September 15, 2019

Cayman Islands WORC announces new department head

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Leaders with Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) are proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Katherine Whittaker as its new Head of Labour Demands, Development and Training. Ms. Whittaker has been a civil servant for 28 years and during this time served as the Director of the Youth Services Unit from 2007 to 2018, and […]

Cayman Islands: Tech and gaming school tours and student workshop

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – This month, the Youth Services Unit (YSU) is partnering with Gamers Bay, a Cayman Islands-based eSports organisation, on a new initiative to host school tours on technology and video game play, as well as facilitate a workshop for select students. Organised by Gamers Bay with support from the Ministry of Education, […]

Cayman Islands Teen Panel airs students opinions on important issues

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Child Month 2018 Teen Panel gave eight high school students the chance to publicly voice their opinions on social issues concerning teens. The panelists’ overriding sentiments were that adults in the Cayman Islands should listen more to the views of youth and nurture teens as they are the future of these […]

Cayman Islands: Officials from the RCIPS, Customs, and CI Hot Rod Association survey land for off-road motorsports facility in East End, 26 April

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On Thursday, 26 April, RCIPS officials joined representatives from HM Customs, the Youth Services Unit, and the Cayman Hot Rod and Motocross Associations, in East End, to survey land that will be the site of a new off-road racing facility. Yesterday’s meeting marks another step forward in finding a community-based solution to the issue of […]

Cayman Islands: 4 students awarded IMAC scholarships

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GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN, 2 November 2017 Four young Caymanians are pursuing their tertiary education overseas in the upcoming months, thanks to the support of the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC). Kimberly Tatum; Isaiah Robinson; Lacee Barnes; and Jake Bennett each received IMAC’s Scholarship this year. The students will be studying at the University […]

Cayman Islands Teen Summit Camp Spaces Left

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This year’s Teen Summit camp (10-14 July) has just a few spaces left. The week-long camp for 13 to 17-year-olds has a packed schedule of special events and interactive competitions to explore the islands’ past, present and future. The camp costs $50 and will be located at the University College of the Cayman Islands from […]

Cayman Islands: Bodden Town Youth Cook Off pits boys against girls

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Two teams of young chefs battled it out for the title of Bodden Town District Cook Off Champions on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Organised by the Youth Services Unit of the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, the event was held at the Stacy Watler Pavilion in Lower Valley. Using stoves donated by Home […]

Cayman Islands National Youth Cook-Off District Competition heats up

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The 2016/17 National Youth Cook-Off has got off to a sizzling start with district competitions in East End, Cayman Brac and North Side, according to event organisers the Youth Services Unit. The next district youth cook-off will be held at the Stacy Watler Pavilion in Lower Valley, Bodden Town on Saturday, 10 December, 6.30-9.30 p.m. […]

Cayman Islands 2017 CARICOM Youth Ambassadors sought

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The Youth Services Unit is appealing to young Caymanians, aged 18-27 years old, to apply for posts as the Cayman Islands’ CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs). The application deadline is Friday, 16 December 2017. Some overseas travel will be necessary and the successful candidates, one male and one female, will serve for up to three-years on […]

Cayman Islands youth workers tell their stories, public nominations now sought

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The contributions of local youth workers and youth organisations were celebrated recently, when the Youth Services Unit hosted a series of radio interviews where participants shared their efforts and hopes for the future of their youth programmes. The interviews were featured during Commonwealth Youth Work Week (7 – 13 November), and addressed this year’s theme […]