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Survey finds one third of Cayman obese

A health risk factor survey shows that more than a third of respondents in Cayman are obese.

Private company submits cruise berthing plan

A private company wants to build a cruise berthing facility north of George Town harbour.

Purple will kick it again

A spectacle it promised to be and that was certainly the case at the Purple Dragon 2013 Karate Championships.

Medical internships for public hospital

From July this year, the Health Services Authority will start accepting applications for medical interns at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Gov’t sheds light on civil servants’ moonlighting

Some civil servants stay busy with their own business interests outside government.

Four-year nursing programme launched at local university

The University College of the Cayman Islands launched its Bachelor's of Science Programme in Nursing on 5 April.

Members named to commissions

Governor Duncan Taylor names members to commissions.

Gov’t pays $560K for Barkers ‘park rangers’

Government has paid a group of 10 people about $3,500 per month to work at Barkers as park rangers.

Candidates interviewed for top prisons job

Cayman could have a new prisons director named by next week.

Scotland’s heart is in the right place

The Bodden Town community was devastated when footballer Gerome ‘Bird’ Gerome died suddenly at training from an undetected enlarged heart nine months ago.

Heart screening for athletes scheduled

Medical professionals will carry out heart health checks on some of Cayman's top teen athletes this weekend.

Swindon glad to kick back again

Swindon Town Football Club, a Division One professional club, are on Island for two more games here, the first one on Tuesday.

Swindon youths return to play Cayman’s best

Youth football in Cayman gets another boost with the visit of one of Swindon Town’s youth teams next week.

Recruitment for Cadets now open

Learning valuable life skills, practicing good morals and high standards of conduct are just some of the attributes of a Cadet Corps member.

January Pedro Castle drowning

The main stories from Janaury 2012

Samuel Rose gets Cabinet secretary nod from governor

Governor Duncan Taylor announced the appointment of Samuel Rose, longtime Deputy Chief Officer for Financial Services, to replace Orrett Connor as Cabinet Secretary upon his February retirement.

Records will tumble for big race

All eyes are focused on Cayman’s biggest sporting event this weekend.

Ten out of 10 for...

It is the tenth year of the staging of the Cayman Intertrust Marathon, which runs this weekend. And it promises to be the biggest and best organised so far.

Keep roads safe for big race

Runners of all shapes and sizes, ages and fitness levels will be active this weekend for the biggest road race of the year.

Primed for the tenth staging of big race fun

The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon has become one of the most popular and respected 26.2 mile runs in the Caribbean and when it is staged this Sunday will attract 1,200 runners in total, quite an impressive figure considering it is only 10 years old.

Louane shows her humane side

Completing a full marathon is a fantastic accomplishment in itself - indeed something to boast about - but for some people competing in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon their achievement will be shared with some very special organisations.

Time is running out to register

Organisers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon are reminding people who have not yet registered for the marathon, half marathon, team relay and Kids Fun Run that the deadline for online registration is approaching and they should take advantage of the convenience of registering online as soon as possible.

Minister pushes for Bodden Town dump

Environment minister Mark Scotland has described the proposed Bodden Town dump as a "win-win" for Cayman which his government intends to achieve, despite the challenges and opposition to the plan.

Experts will advise on big run

Participants in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon will have one last opportunity to be motivated and inspired just hours before they take to the streets.

Lights, camera, action for students

More than 35 students in Cayman are now armed with the knowledge to make their own video documentaries.

Pirates can be sporty too

Pirates Week, the fun-filled time of the year when the Cayman Islands goes events crazy with pirate and nautical themes, has arrived and the calendar is packed with sporting events to keep wenches and buccaneers alike fit and healthy in between the excesses.

Watercraft association credits government for Goff’s title

Local government had a big role to play in Cayman producing two jet ski world champions in two years.

Steel pan magic and 
Festival Queens lead the festivities of

Pirates Week is finally here and Little Cayman kicks things off in style.

Bodden Town health clinic closes for six weeks

The Bodden Town Health Centre will close for six weeks for repairs, the Health Services Authority announced last week.

Time is running out for discount

Organisers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon have announced a new ‘perk’ for runners who register early, specifically by Friday 9 November which incidentally is the last day before registration fees increase.

Olympic meets boost economy

The Cayman Islands sports tourism industry gets a welcome boost when delegates from across Central America and the Caribbean region are meeting here this weekend for a series of meetings.

Editorial for 26 October: We welcome our visitors

Visiting sports delegates are welcomed to the Cayman Islands.

Foster is latest Swindon recruit

Caymanian youngster Kray Foster is the newest member of Swindon Town Football Club’s esteemed Centre of Excellence after penning a one-year rolling development contract in September with the English Division 1 outfit.

Fancy yourself as a video dude?

Budding young filmmakers can take advantage of a special workshop with skilled practicioners.

Pascal’s drills get regimented

Teenage javelin sensation Alex Pascal has settled quickly at his new school in Florida and is enthusiastic about his academic and sporting prospects there.

West Bay brings over CD Vida

Cayman’s youth footballers get a rare chance to face top international opposition this weekend.

Diabetes group had sweet time

The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon has truly become an internationally renowned event.

