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EDITORIAL – STEM conference: Launching students’ imaginations

To the students participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math conference at the University College of the Cayman Islands, here is the crucial takeaway: Not only is the sky not falling — but education and progress are opening up entirely new vistas for future exploration.

NASA space exploration expert in Cayman to inspire students

Just days after U.S. President Barack Obama targeted a manned mission to Mars by 2030, one of the men responsible for making it happen was in the Cayman Islands to tell young students they could aspire to be part of it. Dave Lavery, NASA’s program executive for solar system exploration, discussed some of the exploratory work already under way on Mars.

Caymanian trainee Stephanie Adolphus admitted as attorney-at-law

CIIPA invites all to annual gala; IP Office stages enforcement training for copyright law; and Caymanian law trainee admitted as attorney-at-law

NASA robot expert to headline STEM conference at UCCI

The head of NASA’s Mars Rover program will headline the STEM Carib Conference next month.

West Bay’s Vanessa Williams a Proud of Them finalist

A number of young people were honored as Proud of Them finalists at a reception at the George Town Yacht Club this month.

St. Vincent prime minister speaks on global issues at UCCI

More than 100 guests were present at the global insecurity-inspired lecture given by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on June 16.

Premier meets Gonsalves

Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, paid a courtesy visit to Premier Alden McLaughlin on Thursday at the Legislative Assembly.

UCCI president tapped for global mentoring role

Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, is to become a mentor in the MasterCard Foundation scholars program. The program...

Wine School 3 takes it up a notch

Hospitality industry professionals and wine aficionados in the Cayman Islands, and even those living abroad, can now earn a high-level certification from one of the most globally recognized wine educators in the world – right here on Grand Cayman.

Second time’s the charm for prisons support officer

Prisons support officer Steve Miller says he “doesn’t believe in losing.”

A chance to watch the transit of Mercury

The Cayman Islands Astronomical Society and the University College of the Cayman Islands are joining forces to offer a glimpse of a rare astronomical event.

Leos show support for Crisis Centre

The Tropical Garden Omega Leos at the University College of the Cayman Islands raised $150 on behalf of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Business in Brief: CFA Society Cayman Islands welcomes new charterholders

CFA Society Cayman Islands, the local member society of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, has announced that 15 local investment professionals have earned the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.

TED talk deadline extended

Registration has been extended until March 11 at 11:59 p.m. for those who have not yet applied to attend the second annual TEdxUCCI talk.

Students explore careers at expo

Schools, businesses, government entities and the University College of the Cayman Islands were in the spotlight at the annual Chamber of Commerce Careers, Education and Training Expo on the campus of UCCI on Feb. 26.

Poses with roses, all for a good cause at UCCI

Love was in the air at the Valentine’s Spring Affair.

UCCI hosts free TED Talk simulcast

The University College of the Cayman Islands is setting up access on campus for students and visitors to view a free TED Talk next week.

Expansion plans ahead for Health City

Health City Cayman Islands will invest $25 million in infrastructure in 2016, and as much as another $100 million in 2017 and 2018, all drawn from private sources.

Young parents in East End concerned over lack of jobs

Some young parents in East End are speaking out about the difficulties they have in finding jobs.

UCCI calls for TEDx speakers

The University College of the Cayman Islands is looking for speakers for its next TEDxUCCI talk, scheduled for March 19.

A month-by-month roundup of Cayman’s 2015 news stories

Top stories of 2015 in the Cayman Islands

In Memoriam: Obituaries of 2015

Obituaries of nine people who died in 2015 and who received Queen's Honours during their lifetime.

Top stories of 2015: CayFilm festival prepares for encore

The first-ever CayFilm International Film Festival, held in June, was billed as “spectacular event” designed to promote the Cayman Islands as a world-class filming destination, and it was by all accounts as enjoyable and well-produced as the films screened at the event.

Debate winner is new tourism ambassador

Justyce Rivers of Grace Christian Academy is Cayman’s Tourism Ambassador for 2015-2016 after winning this year’s Tourism Speak-Off.

