May 26, 2022

Archives for October 29, 2021

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 29 October 2021, 154 NEW Positives, 114,351 vaccinations given

Grand Cayman, 29 October 2021 – The Public Health Department is reporting that as of 8a.m. Thursday, 28 October, there had been 1,845 PCR tests conducted since the last report on Wednesday, 27 October. Of these, there were 154 positive tests comprising one positive traveller and 153 positive tests from the community.  As of Friday, 29 […]

Renewable Energy Auction Scheme to be adopted and implemented

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (‘OfReg’) has made its final determination on a Renewable Energy Auction Scheme (REAS). The REAS design for the Cayman Islands, reflects OfReg’s position which took into consideration all submissions received from the general public, licensees, and other interested parties via two public consultations. Under the REAS potential energy producers […]

Vaping Vs. Smoking: 7 must-know things

There is an increasingly popular debate right now about the safety of vaping compared to smoking. Today, more people are using vaping as a smoking cessation tool and a safer alternative. However, experts still raise concerns regarding the safety of vaping. If you are one of those caught in this debate, this article examines the […]

OECS Commission hosts successful COVID-19 resurgence contingency planning workshop

Three virtual capacity building workshops provided education professionals with the skills and tools to build resilient education systems in the face of pandemics and other emergencies. Thursday, October 28, 2021 — In February 2021, the Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) of the OECS Commission hosted 3 virtual workshops on COVID-19 Resurgence Contingency Planning for 130 education officials […]

Cayman: Public Health offers COVID-19 guidance for Halloween activities

From Public Health Department Grand Cayman, 29 October 2021 – The Public Health Department is offering the following COVID-19 prevention tips to ensure that children of all ages can safely enjoy Halloween activities over the coming week: Stay home if you might be sick. If any of your family members are feeling sick or think you may […]

Communiqué of the 9th Special Meeting of the OECS Authority

From OECS Friday, October 29, 2021 — The 9th Special Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority was convened virtually on Thursday, October 28, 2021 under the Chairmanship of The Right Honourable Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada. This Special Meeting facilitated discussions with the European Union’s Executive Vice President, Frans Timmermans, […]

What should I do during study breaks to recharge my brain?

Studying involves mental focus. When you’re in school, you’re acquiring knowledge and expanding your understanding of various concepts. Some studies may also involve using these concepts in practical settings, ensuring you’re able to apply what you’ve learned effectively. Many people find it hard to step away during their studies, but taking breaks is an effective […]

OECS invites comments on its Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Thursday, October 28, 2021 — Port of Spain, October 25, 2021 – Stakeholders are being invited to input into development of a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Development of this Strategy will fulfil a mandate from the OECS Council of Ministers for Environmental Sustainability (COMES) and contribute to efforts aimed at […]

OECS and Spirit of America donate tablets to students

60 Tablets were Donated to Roseau RC Combined School and Derniere Riviere Combined School Thursday, October 28, 2021 — In an effort to support initiatives by the Ministry of Education, Saint Lucia, to ensure effective home-learning for students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the OECS Commission in partnership with Spirit of America provided a total of 60 […]

Cayman: Ogier publishes pay gap data in first for offshore law

In a first for offshore law, Ogier has voluntarily published its pay gap data as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I). The pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and the average earnings of women. It does not relate to equal pay, which concerns paying men […]