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PWD training 33 new apprentices

PWD training 33 new apprentices

| 16/09/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-three young Caymanians have enrolled as Level I trainees in the Apprenticeship Training Programme offered by the Public Works Department (PWD). The apprentices completed orientation and started their programmes earlier this month and will be learning carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical installation, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding as well as building and construction management.

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GTPS student tests positive for COVID-19

GTPS student tests positive for COVID-19

| 14/09/2021 | 166 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: George Town Primary School is closed for lessons today (Tuesday) after a Year 6 student tested positive for COVID-19 late Monday evening. Government officials have said nothing about the health of the child, why he or she was tested and whether the child has any connection to the contact tracing for the first […]

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Marketing expert to lead Education Council

Marketing expert to lead Education Council

| 07/09/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Shomari Scott, the chief business officer at Health City and former DoT director, has been appointed as chair of the Education Council. His appointment comes at a time when the minister is investing heavily in education, including a significant increase in scholarships and free meals for all students, and as government schools are beginning […]

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CI$75M phase finished at JGHS

CI$75M phase finished at JGHS

| 06/09/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The phased construction of the new John Gray High School saw the developers hand over three new parts of the campus to the Department of Education Services (DES) at the end of last month. As well as the administrative block, the buildings providing a home for the technology, vocational and and home economics classes […]

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Student assaults senior teacher on bus at CHHS

Student assaults senior teacher on bus at CHHS

| 03/09/2021

(CNS) UPDATED: Just days into the new school term, police were called to the Clifton Hunter High School on Thursday because a student had reportedly hit a teacher several times. Police said they were called to the school at around 3:30pm and learned that a school bus had returned to the campus because the student […]

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Private school opens gates to LGBTQ Foundation

Private school opens gates to LGBTQ Foundation

| 01/09/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): One of very few private schools in the Cayman Islands that is not affiliated to any church, the Cayman International School, invited the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation to its recent Back to School BBQ and Information Bonanza and gave the non-profit organisation a booth where young people could get information on how it can assist […]

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Private school’s leadership struggles roll on

Private school’s leadership struggles roll on

| 31/08/2021 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The problems of leadership at the costly private St. Ignatius Catholic School are continuing as the 2021/22 academic year starts after the new principal, who was employed in March, has not returned. After just one term Martin Nugent’s contract has been terminated, CNS has learned, following complaints about his behaviour at a social event, […]

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Free school meals and snacks to begin this term

Free school meals and snacks to begin this term

| 26/08/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government will be providing breakfast, lunch and snacks for students enrolled in all government primary schools starting this term. The groundbreaking move will also cover the Lighthouse School, and the ministry said money will be found in the next budget to provide all secondary students with free meals as well next […]

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Ray appointed new education department boss

Ray appointed new education department boss

| 20/08/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Mark Ray has been appointed as the new director of the Department of Education Services (DES) after what officials said was a rigorous recruitment process. He takes up the job after working for the last seven years as DES Head of Business Services but coming on the heels of a six-month secondment to the […]

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Prison partners with UWI to tackle ‘revolving door’

Prison partners with UWI to tackle ‘revolving door’

| 17/08/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has signed a deal with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus to deliver education and skills training to inmates and tackle Cayman’s revolving prison door. The agreement is a first of its kind in the region, in which a recognised university has formalised a partnership […]

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Back to school date fixed for 30 August

Back to school date fixed for 30 August

| 16/08/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): All government schools across the three islands, including primary, secondary, the Lighthouse School and Little Cayman Education Services, will reopen for students on 30 August, the Department of Education Services (DES) has said. Year 12 students enrolled at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) are required to go to the school for consultation […]

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