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Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

| 08/09/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At age 24, Joshua Dilbert has already written and published two books, starting his first novel, The Mordenham Acres, when he was only 18. Always interested in writing, he is continuing to hone his craft while working fulltime in customer service at the Cayman National Bank branch on Cayman Brac, where Dilbert […]

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2019 International Literacy Day Message

2019 International Literacy Day Message

| 04/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(LIFE): Every September, the world celebrates International Literacy Day. It’s a time to share beloved stories, recommit to personal and communal literacy goals, and embrace the boundless learning opportunities that reading offers. This year’s event falls on Sunday, 8 September and is themed ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.

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Budding writers invited to enter competition

Budding writers invited to enter competition

| 03/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Fiction writers across the Commonwealth, including the Cayman Islands, can submit entries to the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize until 1 November. The competition for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words), which is administered by Commonwealth Writers, is free to enter. The five regional winners each receive £2,500 and […]

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Battle of the Books champions crowned

Battle of the Books champions crowned

| 04/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students from First Baptist Christian School (FBCS) and Cayman International School (CIS) showed off their book smarts by winning their respective divisions at the fifth annual “Lera Parchment Battle of the Books”. Organised by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP), the contest requires teams of six students each, aged seven to 10 […]

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Students wax poetic in competition

Students wax poetic in competition

| 21/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Alia Smith took home top honours in the recent Poetry Slam finals with her poem, “The Art of Getting By.” The Cayman International School student earned a $500 cheque which she will put toward her college fund. Coming in second and third, respectively, were Mohyndra Brown of Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, […]

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Books from LIFE enrich classroom libraries

Books from LIFE enrich classroom libraries

| 03/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) charity has once again donated books to East End Primary School, this time bringing 2,254 titles, which will enhance classroom libraries throughout all year levels. The donation is part of a joint effort of the charity and the school to provide students with engaging high-quality children’s […]

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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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