December 2, 2023

The Department of Education Services (DES) closes the 2022 National Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA) with Annual Steelband Competition

The Department of Education Services (DES) on Saturday evening (21 May) closed the curtains on the 2022 National Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA) programme with the 17th annual staging of the Amin Mohammed Steelband Competition at the John Gray High School Auditorium in collaboration with the Cayman National Bank. Audiences were treated to melodious […]

Cayman: 2021/2022 National Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA) Adjudications Begin Using Hybrid Format

The Department of Education Services (DES) announces the start of adjudications for the 40th staging of the annual National Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA).  On Monday, 14 February, adjudications of approximately 289 entries from 19 public schools, private schools and homeschoolers across the Cayman Islands will commence in categories, including instrumentals (solo, bands and ensembles), […]

Jamaica: Freemasons donate $2 million to National Children’s Home

By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Online (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Two days after donating just over $2 million to the Jamaica Cancer Society, English freemasons presented a similar amount to the National Children’s Home, one of the charities that constantly receives donations from masons. Peter Lowndes, pro grand master of the United Grand Lodge of England […]

Cayman Islands: Proud of Them Round 10 Bios: Allison Flores-Hernandez, Nathan McCoy

Allison Flores-Hernandez – Academics 14-year old Allison Flores-Hernandez is a model student known for being conscientious, courteous, helpful and industrious. A very involved member of the Layman Scott High School student body in Cayman Brac from interschool sports days to Maths competitions to Student Council. She is a solid A-student who has been on the […]

YCLA where are they?

Where Are The 2015 YCLA Finalists Now? While the focus often seems to be on the gala and live broadcast of the awards event, the Young Caymanian Leadership Foundation is a year round initiative. In truth, each cohort of finalists is constantly working behind the scenes to serve the community and make Cayman a better […]

Cayman Islands young musicians to compete for annual award  

(Grand Cayman – 14 April 2016) This year’s finalists for the Butterfield Young Musician of the Year award celebrated with a luncheon hosted at Butterfield Place, 12 Albert Panton Street George Town on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. A feature of the programme of the National Children’s Festival of the Arts for the past nine years, […]

National Children’s Festival of the Arts

NCFA highlights best creative talent from schools The National Children’s Festival of the Arts invites the public to its annual showcase for the Cayman Islands’ brightest talents in music, the performing arts, art and craft. Events are as follows:   The NCFA Art Exhibition at Heritage House, Cayman Brac will be open 26-30 May from […]

“Proud of Them” Round 3

Remarks by the Hon. Minister Osbourne Bodden May 2014. Government faces so many issues of national importance, and is tasked with so many critical projects and policies, that some may query the time and effort we dedicate to this initiative each year. The answer is that, for us, Proud of Them is a no-brainer. We […]