February 15, 2019

Cayman Islands: DPSC rollout of new radio system functions

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WHO:                               Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) WHAT:                             Official opening of the new West Bay radio bunker and rollout of the new Public Safety Radio Communication System WHEN:                            Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 1 – 2 p.m. WHERE:                          Off of West Church Street, West Bay (Across from West Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church) Participants:                  Minister for Home Affairs, […]

Cayman Islands Earthquake Plan Development Workshop

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Local officials from 16 public and private sector agencies will attend to engage in the foundational work required to develop a National Earthquake Plan for the Cayman Islands that reflects the accepted best practices and international standards. EMAP officials will facilitate the workshop. The event is sponsored and made possible by the Foreign Commonwealth Office […]

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns US treatment programs

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From Newsmax When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. But he was not using drugs. He was hooked on YouTube and video games, […]

Cayman Islands Minster Hew to tour new DVES Building

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WHO:                                     Hon. Joseph Hew, Minister for Commerce, Planning & Infrastructure WHAT:                                   Tour of new DVES building.  WHEN:                                  Friday, 25 January, 2019 | 10 a.m. WHERE:                                Department of Vehicle & Equipment Services PARTICIPANTS:                 Minister Hew, DVES Acting Director Stephen Quinland BACKGROUND:                 DVES is the main auto repair and fuel dispensing facility for over 1,000 government vehicles.  Phase One of […]

Cayman Islands NHDT breaks ground in East End

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From GIS WHO:                                      The Housing Ministry and the National Housing Development Trust WHAT:                                   Groundbreaking for the Affordable Housing Initiative in East End. WHEN:                                   Thursday, 16 January 2019, 10.00 a.m. WHERE:                                 Affordable Housing site off John McLean Drive, behind East End Primary School. PARTICIPANTS:                   Housing Minister Dwayne Seymour, NHDT Chair George Powell, NHDT Board Members, NHDT General Manager Julio […]

Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit

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Monday, January 14, 2019 — To combat youth crime and violence in the Caribbean, a region that has the highest rate of victimization by homicide, assault, and threat in the world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the CARICOM Secretariat, UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, […]

Cayman Islands: Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Initiative Phase 2 in Bodden Town

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WHO:                         The National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) in conjunction with the Ministry of Housing.   WHAT:                       Official opening of the first homes constructed in phase two of the NHDT’s Affordable Housing Initiative.   WHEN:                      Saturday, 8 December 2018, 3 p.m.   WHERE:                    Affordable Housing site in Bodden Town […]

Caribbean says Zika no longer an issue. Doctors say not so fast [Cayman Islands listed as risk free]

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By Nikki Ekstein From Bloomberg The truth is complicated. On Oct. 18, the Caribbean Public Health Agency was celebrating and promoting good news: the World Health Organization (WHO) was no longer classifying its islands as having active virus transmission. Anguilla blasted a press release to travel professionals, with a subject line proclaiming: “Anguilla Removed from […]

Countries of the Americas to renew their commitment to primary health care in a bid to achieve universal health

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The Global Conference on Primary Health Care, hosted by the government of Kazakhstan, WHO, and UNICEF will take place on 25-26 October in Astana, Kazakhstan Washington D.C, 22 October 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Delegations from Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will renew their commitment to primary health care (PHC) this week, as […]

Cayman Islands Customs Basic Training Graduation

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WHO: Collector of Customs, Mr. Charles Clifford WHAT: Customs Officer Basic Training Graduation Ceremony 2018 WHEN: Friday, 5 October 2018, 2.30 pm WHERE: The Harquail Theatre PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen graduands, including four from Immigration, the Acting Governor, Acting Deputy Governor, Minister for Finance and Economic Development, other Cabinet Ministers, government officials and parents BACKGROUND: The Class […]