Press Releases

Mon, April 16, 11:41 AM

The Minister of Health the Hon. Mark Scotland, JP, has this morning (Monday, 16 April) declared open the 20th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers. The two-day CARICOM event, held for the first time in the Cayman Islands, will see chief medical officers and other officials from 12 Caribbean territories and countries discuss regional health issues.

During his opening remarks, Minister Scotland said that while the Cayman Islands is not a full CARICOM member, the country has always supported, participated in and benefited from regional health initiatives.

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Tue, April 3, 1:01 PM

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. World Health Day is a culmination of the global campaign, inviting everyone – from global leaders to the public – to focus on a single health challenge with global impact.

Focusing on new and emerging health issues, World Health Day provides an opportunity to start collective action to protect people's health and well-being. It is an opportunity to engage in finding solutions that benefit us all.

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Mon, April 2, 9:29 AM

Over the past 12 years the National Drug Council (NDC) has conducted the Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey (CISDUS). Cycle six (6) of the survey is scheduled to take place in April 2012.

The survey aims to:

• Gain a better understanding of drug use among middle and high school students in the Cayman Islands;
• Provide a fundamental opportunity for schools, community, private and public entities to develop evidenced-based policies and programmes that are geared towards the needs of our youth;

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Mon, March 26, 1:14 PM

With the third Inter-secondary Schools Track and Field Championships kicking off next week, the country’s young athletic stars are wrapping up their groundwork as they prepare to run, jump and throw for gold.

The islands’ premier high school track and field event will see an expected 300 athletes from eight high schools facing off on Monday, 2 April and Tuesday, 3 April at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

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Thu, March 15, 8:55 AM

Four young sailors from the Cayman Sailing Programme are ready to set sail and make waves in this year’s Race Cayman 2012, proving the success of the Ministry of Sports and the Cayman Islands Sailing Centre’s joint sailing development programme.

Allena Rankine (11), Finley McDougal (12), Pablo Bertran (14) and Florence Allen (14) all honed their skills through the Cayman Sailing Programme and will represent the Cayman Islands in the Optimist racing class at this weekend’s international regatta.

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Wed, March 14, 11:08 AM

The fight against diabetes received a significant boost this weekend (3 & 4 March) as over thirty healthcare professionals completed a Diabetes Educators’ Course.

Sponsored by Rotary Central, the course focused on disease management strategies, addressing a critical shortage of healthcare professionals with the necessary ability to teach their patients self-management skills.

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Wed, February 8, 1:40 PM

Minister of Culture Mark Scotland spoke at the official opening of the National Gallery on Friday, 27 January 2012, calling the event an incredible achievement – not just for th

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Wed, February 8, 12:37 PM

There is now an easy way to tell whether your healthcare provider’s facilities have been inspected, are legally registered and are up to standard.

All doctors’ offices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities that have been inspected by the Department of Health Regulatory Services will now boast a health care facility certificate. This document, which should be prominently displayed, demonstrates that the healthcare facility in question has passed its inspection based on the National Standards, which were gazetted in April 2010.

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Tue, January 31, 8:55 AM

There is no doubt that tonight’s opening ceremony marks an incredible achievement – not just for the National Gallery, but for the entire community.

On the one hand, this new state-of-the-art building pays testament to the enormous and tireless efforts of National Gallery personnel, volunteers and staff members. For the very first time our national art collection will have a permanent home; the Gallery now have a dedicated space for its education and outreach programmes, including a learning centre, library and purpose-built art studio; and an auditorium for lectures and other activities.

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Tue, January 31, 8:44 AM

Government’s learn-to-swim programme is back on track with the newly-appointed Coach Chester Hurlston promising to make a big splash.

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