March 20, 2018

UND concert choir spreads musical joy across the Caribbean island nation

By Kate Menzies University & Public Affairs student writer From UND The University of North Dakota’s concert choir knows no bounds. With a sound that carries beyond domestic borders, this group knows how to ignite a crowd. Inspired by a recent partnership between the American Choral Directors Association and Cuba, the UND concert choir traveled […]

Cayman Islands Junior Achievers off to Ontario, Canada

The world’s top youth leaders will gather at the 2014 Next Generation Leaders Forum from August 17-22 at Trent University in Peterborough, ON. Students from across the globe will connect with experts from business and academia to develop new perspectives, ideas and skill-sets during this unique, once in a lifetime opportunity, and eight Junior Achievers […]

Permanent Secretary delivers feature address at Caribbean Youth Science Forum

From Good Morning, ladies and gentlemen. Kindly accept the apologies of the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. the Honourable Rupert Griffith. Unfortunately, he could not be here with us this morning due to another national commitment. I would like to thank him for his leadership and support in the hosting of the Caribbean […]

Ministry of Education sponsors Cayman Islands pan players

For the third year in a row, the Ministry of Education has sponsored a group of local steel pan players to attend the Pan Alive Steel Band Competition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as part of the Caribana festivities. The group of musicians is made of up students from UCCI’s band Pandemix and local steel band […]

Explainer: why does the teenage brain need more sleep?

By Michelle A Miller – Associate Professor (Reader) in Biochemical Medicine at University of Warwick, and Francesco Cappuccio – Cephalon Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology at University of Warwick From The Conversation Throughout our lives we experience changes in sleep patterns and in the amount of sleep we need. While babies sleep between 16 […]

Many kids who are obese or overweight don’t know it

By Katherine Hobson From npr Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they’re heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that’s not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15. About 30 percent “misperceived” their weight […]

Mini-pirates scour the Caribbean with stops for ice cream and Legos

By Sailing Dad From Sailing With Kids Why do a rally and why the Caribbean 1500? I was recently asked this by the website All At Sea Southeast magazine ( Here is what I came up with! 1. How did you get interested in sailing as part of a rally? And, in sailing with kids? […]

Families in a frenzy over Disney’s ‘Frozen’

By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press From Seattlepi ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For the Calder family, the “Frozen” frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater. Caroline then saw it again, with a grandparent. Then with the other set […]

V.I. Little League Team Defeats Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico in the Bahamas

By Steve Parris From St Thomas Source The Virgin Islands Major Little League team defeated Cayman Islands, 16-1, on Saturday, and then beat Puerto Rico, 7-0, on Sunday in their first two round robin games in Pool A play of the 2014 Latin American Regional Major Little League tournament in Freeport, Bahamas. Alexander McFarlane belted […]

Roll-Call for Duke of Edinburgh Award to Cayman Islands residents

All Cayman Islands residents who have been awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze awards (certificates and pins) from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme should contact the organisation as soon as possible. Additionally, young people interested in participating should make contact and sign up for a stimulating, rewarding experience. The three latest examples of successful participants […]