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Red Cross: ‘Cayman must tackle sexual harassment and abuse’

The Cayman Islands is overdue for an honest “reckoning” of the level of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the community, according to Red Cross deputy director Carolina Ferreira.

Red Cross: Despite best intentions, some donations cause more harm than good

As the push to aid in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts continues, entities such as the Cayman Islands Red Cross and Hazard Management Cayman Islands are asking the question: what if your donations do more harm than good?

Disaster relief focus of British Virgin Islands workshop

A Cayman Islands delegation of representatives from the Red Cross, Hazard Management and the government recently attended the ‘Collaborative Cash Programming’ disaster response workshop in the British Virgin Islands.

Garage sale to assist Cuban tornado victims

A garage sale to raise funds to help victims of last month’s deadly tornado in Havana, Cuba, will be held on Saturday in Grand Cayman. Organizers say they are hoping to raise funds to help families and individuals affected by the tornado, which killed six people, injured more than 170 people, and damaged nearly 3,500 homes.

Cayman joins Red Cross Day celebrations

The Cayman Islands Red Cross is joining Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal Societies around the world to celebrate World Red Cross Day on May 8.

People using thrift stores as dumping grounds

A garbage bin with trash still in it, soiled underwear, single shoes, torn clothing, old electronics, and items covered in pet hair are among the “donations” Cayman’s charity stores are receiving.

A gala night for Hedge Funds Care

Members of Cayman’s hedge funds industry gathered at the Kimpton Seafire resort Saturday night to help raise funds to combat child abuse and to treat the victims of abuse.

Red Cross appeals for Hurricane Irma monetary donations

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has started a Hurricane Irma appeal to help those in the region affected by the storm. “We really don’t know the extent of the damage as full assessments haven’t been conducted yet, but based on what we have seen and heard, Irma has been catastrophic."

Residents concerned over evacuation process

Neighbors of the Jackson Point fuel terminal have raised concerns about authorities’ handling of Sunday night’s evacuation and the level of communication about the threat posed by the fire inside a diesel tank at the South Church Street facility.

Health officials say HIV false negatives from isolated cases

The Health Services Authority provided additional information Thursday about three recent cases of false-negative HIV results from private clinics in the Cayman Islands.

Red Cross thanks local hurricane relief donors

Cayman Islands donors contributed more than $13,000 for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti through the Red Cross, the organization reported. A five-week campaign raised funds for Haiti after it was struck by the devastating hurricane in early October last year.
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Group creates its own standards to keep kids safe

The Cayman Islands does not have national standards for organizations like summer camps and private schools that serve children. A group of nonprofits and government agencies, led by the Cayman Islands Red Cross, hope to fill that gap.

This week only: Oktoberfest, book sale, brunch and more

Events this week include ‘Yes Minister’; the 2016 Breast Cancer Gala Dinner; Red Cross Thrift Shop book sale; the 5th edition of Cayman bRUNch; and an Oktoberfest fundraising event.

Red Cross Gala returns

Get into the groove at the “Flashback to the ‘80s” Red Cross Dinner Dance Fundraising Gala on Sept. 3.

Concern over child abuse investigations

Child advocates have raised concerns over how sexual abuse allegations are handled in the Cayman Islands in the wake of a judge’s warning that “inexcusable delays” had impacted the chances of justice in a recent case.

Responders get plane crash refresher

First responders got a refresher course in aviation disaster management when the Cayman Islands Airports Authority simulated a plane crash on Wednesday afternoon.

Wanted: Volunteers for fake plane crash

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority and Red Cross are seeking volunteers for a full-scale airport emergency exercise on May 25.

Training program aims to stop child sexual abuse in Cayman

Cayman is known for being a small, tight-knit community where news travels fast. As the saying goes, when you sneeze in East End, West Bay says “God bless you.” One issue that people are often reluctant to talk about, however, is child sexual abuse.

Material Girl tribute singer to headline Red Cross gala

Get into the groove at the “Flashback to the ‘80s” annual Red Cross Dinner Dance Fundraising Gala next month on May 7. The dress code for the event at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is either elegantly eccentric retro wear or formal.

This week in the eastern districts

The Red Cross mobile shop will be in East End on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. near the Pirates’ Cove Bar. Items for sale include shoes, clothing, linens, and household goods.

Cubans crowd overflow detention centers

Community centers across the eastern districts are being used as overspill facilities to house Cuban migrants because of the sheer numbers arriving on Cayman’s shores.

Red Cross honors volunteers

The Cayman Islands Red Cross hosted 130 volunteers at its appreciation night on Jan. 16.

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