Garden Club decorating various public spaces

The Cayman Garden Club is once again using its talents and resources to create beautiful gardens in public spaces around Cayman.

Murder trials, other trial dates set in 2016

A trial date for a woman charged with the murder of her daughter and another trial date for two men charged with a murder in George Town in July are among those set for the coming year.

Jamaican stargazers to help Cayman students see in the dark

The stars aligned in a meeting of the presidents of the Jamaican and the Cayman Islands Astronomical societies recently with heaven-sent results.

Tree lightings kick off holidays

It may not be December yet, but it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Cayman Islands. Thousands came out for the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay Saturday night, while hundreds came out for a tree lighting Thursday evening that was hosted by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.

Cayman business in brief

Mourant Ozannes responds to jump in fund registrations; KRyS Global expands to the UK; Maples and Calder earns SOC2 accreditation; Drake Consulting obtains preferred provider status; Cayman students kept Walkers busy in summer; Chamber of Commerce hosts marketing workshop

FIFA course raises standards

Referees in Cayman are now more qualified after the Cayman Islands Football Association hosted a FIFA Referee Course.

The real pirates of the Cayman Islands

As Cayman prepares to celebrate Pirates Week, we look at the true tales of piracy in the Cayman Islands.

EY Report update: Few job cuts, less outsourcing in gov’t plan

Although proposals will initially lead to few job losses and no outsourcing of functions to the private sector, the Cayman Islands government announced Monday that it would seek to move forward with a total of 51 recommendations derived from a 2014 consultant report.

UCCI to offer US university courses

The University College of the Cayman Islands has entered into a partnership with West Chester University in Pennsylvania that will allow students of the universities to enroll in courses at both institutions. UCCI President Roy Bodden called the partnership a “historic moment” for the university and said the future of higher education in the Cayman Islands will involve much greater use of technology.

UCCI celebrates 2015 graduates

The University College of the Cayman Islands celebrated the academic achievements of the class of 2015 at a commencement ceremony on Thursday.

Business in brief

Global Directories names new president and CEO; Michael Garvey joins DMS; Aon Cayman adds to Risk Solutions team; Mourant Ozannes offers development opportunities; National Gallery welcomes intern

Accountants honor past and future leaders

The Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants celebrated 45 years at its annual gala Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Nursing students to train at Health City

Nursing students at the University College of the Cayman Islands will get practical training at Health City Cayman Islands following the signing of an agreement between the two institutions on Tuesday.

CISPA honors pioneers and new accountants

The Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants celebrated both newcomers to the profession and pioneers of the industry at the organization’s annual gala event on Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton. Michael Austin, Paul Harris, Chris Johnson and Paul Sleep, four of the original six members who signed CISPA’s memorandum and articles of association 45 years ago, received the first CISPA Pioneers Awards. The honorees were joined by four newly qualified accountants, Matthew Hale, Jerrica Merren, Claire O’Dea and Taylor Wright, who recently received their professional designations, and six graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting from the International College of the Cayman Islands or the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Hotel intern stole from guests

A student of the School of Hospitality program at the University College of the Cayman Islands received a suspended sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing from four guests at the hotel where he was gaining experience as an intern.

Summer intern builds on museum experience

When she applied for an internship at the Cayman National Museum, Kierstin Stewart wanted to find out what aspect of the islands’ history visitors found most interesting. What she got was a closer look at her own cultural heritage.

Rare supermoon eclipse will be visible Sunday

A “super blood moon eclipse” will be visible on Sunday evening when a total lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon.

UCCI teaching programs receive accreditation

Teacher-training programs at the University College of the Cayman Islands recently received validation by the Joint Board of Teacher Education.

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.

Proud of Them: Kristiann Powell recognized for community service

Kristiann Powell, 18, from George Town received the Proud of Them award for her extensive involvement in community service efforts throughout the island.

