July 18, 2019

Youngest victim of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was just 14-years-old

From Freedom United New York billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking following accusations that he sexually assaulted dozens of underage girls at his mansion in the Upper East Side. Federal prosecutors charged Epstein with running a sex-trafficking operation that lured dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14, to his […]

‘An oasis in the desert’

By Tenisha Sylvester From newsday TT Hinds praises Girls’ Brigade Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds yesterday praised the Girls’ Brigade “as an oasis in the desert” and told members they were fortunate to be a part of a unit committed to have a positive impact on the lives of girls. “I feel very good about […]

Code Cayman launches free Summer computer programming course for local students

Grand Cayman, 11 July 2019: Code (Cayman) is launching Youth Code (Cayman) 2019, its first one-of-a-kind computer programming course that will inspire Cayman’s next generation to break into the technology by learning to code. Code (Cayman) is a learning and support network dedicated to supporting the growth of the local technology industry, and ensuring the […]

US: Smithsonian seeks children’s drawings Of Detention Centers

From WN The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History requested drawings made by recently released migrant children, it was reported Monday — the same day the United Nations human rights chief said she was “appalled” at the conditions faced by migrants in U.S. custody, Raw Story reported. CNN reported Monday on the institution’s request for the drawings. “The museum […]

OECS youth entrepreneurs explore new horizons in Denmark

By Kwesi Roberts Thursday, July 11, 2019 — For the first time, three youth entrepreneurs from the OECS pitched their business startups at the Creative Business Cup (CBC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kenna Questelles George from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Founder of LinkUp; Tamara Prosper from Grenada, Founder ofTambaran by Tamara; and Denell Floirus from Saint Lucia, Founder of EcoCarib.  […]

US: Ohio launches service to help teens quit e-cigarettes and tobacco

By Kabir Bhatia From Radio WOSU A new service launched by the Ohio Department of Health this month offers free, confidential help for people under 18 who are trying to stop using e-cigarettes and tobacco – something that the U.S. Surgeon General calls an “epidemic.” The “My Life, My Quit” initiative is an outgrowth of […]

Launch of regional youth essay writing competition for students

CARICOM Press Release The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) is launching its inaugural Secondary School Essay Competition, targeting secondary school students between the ages of 12 and 19 years. To be eligible, participants must be resident in a CARICOM Member State and submit their essay on or before 13th December 2019. The categories and age as […]

Road Closure Notice for Pre-JMC and Trade Summit, and Celebrate Cayman Events this Week, 24 June

As of today, 25 June, dignitaries are arriving to participate in the Pre-Joint Ministerial Council and Trade Summit set to begin at the Kimpton Hotel tomorrow, 26 June.  Motorists are advised to expect slight delays as convoys with police vehicles traverse the SMB corridor throughout the day and at different times throughout the week. No […]

The Editor speaks: “I think God is a very good Cellist”

I had the good fortune to interview sixteen year old Dequan Smith McConvey, Cayman Islands 2019 Young Musician of the Year. He played two classical pieces to win the title, Kol Nidre by Max Bruch and Elegie by Faure. Dequan auditioned for and won a scholarship to go to the beautiful Wells Cathedral School in […]

Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

Announcement published by Camille Alexander on Tuesday, June 18, 2019Type: Call for PapersDate: June 19, 2019 to September 20, 2019Location: JamaicaSubject Fields: Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Childhood and Education, Cultural History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Literature Interviewing the Caribbean—Winter 2019 Interviewing the Caribbean (IC)—seeks poems, stories, creative non-fiction, and visual art in all media that celebrate Caribbean life. Caribbean […]