Press Releases

Tue, May 31, 8:15 AM

Today (Tuesday, 31 May) the world observes World No Tobacco Day which this year highlights the importance of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Framework Convention for Tobac

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Tue, May 31, 8:11 AM

Today, the Cayman Islands will again join the countries around the world in observing the World Health Organization (WHO)’s World No Tobacco Day. This year the light will shine on a critical ally in the continuous fight against tobacco usage, namely the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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Thu, May 26, 10:46 AM

Never take any illicit or unfamiliar medication – prescription or otherwise –warns Health Services Authority (HSA) Medical Director, Dr. Greg Hoeksema. This advice is prompted by several cases over time where patients have suffered life-threatening conditions resulting from drugs procured locally from unauthorized persons.

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Tue, May 24, 12:45 PM

The Department of Environment celebrated 25 years of marine conservation this week (Monday, 23 May) with an open house at the George Town Library.

The event - showcasing the work of the department - drew many supporters. Minister of Environment, the Hon. Mark Scotland called the Marine Parks a "solid investment" and thanked DOE staff, water sports operators and the public for supporting it over the years.

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Mon, May 23, 10:29 AM

Alcohol, tobacco, ganja, inhalants and unexpectedly, donkey weed (indigenous plant) are the substances most used by Cayman’s teenagers and adolescents. These are some of the findings of the Cayman Islands Students Drug Use Survey (CISDUS) 2010.

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Wed, May 18, 9:34 AM

As part of the Marine Parks 25th Anniversary Celebration the Department of Environment (DoE) is holding a Children’s Poster Competition.

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Thu, May 12, 11:06 AM

Acting on a call from the public, officers from the Police Joint Marine Unit made a gruesome discovery in the North Sound when they found a 300 – 400 lbs adult male green turtle speared through the head and badly cut by a boat prop.

Department of Environment (DOE) Research and Enforcement Officers rushed to meet the police vessel in an effort to save the severely injured turtle. However, the discovery which was made last week (Sunday, 8 May), came too late for the turtle which died en route to the dock.

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Thu, May 12, 9:00 AM

Following a measles outbreak in Europe, the Public Health Department has issued an alert to travelers to and from this region.

“Although there is no need to be alarmed at this stage, we ask that anyone returning from Europe experiencing a sudden high fever accompanied by a rash to seek medical attention immediately. They should also give their travel history to the attending physician for necessary investigation,” said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar.

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Wed, May 11, 9:51 AM

The Department of Environment (DoE) is appealing to the public to aid in the recovery of Cayman Islands sea turtle nesting populations by reporting turtle nests to a new hotline

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Thu, April 28, 2:11 PM

A triumphant Cayman Islands swim team netted seven medals, including four gold, during this year’s CARIFTA swim meet in Barbados, while runner Jorel Belafonte came home with a silver medal.

Lara Butler turned out to be Cayman’s latest swimming sensation, raking in four wins, and earning gold medals in the 100m and 200m fly and the 200 and 400m individual medley, all in the girls’ 15-17 age group.

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