From a tearful Dwayne Seymour recounting the shame he felt as the son of a drug-addicted father to a vibrant and determined young woman discussing her battle with depression, those attending a mental health symposium Saturday saw not only the pain of mental illness but heard about the hope of helping more people affected by it.
Bodden Town and Savannah primary schools have both made largely satisfactory progress in meeting recommendations made by school inspectors following a series of surveys during the 2014-2015 school year.
The dust-up between the Ministry of Education and the University College of the Cayman Islands is not over, but on Wednesday, UCCI’s board of governors was presented with a signed copy of an ownership and purchase agreement it had been asking for.
The 44 percent drop brings the teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level in at least 22 years. The rate in 1995 was 11.3 percent. It has only been in double digits once since then, when it hit 10.6 percent in 1998.
After several years of failed efforts to create a merger between the University College of the Cayman Islands and the International College of the Cayman Islands, UCCI officials are proposing a different mechanism that would allow for greater cooperation between the two schools.
A new framework for inspecting Cayman Islands schools has been issued to principals across the island. The Office of Education Standards is looking for feedback on the guidelines from school administrators and, eventually, members of the public before finalizing them.
A rollover accident on Thomas Russell Avenue, near the junction with Shedden Road, in George Town, about 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, blocked southbound traffic for a short time. Malick Williams said he was driving his Mitsubishi Canter open bed truck north on Thomas Russell Avenue when a car in front of him stopped suddenly as the traffic light turned yellow.
Diante Scott wants to help put the Cayman Islands on the film industry map. He is just the kind of student Ivan Eubanks had in mind when he began formulating a new media studies program last year. Many of those new courses were first offered this semester, which began on Monday.