July 25, 2021

All you need to know about Tokyo 2020 sustainability

22 Jul 2021 – From the hydrogen-powered cauldron to medals made from recycled mobile phones, from gender balance to the first official Pride House, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are blazing a trail for the future. Here’s everything you need to know about how Tokyo 2020 is helping build a better, more sustainable world […]

Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery

New Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity finds low-income countries would add $38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had the same vaccination rate as high-income countries. Global economic recovery at risk if vaccines are not equitably manufactured, scaled up and distributed.   22 July 2021 – COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting […]

WHO Director−General’s keynote speech at the 138th International Olympic Committee Session

I have come this time – to this global mountaintop – with a message for the world’s people to hear. Our focus as a world united must be on doing everything we can to triumph over the pandemic, with determination, dedication and discipline. We are not in a race against each other; we are in […]

Tokyo 2020 goes for net zero emissions, adapts to a changing climate

16 Jul 2021 – From heatwaves to unreliable snow and tropical storms, the consequences of climate change are becoming more tangible all around the world. Sporting events must adapt to the impacts of climate disruption, and the Olympic Games are no exception. The primary concern in this respect for the organisers of Tokyo 2020 is to […]

Cayman: Governor’s Statement on Emergence of Delta Variant in Travellers and Vaccine Take-up

I know the community will be concerned that we have identified, through our genome sequencing capability, 2 cases of the highly infectious Delta variant in returning travellers. We can have confidence in our public health teams who have kept us safe in managing the risks from returning travellers and I want to thank them all […]

NOTICE: Sterile bedrooms

Nathan J. Green 21st July 2021 Good Day A Notice to all Hotels and Cruise Ship Companies. My name is Nathan ‘Jolly” Green; I am a Caribbean journalist, and a freelance acting on the instructions of a well-known international TV company. Between August and December, my five-person team will begin surveying and inspecting a mixture […]

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches launch Professional Development Programme

Source: Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) MIAMI (July 22, 2021) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education are launching a new professional development program for Caribbean hospitality professionals. The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is […]

Cayman: Delta Variant Detected in Samples from Two Quarantined Travellers

Grand Cayman, 22 July 2021 – The Delta variant of the virus which causes COVID-19 has been detected through genomic sequencing in the samples of two travellers currently in quarantine in the Cayman Islands. Both of these unrelated travellers had been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Health Services Authority earlier this year. Delta […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 22 July 2021, THREE NEW Positives, 96,439 vaccines given

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 233 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 22 July, 2021. There were three positive test results in travellers. There have been 96,439 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands.  Of these, 49,444 (70% of 71,106) have had at least […]

Doctors Hospital advances legal action around hiring Institutionally Registered Medical Practitioners in the Cayman Islands, claiming patient safety is otherwise at risk

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Doctors Hospital has applied to the Grand Court in Cayman for leave for judicial review of the ongoing failure by the Government of the Cayman Islands (“the CIG”) to formulate and publish criteria against which healthcare facilities are assessed before being designated as a […]