Healthcare conference attracts global expertise to Cayman

Quickly developing into one of the Caribbean's leading healthcare conferences, Cayman's annual 20/20 National Healthcare Conference is attracting some of the biggest names globally in the management of healthcare.

Staso gets kids fitter

Kids at the Caymam Marathon are likely to perform better than ever thanks to a fitness guru who has been helping them prepare.

Olympic heads will meet here

The Cayman Islands sports tourism industry gets a welcome boost when delegates from across Central America and the Caribbean region meet here next in a couple of weeks for a series of meetings.

Long walk is more fun than pain

The Cayman Islands Marathon is approaching and it’s not just runners who can join in the biggest event of the sporting calendar.

Mental health task force tackles amended regulations

A month after a complaints commissioner's report blasting the government's failure to implement recommendations for caring for mentally ill patients was made public, the government has released a statement saying revisions of the Mental Health Law regulations are underway.

Tenet sponsors healthcare conference

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, one of the largest investor-owned health care delivery systems in the United States, has become a Premium Plus sponsor for the upcoming national 20/20 Healthcare Conference.

Breast cancer awareness month kicks off

The Lions Club of Tropical Garden launched its annual breast cancer awareness campaign this week.

HSA continues strong support for healthcare conference

The Health Services Authority gears up for the upcoming 20/20 National Healthcare Conference.

HPV vaccine in schools this fall

A vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer will be available to school girls throughout the Cayman Islands from November.

They make the long run easier

Cayman’s biggest sporting event is approaching but the number of volunteers looks like falling way short at this stage.

Fun run was to help fight obesity

Church holds fun run and walk in the Cayman Islands.

Back up support is fully running

The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and Four-Person Relay is only nine weeks away and there are a number of fitness centres on island who are stepping up and offering their services to help both novice and veteran runners train for the event and achieve their personal goals.

Civil service says fuel abuse under control

Senior civil service managers have employed strict oversight to combat the abuse of fuel usage at the government fuel depot following an auditor general’s report that highlighted, the Public Accounts Committee heard Wednesday.

Patient-centred care at heart of healthcare conference

To assist the Cayman Islands in formulating a plan to embrace a patient-centred care approach, healthcare strategist Dr. Richard Buck will address the annual 20/20 National Healthcare Conference.

Backing the marathon is Bliss

The popularity of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon continues to increase not only with runners but also with the corporate community who is seeing the value of the event and reaching out to the organisers about getting involved in the race in some way.

Nominations sought for National Heroes honours

National Heroes Day has always been known as one of the Cayman Islands’ most memorable and patriotic events – and next year’s event, under the theme: “Youth Services” will be no different.

Mental Health Law failures cited by OCC

Recommendations that sought to prevent Cayman's current practice of jailing the mentally ill have not been followed, according to the complaints commissioner.

Cayman healthcare conference to host breakout sessions

Cayman's healthcare providers are gearing up for the third annual 20/20 National Healthcare Conference next month.

CayHealth improves care access

The CayHealth initiative aims to improve access to primary care, pharmacies and healthy lifestyle programmes patients.

Three decades of public health

Dr. Kiran Kumar celebrated his 30th year of working in public healthcare in the Cayman Islands the same month the Health Services Authority had its 10th anniversary.

A challenging job for a CEO

Lizzette Yearwood, the longest serving CEO of the Health Services Authority, took up the post in 2006 as the latest in a revolving door of changing senior management at the fledgling authority.

Smoking ban to be enforced in prisons in phases

The Tobacco Law is now being extended to the Cayman Islands Prison System.

Gray won’t feel blue at Reading

Football sensation Cameron Gray, 13, is in his third week at Reading Football Club’s Youth Academy in England following a successful trial period with the newly promoted Premiership club in March.

West Bay pulled together again

The Community Cup tournament in West Bay is growing and everyone connected with staging the annual tournament deserves a pat on the back no matter how small their input.

Community Cup kicks off again

The West Bay Sports Foundation is hosting its third Annual West Bay Community Cup Football Tournament on Monday.

Health policy completed

The Ministry of Health has announced the completion of a blueprint for the future of healthcare in the Cayman Islands.

Health survey facing obstacles, officials say

Ministry of Health officials are appealing for the public to cooperate in an ongoing health risk factor survey which survey takers are having difficulty completing.

Editorial for 26 June: Health survey needs input

Those who refuse to take the health survey in the Cayman Islands are doing themselves, future generations a disservice.

Gary’s crew had nothing to lose

Even with the on-and-off rains, race fans lined the beach at Public Beach on the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday, 18 June, for the 16th annual Jet Around Cayman race, presented by LIME.

Jet Around offers best parties

A holiday weekend offers many options for social engagements. The can’t-miss spectacle now is Jet Around Cayman.

Cayman prepares to Jet Around

No summer is complete on these shores without Jet Around Cayman.

Methods to overcome global prescription drug shortages

An obstacle impacting the quality of medical care in the Cayman Islands is the limited supply or unavailability of some widely used prescription drugs.

Offer support for the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry

A national Cancer Registry was launched in the Cayman Islands in 2010 by the Health Services Authority in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Jamaican dance legends coming to Cayman Islands

A major Jamaican dance company is coming to the Cayman Islands

Insurance companies sponsor health survey

Several insurance companies have signed up to sponsor Health National 2012, Cayman's first health risk factor survey.

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