April 23, 2019

Livestream of the Ceremony of the Accession of Guadeloupe to the OECS on March 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM (GMT-4 AST))

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 — Official Ceremony of the Accesion of Guadeloupe to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (www.oecs.int).  WHAT The OECS Authority consisting of Heads of Government are meeting in a special session in Guadeloupe from 14-15 March 2019 at which time Guadeloupe will be admitted as an Associate Member of the Organisation. The Accession […]

WHO launches new global influenza strategy

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From Jamaica Gleaner GENEVA, CMC – The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a Global Influenza Strategy aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. WHO said that the goal of the 2019-2030 strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the […]

Concacaf to unveil 2019 Gold Cup groups & schedule on April 10 in Los Angeles

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The Head Coaches from the participating nations are scheduled to attend Miami (Thursday, March 7, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced, 100 days out from the kickoff of the 2019 Gold Cup, that the groups and full schedule for the 15th edition of the Confederation’s tournament […]

Cayman Islands Children’s Storyboard Competition

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WHO:          Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) in association with and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise WHAT:       CIIP Storyboard Competition – includes exhibition, judging and prize giving WHEN:        Saturday, 23 February 2019 @ 10am WHERE:      George Town Public Library ATTENDEES:         Cetonya Cacho, Acting Chief Officer BACKGROUND: The CIIP Storyboard Competition […]

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, […]