over 525 individuals […]

Cayman Islands: Under 11 Boys prepare for FA Cup semi finals

Four clubs sealed their place in the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Boy’s Under 11 FA Cup semi finals as the second round games played this past Saturday, June 2 produced some exciting football and plenty of goals. Future SC, who received a bye to the second round, defeated Latinos FC A 6-0 with their […]

Cayman Islands DEH announces winner of school jingle competition

Jingles by primary school students urging residents to “reduce, reuse, recycle” began airing on Radio Cayman (Wednesday 30 May). The musical stylings are the work of finalists in the recent School Jingle Competition organised by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH). St. Ignatius Catholic School placed first ahead of other finalists, Edna M. Moyle Primary […]