November 14, 2018

Message by Cayman Islands Minister of Health Hon. Dwayne Seymour to mark World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2018

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Another World No Tobacco Day is here. Every year on 31 May the Cayman Islands joins countries around the globe to shine a spotlight on health and other risks associated with tobacco use. This year’s observance focuses on tobacco as a leading cause of heart and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) —connections of which many are unaware. […]

Cayman Islands Residential Mental Health Facility planning approved

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Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility in the Cayman Islands have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. The application was considered and approved by the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. The Ministry of Health, which is building the facility, will now seek building permit approval and to prequalify […]

Input sought on Cayman Islands tissue donation and transplant regulations

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The public is being asked for input on regulations being drawn up to govern the Human Tissue Transplant Law so that the legislation can be put into effect. The law, which was passed in 2013, will allow organ transplants to take place in the Cayman Islands, improving the quality of life for many patients and […]

Cayman Islands residential mental health facility to go to planning

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Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility in the Cayman Islands are to be submitted to the Central Planning Authority this month (December 2017). Design and construction costs have been drawn up by Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., which specialises in the design of mental health facilities, in collaboration with the Cayman Islands […]

International Men’s Day Events 2017 in Cayman Islands

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The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre (FRC) is celebrating International Men’s Day this month with several interactive events highlighting this year’s theme of “Celebrating Men and Boys.” International Men’s Day 2017 observance will kick off locally on Sunday, 5 November 2017 with the Celebrate Men and Boys Church Service at 10 a.m., Savannah […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s message – Vaccination Week in the Americas

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Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Vaccination Week in the Americas 2017 In line with countries around the region, the Cayman Islands is commemorating Vaccination Week in the Americas with the theme: #GetVax to celebrate a healthy tomorrow! The event is being celebrated from 22 to 29 April 2017 and […]

Tyre-shredding operations begin at Cayman Islands landfill

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The shredding of more than half a million stockpiled tyres began officially at George Town landfill this morning (Tuesday, 21 March 2017). Island Recycling, and its partner company Guernsey Recycling Group (GRG), won the contract last year to shred the huge backlog of used tyres accumulated throughout more than a decade. Between eight and 10 […]

Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA World AIDS Day Message 2016

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As Minister for Health, I am very pleased to note the excellent work being done by the Health Services Authority, Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross to educate and inform our people on HIV and AIDS. HIV, the virus which causes AIDS, remains a major threat globally and we in the Cayman Islands must […]

St. Kitts: Health Minister denies stem cell involvement

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Describes hospital CMO’s retirement as ‘expected’ Minister of State with Responsibility for Health Hon. Senator Wendy C. Phipps issued a press release on Thursday evening denying that neither the St. Kitts and Nevis government or the Joseph N. France General Hospital have engaged in any stem cell project. The […]

FCIB First Caribbean INT Bank Partners with a Time for US Foundation to raise funds for The Cancer Center SKN

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From ZIZ Online National broadcasting Corporation of St Kitts & Nevis (ZIZ NEWS)— The CIBC First Caribbean International Bank is continuing to demonstrate its support and commitment to helping persons affected by cancer. This year, the bank has partnered with “A Time For Us Foundation” to raise funds that will go towards the Cancer Centre […]