January 17, 2019

On International Mentoring Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates their longest standing match of 10 years

16TH January 2019 George Town – Tomorrow, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Cayman Islands is celebrating one of its successes; Cayman’s longest standing match- one that is 10 years old and counting, between Gerardo Ochoa-Vargas and Alex Richardson. Matched in March 2009 Gerado and Alex, initially found they lacked shared interests; fast forward […]

Cayman Islands Proud of Them – Jade Barnard & Jorel Bellafonte bios

Jade Barnard – Academics Scholar. Recycler. Entrepreneur. Musician. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe 14-year old Jade Barnard from West Bay.  Jade is a straight ‘A’ student at Cayman Prep and High School where she balances 13 subjects, including two foreign languages. At the end of the 2017/2018 […]

Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit

Monday, January 14, 2019 — To combat youth crime and violence in the Caribbean, a region that has the highest rate of victimization by homicide, assault, and threat in the world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the CARICOM Secretariat, UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, […]

Cayman Islands: First Proud of Them Awards Ceremony reaches milestone

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Round 10 of the Proud of Them Awards Ceremony celebrated the achievements of 12 honourees in a memorable milestone event. Held at George Town Yacht Club on Wednesday, 9 January, the evening featured musical entertainment, and a buffet meal which was a first in the programme’s six-year history. Awardees having been nominated were […]

Plans for 2 more running tracks in Kingston and Central Jamaica

BY: E. HARTMAN RECKORD From JIS Story Highlights There are plans for the installation of additional running tracks in Kingston and central Jamaica. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the disclosure during her visit to observe repair work at the Stadium East running track in Kingston, yesterday (January 7). The upgrading […]

Caribbean youth offered sail training on ship ‘Eendracht’

From The Daily Herald St Maarten MARIGOT–The non-profit association Caribbean Sail Training (CSTA) announced Thursday it is again offering great sailing adventures to Caribbean youngsters. In cooperation with the Dutch “Stichting Zeilschip Eendracht” and Maritime School of the West Indies (MSWI) in St. Martin, two trainees will have a chance to sail from Martinique on […]

Scholarship at top Canadian School available to Caymanian students

PORT HOPE, ONTARIO, CANADA – Thursday, December 19th, 2018 – Trinity College School (TCS) is one of North America’s most respected boarding schools and boasts strong ties to the Cayman Islands. In January 2019, TCS will be travelling to the Cayman Islands to test and interview students interested in applying for a full-tuition scholarship for […]

Cayman Islands National Youth Forum canvasses youth insights on social media

Approximately 130 people attended the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly (CIYA) National Youth Forum on “Social Media & Youth”, on Friday, 30 November 2018. Organised through the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Culture and Lands’ Youth Services Unit, it was the CIYA’s third forum since 2008. Participants including Ministry staff, youth group members, church youth leaders, […]

Audi and Disney are creating media for self-driving cars

By Jon Fingas From engadget They’re taking advantage of the time you’d otherwise spend driving. If and when fully autonomous cars hit the road in earnest, you’re going to have a lot of free time on your hands. Audi and Disney think they can fill that void, though. In a chat with CNET‘s Roadshow, the two companies have teased that they’re […]

UK: Teachers biased against black pupils and white boys from underprivileged backgrounds, report says

By Eleanor Busby From Independent UK Biases affect setting, teacher assessment outcomes, and disciplinary measures in schools, report concludes Teachers in London are biased against black Caribbean and white boys from poorer backgrounds, new research suggests.  Education think tank LKMco is calling for urgent steps to be taken to tackle the impact of social inequality on the […]