The latest volume of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s arts and culture publication is being distributed to all Cayman schools.
The latest volume of “Foundation, the Arts & Culture Journal of the Cayman Islands,” the fourth to be published, features the Sister Islands, covering the years from early settlement to modern-day. It includes an article by Burnard Tibbetts called “The Way People Lived on Cayman Brac,” with photographs of items no longer common nowadays, like gigs, wompers, and even cans of Flit insect repellent, which was often used to spray bedrooms before bedtime.
As part of Literacy Month festivities last month, CNCF Managing Director Marcia Muttoo, with Bryan Hunter, managing partner at Appleby and sponsor of the publication, presented Education Minister Tara Rivers and Councilor Roy McTaggart from the Ministry of Health and Culture with copies of the journal.
Mr. Hunter, in a press release issued last week, said, the journal was an “essential reference tool available for use in social studies and history classes in all local primary, secondary and tertiary schools.”
Minister Rivers said, “The production and distribution of the CNCF journal is a timely one as the Education Bill, 2016, proposes to make the study of the history and culture of the Cayman Islands a required subject in all schools. This journal will help to provide content from which teachers can draw from to deliver lessons on our Caymanian cultural heritage.”
The Cayman National Cultural Foundation publishes the Foundation journal periodically. Articles center around arts and culture in the Cayman Islands and cover a variety of topics and events.
The journal is also available for purchase for $15 at the Foundation’s office behind the Harquail Theatre. Previous volumes are also on sale, dating from 2001, 2002 and 2006.