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From small acorns grow healthier kids 

  As the saying goes, mighty oaks from little acorns grow.  And although the children at Red Bay Primary School won’t see an oak tree grow in their grounds, they can expect an apple tree.  To mark Caribbean Wellness Day health experts are encouraging youngsters to not only eat healthier, but …

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Teens learn about sustainability

The United World Colleges Cayman Islands National Committee hosted its second local short programme to engage young people on sustainability issues. Eight residents, aged 14-16 and representing five secondary schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, participated in the overnight summer camp, Toward a Sustainable Future from Aug. 3-6. Ten …

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UCCI’s latest partnership brings more courses

A new partnership, the first of its kind at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), has been forged between the college and the West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania. This paves the way for what the university describes as exciting opportunities for students, faculty and staff of both …

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More investment needed for at-risk youth

More investment is needed to keep young men out of the criminal justice system says a local youth worker. Michael Myles, the education ministry’s Programme Coordinator and Liaison Officer-At Risk Youth, said programmes targeting at-risk teenagers like the Boys2Men programme at the John Gray High School (JGHS) need more financial …

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St Ignatius essay finalist travels to Buckingham Palace

On Thursday, 15 October, thirteen year old Martina Watler, a pupil at St Ignatius Catholic School, the Junior Runner-Up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015 – received her award at a special reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on behalf of HM The Queen. …

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Hand, Foot and Mouth disease spreads to Grand Cayman school

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is now at Savannah Primary School (SPS), following an outbreak at West End Primary School on Cayman Brac earlier this week. An email from SPS school administration to parents on Friday said, “Understandably, the concerns are real about the Foot, Hand and Mouth disease in …

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Heritage Arts reaches a wider audience

First installed within the general school curriculum almost two years ago, the Heritage Arts programme is now reaching more young people than ever before, thanks to the efforts of organisers Cayman Traditional Arts and funding from three highly supportive government ministries: the Ministry of District Admin, Tourism and Transport, the …

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NCU re-launches Cayman Alumni Association

With a view to contributing significantly to the Cayman community, the Cayman chapter of the alumni association of Northern Caribbean University will be re-launched on Thursday, 18 June. “With the large number of graduates here in the Cayman Islands, we believe that a local alumni chapter can make a significant …

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Cayman Academy donates to Cancer Society

On 5 May  2015 the Seventh-day Adventist owned Cayman Academy made a donation of CI$2,000 to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. These funds were collected by students during the School’s Cancer Awareness and Health Week held 19-23 February 2015 and matched by the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. Mrs. …

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