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Cumber still showing weak performance

John A. Cumber Primary School continues to struggle. For the second time within a year, inspectors from the Office of Education Standards have assessed the school as weak in meeting the needs of students.

50 years ago: John A. Cumber school opens in West Bay

In the July 18, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “West Bay School Opens,” appeared:

West Bay students learn about the water table

Nobody left this lecture without quenching their thirst for knowledge. Students from John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay were treated to a presentation on Cayman’s most precious resource – the water supply – from a pair of prominent experts on Tuesday.

Police to host public meeting in West Bay

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will hold a community meeting Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the main hall at John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.

Opposition members visit WB primary school

Members of the opposition at the Legislative Assembly visited the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Sir John A. Cumber celebrates new school year with prayers

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School held a dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, to mark the new school year.

Ebanks family reunion draws a big gathering

Ellen Marie and James Albert had 10 children, 105 grandchildren, and now, many great-grandchildren, all indelibly marking their spot in Cayman’s history.

West Bay seniors celebrate the season

With close to 600 guests in attendance, it was a packed house at the annual Senior Citizens Social.

Book donations embrace bilingualism

Three primary schools recieved a total of $2,600 worth of new books thanks to Rotary Sunrise.

Carli Lloyd wows youth at football camp

More than 150 people turned out for the Arie Smith Football Camp at Camana Bay’s Sports Complex on Dec. 21 to learn some new skills and meet a legend of the game.

Sir John A. Cumber Primary Christmas shows impress

The West Bay primary school holds its annual Christmas concerts.

New Sir John A. Cumber Student Council aims high

While hard at work learning the three 'R's, a number of Sir John A. Cumber Primary School students are also honing their political and leadership skills as members of the school’s student government.

How to make: Peppermint Candy

This recipe for peppermint candy was recently tested out by the students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.

West Bay fishermen oppose marine zone expansion

In a second meeting to present the new marine parks plan in West Bay, about 100 people showed up Monday night to voice their opposition to the plan to Department of Environment officials.

Bodden is a dedicated Scholar

Most footballers in the Cayman Islands bounce from one team to another, especially if they are good. Not Jetena Bodden, though, a Scholars International midfielder for nine years.

Peace Day 'flash mob' planned for Cayman

The Family Resource Centre is inviting Cayman Islands residents to join people around the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

Five YCLA finalists chosen

The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation on Friday named three women and two men as finalists for the top spot in 2015’s annual awards contest, choosing among musicians, health professionals and finance experts.

West Bay man admits indecent exposure

A 48-year-old man admitted exposing himself to two women as they exercised near a school in West Bay this week.

Proposed new Labour Law gets public review

Key issues in the Cayman Islands proposed new Labour Law, including worker contract requirements for employers and closing loopholes to reduce structural discrimination against Caymanian employees, were discussed Tuesday night in the first of several public hearings on the rewritten law.

Public meetings set on pension, labor changes

Public meetings are set for this month and in August to discuss the changes in the local retirement age, the minimum wage and private sector retirement plans.

Takeover an option for low-performing schools

Underperforming schools can be placed under new management or closed down completely, under government’s new Education Bill.

Public invited to Education Bill meetings

A series of meetings will be held over the next two weeks in which members of the public are being invited to give feedback on a proposed Education Bill.

Forbes just short of ton

There were plenty of matches in local cricket this week over various age groups and genders and the best performance was provided by Wyvonne Forbes.

Cardinall Avenue to close for street fair

A street fair is planned for downtown Cardinal Avenue, George Town on Thursday.

Schools take part in Battle of the Books

Prospect Primary School’s Mighty Meerkats and John Gray High School’s Jeopardizing Jaguars students are the champions of Lera Parchment Battle of the Books competition.

Districts on opposite ends of voting debate

West Bay and Bodden Town districts go in different directions on a proposed voting change for Cayman.

East Enders meet on voting boundaries

A small group of East Enders at a public meeting last wek were unanimous in their opinion that the district electoral boundary should remain as it is.

Opposition says no to election changes

At a public meeting Tuesday, opposition leader McKeeva Bush told supporters to oppose election changes.

Boundary Commission to hold public meetings

The Electoral Boundaries Commission plans to hold a series of public meetings this month.

Kids' books donated to libraries, schools

Dart has donated US$17,500 worth of children's books to Cayman's public libraries and schools.

Students catch learning 'BUG'

Students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay have found a “BUG” to get grades jumping at the school.

West Bay celebrates youth

Cayman Islands Youth Development Consortium is celebrating Youth Month by hosting a day of activities at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School playing field on Saturday.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

Youth Day event planned

Celebrate Our Youth Day has been scheduled for Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John A. Cumber Primary School playing field.

Students shine in overseas poster competition

Two Cayman Islands students won prizes in a recent poster competition sponsored by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

Crime concerns raised at West Bay meeting

Despite a small turnout at Thursday’s community meeting in West Bay, some of the district’s larger issues were laid out for discussion.

