May 23, 2019

International Day of Nursing: Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health

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Nurses make up more than 50% of health workers yet, in many countries of the Americas, shortages persist. New PAHO guidelines seek to strengthen their role in achieving health for all. Washington, DC, 8 May 2019 (PAHO)- Today, at the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas, the Pan American […]

The Editor speaks: Another International Day I wasn’t aware of……

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It seems every day on our Calendar has “A Day” set aside to remember and/or recognize some one, some people, some occupation, etc. etc… The list goes on and on and as all the days in our Calendar Year have been used up there are now more than one “A Day” on the same day. […]

Joint message from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Recently, young women and girls around the world have been vocal in calling for action to combat climate change everywhere. When 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg charged World Economic Forum attendees in Switzerland to ‘act as if our house is on fire’, she was voicing sentiments similar to many of her age. Women’s and girls’ voices […]

Cayman Islands: UCCI Celebrates International Day of Education

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Education Is the Future In recognition of the International Day of Education, UCCI TV sat down with faculty and administrators of the University College of the Cayman Islands to ask them some questions about their views on education. Check out the videos below to learn about the boundless advantages an education provides! Why is education […]

Cayman Islands Celebrates International Day for Persons with Disabilities

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) –The yellow t-shirts of staff and students of the Sunrise Adult Training Centre made the sun shine just a little brighter on Monday, 3 December 2018. The group travelled to George Town to join His Excellency the Acting Governor, Franz Manderson on the steps of Government Administration Building (GAB) to mark International […]

Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction observed in St. Kitts and Nevis under “Resilience for All” theme

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“Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Government has been responding to the felt needs of the people by integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and risk-informed measures into new programmes and policies largely focused on building back better and increasing our country’s resilience,” the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Osmond Petty […]

Living on the frontline: Building resilience

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OECS observes International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 By Josette Edward-Charlemagne Environmental Sustainability Cluster Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Saturday, October 13, 2018 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States joins the global community in observance of International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) today, October 13, under the overall theme “Reducing the economic loss of disasters.” The […]

Monday, 25 June is International Day of the Seafarer: Message from Cayman Islands Minister

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Message by Minister for Culture Hon. Dwayne Seymour to mark International Day of the Seafarer Monday, 25 June 2018 It gives me great pleasure today to commemorate the International Day of the Seafarer. Here in the Cayman Islands our rich maritime heritage plays a very important part in determining who we are as a culture. […]

OECS Commission observes International Day of Biological Diversity

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — This year’s theme in observance of International Day for Biological Diversity is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”. This theme was chosen by the Secretariat to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the CBD and to showcase the […]

Caribbean ‘Needs Women’s Desk to combat gender violence’

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From teleSUR The Caribbean Women’s Association is also calling on individual governments to examine the economic impact of domestic violence across the Caribbean. The Caribbean Women’s Association (Cariwa) is calling on the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to reinstate its Women’s Desk in the wake of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Cariwa Vice-President Marilyn […]