June 19, 2021

How smart cities can defend against pandemics

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Can cutting edge technology and strategic urban planning stop the spread of a deadly virus, such as the coronavirus threat that our world is experiencing now? Smart city proponents think they can, by using data tracking, surveillance, and robot intelligence to make social distancing easier to accomplish and outbreaks more efficient to track.  A smart […]

WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from cancer

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4 February 2020 – GENEVA / WASHINGTON, DC—The World Health Organization (WHO) today spells out the need to step up cancer services in low and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades. The greatest increase (an estimated 81%) […]

Cayman: National Trust Christmas Bus Lighting Tour

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WHAT: Join the National Trust for our ever-popular Christmas Lights Bus Tour! The tour includes visits to modern and traditional homes decked out in Christmas decor for the holiday season, singing of Christmas carols and a true Cayman Christmas experience. WHO: General Public WHEN: Friday, 20 December 5:30 PM – 8 PM WHERE: The National […]

New WHO-led study says majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active ….

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….putting their current and future health at risk From World Health Organization The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers […]

Launch of new OECS-UNICEF initiative to connect all OECS schools to the internet

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — The OECS Commission has launched ProjectConnect, which is the first pillar of the GIGA initiative – a global initiative to connect every school to the internet, and every young person to information, opportunity and choice. ProjectConnect is aimed at mapping the connectivity of all existing schools in the OECS region as […]

Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development Meeting to be held in Dominica

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Monday, November 11, 2019 — The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take place in the Commonwealth of Dominica from 12-13 November 2019. The media are invited to the Opening Ceremony scheduled to convene on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m instead of 8:30 a.m at […]

World Polio Day marks a major milestone towards polio eradication

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From World Health Organization The independent Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) has declared wild poliovirus type 3 to be globally eradicated. Announced today on World Polio Day, this is a major milestone in the global effort to rid the world of all poliovirus strains and ensure that no child will ever […]

St. V & G: Town hall meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 — A town hall meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change will be held on September 20th at Buccament Bay, Bay Area in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The media are invited to attend.  WHATThe town hall meeting aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change, migration of population and […]

Cayman: Graduation Ceremony for new Savannah CERT Members

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WHO:                                     Hazard Management Cayman Islands WHAT:                                   Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduation  WHEN:                                  Wednesday, 14 August 7.00 p.m. WHERE:                                Bodden Town, Civic Centre PARTICIPANTS:                 Minister of Financial Services & Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers; MLA, Mr. David Wight; MLA, Mr. Alva Suckoo; Acting Deputy Director of HMCI, Teresita DaSilva; Disaster Manager Cayman Islands Red Cross, Eddie Tingling-Miller

WHO urges Caribbean countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

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From Jamaica Observer GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging Caribbean  countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis, and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published on Friday in Lancet Global Health, has found that investing US$6 […]