October 17, 2019

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The week of Monday, 28 May, GIS Spotlight takes another look at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the closed circuit television system that is now in place. Share in the excitement of what is underway to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and see how we can all participate to show our […]

Late Bee Gee Robin Gibb hailed in native Britain

(AP) — One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio. The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits for other major artists, was also recognized for his work on behalf of British […]

Ilmington Primary School pupils have their Olympics song played in Cayman Islands

PRIMARY school children who put their quiet Warwickshire village on the map by releasing a song are now having their single played on national radio – in the Cayman Islands. Pupils at Ilmington Primary School recorded a song inspired by the Olympics, called Rings Around The World, which was such a success the children were […]

Disco Queen Donna Summer dies at 63

(AP) — Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty – the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasn’t comfortable embracing. “I grew up on rock `n’ roll,” Summer once said when explaining her […]

Errol Grant (Skanky) loses battle with cancer

I have known Errol, better known as Skanky, for many, many years. I travelled with him on a number of tourism initiatives over the USA and he set alight every room  he entered. He had the most bewitching smile and I cannot remember him not wearing it. I used to shout “Skaaaaaaaankey” and he would […]

Caymanian Roy Bodden’s massive country music collection in Tampa

Now living in Tampa, Florida, Caymanian Roy Bodden’s sounds of time gone by — classic country music echoes through his home. Along with his wife, he has just about any album you can imagine. Roy has been collecting them since he was 14, and he has quite a few. “4,700 plus,” he says. Roy has […]

Williams, Spencer, Plummer earn acting Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Williams has earned the Golden Globe for actress in a musical or comedy as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn,” 52 years after Monroe’s win for the same prize at the Globes. The supporting-actor prize Sunday went to Christopher Plummer as an elderly widower who comes out as […]

Pinoy Idol

More than 600 people came out on Boxing day to see the 10 contestants in the Grand Finals Pinoy Idol – the annual singing competition with a strong focus on the Philippines. Filipino songbird Cindy Bueno won the first place, and a prize of CI$1,500 plus a Blackberry phone from Digicel, with her soulful rendition […]

Singer Charlotte Church: Press destroyed my career

LONDON (AP) — She was just 13 when Rupert Murdoch asked her to sing at his wedding. Charlotte Church was given a choice: a 100,000 pound fee, or a chance to generate good will with the media magnate by performing for free. She wanted the cash, but her record company and manager said no, it […]

Duppies demonise The Playhouse

It was a fun evening last Tuesday (15) at the Prospect Playhouse when the premier of the Indie film “Duppies” was shown. Phil Eckstein, an award winning screenplay writer, was on hand to greet the fifty plus enthusiastic audience members who attended the showing. The Playhouse is an intimate theatre and the venue was the […]