September 19, 2018

OP-ED: 30th July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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By Mahimbo Mdoe – UNICEF Representative and Alice H. Shackelford – UN Women Representative After being abducted, two young South Africans, one a 20 year old woman and the other a 14 year old boy, were smuggled across borders and trafficked to Malawi. They were starved and abused both physically and emotionally. Their grandmother who […]

New Caymanian employee for Cayman Islands DPSC

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Ministry of Home Affairs is pleased to announce Mr. Sean Vasquez as the Assistant Director of Electronic Monitoring for the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC). Under the new post, Mr. Vasquez is responsible for the operation of the Electronic Monitoring Centre (EMC), which provides surveillance of selected offenders as […]

UPDATE: Motor vehicle accident today (TUE), 19 June, at Intersection of Shedden/North Sound Rd – Cayman Islands Fire Service vehicle involved

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UPDATE From RCIPS (6:02 PM) Further to the below, North Sound Road was cleared at approximately 3:30PM, and it can further be confirmed that a Cayman Islands Fire Service vehicle was involved in the collision. The collision is under police investigation. From GIS (5:50 PM} Accident at Shedden/North Sound Road Intersection GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – […]

Five things to know about Mia Mottley, Barbados’ first female prime minister

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BY NDUTA WAWERU From FACE2FACE Africa The Caribbean Island of Barbados has elected for the first time a female prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mottley was on Friday sworn in as the eighth prime minister and the fifth female head of state in the English-speaking Caribbean. The other Caribbean female heads of state include the late […]

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers visits departments

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The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers, recently began meeting with the management and staff of the Ministry’s departments to review first year achievements and discuss strategic priorities going forward. “I first met with senior management in all Departments shortly after taking up my role as Minister for Financial Services and Home Affairs last […]

Cayman Islands DCR offers Female Empowerment Services

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) established a Female Empowerment Services Project to expand the gender specific services they offer to female offenders in the Cayman Islands. As part of this project, the DCR launched a workshop series entitled “Inspire: Women Empowered” in the Fall of 2017.  The series consists of […]

Cayman Islands National Hurricane Exercise announcement

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From HMCI The National Hurricane Exercise began at 4 pm on May 1st with a meeting of the full National Hazard Management Council in the main conference room (1038) on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. The exercise commenced with opening remarks from the Chairman of the National Hazard Management Council, Deputy Governor […]

Mass casualty training

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First responders train in Cayman Islands Incident Command Systems and Mass Casualty Management Approximately 40 first responders from frontline agencies have been receiving training in Mass Casualty Management (MCM) and Incident Command Systems (ICS) during a five-day course last week. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) sponsored the courses […]

Cayman Islands Chamber launches briefing sessions for key industry sectors

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Beginning with financial services on April 18th, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of briefing sessions featuring government’s senior policymakers. “The sessions focus on specific industries and is a way for us to bring our members closer to the key policy developments which might impact their businesses”, explained Chamber President Paul Byles. “The […]

Cayman Islands Deputy Governor’s Award Employees of the Year 2016-2017

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – In a break from tradition, Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service, Franz Manderson, gave the most coveted civil service award to two honourees on Wednesday, 7 March 2018, as part of the Deputy Governor’s Awards. Aubrey Bodden and Tristaca Ebanks were both named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of […]