Archive for August 5th, 2009

HSA board tours hospital

| 05/08/2009 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Minister of Health Mark Scotland took the newly appointed members of the Health Services Authority Board on a visit to the Cayman Islands Hospital recently where he said they toured wards and met with hospital staff. The Minister by visiting the health facility so soon after being appointed they were able to gain a good understanding of the services on offer and the challenges the hospital management face.

“Staff members were also able to share ideas for improving services and to highlight immediate equipment needs,” Scotland said. “Providing affordable and accessible health care for our residents is surely one of our top priorities, and I believe that these board members will rise to the challenge. They all bring unique abilities to the table, and I am grateful to all for accepting this responsibility.”

The members of the new Health Services Authority Board of Directors are Canover Watson, chairman; Peter Young, deputy-chairman; Tommy Ebanks, Wanda Ebanks, Raquel Solomon, Ryan Walrond and Nina Banks.

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UDP call’s George Town residents to crime forum

| 05/08/2009 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The George Town representatives of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and community officers from the RCIPS will be holding an open community meeting on Wednesday evening in the Rock Hole area of George Town to talk about the growing crime problem in the neighbourhood.  Mike Adam, Minister of Community Affairs and Housing said he and his colleagues want to ensure all residents of Cayman are protected and kept safe. 

“We recognize that this area is particularly vulnerable and we want to ensure we have the community’s support to make it a safer neighbourhood,” he added.

Representatives of the newly formed Young United Democratic Party (YUDP) will also be in attendance and Richard Christian, Chairman of the Young UDP.  “The YUDP is a group of young Caymanians who have youth welfare at the centre of everything we do.  We want to make sure that all Caymanian young people are given every opportunity to grow and blossom in this community, they are our future,” he said.

Stefan Baraud, Chairman of the UDP George Town Committee said that forums such as this are extremely important for a successful government. “Two-way communication is key and we hope to work closely with this neighbourhood, not only to take existing crime off the streets but to also work with the youth to prevent future crime from occurring,” he explained.

The UDP said it would like to invite all residents to this informal forum where light refreshments will be served. The event starts at 6pm on Wednesday 5 August at the parking lot behind the former English Bakery and all concerned residents are encouraged to attend and voice their concerns. 

 “We want to give the community the opportunity to come out and talk with us directly.  They are the ones who know the problems and our efforts will be more successful with their involvement,” added GT MLA and UDP back bencher Ellio Solomon.

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