November 15, 2019

Culture of the Cayman Islands – what to expect as a newcomer

Lifestyles are diverse all around the world. Different destinations offer different attractions. Choosing the best place to live in is, therefore, a matter of somebody’s preferences. A peaceful, cozy, family town, or the urban and never-ending speed of cities. The decision is all yours. However, if you are planning to move somewhere in the Caribbean, […]

Announcing a new graduate research cluster in Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures (UVA)

Discussion published by Marlene Daut on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures The Caribbean archipelago by itself (without including the countries on the Caribbean coasts of South America) comprises 13 sovereign nations and 12 dependent territories.  While there are only five official languages of the Caribbean — English, French, Dutch, Haitian Kreyòl, and Spanish — […]

Cayman: CPHS 70th Anniversary History

Written by Amber Bothwell, Faculty Head of English and past CPHS stddent The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands has been heavily involved in primary education in the Cayman Islands ever since Rev. James Elmslie began ministering in 1846, sending back reports of both Sabbath Schools and ‘day schools’ attended by hundreds of […]

Opening Church Service for Older Persons Month

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Wesleyan Holiness Church in West Bay hosted this year’s Older Persons Month Opening Church Service, broadcast live by Radio Cayman. Attending the ceremony to honour the lives and contributions of seniors were the H.E. Governor, Martyn Roper and his wife Mrs. Roper; Speaker of the House Hon. McKeeva Bush; Deputy Governor and […]

Cayman: Inmates on a journey to rehabilitation

In keeping with their commitment to offender rehabilitation, the Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) continues to offer programmes and interventions designed to provide inmates with skills for change and recently held graduation ceremonies this week to celebrate the completion of two Prison Fellowship International (PFI) programmes. “These are just two of the many […]

Caribbean lay consecrated missionaries building regional church

By Laura Ann Phillips From CatholicPhilly PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CNS) — A move toward local missionaries after the Second Vatican Council has transformed into consecrated laypeople serving territories within the Caribbean region. The change did not happen without bumps in the road. “It was easy to accept and open up to us,” said Jennifer Jennings, a […]

Cayman: September 2019 funerals

Henry Eddingston Miller                     7 Jan 1952  – 1 Sep 2019   Prospect Austin A Scott jr                                   31 May 1938 – 1 Sep 2019 Giovani Berry                                                                  – 2 Sep 2019   Prospect William Stanley Ebanks                   13 Jul 1954 – 5 Sep 2019   Boatswain Bay Austin Bryan Bothwell                               20 Dec 1934 – 6 Sep 2019   West Bay Zeta Mehetabel (Foster) Kirkconnell      22 […]

Germany shooting: Gunman kills two after attacking synagogue

From BBC wo people have been shot dead by a gunman in eastern Germany after he attempted to enter a synagogue where dozens were observing a Jewish holiday. The suspect live-streamed the attack on an online video-game platform before being arrested. The video, which has now been removed, showed him making anti-Semitic comments to camera […]

Jamaica: Reid, Pinnock and company set to spend tonight in police custody

From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Education Minister Ruel Reid seems set to spend tonight in police custody after his arrest a short while ago. Following a more than six-hour long search of Reid’s upper St Andrew residence this morning, a team from Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), emerged from the house […]

Saudi Arabia is admitting general tourists for the first time. Here are 20 things that could get you arrested or fined, like dabbing, carrying a Bible, or wearing shorts

By Bill Bostosck From Business Insider The country is full of wonder, with five pristine UNESCO heritage sights, Red Sea beach resorts, and futuristic cities like Riyadh. But the kingdom’s laws are complicated, and tourists can easily fall foul of them and receive a hefty fine, or worse. Here’s what to look out for. Visit […]