December 16, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands Police Request Public Assistance in Identifying Stolen Items, The police are requesting public assistance in identifying several items that are believed to have been stolen.  Officers, in the execution of their duties, seized several items (some of which are attached), […]

2018 UNIDOP celebrates Older Human Rights Champions

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On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) celebrates the importance of this Declaration, and reaffirms the commitment to promoting the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons. Growing older does not diminish a person’s […]

More time to fill Cayman Islands Council of Older Persons vacancies

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The deadline has been extended to Friday, 11 August 2017 for persons wishing to submit resumes for membership onto the Council of Older Persons. Interested parties must be active, have a proven track record in advocating for older persons locally and be able to attend the council’s once-monthly meetings. The council is looking to fill […]

Trinidad to host Caribbean conference on ageing and rights of older people

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By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Online Trinidad and Tobago will host a two-day Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’. The June 1-2 meeting will precede the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’ in Latin America and the […]

The Editor Speaks: Old persons

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I am one of the old people that one of our media houses has dubbed us “old folks”. To whoever came up with dubbing us “folks” probably thinks that makes us feel younger. We are folk not persons. Sorry it makes no difference. We are persons no matter what you want to re classify us […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s older persons policy is approved

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Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth Sports October 2016 Approval of the Cayman Island Older Persons’ Policy  In recognition of the growing concerns impacting older persons throughout the world and here in the Cayman Islands, the Progressive Government through Cabinet granted approval on October 21, 2016 of the Cayman Islands Older Persons’ Policy […]