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Students reimagine favourite books

Students reimagine favourite books

| 26/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Almost 200 people attended the annual Storyboard Competition at the George Town Public Library on Saturday, 23 February, representing a record audience for the event. The competition gives Cayman’s young readers a chance to show off their creativity by sharing their favourite books through a storyboard display.

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Young readers turn favourite books into art

Young readers turn favourite books into art

| 13/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual storyboard competition is now open, with Cayman’s younger readers encouraged to share their favourite books through displays they create. The initiative is spearheaded by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise.

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LIFE gives books to children for Christmas

LIFE gives books to children for Christmas

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Each of East End Primary School’s (EEPS) 92 students received two books for Christmas presented by Santa and donated by the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE). Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said of the donation: “It pleases me to see the generosity of LIFE not just during the giving season, but […]

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LIFE donates books to Maple House

LIFE donates books to Maple House

| 07/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of International Literacy Day (8 September), Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) donated 55 lightly used picture books to the special needs children and young adults who reside at Maple House. LIFE executive director Marilyn Conolly donated the books on Wednesday, 5 September, with Ministry of Community Affairs Chief Officer Teresa Echenique, […]

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LIFE head talks about literacy

LIFE head talks about literacy

| 07/09/2018 | 0 Comments

LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) Executive Director Marilyn Conolly writes: As a community, we see the impact of illiteracy every day affecting children in our school system, or with adults seeking employment. Illiteracy is a hidden shame that many children and adults carry privately, unable to develop the skills to properly decode the world around […]

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Commonwealth literary competition opens

Commonwealth literary competition opens

| 05/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Commonwealth Short Story Prize – the flagship project of Commonwealth Writers and the world’s most global literary prize – is open for entries, with the closing date 1 November. Last year’s chair of judges, the British novelist Sarah Hall, said of the prize in a press release: “This is such a […]

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Pastor writes history of Baptists in Cayman

Pastor writes history of Baptists in Cayman

| 03/07/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Randy Von Kanel, senior pastor of the Cayman Islands Baptist Church, has written a book chronicling the origin and history of the Baptists in the Cayman Islands. Titled “Our Baptist Story: From England to the Cayman Islands”, the publication records the more than 130-year history of Baptists here.

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Deepak Chopra to speak in Cayman

Deepak Chopra to speak in Cayman

| 16/05/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Medical pioneer and best-selling author Dr Deepak Chopra will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month to present a talk on wellbeing, and to share insights from his latest book The Healing Self. Chopra will be here for two days in June for an invitation-only event, as well as a public presentation […]

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Young poets tackle social issues

Young poets tackle social issues

| 11/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Lauren Williams of the University College of the Cayman Islands has won this year’s “Creative Frame of Mind in Love” Poetry Slam finals, which was staged by the New Self-Help Community Foundation to celebrate Child Month. Competing with 11 other young poets live on-air, in an hour-long YouthFlex broadcast, the 20-year-old won […]

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Library bringing books on the road

Library bringing books on the road

| 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Public Library Service (CIPLS) is bringing books to those residents who would otherwise have difficulty getting to a library. The service’s bookmobile will carry reading materials to individual seniors, residents of retirement homes, and other adult populations with limited mobility.

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