June 19, 2019

Discovery Day in Cayman Islands

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Last Monday (20) was Discovery Day in the Cayman Islands and a Public Holiday. The “celebration”, however, passes with hardly a murmur and no pageants, public demonstrations, flag waving, etc.  Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands on May 10, 1503 and named them Las Tortugasafter the numerous sea turtles seen swimming in the surrounding waters. Columbus had found the two smaller […]

Cayman Islands: John Gray High School history students receive an official photograph of the late Reverend John Gray, MBE.

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On Monday February 18, 2019 Year 11 Caribbean History students at John Gray High School received an official photograph of the late Reverend John Gray, MBE, for whom the school was named. The occasion was made possible through the efforts of the Cayman Islands National Archive, as well as through the kind and gracious loan […]

50th Association of Caribbean Historians Annual Conference

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The Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) is commemorating its 50th Conference this year, and just over 100 historians are expected to gather at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados for the its Annual Conference from June 10 to June 15, 2018. The conference, which is being held […]

CXC addresses decline in Caribbean History

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From Antigua Observer The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has established a regional committee that will be tasked with recommending ways in which the syllabus for Caribbean History could be revived to make it more attractive to students. This is in an effort to address the falling numbers of students sitting the exam each year, which […]