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Changes to external exams due to COVID-19

Changes to external exams due to COVID-19

| 28/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Education Services (DES) has announced a number of changes made to external examinations scheduled for this year for secondary-level students. While the City and Guilds examinations currently remain on schedule, examinations previously scheduled by Cambridge, AQA, WJEC and Pearson are all cancelled, as indicated by their respective boards.

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UCCI transitions to online teaching and learning

UCCI transitions to online teaching and learning

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

Monday, 30 March will mark two weeks since the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) transitioned to online teaching and learning as part of the university’s contingency plan to minimise the risk of transmitting COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, to its students, faculty and staff and the greater community.

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Overseas scholarship application deadline approaching

Overseas scholarship application deadline approaching

| 15/01/2020 | 1 Comment

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) invites all eligible Caymanians to submit applications for Overseas Scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year before the application deadline on Friday, 31 January 2020.

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UWC opens 2020 applications for Cayman students

UWC opens 2020 applications for Cayman students

| 09/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): UWC Cayman Islands, the local national committee of the global educational movement, is seeking applicants for its 2020 selection process, which begins with a written application due Monday, 10 February.

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Girl Power Cayman focuses on higher education

Girl Power Cayman focuses on higher education

| 09/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A non-profit organisation that aims to inspire, nurture and empower young women in the Cayman Islands visited the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) on 4 January to learn about tertiary education.

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Law students learn effects of Brexit on Cayman

Law students learn effects of Brexit on Cayman

| 09/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Students at the Truman Bodden Law School had the opportunity to learn more about the causes and consequences of the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, during a special lecture given by Laura Panades.

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Water Authority scholarships awarded

Water Authority scholarships awarded

| 16/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Water Authority – Cayman has awarded scholarships this year to Alexander Elias and Kaled Giron. The authority’s scholarship, worth up to CI$30,000, is given to suitably qualified Caymanians to obtain an undergraduate academic or technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the WA’s work, the authority said in […]

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Lighthouse School students pass C&G exams

Lighthouse School students pass C&G exams

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Six students at the Lighthouse School have sat and passed the Level 1 City and Guild examinations. Ashaunti Bodden, Cruz Evans, Shakia Scott, Trina Greenidge, Callum O’Brien and Dayan Powery each sat English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics on 18 June 2019, and collectively achieved a total of five merits and two […]

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Students taste careers in finances sector

Students taste careers in finances sector

| 24/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 40 students benefitted this year from participating in Cayman Finance’s Student Education and Work Experience Programme, designed to give them greater insights into the Cayman Islands financial services industry.

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Cayman-based company gives UCCI scholarships

Cayman-based company gives UCCI scholarships

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Five outstanding students at the University College of the Cayman Islands have each been awarded a Abbott Aerospace SEZC Ltd Scholarship, funded by Richard Abbott, a volunteer teacher at the university. The scholarships, worth up to CI$2500, are applied to the students’ college tuition fees. This year’s recipients are Shaniel Brown, Aliyah […]

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Governor opens Sunrise recording studio

Governor opens Sunrise recording studio

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper officially opened a state-of-the-art multi-media production studio at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC) in West Bay during a recent tour of the facility. The studio, which was fully funded by the Aall Foundation, one of SRC’s longest-standing supporters, will not only benefit the clients at Sunrise but may […]

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PWD training centre to open early 2020

PWD training centre to open early 2020

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Public Works Department’s dedicated Apprentice Training Facility is scheduled to open at the PWD compound early in 2020, officials have said. The 3,200 sq.ft building will be raised above the car park on columns, which will create a covered, open-air space below. The upper level will consist of an open-plan space […]

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UCCI aims for higher standards

UCCI aims for higher standards

| 19/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands implemented new academic standards at the beginning of this school year focusing on five key areas: learning experience, curriculum, instruction, faculty and quality assurance. The university also has a new strategic focus that includes student centeredness, a well resourced campus and becoming an engine of […]

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ICCI students visit Silicon Valley

ICCI students visit Silicon Valley

| 17/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Eleven students at the International College of the Cayman Islands and two instructors travelled to Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California, and spent eight days meeting with industry leaders from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Colovore, Brave and Stanford University. They also visited the Intel Museum, the Computer History Museum and Tech Interactive Science and Technology […]

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Harneys awards scholarship, hosts summer interns

Harneys awards scholarship, hosts summer interns

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Diana DeMercado has been selected to receive a three-year scholarship to complete a bachelor of laws at Truman Bodden Law School. The award, from Harneys, also includes paid professional experience as an intern at the law firm during school breaks. This summer, she took part in her first internship, working with the […]

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Cayman’s teachers to be celebrated

Cayman’s teachers to be celebrated

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, will honour public and private sector educators on World Teachers’ Day on Saturday, 5 October at the seventh Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Kimpton Seafire Resort. Launched in 2007, the awards recognise teachers and principals in public […]

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School for coders set to open

School for coders set to open

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s first immersive code academy is opening its doors with its goal to help teach people who want to pursue careers in technology to become programmers, developers and coders. Cayman Code Academy, established by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) and the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), is based on a curriculum […]

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Deadline this week for full-time law programme

Deadline this week for full-time law programme

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students have until Friday, 30 August, to apply for admission to a new full-time LLM Master of Laws and Postgraduate Diploma in International Finance at Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS), after two years of the programme being taught part-time. Applications for the September start of the one-year programme are being accepted from […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.