April 27, 2017

Archives for March 5, 2017

All Cayman Islands healthcare facilities urged to use WHO-approved HIV test kits

The Health Services Authority (HSA) has been made aware of three separate incidents of reported “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities. The samples subsequently tested positive at the HSA’s lab, with the results also confirmed by the authority’s reference lab, Integrated Regional Laboratories (IRL) in the United States. “These ‘false negative’ persons pose […]

Cayman Islands police officer awarded Chief Officer’s Choice

Fleet and Stores Manager Darren Ebanks, with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), has been named the newest Chief Officer’s Choice by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Acting Chief Officer Ms. Kathryn Dinspel-Powell, amongst other Ministry and RCIPS leaders, presented the award to Mr. Ebanks as the successful civil servant for the month of […]

Cayman Islands Health Services to provide free health screenings on World Kidney Day

(HSA) — In celebration of World Kidney Day (WKD) the Health Services Authority (HSA) will be holding free screenings for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol on 9 March from 7:30am — 12:00pm in the George Town Hospital’s Atrium. All members of the public are invited. Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March, WKD […]

The Editor Speaks: Hype

I had started this Editorial with a different headline when researching I happened upon an article written by Richard W. Rahn, chairman of Improbable Success Production, that appeared recently in the Cayman Compass. I have never read anything before from Richard Rahn but the title “Hype-driven disasters” attracted me because I had used the word […]

Cayman Islands police withdraw Wanted Person Notice

Withdrawal of Notification of Wanted Person Martin Trench From RCIPS RCIPS Withdraws Notification of Wanted Person Martin Trench The RCIPS would like to inform the public that it has been confirmed that Martin Anthony Trench, age 31, is not in the Cayman Islands at this time. We request that media withdraw our previous notice (released […]

Mobay United blanks Elite Club of Cayman islands 5-nil in CFU Club Championship match up

From irieFM National champions Montego Bay United bounced back into contention in group C’ action of the Caribbean Football Union group C’ Club Championship. This after the flogged Elite Club of the Cayman Islands 5-nil at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. They were led by a double strike from national player Owain Gordon. […]

Applications for CHTA Education Foundation scholarships are now open

The CHTA Education Foundation volunteer trustees administer one of the largest scholarship programs available in the Caribbean Hospitality & Tourism Industry. The application period for a CHTAEF scholarships is now open. Please submit completed applications before March 30th, 2017. CLICK HERE to download the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarships. Transcripts of […]

Cayman Finance urge movers of Private Member’s Motion to withdraw the motion

Cayman Finance statement in relation to the recent Private Member’s motion by Mr. Arden McLean and Mr. Winston Connolly In the context of the Private Member’s Motion, Cayman Finance strongly urges the movers of the motion and the other members of the House to remain focused on the need to protect the Cayman Islands Financial […]

Caribbean Nations Weathering the Storm After Hurricane Matthew

By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse The Bahamas and Haiti are at opposite ends of the Caribbean tourism spectrum. Yet, tourism-reliant communities in both destinations were devastated by Hurricane Matthew, the deadly October 2016 category four storm. Similarly, disparate elements came together in the storm’s aftermath to provide aid and assistance. Matthew killed nearly 1,000 […]

Saint Lucia and the Bahamas to host ILO-Brazil Mission on “Improving School-to-Work Transition to Prevent Child Labour”

Port of Spain (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Brazil, will be undertaking a South-South Cooperation Mission to Saint Lucia (6th-7th March 2017) and the Bahamas (9th-10th March 2017). This is the first of several planned missions within the framework of a regional capacity-building Project for the […]