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Archives for May 29, 2018

PAC set to review Auditor General’s report Workforce Planning and Management in the Cayman Islands Government

From Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee The members of the Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee are planning to meet to review the most recent audit report issued by the Office of the Auditor General. The Committee will be asking questions of government officials about the issues highlighted by the Auditor General in her report entitled […]

OAG: The Cayman Islands Government needs to better plan its workforce to achieve its ambition of becoming a world-class civil service

From The Office of the Auditor General The report, “Workforce planning and management in the Cayman Islands Government” issued by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) today, reviewed how well the civil service plans and manages its workforce. The report specifically looked at how well the civil service plans and manages its workforce to […]

The Editor Speaks: US Memorial Day

Yesterday (Mon 28) was Memorial Day in the US. We have a similar event here in November (Sun 11th Nov). We have a public holiday on the following Monday. In the US Memorial Day is widely celebrated with weekend ‘bargain’ sales, barbecues, beach trips, etc. Whilst here we don’t seem to have the ‘bargain’ sales […]

PAHO: Measles vaccination advised before travel to World Cup in Russia

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION     www.paho.org WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION                    www.who.int NEWS and Public Information Press Release Get vaccinated against measles and rubella before travelling to the World Cup, advises PAHO/WHO Washington, DC, 29 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has recommended that all those travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup ensure […]

Modern techniques for treating digestive diseases reduce pain & recovery time

Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologists and oncologists are using new tools and techniques that require no stitches or long recovery times to treat digestive diseases. EMR, short for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, is one of the most successful and widely used techniques. It involves elevating the lesion either with submucosal injection of a solution or with cap suction, […]

Investors bet $4 billion on a cryptocurrency startup

By Paul Vigna From WSJ Block.one’s sale of its EOS digital tokens dwarfs other coin sales—and most of this year’s IPOs A start-up company based in the Cayman Islands is on track to raise more than $4 billion through a yearlong sale of digital tokens—the largest fundraising of its kind. What buyers of the tokens […]

Cayman Islands recall of Orajel Baby and Spam

From Foster’s Food Fair Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that Church and Dwight has issued a voluntary recall on Orajel baby teething products containing benzocaine due to serious safety concerns as recommended by the information from the Food and Drug Administration. Benzocaine is a white odorless, crystalline powder used as a local an […]

More than half of older Caribbeans don’t receive pensions: Report

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A new study by two United Nations’ agencies has found that more than half of older persons in Latin America and the Caribbean do not receive a pension from a contributing system. In the joint publication, released in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, by the Economic Commission for Latin […]

CHTA President welcomes Barbados’ first female Prime Minister

MIAMI (May 28, 2018) – The resounding mandate that Barbados’ first female prime minister earned from the electorate is a vote of confidence for women in leadership throughout the Caribbean, says Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), as she congratulated incoming Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her, and her […]

New IDB report says Caribbean lags in sports spending

From DaVibes WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Latin American and the Caribbean lag in sports spending, stating that the region could get a development boost from sports activities that improve the region’s social and health benefits. But the report warns that the programmes must be […]