February 21, 2018

Cayman Islands: Over 60s tap into wider world with free IT classes

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The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has set up a second basic computer skills class to help Cayman Brac’s older persons gain more independence and stave off loneliness. The most recent class started last Wednesday and has three participants. Like the first classes, which started last year, it also has three enrolees. The […]

Charity donates computers to Cayman Brac elderly

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The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) donates two desktop computers to the Older Persons’ Programme in Cayman Brac in support of learning and development. The donation was made possible through the guidance of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) who have been assisting the elderly with basic computer classes held on the […]

Xmas gift drive

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DCFS Xmas Gift Drive Gives Families, Children a Festive Holiday The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in partnership with businesses, and private citizens once again held its annual Christmas gift drive for those children and families that may not have been able to purchase gifts for Christmas. This year the donors’ generosity exceeded […]

The Editor Speaks: Protecting our children MUST be the priority

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This statement was emphasized by Felicia Robinson, the director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when she appeared before the Public Accounts Committee. Since the introduction of the legislation to protect children, which requires everyone in the relevant fields to report concerns, there has been a notable increase in reports of potential […]

Cayman Islands Teen Panel embraces debate on healthy relationships

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Seven girls and a boy took part in this year’s Teen Panel debate on healthy relationships, Wednesday, 10 May 2017. The initiative, a regular fixture on the annual Child Month calendar, was organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Local high schools were each asked to put forward a panelist to take […]

Cayman Brac rolls out Child Abuse Prevention Training for sports

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A delegation from the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports travelled over to Cayman Brac on Thursday, 9 February 2017 to kick-off the first in a series of Child Abuse Prevention training sessions specifically targeting sports administrators and officials. The sessions, which are led by the Director of the Department of Children and Family […]

Cayman Islands Government unveils finalised child abuse prevention policy

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The finalised Child Abuse Prevention Policy for National Sports Associations was launched by the Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports ylast Wednesday, 1 February 2017. He also advised attendees that the first round of child abuse prevention training-sessions aimed at implementing the reporting aspects of the policy will take place on […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Joint Marine Unit Responds to Capsized Boat off West Bay Wednesday Evening, 4 May 2016 From RCIPS Around 5:20PM Wednesday evening, 4 May, a member of the public alerted the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a small, overturned boat drifting about 500 ft. off Seven Mile Beach in rough sea conditions, with three men in the […]

Cayman Islands Information Commissioner issues hearing decision involving Department of Children and Family Services

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From the Information Commissioner’s Office ICO releases Hearing Decision 52 involving Department of Children and Family Services In June 2015 an applicant made a request under the Freedom of Information Law 2007 for emails relating to his case with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). DCFS did not hold the records, and called […]

Cayman Islands DCFS/NAU open Brac Office

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The Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports on Friday, 29 January 2016 officially opened a new facility in which to serve the Sister Islands public. The office located on 23 Dennis Foster Road is newly renovated and includes a conference room and staff offices with further room for future growth or staffing needs. It […]