June 29, 2022

Cayman Islands: CCUK hosts Third Annual Reception

Nearly 70 guests consisting of students, government officials and private sector members recently met for an evening of networking, opportunities and refreshment. On Thursday, 18 July 2016, Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) held its third annual reception at St. Ignatius, Loyola Hall from 6 – 8pm, preceded by a culture workshop from 5– 6pm. Derived from […]

Oxitec CEO: This is the worst-case scenario for unleashing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild

By Lydia Ramsey From Business Insider Public-health officials are doing everything in their power (and budget) to prevent infectious diseases like Zika, yellow fever, and dengue from spreading. But the bugs that transmit those diseases, specifically the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, aren’t entirely easy to control. So as an alternative to insecticides or other mosquito-killing tactics, […]

Olympic medals cost a lot less than you think

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist From Business Insider The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games are already 51% over budget, with the total cost expected to be in the $4.6 billion range. With that in mind, the organizers have tried their best to cut costs. One area of compromise? The Olympic gold medals, which weigh 500g […]

Water Authority Cayman Islands 2016/17 Scholarship recipient announced

Cayman is pleased to announce Kristina Powell as this year’s recipient of the Authority’s Annual Scholarship. Ms. Powell will begin her major in Management Information Systems (MIS) at The University of Tampa this fall. Every year the Authority offers a scholarship of up to CI$30,000 to a suitably qualified Caymanian to obtain an undergraduate academic […]

Cayman Islands is Proud of Them: Derricka Neysmith & Giselle Ebanks

Derricka Neysmith Derricka Neysmith fulfills the definition of a well-rounded young lady and a prime example of a young person ‘reaching higher’. At the age of 14, Derricka passed external exams in English, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, and mathematics, with distinction. The Clifton Hunter High School graduate passed a total of 12 external exams. […]

CDB teams up with IDB for regional dialogue on environment

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently shared some of the lessons learned from its work in promoting environmental sustainability outcomes with participants at a Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Compliance and Licensing for countries in the Caribbean Region. It was held in Kingston, Jamaica on July 27 and 28, 2016. CDB partnered with the Environmental […]

Cayman Islands: Ogier announces 2016 scholarship recipient

Ogier is pleased to announce that Lashonda Powell is the recipient of this year’s scholarship opportunity. The firm reviewed a large number of qualified applicants for the scholarship this year and had the difficult task of narrowing the impressive field down to just a few for the short-list. All short-listed applicants were offered internships at […]

Meet two more Cayman Islands’ finalists of Proud of Them: Ayanna Davis-Eden & Diarra Hoyte

Ayanna Davis-Eden  Twelve-year-old Ayanna Davis-Eden is the youngest PoT recipient ever – and for good reason! Ayanna has always had a natural curiosity for learning, as well as an aptitude that is already enabling her sweet successes. According to family, she taught herself how to walk by watching her sister’s dancing recitals. When she was […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

6 Cuban migrants repatriated from Cayman Islands From Cayman Islands Department of Immigration The Department of Immigration repatriated six Cuban migrants to Havana, Cuba on Monday, 15 August 2016. The group consisted of three males and three females. Currently 83 Cuban migrants remain in Immigration custody on Island and are housed at various approved facilities, […]

Decline In CXC maths regionally, says Examinations Council

From Jamaica Gleaner The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has revealed a significant drop in the performance of students in mathematics at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level across the region. At a press conference in Anguilla last Fri (12), Registrar at CXC, Glenroy Cumberbatch, said the region had a 44 per cent pass rate […]