December 8, 2019

iNews Briefs & Community Events

DCI – Office Closures and Board Meeting Dates to 2020 The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of its upcoming office opening hours and board meeting dates in Grand Cayman: Office Closures: Friday, 13 December – Offices closed at noon for staff function Monday, 16 December – Office closed at […]

94 schools across the OECS benefit from grants to improve literacy

By Tracey Warner-Arnold Branding & Marking Consultant for the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) Wednesday, December 4, 2019 — Canaries Infant School (Saint Lucia) Uses Grant to Improve Boys Reading Levels! As part of the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS Commission, small grants were provided under the […]

Christmas 2019 toys – A guide to choosing and buying the right toy

How can you choose the perfect toys for your kids from the top toys 2019 Christmas options available? This is the common question that many parents have in mind when choosing the best gift for their kids. It is well known that kids are always fond of toys. Toys are basically treasure for kids, and […]

Cayman: Universal Children’s Day 5K roars into action for families

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – More than 100 people registered to participate in the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) first-ever Universal Children’s Day 5K last Sunday (24 November 2019) at Dragon Bay (formerly Safehaven). Held to celebrate the United Nations observance, while fundraising on behalf of local families, the event drew participants from across the community. […]

Bring our boys home

Jamaica: Help us bring our boys home From St George’s Anglican Church, Grand Cayman Many recall the shock when they heard of the fire that totally destroyed the Clifton Boys’ Home in Jamaica on the night of January 5, 2017.  Following on the groundbreaking ceremony on March 20, 2019, the rebuilding committee has been going […]

New WHO-led study says majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active ….

….putting their current and future health at risk From World Health Organization The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers […]

Launch of new OECS-UNICEF initiative to connect all OECS schools to the internet

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — The OECS Commission has launched ProjectConnect, which is the first pillar of the GIGA initiative – a global initiative to connect every school to the internet, and every young person to information, opportunity and choice. ProjectConnect is aimed at mapping the connectivity of all existing schools in the OECS region as […]

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, […]

Cayman: YMCA brings Bingo Bells back

Last December the YMCA hosted its first bingo night, aptly called Bingo Bells in honour of the holiday season. A fundraiser for the Y, the event was so successful that the Y is bringing it back as part of its annual calendar of events. Over 150 people took a break from the Christmas hustle and […]

Cayman: CUC PFL Quarter Finals Review – top schools advance to semi finals

As expected, the quarter final round of the 2019 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) playoffs, which were played this past Saturday, November 23rd at the Annex Field, was extremely entertaining with the islands’ best young players in action. With the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) enjoying a weekend off, the Under 9 and Under […]