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The University College of the Cayman Islands
DIRECTOR SCHOOL OF NURSING
The University College of the Cayman Islands is seeking a dynamic, motivated and energetic per-
son to lead the development of the School of Nursing. The ideal candidate must possess the abil-
ity and persuasiveness to encourage and engage both young and mature Caymanians who wish
to enter the profession of nursing as a career of choice. Applications are invited from suitably qual-
ified persons for appointment to the position of
The position covers responsibility for the strategic leadership of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Programme at the University College of the Cayman Islands. This includes leading the develop-
ment, implementation, delivery and assessment/evaluation of the programme.
1. A Master's degree in
from an approved university.
if degree is not in Nursing Education.
3. Registration with or eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of Jamaica and the
Cayman Islands Nursing & Midwifery Council.
4. Excellent oral and written communication.
5. Must have
years' experience of teaching in
6. A track record in the maintenance of academic and professional excellence.
7. Must be able to drive and obtain a Caymanian Driver's Licence.
8. Ability to work as part of a team.
9. Ability to work independently and use initiative.
The Director's role is to professionally manage the learning process and to advise students in
achieving and establishing learning objectives in accordance with their goals. The Director is to
make use of all available resources, methods, techniques and strategies, to ensure student success.
The candidate is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues to create a learning environ-
ment, which is pedagogically sound, technically supported and innovative in nature. The success-
ful applicant will be required to teach at the bachelor degree level.
Applications must include (1) cover letter with description of experience relevant to the
position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three references including your immediate supervisor, (4) copies
of transcripts (official transcripts will be required on file, if offer is made), and (5) a one-page state-
ment of project, teaching interests and experience. Application deadline is April 30th, 2015.
Two year contract, medical and pension plan, annual leave.
Additional information about UCCI can be found at www.ucci.edu.ky
All applications should be mailed to:
The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) wishes to advise that the following bodies
remain unclaimed at the Mortuary of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC):
Died at Adult Medical Ward 1, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
on 16th March, 2015
Died at Adult Medical Ward 2, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
on 23rd February, 2015
Died at Adult Emergency Department, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
on 12th March, 2015
The NCRHA would like any known relatives or next of kin of the above mentioned, to kindly contact the Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex urgently at the following contact numbers:
Hospital PBX : 645-3232, 225-HOPE (4673)
Extensions : 2340
Arrangements for disposal will be made by the NCRHA after seven (7) days of this notice
Having raised questions and
commented on the respective 2010
manifestos of the People s Partner-
ship (PP) government and the Peo-
ple s National Movement (PNM) on
sport in the two previous columns,
it is imperative to look ahead to the
2015 election offerings on sport.
All political parties and independ-
ent candidates ideas and plans for
sport must be fully scrutinised to
ensure that sport is provided within
the best planning framework.
This will ensure that all the poten-
tial benefits are reaped by the pop-
In other words, those people who
are seeking to solicit the votes of the
population must demonstrate in no
uncertain manner that sport is
beyond nice speeches and handing
over of funds to ensure that national
teams can attend regional and inter-
To move sport forward political
parties and independent candidates
should be considering implementing
a strategic approach to sport.
This approach should rest upon
five (5) main pillars:
i) The development of a strategic
ii) Using robust research to inform
iii) Identification of areas of interest
based upon the objectives of the sport
policy and research undertaken
iv) Vigorous monitoring and eval-
uation of all programmes
v) Disclosure of information to
allow for public scrutiny
With reference to the development
of a strategic framework the following
should be taken into consideration:
•State in no uncertain terms their
strategic vision and mission for sport
both in terms of the "development
of sport" and sport for development
•There must be a clearly defined
and articulated sport policy which
will serve as a working document to
promote the holistic development of
•Coming out of the sport policy,
implementation strategies must be
•These implementation strategies
must be SMART and aligned to spe-
cific targets and outcomes
•Ensuring that there is good gov-
•There must be continuous mon-
itoring and evaluation of all imple-
mentation strategies to ensure that
the most effective and efficient means
of achieving desired goals are always
As it seems to have been very com-
monplace in the past, the lack of
robust research may have affected
the potential benefits of many sport
programmes. The research should be
undertaken by independent institu-
tions such as the UWI and UTT sport
departments. Such institutions will
have the resources to engage in
research as it should be done and do
justice to the profession of sport
research as opposed to having persons
not trained in sport research doing
so.In other words robustly conducted
research will provide a sound basis
for the appropriate programmes and
will also inform the implementation
and monitoring processes.
Additionally, it can save taxpayers
from unnecessary wastage. It is high
time the use of statistical data become
part of sporting discussions for jus-
tifying and or opposing decisions.
The days of "feeling" and "know so"
should be behind us when it comes
to decision making.
A clearly identified strategic direc-
tion cum reliable research data will
allow for proper identification of
areas that require engagement. For
instance, it should be expected that
all political parties will be seeking to
conduct national surveys to deter-
mine who are the people who are
participating in sport and physical
activities in relation to amount of
time, frequency, age, gender, social
class, geographical location, ethnicity,
It is only through such information
can intervention programmes be
effectively developed and implement-
ed to achieved stated outcomes. The
absence of such an approach may
only result in over generalized com-
ments about the benefits of sport
and physical activities without anyone
demonstrating exactly what have
been the benefits.
One of the biggest challenges fac-
ing many social programmes in the
Caribbean especially when driven by
governments is that of monitoring
and evaluation. And sport is no
In fact because sport is seen as
generally "good," people may fail to
see it as a mechanism for wanton
wastage of taxpayers monies through
programmes that sound nice and are
Effective monitoring and evaluation
will allow for the most effective
approach to ensure that there is opti-
mization of resources in all pro-
Sport and Manifestos Part III
Manifesto pillars to advance sport
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