Half of residence test takers get 75 percent or higher

More than half of the 240 people who sat the Immigration Department’s permanent residence exam between May and July answered at least 75 percent of the questions correctly.

Permanent resident test classes to resume in October

Study classes for non-Caymanians taking the Immigration Department’s permanent residence exam – or those who just want to learn more about the Cayman Islands – will resume in October.

Students learn about leadership

More than two dozen students learned leadership skills and participated in community service projects while attending the first Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program sponsored by the Rotary and Rotaract clubs of the Cayman Islands.

A toast to our new hospitality graduates

It's good news to see many of the 18 recent graduates of the inaugural UCCI School of Hospitality program placed in jobs or going on to further their education in the tourism industry.

First hospitality graduates hired locally

School of Hospitality Studies graduates find jobs in the industry.

The hidden costs of permanent residence applications

Unstated costs involved in applying for permanent residence can add thousands of dollars to what is an already pricey endeavor for those seeking to remain in Cayman for the rest of their lives.

Volleyball duo will bounce back

Ileann Powery and Chante Smith-Johnson experienced many new and exciting things at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games which wrapped up over the weekend.

School of Hospitality Studies holds awards ceremony for students

Students celebrate completing their course at the School of Hospitality Studies.

The bus stops here – or does it?

Buses to North Side don't always complete their route, leaving passengers at Frank Sound or Old Man Bay.

Caymanian seafaring way of life declining

Caymanians made their living from the sea but we might soon be saying “good bye” to the last generation of seafarers and the seafaring way of life.

Cruise berthing: Where is its proper place?

How, and where, does cruise berthing fit in with plans for downtown, Grand Cayman’s tourism strategy, and the Cayman Islands’ lengthy list of major capital projects and other priorities?

Local talent on display at arts exposition

Young members of the community displayed their talents in everything from poetry to painting during the 14th annual Talent Exposition of the Arts at the Harquail Theatre on Sunday night.

UCCI seeking homes for exchange students

The University College of the Cayman Islands is seeking homes for American, Canadian and German foreign exchange students this fall.

UCCI reconsiders job cuts

The new leadership of the University College of the Cayman Islands is hoping to improve the institution’s perilous financial position without adopting some of the more radical cost-cutting measures recommended in a recent report.

Nursing has come a long way in Cayman

Nurses from the past would scarcely recognize the highly-educated professional Registered Nurses of today.

Cayman film festival ready for debut

Tony Mark presents Cayfilm, Cayman's inaugural film festival.

Severe weather warnings for Grand Cayman

Flooding and high water has affected roads and communities in North Side, George Town and Bodden Town, according to Hazard Management Cayman Islands. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution on the roads.

Heavy rains pound Cayman

Heavy rains soaked Cayman for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, driving some residents out of their homes, forcing motorists to take alternate routes and prompting some schools to close.

'Permanent Residence': What a line!

As the many trials of applicants for permanent residence continue, the entire process seems to say, "We don't want you here."

Residency application tests under way

Prospective permanent residents in the Cayman Islands are now being tested on their grasp of local history and culture.

Cayman's public health system in critical condition

The government has pushed back an important deadline, delaying the enactment of much-needed reforms to public healthcare.

Government training program ups age limit

Five graduates have secured employment from participating in the Passport2Success program.

UCCI gets international accreditation

The University College of the Cayman Islands has been granted international accreditation for the first time in its history.

Students rise to math challenge

Students of Cayman's high schools take part in the Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge.

Winning young chef off to London

Desly Kyshon Missick, the winner of a culinary competition for young Caymanian chefs, hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, is off to London this week.

Hopefuls vie for Young Musician of the Year

At least eight finalists will compete to be selected as the Butterfield Young Musician of the Year on May 7 at the Prospect Playhouse.

Pan competition shows Cayman's talent

Residents witnessed another round of steel pan talent as students showcased their skills at a packed Mary Miller Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening.

UCCI Dean of Administration Perry George passes away

Perry George, the dean of administration at the University College of the Cayman Islands has passed away suddenly Wednesday morning.

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