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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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Cayman taxi fare app launched

Cayman taxi fare app launched

| 12/08/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A digital taxi fare calculator, CI:GO, is now available as a free mobile app. Launched by the Ministry of Transport, CI:GO can found in the App Store and Google Play by typing “CIGO” or “Taxi Fare Cayman” in the search bar. This app enables residents and visitors to quote their journey in […]

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Summer tech course offered for local students

Summer tech course offered for local students

| 11/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A computer programming course targeted at young people is being launched to inspire Cayman’s next generation to break into the technology by learning to code. Youth Code (Cayman) 2019, set for 12-16 August, is being offered by Code (Cayman), a learning and support network whose goal is to promote the growth of […]

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First group completes women’s tech programme

First group completes women’s tech programme

| 25/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The first 33 students to complete the Women Code Cayman introductory computer-programming course were celebrated at an event Wednesday, 12 June. The free 12-week-long programme, developed to help close the technology sector’s gender gap, offers women a supportive network and platform to learn how to code.

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ICT course aims to expand tech field for women

ICT course aims to expand tech field for women

| 07/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): To help reduce the gender gap in the ICT/digital sector, the Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) has partnered with Cartan Group, Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), and Walkers to offer the first course under the Women Code Cayman programme. The idea behind the initiative is to offer women the opportunity to gain qualifications in […]

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Students ready for robotics challenge

Students ready for robotics challenge

| 22/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fourth annual Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge, in which young aquatic engineers come together to build and compete with a remote operated vehicle (ROV), is set for tomorrow (Saturday, 23 March). This year’s competition, held at the Camana Bay Sports Complex pool beginning at 9am, has attracted 24 teams from eight high […]

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Students head to robotics tournament

Students head to robotics tournament

| 23/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Prep and High School (CPHS) will be sending two teams of students to the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) 2018-19 competition being held in Tampa, Florida, 24 January. They will be taking part in an FLL qualifying tournament, in which the young people will have to give presentations, do a time trial […]

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Joey Hew attends Commonwealth ICT Forum

Joey Hew attends Commonwealth ICT Forum

| 03/07/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Joey Hew recently attended the annual Commonwealth Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) Forum in London. The biennial meeting, held 18-20 June and first convened in 2014, is an opportunity for Commonwealth ICT ministers to discuss matters of common interest to pave the way for building consensus.

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Government looks for IT solutions

Government looks for IT solutions

| 19/03/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Computer Services Department (CSD) hosted its first IT Procurement Network Event on Friday, 2 March, bringing together a cross-section of government workers, who are charged with making IT purchasing decisions, with local and international IT solution vendors, with the aim of building better partnerships. “There are a lot of stakeholders involved […]

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Two teams head to international robotics tourney

Two teams head to international robotics tourney

| 08/03/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The John Gray Aqua Lasers and Layman E. Scott Brac Bots will represent the Cayman Islands at the International SeaPerch underwater robotics challenge in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, this June. A total of 21 teams from six schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac took to the pool at the Camana Bay Sports Complex […]

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Brac students urged to consider STEM careers

Brac students urged to consider STEM careers

| 14/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Year 9 students from Layman E. Scott High School on Cayman Brac recently learned about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and associated career paths from digital marketer Amy Hayward, who works at a firm based in Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) special economic zone. She also encouraged the students to consider future […]

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Local company donates 3D printer to UCCI

Local company donates 3D printer to UCCI

| 03/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) now have access to a cutting-edge device that encourages collaboration, and enhances critical-thinking and problem-solving skills whilst providing a fun element of learning. Recently, UCCI received a new Robo-R2 3D printer from the Cayman Spirits Company (CSC) that will further bolster the […]

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STEM Carib helps cultivate young scientists

STEM Carib helps cultivate young scientists

| 03/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Carib 2017 Conference is set for 10-13 October at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI). Hosted by UCCI in partnership with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU), the conference will focus on discoveries, inventions and techniques through interactive sessions led by more […]

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Port Authority boosts technology in schools

Port Authority boosts technology in schools

| 12/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands last month donated used computer equipment to John Gray High School (JGHS) and the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) to enhance the technology available at both schools. The 20 LCD monitors and five desktop computers will be shared between the two. Chris Krohn, the […]

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John Gray students win robotics competition

John Gray students win robotics competition

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of 11-year-old John Gray High School students took first place at the 2017 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge underwater robotics competition. The Aqua Lasers – Diamond White, Davonte Howell, Alvan Boxwell and Caleb Feare – earned an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia where they will represent the Cayman Islands at […]

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HSA’s DNA unit marks 10th anniversary

HSA’s DNA unit marks 10th anniversary

| 06/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The DNA unit of the Cayman Islands Forensic Science Laboratory, operated by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA), has marked its 10th anniversary. Established in 2006 and internationally accredited since 2009, the unit conducts human identity testing for criminal, legal and private purposes. For law enforcement, it examines evidence collected from crime scenes […]

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Overseas radar workshop benefits Cayman participants

Overseas radar workshop benefits Cayman participants

| 11/05/2016 | 0 Comments

CNS): A team comprising technical engineer Michael Carey (Cayman Islands National Weather Service), Earl Lindo (Cayman Islands Airports Authority) and Danny Salmon (Aviation Communications) recently took part in a training workshop in Belize covering technical support of weather radar. The workshop, held 4-15 April, was facilitated by the Belize National Weather Service and funded by […]

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Hurricane exercise goes high tech with tablets

Hurricane exercise goes high tech with tablets

| 06/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): For the first time, government inspectors deployed a mobile emergency communications platform to monitor annual hurricane preparations. Using tablet computers, managers provided each other and specialist staff with live updates, as the 2016 shuttering exercise progressed across Grand Cayman. The Public Works Department (PWD) and the National Roads Authority (NRA) led the operations, held […]

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