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Cayman Islands’ Healthcare Conference speakers help define important moments in every chapter

The upcoming Cayman Islands’ Healthcare Conference, under the theme ‘The Chapters of a Healthy Life’, will bring together a variety of speakers from the Caribbean region and beyond, to discuss some of the defining aspects in every chapter of not…

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Cayman Islands: Zika virus update: Local transmission now at 5 cases

From Cayman Islands Public Health Department Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, has made public the latest information on the transmission of the Zika virus within the Cayman Islands. “Since the last update of Wednesday, 17 August 2016,…

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Cayman Islands: Zika virus update: Third locally transmitted case

Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, has made public the latest information on the transmission of the Zika virus within the Cayman Islands. “Since the last update of Tuesday, 9 August 2016, eight additional results have been received…

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Caribbean hoteliers, tourism officials seek Zika antidote

By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse With the 2016 summer travel season waning, Caribbean tourism officials hope for some moderation in the Zika virus’ increasingly apparent toll on visitor arrivals. But with infection numbers continuing to grow in regional destinations,…

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Cayman Islands confirms fourth case of Zika

From Cayman Islands Public Health Authority Public Health officials have confirmed a fourth case of imported Zika virus contracted by a returning Cayman Islands resident. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the female patient travelled from 4…

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Cayman Islands: Measles outbreak in USA

From Cayman Islands Public Health Department Public Health Advisory of Measles Outbreak Following reports of confirmed cases of measles in the United States of America (U.S.A), the Public Health Department has issued an alert to travellers to and from this…

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FIRST Zika case reported in Cayman Islands

From Cayman Islands health Department The Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez is advising of the latest development since the last release dated May 30 with data relating to the Zika virus. “On 1 June 2016, the…

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Zika Virus Update as of 30 May 2016 – No Zika Cases in Cayman Islands

Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez, wishes to advise that as of Monday, 30 May, there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. Sixty countries worldwide have reported continuing Zika virus…

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Cayman Islands marks World No Tobacco Day May 31st

Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA World No Tobacco Day Message 2016 31 May 2016 I am pleased that the Cayman Islands is once again marking World No Tobacco Day, along with the World Health…

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Health screening required for new students at ALL Cayman Islands’ schools

All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time are required to have health screenings. Noting that this includes students entering reception programmes, School Health Coordinator Nurse Carvell Bailey adds: “The Education Department mandates…