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Archives for July 15, 2020

Cayman: Ministry of Health Issues Update on Premiums Assistance Payment Programme

In response to concerns from some members of the community the Ministry of Health can confirm that the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) has approved 235 applications under the program to assist with continuation of health insurance premiums for persons affected by the COVID-19 crisis. These were broken down as follows: April – 100 applications were […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Testing Update 15 July 2020 – NO new positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 287 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 14 July. All were negative.

Nazarbayev family’s UK assets – SEE UPDATE

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev family’s luxury UK assets come to light From eurasianet The ex-president’s daughter and grandson hold $103 million in real estate assets in London. The vast riches accrued by Kazakhstan’s ruling Nazarbayev family is coming under an awkward level of scrutiny in British courts following an Unexplained Wealth Order imposed last year. The proceedings, reported by […]

OECS YES In Action highlights Brent Hoyte

British Virgin Islander harnessing the healing power of gospel music to inspire hope This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Brent Hoyte, a 26-year-old musician using his talent and platform to motivate and uplift his peers! Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). […]

Summer of Art – The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands takes Summer programming digital

As the Cayman Islands continues its phased re-opening, and following on from their busy virtual education programme during lockdown, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands announces a digital Summer of Art programme for kids and families. The three-part programme is designed to be followed in its entirety or used on virtual ‘drop in’ basis […]

Caribbean NDC Revision: Where are we? Experience exchange session

Invitation to participate on Thursday, 23 July! As part of the OECS Environmental Webinar Series, the Caribbean NDC Finance Initiative (NDCFI) will host a virtual event entitled: “Caribbean NDC Revision: Where Are We? Experience Exchange Session” on Thursday, 23rd July 2020. Countries party to the Paris Agreement are to “prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined […]

WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19

WHO and UNICEF call for immediate efforts to vaccinate all children as new data shows that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine coverage stalled at 85 per cent for nearly a decade, with 14 million unvaccinated infants yearly Geneva/New York, 15 July 2020 – The World Health Organization and UNICEF warned today of an alarming decline […]

Consensus statement on Doppler waveforms

From Society for Vascular Medicine / Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVM/SVU) July 15, 2020 –The first consensus-based nomenclature for arterial and venous waveforms has been published online first today in Vascular Medicine (VMJ) and the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound (JVU). This publication reflects a multispecialty collaboration in partnership with the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), with […]

“The real heroes are in the hospitals; we just did what we do best”

Emergency ventilators Yesterday SEAT received an award from the newspaper La Razón for the manufacture of emergency ventilators SEAT employees who developed and made the emergency ventilators recall their experience in the fight against COVID-19 15 engineers were responsible for making the Protofy.XYZ prototype ventilator a reality by using car components The team of 150 […]

“Letters to the Loved Ones”

The British Photographic Assignment 2020: COVID-19, Entry “Letters to the Loved Ones” Entry by Photographer Akiko DuPont “Writing is different from texting”, several participants have said, after they’ve written the letters. I asked people in London (South London since it had to be within my walking distance) if they can write a letter to someone […]