September 22, 2020

Cayman Islands University to launch “The Caymanian Landscape”

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The of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is proud to launch Volume 7 of the Journal of the of the Cayman Islands (). A particularly special volume, it is titled “The Caymanian Landscape” and focuses on articles written especially about local realities and interests. For this volume, UCCI’s proudly partnered with the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, and what has resulted truly brings credit to both the and the Ministry.

The launch of the journal is slated for Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sir Vassel Johnson Hall at UCCI. The Guest Speaker will be Dan Scott, the Regional Managing Partner and Asset Management Sector Leader for the Bahamas, Bermuda and Cayman Islands region of Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office.

JUCCI has been an ongoing publication of UCCI’s for the past seven years, and invites intellectual discourse on any range of topics and from any discipline. It offers a platform for UCCI’s faculty and anyone else in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere who want to share their academic writings with the public. UCCI president, , proudly asserts that “JUCCI is rapidly becoming the flagship magazine of the University College affording an opportunity for faculty, students and the general public to record their views on important aspects of the social sciences.” JUCCI’s editorial board, under the direction of editor, Dr Livingston Smith, decided to focus on Cayman’s art, its festivals, its literature, its environment, its history and a range of other areas, in this volume of the journal. The result is an eclectic collection of interesting readings that will undoubtedly stir the readers’ interests in knowing more about this fascinating country that we call home. JUCCI editor, Dr Smith posits that “UCCI has been insisting on high quality scholarship as the hallmark of what it seeks to do. The publication of this work is an example of this.”

Hon. Tara Rivers, confirms her ministry’s support of JUCCI when she comments that “The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs is supportive of the JUCCI’s ongoing contribution to the exploration of ‘The Caymanian Landscape’.  The interesting perspectives of the contributors, generated through research, analysis, creativity and discourse, continue to bring to life the tapestry of the Caymanian people and their experience.”

UCCI president, Mr Roy Bodden, finds this volume to be timely as he reports that “This issue entitled “The Caymanian Landscape” comes at an especially important time in Caymanian society’s existence. For this is not just an election year. It is an election in which for the first time, these islands will be experiencing a new system of choosing their representatives. That is why this issue of JUCCI is complementary to the change in electoral politics, for the articles bring a refreshing view of many aspects of Caymanian society.”

Mr Bodden believes that those who attend the launch will very likely leave satisfied, as “based upon reasoned debate and evidenced based exposition, readers should find this issue enlightening, informative and edifying. I commend it to readers in the hope that you will be similarly enthused and supportive.”

The launch of the Journal of the University College of the Cayman Islands is open to the public. Feel free to be part of this event as the guest speaker as well as some of the journal’s contributors share their insightful annotations. It promises to be an evening of stimulating intellectual discourse.

Refreshments will be served, and the public will have an opportunity to purchase a copy of the journal. All are welcome.

For further information, please email Dr. Livingston Smith at [email protected]

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