December 5, 2019

Annual Cayman Islands Storyboard Competition inspires readers

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The annual Storyboard Competition is now open, and organisers are looking forward to seeing the creativity of Cayman’s younger readers on display, and inviting the public to come out and support the students.  An initiative spearheaded by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise, […]

31 improvised weapons, other contraband found during Lusignan prison raid

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A three-hour search that was conducted by dozens of ranks from the joint services on Monday, have unearthed several units of improvised weapons and cellphones, among other things. The Guyana Guardian understands that though they were initially some minor resistance from a handful of prisoners, the early morning exercise […]

Cayman Islands NWDA helps inmates develop job skills

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In a collaborative effort to reduce recidivism and increase employment opportunities, the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) recently facilitated a training course for inmates with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Twelve prisoners participated in the two-week programme, held at the NWDA offices, to develop their job skills and learn how to secure employment […]

Belize among the Caribbean countries recording strongest tourism growth

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by Adele Ramos From Amandala BELIZE CITY – – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Thursday (9) unveiled its report on the performance of the tourism sector across the Caribbean for 2016. The report said that while only 48% of the reporting destinations registered growth during the year, with the best performances occurring in the Dominican […]

Cayman Islands government appoint new education adviser

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The Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs has announced Caymanian veteran educator Shari Smith as the new Senior Policy Manager & Advisor for Inclusion. In her new role Smith will be working to develop and lead national strategies and policies on behalf of persons with additional educational needs or who are otherwise at risk […]

The Obama administration releases 2014 National Drug Policy Strategy

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On July 9, Michael P. Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States. The science-based plan for reform contains a series of specific actions to reduce drug use and its consequences and expand prevention, treatment, and […]