March 22, 2019

Covington Catholic student sues CNN for $275 Million

By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The family of high school student Nick Sandmann is suing CNN for $275 million for the network’s coverage of an incident after the March For Life in January. According to Fox News, the suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. It alleges CNN “elevated […]

ISIS child soldiers: Victims or terrorists?

From Freedom United He was just a 14-year-old boy when the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) took over his city in Mosul, Iraq. With his school shutting down, he joined ISIS to make money. After twenty days of training, he became a cook for ISIS, receiving $50 a month. “I never wanted to […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Education local scholarships application process now open

The Ministry of Education’s local scholarships application process is now open and eligible Caymanian students and adults are invited to apply until the deadline of 30 April 2019. Funding is available for Year 12 students to pursue studies in A-level and BTEC Level 3 Extended for two years, and Year13 students to pursue studies in […]

Special Olympians take afternoon tea with H.E. the Governor

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper hosted an outdoor reception for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) at Government House on Monday, 4 March 2019. A delegation of around 40 athletes plus coaches and officials attended the afternoon tea reception held prior to the squad’s imminent departure for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games […]

Registration now open for the Cayman Enterprise City ‘Summer in the City’ Internship Programme

Registration Now Open for the Cayman Enterprise City ‘Summer in the City’ Internship Programme  Connecting Caymanians with innovative careers being created within Cayman’s Special Economic Zones.  Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (1 March 2019) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Enterprise Cayman “Summer in the City” internship programme. Now in its seventh year, […]

US: WashPost issues Editor’s Note on Covington Teens’ coverage

From Newsmax The Washington Post, facing a $250 million defamation lawsuit over its coverage of a confrontation between a group of Kentucky teens and a Native American activist, issued a correction to its reporting Friday night, but a lawyer for the teen who filed the suit seemed unimpressed. “Subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video allow […]

Study: Social media does not push teens into depression

From Newsmax Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction — teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter […]

Cayman Islands Annual Storyboard Competition has record attendance

A record crowd of about 200 turned out this past weekend at the George Town Public Library to see the creativity of some of Cayman’s young readers at the annual Storyboard Competition where 55 storyboards were displayed by 85 students from six of Cayman’s public and private schools.  An initiative spearheaded by the Cayman Islands […]

5 children’s books that celebrate the spirit of Black History Month

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez Welcome to  Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Black History Month is often misunderstood as […]

Leading Canadian boarding school awards full scholarship to Cayman Islands students

PORT HOPE, ONTARIO, CANADA – February 20th, 2019 – Trinity College School (TCS) is one of North America’s most respected boarding schools and boasts strong ties to the Cayman Islands. On January 5-7, 2019, TCS travelled to the Cayman Islands to test and interview students entering Grade 9-12 who were applying to the School for […]