Students awarded bikes for sporting achievements

Students, teachers and volunteers at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay marked the end of the school year on Friday with a ceremony that included the donation of bicycles to several students.

Premier’s Office donates $1,000 for school trip

Students receive government funding for Washington trip.

Family fitness camps set for all districts

The Young Men's Christian Association and Family Resource Centre will host fitness camps island-wide in support of International Day of Famalies this month.

Policy: Access to services biggest challenge for disabled

Cayman's comprehensive disability policy will require significant funding and a societal attitude change.

Rotary opens service club for elementary students

Forty-four students from John A. Cumber School are inducted into Rotary's EarlyAct service club.

YMCA invites community to town hall meetings

The YMCA invites community members and leaders to participate in town hall meetings.

Emergency training for West Bayers

West Bay is getting its own Community Emergency Response Team.

School donates to child cancer cause

Pupils at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay donated $1,000 to the Hannah Meeson appeal for child cancer research.

Compliance officers to enforce new immigration rules

The Immigration Department will employ 13 fresh staff, including five “compliance officers,” to ensure enforcement of new regulations governing employment and work permits, aimed at countering joblessness among Cayamanians.

Gayle’s force answered critics

Jamaican cricket fans in the Cayman Islands are still celebrating their win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the inaugural final of the Caribbean Premier League.

Students head back to schools next week

The Ministry of Education and the Departmetn of Education Services releases dates for new and returning students to government schools for 2013/2014 academic year.

Cabinet minister visits West Bay primary school

Cayman Islands Education Minister Tara Rivers visited Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently to learn more about its unique Primary Years Programme, which is part of the West Bay facility’s authorised partnership as an International Baccalaureate world school.

John A. Cumber thanks Burke for her maiden effort

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were crowned the LIME sponsored Primary Schools Cricket Champions 2013 before a small but really appreciative crowd at the Smith Road Oval.

Teacher, political candidate now an attorney

Recent political candidate Andrea B. Christian was called to the bar on 25 June.

Local artists share talent at primary schools

Native Sons share art talent at local primary schools.

Greenies have lots to drink to

Heavy rains played havoc with the local season last weekend causing the cancellation of all matches in primary schools, men and women leagues. Interestingly, it was a welcome break as Cayman senior cricketers have been at it from January and the charge for championship honours is now set to begin.

Coalition government proposal confirmed

Coalition government talks got serious on Tuesday.

West Bay tells Rivers to take Cabinet post

Buoyed by overwhelming support of those who attended a town hall meeting in West Bay Monday night, independent legislator Tara Rivers looks set to accept a ministerial position in Alden McLaughlin's government.

How ballots will be counted

The process for counting ballots is the same in all districts, but the time it takes for final results depends on several factors including the number of votes each elector has and the number of postal ballots that have to be sorted.

Voter turnout heavy early on

Update 1:40pm: Six out of ten eligible voters have now participated in the 2013 General Election, according to latest numbers.

Walk has right note

The West Bay Sports Foundation in conjunction with the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School presents the first ever West Bay Community Walk/Run this weekend.

Cobalt, kids saving the planet

Cobalt Coast encourages students to recycle aluminium cans.

Tigers fiercer than Greenies on strike

ESSO Tigers provided the first upset of the 2013 season by defeating defending champions Greenies 1 in the first of the two semi-finals played at the Jimmy Powell Oval in West Bay last weekend.

Candidates support Turtle Farm

The Chamber of Commerce held its West Bay candidate forum on Wednesday night.

New school block unveiled

A new $2.7million classroom block was officially unveiled at Grand Cayman’s largest primary school last month.

Reading with Rotary

Rotary Sunrise has donated books for a reading programme at Sir John A. Cumber Primary in West Bay.

Principal: Child was ‘a joy’

The tragic death of a little boy leaves his family, friends and entire West Bay school community grieving.

Shooters will get no holiday rest over mid-term break

Local netball intends to be busy around the Ash Wednesday holiday.

Primary school students learn about local marine ecosystems

Year 5 students and teachers at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay have benefited from an informative and educational presentation by staff at the Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health.

Lab, classroom, museum projects on tap for Sister Islands

The Sister Islands could see a new lab, school classroom and museum in the near future.

Summer reading challenge results

The summer of 2012 marked a first for the Cayman Islands Public Library Service with the launching of a six-week reading challenge for children designed to keep them reading throughout the summer to maintain and improve reading skills.

Event shows Miss Lassie’s work

Cayman National Foundations work to prserve Miss Lassie's house and paintings.

Cayman calling out for Eco-Warriors

Divetech has partnered with the Ministry of Education on a scheme to educate youngsters about the marine environment.

Expat tax threshold is $36,000

The income level on which the proposed 10 per cent expat tax will be levied will be $36,000, according to Premier McKeeva Bush.

How ballots will be counted

Tally clerks, observers and scrutineers will witness the counting of ballots by each district's Returning Officer.

Referendum Day

Update 5.30pm: Voters participating in the referendum breached the 8,000 turnout mark following a tally released at 5pm.

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