ARTICLES BY KAYLA YOUNG

Education session invites public-private partnership

Stakeholders gathered at the Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in an effort to unite private and public initiatives to address Cayman’s myriad educational needs.
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Caribbean poets honored on World Poetry Day in Cayman

New and seasoned poets gathered in Camana Bay Tuesday evening for a night of recital and cultural celebration in honor of World Poetry Day.

Tire shredding begins at George Town Landfill

Work began Tuesday at the George Town Landfill to shred and recycle half a million tires that have been stockpiled at the site for more than a decade. The processing effort is expected to take around a year, Premier Alden McLaughlin said.

World Poetry Day features poet laureate Mervyn Morris

Jamaica’s poet laureate, Mervyn Morris, is in the Cayman Islands to participate in local events in connection with Tuesday’s World Poetry Day.He will lead a free poetry recital Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cassia Court in Camana Bay.

Special needs worker brings skills, hugs to day care

Kanza Bodden has an important job to do at George Town’s Little Trotters Farm and Nursery School. When the day care’s toddlers need an extra hug or a friend to play with, the 21-year-old is there to step in.

Afternoon tea raises funds for National Gallery

Ariane Dart’s 14th annual tea party took on an Irish flair Friday, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Many of the afternoon’s 180 female guests arrived at the Coral Beach Cottage Garden dressed in green, ready to bid on eight auction items to benefit the National Gallery.

Coral nurseries thrive in Grand Cayman waters

Coral nurseries floating in Grand Cayman’s coastal waters have performed better than expected, according to reports from dive groups.
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Gender survey to analyze Cayman Islands workforce

An independent group of professionals has taken on a gender-in-the-workplace survey, aimed at gauging employment diversity and opportunity in the Cayman Islands. Marzeta Bodden said the survey seeks to involve Cayman in international dialogue about gender equality in the workforce.

Cayman farmers reach sky high to meet local vegetable demand

Grand Cayman farmers are looking up to create a vegetable supply that needs little land, water and soil.With limited space and feasibility for row crops, farmer Davy Ebanks started experimenting with vertical farming four years ago.

Sea Shepherd anti-poaching vessel docks in Grand Cayman

A Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel docked in George Town last week, en route to an anti-sharking mission in Colombian waters.High waves forced the M/V John Paul DeJoria, a 110-foot fast patrol boat, to take shelter in Grand Cayman.

International Women’s Day: Inequality, violence are men’s issues too

Men were put under the spotlight Wednesday during International Women’s Day celebrations. Keynote speaker and gender scholar Jackson Katz implored men to step out of passive roles and take an active stand against sexual and domestic violence.

East End farmer cultivates lifelong vision

An assortment of peppers, plantains and tomatoes at the George Town farmers market represent a life of planning and hard work for Marilyn Nasirun.“I grew up loving to farm."

Flow Caribbean president promotes deregulation in Cayman

For Flow’s Caribbean President Garfield Sinclair, the future of the Cayman Islands and global business lies in digital connectivity. He describes a world in which everyday tasks, from grocery shopping to cooling homes, are controlled through a convenient, wireless network.

Police ‘not able to substantiate’ MLAs’ claim they were followed

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has not been able to substantiate claims that private investigators have been following opposition members of the Legislative Assembly.

Housing development planned for Magellan Quay

Edgewater Group will begin construction in April on an eight-unit housing development in Governors Harbour. The Residences at Magellan Quay are planned for completion in spring 2018, the project’s developer said.

HSA: ‘False negatives’ on HIV tests pose public health risk

Three cases of “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities in the Cayman Islands have been reported, according to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez advised there may be other instances.

Builders Expo: Guiding home visionaries from planning to completion

More than 25 businesses offered insight into the ins and outs of home construction or renovation at the Cayman Islands’ Builders Expo at Camana Bay’s Arts & Recreation Center this weekend.

Legislators consider older persons policy

An older persons policy before the Legislative Assembly outlines a vision for legal protections and community infrastructure that would support Cayman Islands residents over age 65.

Tea party marks 70 years of Girls’ Brigade

The Cayman Islands Girls’ Brigade continued its 70th anniversary celebrations with a Feb. 25 tea party at East End. The afternoon ceremony honored the history of the organization with a fashion show demonstrating historic brigade outfits and a slide show documenting seven decades of work.

Health Law amendments intend to close insurance loopholes

Proposed amendments to the Health Insurance Law aim to ensure dental coverage is honored for insurance card holders and to prevent healthcare insurers from denying individual coverage. Speaking before the Legislative Assembly on Feb. 24, Premier Alden McLaughlin said the amendments seek to take immediate action to strengthen comprehensive revisions from 2013.
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