December 17, 2017

In Caribbean, church agencies help as process of rebuilding begins

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By Ezra Fieser From Crux Now Thousands of families in the Caribbean are relying on aid agencies for basic needs more than a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the region, killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in damage. Bishop Robert Llanos said the role of the Catholic Church “is to find […]

IMF Announces an Essay Contest for Students from the Caribbean

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has invited tertiary-level students in the Caribbean to participate in an essay contest on the theme “ Inclusive and Resilient Growth in the Caribbean.” The contest, which is open to students aged 18 to 25 who are nationals from the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti, and currently enrolled at any university […]

Health City Cayman Islands performs brain surgery with patient awake

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 15, 2017) – In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have successfully performed another advanced procedure by surgically removing part of a brain tumor while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery, enables the surgeons to remove, partly […]

CUBA – Regional network launched to collaborate on Zika

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From Caribbean News Service Mosquito borne diseases continue to impact the Caribbean’s social, economic and health sectors. Recent outbreaks of Zika (2016), and Chikungunya (2014) and the continued circulation of Dengue, highlight the need for an integrated approach to the prevention and control of these vector borne diseases (VBDs), especially since many countries depend on […]

Deloitte selects Miami based Unified Technologies Ltd. to form cyber security alliance serving the Caribbean

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Unified Technologies CAYMAN ISLANDS, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Unified Technologies, a Pan-Regional IT solutions provider with operations in the Caribbean and North America, announced today their newly established Cyber Security Alliance with the global professional services firm Deloitte. This alliance will provide Deloitte with specific tools and platforms to support their leading Cyber Risk practice, and expand the breadth and depth of their services in the Caribbean […]

Health City Cayman Islands Partners with region on tertiary health care

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (August 11, 2017) – After three years of success providing medical services to regional and international patients, a Cayman Islands hospital wants to work with other regional health care providers to meet the urgent demand for high quality and affordable tertiary health care in the Caribbean. Presenting at the Caribbean Cardiac […]

Caribbean must equalise to grow and grow to equalise – ECLAC

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By Desmond Brown KINGSTON | NEW YORK (ACP-IDN) – If they are to meet commitments agreed under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its sustainable development goals (SDGs), the countries of the Caribbean must focus on closing the structural gaps they still have – particularly with regard to gender equality and financial and fiscal […]

Health City Cayman Islands offers new cryo-procedure for atrial fibrillation

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A leading hospital in the Caribbean is offering another first that could save the lives of heart patients across the Caribbean and the world. Health City Cayman Islands, the first hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean to use robotic navigation for joint replacements and the first to install two artificial hearts or left ventricle assist devices […]

ECLAC Proposes that Caribbean focus efforts on gender equality, climate change and debt relief to meet 2030 agenda

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Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the organization, presented the outlook for the subregion during an event held in New York in the framework of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum In the current world context, the countries of the Caribbean must focus on closing the structural gaps they still have, particularly with regard to gender […]

Trinidad and Tobago to expand bilateral cooperation with ECLAC

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From Caribbean News Now SANTIAGO, Chile — The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, on Monday visited the central headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, where he was received by its executive secretary, Alicia Bárcena. During the meeting, both officials agreed to increase […]