November 14, 2018

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 […]

Cayman Islands Civil Service marks Disability Day, Disability Week

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Civil Servants, six per cent of whom self-identify as persons with a disability in a recent survey, marked International Day for Persons with Disabilities with a photo opportunity outside the Government Administration Building on Monday, 4 December. The observance whose 2017 theme was “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”, was also attended by […]

The Editor speaks: Disabilities

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Today (3) as I write this it is International Day of Persons with disabilities. I am one of the lucky ones as the only disability I have is being short sighted that is easily corrected. I am therefore not really disabled and I don’t also have to have the added burden of fighting the social […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s Message for Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities

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From Cayman Islands Ministry of Education International Day of Disabilities Message from Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture, & Lands, Hon. Dwayne Seymour. On 3 December, the world will unite to focus on creating sustainable and resilient communities for all on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Locally, we will recognize this day on Monday, […]

Cayman Islands for International Day

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“There are three things which describe the Cayman Islands, sun, sea and wealth and it’s a little piece of paradise, with very little crime,” Teresa said. Members of Eikenhof Women’s Institute welcomed guest speaker, Teresa John, to their September meeting where she chatted about the Cayman Islands. Teresa’s son and daughter-in-law live in the Cayman […]

The Editor Speaks: Peace

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Today (Thu 21) is International Peace Day and peace is something we all need. Here in the Cayman Islands we are celebrating it at The Family Resource Centre. This year’s theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. It seeks to highlight key issues and encourage communities to focus on helping others, […]