February 26, 2020

Switching off: valuing younger audiences wellbeing online

By Sahar Amer From Reuters Community From the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019, of all age groups who participated, 32% worldwide say they actively avoid the news, which is up 6% since 2017. In the UK, people say they are switching off from the news because it has a negative effect on their mood (58%) and because […]

Stay in the Loop for the Week ending 24 January, 2020

STAY IN THE LOOP From CARICOM In this episode, Communications Officer at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis, presents a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. Highlights:0:01:03 RENEWABLE ENERGY: CARICOM Secretariat on course for renewable energy generation0:10:20 FOREIGN RELATIONS: Jamaica’s Prime Minister and several foreign ministers conclude talks with US Secretary of State0:15:03 ENERGY RESOURCE: First […]

The Editor speaks: Sex is more complicated than it once was

Once upon a time, as all good stories start, one’s sex (your gender) meant you were either male or female. It was that simple. Not anymore. The word “sex” to identify someone sexual orientation (gender) – male or female, is now removed by many countries. Belize is the latest country to change “sex” to “sexual […]

The Editor speaks: Happy New Year

A very happy and blessed New Year from Joan, myself, Colleen and Georgina. I leave you with the following prayer and video link from the singer Sissel. PLEASE click the link at the end. You will be rewarded. The New Year lies before you, like a spotless tract of snow.Be careful how you tread on […]

Martin: Pay attention to the warnings of wake-up calls

Have you ignored the red flashing light on your vehicle’s dashboard? Have you ignored the hole in your shoe? Have you ignored a personal problem? We can miss or even dismiss warning signs of danger ahead. Shock and surprise can knock us off life’s balancing beam. A wake-up call shouts, “Now, I have your attention!” […]

Cayman’s Singing Christmas Tree

“A King Is Coming To Town” was the theme for the 9th year of the Singing Christmas Tree”. For the second time the annual event was held at The Lions Centre in George Town at was staged last Sat and Sun (Nov 30 & Dec 1). Previous years it’s been held at the originating church, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman: DEH Bulk Waste Removal Campaign Begins The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) commenced its annual bulk waste removal activity in the Eastern District on Saturday, 16 November 2019 and will conclude in West Bay on 20 December 2019. The DEH Bulk waste removal schedule for the Cayman Islands is as follows: Grand Cayman: North Side, […]

CARICOM NewsTime for the Week ending 20 September, 2019

STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights: 46:07 – Hurricane Humberto swipes Bermuda, without catastrophic damage 01:36:22 – CDEMA expresses appreciation for support to the relief efforts in the Bahamas03:03:28 – Guyana welcomes first set of hurricane […]

Cayman: Landfill closed to the public until further notice

The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continue to work together to extinguish a fire in the George Town Landfill which started yesterday morning, September 22, 2019. CIFS crews have remained at the landfill site overnight where excavations have revealed a deep seated waste fire. CIFS crews will continue to […]

CARICOM NewsTime for the period 26th August – 2nd September, 2019

STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Volderine Hackett, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights:53:08 – Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas04:14:09 – Dominica pledges US$100,000 for relief efforts in The Bahamas 05:18:17 – CDEMA’s Rapid Needs Assessment Team on the ground in The Bahamas 05:18:17 – […]