Tag: Juliana O’Connor-Connolly

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

| 21/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has opened a pre-school nursery located at the Creek and Spot Bay infant school on Cayman Brac as part of a publicly funded pilot project for kids who turned three this September. The nursery, which began accepting the children on 1 October, will not only focus on early […]

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Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

| 20/09/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Local advocacy group Colours Cayman, which fights for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, has raised concerns that the education ministry’s proposed school anti-bullying rules will not protect students in that community. The list of groups that could be victims of bullying does not include sexual orientation or gender […]

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35% of new education staff Caymanian

35% of new education staff Caymanian

| 26/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Ministry of Education have revealed that of the 80 vacant posts in government schools for this academic year, over one third (28) have been filled by Caymanians. This includes 14 teaching assistants, one newly qualified and five experienced teachers, as well as two promotions to principal and several other specialist roles. […]

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Ministry adapts UK primary curriculum

Ministry adapts UK primary curriculum

| 23/08/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): When government primary schools open next week, children will be following a new curriculum, government officials have said. The Ministry of Education has adopted and adapted the English national curriculum, which officials have said includes localized social studies that will see children learning about Cayman history and culture. The official announcement was made at […]

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Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

| 06/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker McKeeva Bush are all in Clarendon, Jamaica, this week attending the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. Officials said the trip was an important item on the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual agenda, while the premier said it was a chance to learn from Jamaican […]

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Ed ministry to introduce school boards

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

| 15/04/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed plans to introduce new governing bodies across Cayman Islands government schools, giving them the responsibility for raising students’ levels of achievement. As he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, he suggested that the education department may not be “best placed to make decisions about what […]

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Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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Education minister urges disruption to gay wedding

Education minister urges disruption to gay wedding

| 04/04/2019 | 324 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM DAY: Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has urged the public to attend, uninvited, to what will be the first ever same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands in order to object to it. In her contribution to a debate in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the member for Cayman Brac East implied […]

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Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

| 27/12/2018 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Following the findings of the Office of Education Standards that all three high schools in the Cayman Islands at best reached merely the minimum standards, with Clifton Hunter judged weak overall, officials from the education ministry said that work was already well underway to address the shortcomings identified. Department of Education Services Director Lyneth Monteith said in […]

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Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

| 19/11/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): An outline business case by consultants KPMG for the new John Gray High School project has been approved by government, and work is now moving onto the procurement process to find consultants and contractors for the design stage of the new school. The development will now include the refurbishment of the existing George Hicks site […]

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Land commission plans to signpost over 100 access points

Land commission plans to signpost over 100 access points

| 11/09/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission plans to signpost all of the registered beach access points on all three islands in order to ensure that everyone can enjoy the beach, as is their right under the law. There are 121 registered public rights of way to the sea in the Cayman Islands — 108 on Grand Cayman, […]

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