Health minister continues rounds

Minister for Health Services, Agriculture, Aviation and Works Anthony Eden continued his multi-departmental tour last week with visits to Radio Cayman and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands.

Accompanying Mr. Eden on the tours was Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health Services Andrea Bryan and Administrative Officer Satina DaCosta, said a GIS press release.

Escorted by Radio Cayman Deputy Director Norma McField, the group stopped in at the studios and spoke with news editor and announcer Jay Ehrhart and on-air announcers Joel Wilson and Eddie Bodden. Ms McField showed the Minister recently purchased equipment in the Radio Cayman Two studio and also the well-stocked music library which holds close to 10,000 CDs.

In the sales office, sales associates Dionne O’Garro and Mel McCoy discussed increased competition for sales in the radio business and how they have answered the challenge with specials such as Breakfast with Cayman which begins 6 July with a locally sponsored live morning broadcast. The programme will be hosted by a Radio Cayman DJ the first Wednesday of every month.

On 1 July, the new Minister for Communications Arden McLean will take over responsibilities for Radio Cayman.

At the CAA offices in Grand Harbour, Mr. Eden was greeted by Director-General Richard Smith and given a short tour of the facility where he met staff and was updated on the status of the authority.

Mr. Smith mentioned recent staff achievements including Director of Commercial Affairs Nikki McCoy’s recently passing with distinction an Aviation Law Course offered by the International Air Transport Association and Director of Air Navigation Regulation; Jeremy Jackson’s obtaining his FAA Commercial Pilot’s licence; as well as Jeremy Jackson and Ian Scott, Director of Air Safety Regulations attendance at Air Safety Support International training course in Atlanta, Georgia.

The CAA will move from the Ministry of Health Services on 1 July to the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs.

On 1 July Mr. Eden’s ministry will be re-designated as the Ministry of Health and Human Services and will include departments and sections that encompass gender affairs and community services including Public Health, the Women’s Resource Centre and Children and Family Services.

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