December 10, 2018

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 […]

PAHO: Caribbean countries among those with the lowest incidence of TB

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Progress must be accelerated to end tuberculosis in the Americas, says new PAHO report Over a quarter of a million people live with TB in the Region of the Americas and 24,000 died from the disease in 2017. But the downward trend in new cases and deaths must proceed more swiftly to meet elimination targets. Washington, […]

Cayman Islands: 14th Regional CPA Youth Parliament

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WHO:                                            House Speaker, Dr. the Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE   WHAT:                                          14th Regional CPA Youth Parliament   WHEN:                                          Friday, 22 June 2018, 9 am – 12 noon   WHERE:                                       Legislative Assembly    PARTICIPANTS:                          Nineteen debaters from nine regional countries   BACKGROUND:                          This is the first time the Regional Youth Parliament is being […]

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease

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New report shows tobacco use is falling, but more needed to protect people from heart diseases and other noncommunicable diseases Geneva/Washington D.C., 31 May, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Unveiling of plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mobi-Mat WHO: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities WHAT: Unveiling of plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mobi-Mat for use by residents and tourists with mobility impairments and or who are wheelchair users. WHEN: Saturday, […]

Bahamian pioneer in disease elimination is named a PAHO Health Hero of the Americas

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Nassau, May 2, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, a Bahamian public health pioneer known for her work in advancing and verifying regional disease elimination efforts, was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). A Bahamian physician and public health expert, Dr. Dahl-Regis […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s message for World Health Day

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Health Minister Dwayne Seymour: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Cayman Islands will be holding World Health Day activities from 9 to 13 April. WHO’s constitution came into force on 7 April 1948. This year, the Cayman Islands will celebrate a week of activities commencing on Monday, 9 April. […]