January 25, 2020

Cayman: Civil servants earn certification in anti-money laundering

Civil servants representing the Ministry of Employment and Border Control, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Customs and Border Control, Financial Reporting Authority and Department of Commerce and Investment recently completed a five-day professional certification course on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). “This training again demonstrates Government’s commitment to AML/CFT, by continuing […]

OECS celebrates International Day of Education

Education has always existed alongside man. Distinguished from schooling, education focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of our world and the values to navigate life. The process of learning is central to humanity. This perspective is echoed in American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for Life; Education is […]

Cayman: Micro & small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to benefit from free training workshops

Micro and small business owners and persons desirous of starting their own businesses are set to benefit from a series of twelve free training workshops in 2020, with the first scheduled for Thursday, January 30, at the  offices of the  Chamber of Commerce in Governors Square. The January 30 workshop will zero-in on financial planning  […]

Cayman: VERY LATEST/FURTHER UPDATE/Dump on fire again/Update – DEH and CIFS Respond to Fire at Vehicle Recycling Plant

VERY LATEST: Fire at Vehicle Recycling Plant Now Under Control JAN 25 11:20AM Department of Environmental Health (DEH), Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and National Roads Authority (NRA) crews worked throughout the night to bring the fire at the vehicle recycling plant under control.             CIFS crews have made good progress to extinguish visible signs […]

STAY IN THE LOOP – Week ending 17 January, 2020

From CARICOM In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis, presents a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. You can also follow our Social Media Platforms and be sure to click the subscribe button below to stay in the loop. Highlights:             0:01:08 – BUILDING BACK BETTER: The Bahamas receives pledges in excess […]

Empower survivors to be independent

By Miriam Karmaili From Freedom United Instead of focusing on their recovery, the current UK system means after leaving situations of modern slavery, some victims go on to be exploited again. This is because their only option is to seek asylum in the UK, which prevents them from working and moving forward with their lives. Join us […]

12 extraordinary young Caymanians recognised for reaching higher in the ‘Proud of Them’ youth initiative

Twelve young Caymanians have been officially named the “2020 Proud of Them Honourees” for their exceptional achievements in the categories of academics, sports, career, and community service. Abbegale Seymour, Aliyah Myers, Arnold Berry, Lorena Morejon, Neesah Godet, and Zariah Anglin were recognised in the category of academics. John Michael Bodden and Raeanne Ebanks-Hydes were both […]

How to go back to school while owning your own business

As an entrepreneur, you probably spend a great deal of your time marketing, advertising and growing your business. It’s not uncommon for company owners to work 60 or more hours a week just to make their dreams possible. Unfortunately, without the proper education, your business will eventually suffer. A college education can help to prepare […]

Regional educators meet to strengthen the teaching of early grade reading in the OECS!

By Tracey Warner-Arnold, OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Media Release Thursday, January 23, 2020 — The OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) hosted a regional conference for Education Officers (EOs) to foster a collaborative approach to strengthening the teaching of reading in six OECS Member States (Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint​​​​Kitts and […]

Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens: Meet woman who attained world’s highest mark in law exam

By Tunde Ososanya From Legit – Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens made record of attaining world’s highest mark in law exam – At the time she made such feat, Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens was working at Higgs & Johnson in the Cayman Islands – Jackson-Stephens says she competed with intelligent people from around the world – No doubt, Jackson-Stephens will […]