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New waste system still four years away

New waste system still four years away

| 13/10/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Despite the recent announcement that government has selected a Dart company heading up a consortium of local and international firms as the preferred contractor to tackle the country’s rubbish, the new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) will not be in place until well into [...]

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Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

| 12/10/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with outstanding debt, officials told the Public Accounts Committee this week that a firm of local attorneys has been hired, following a request for proposals, to go after the outstanding cash, which may see people who haven’t paid their medical bills [...]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 06/10/2017
I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second collection with a recycla [...]

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Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

| 03/10/2017
I need an expensive procedure which is over the limits of my health insurance. I have negotiated a reduced price with the hospital if I pay them cash. However, my insurance company refuses to authorise me to proceed with the treatment, saying they will only reimburse the hospital directly, not to me [...]

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Foster’s says mistakes were made

Foster’s says mistakes were made

| 25/09/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The owner of Foster’s Food Fair has said that mistakes were made in handling a situation on Monday where customers found a bug in a plate of food from the store in Countryside Shopping Centre in Savannah. Woody Foster said that the customers bought two plates of food Saturday morning an [...]

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HSA lab can now test for zika

HSA lab can now test for zika

| 22/09/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, can now be identified much more quickly in the Cayman Islands. The Health Services Authority reports that its laboratory is now one of the three laboratories in the region that is internationally accredited with the full capabilit [...]

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Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

| 13/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The group of professionals who went to Anguilla Tuesday to offer humanitarian relief included nine medical volunteers from the Health Services Authority (HSA) and three nurses from Health City Cayman Islands, who went to provide medical care and support to the island’s main medical facility [...]

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Health remains costly challenge for CIG

Health remains costly challenge for CIG

| 08/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The most recent financial report from the Health Services Authority has demonstrated that from health insurance cover issues to the management of the hospital’s accounts, as well as continued inefficiencies and access problems, managing healthcare in Cayman remains a major and costly ch [...]

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Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

| 04/09/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The new health minister has hinted that the proposed mandatory register for cancer patients in the Cayman Islands, which was rejected after enormous public backlash, maybe resurrected. Although Dwayne Seymour gave very little away during the recent Finance Committee hearing when he was asked [...]

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CUC smart meters and emissions

CUC smart meters and emissions

| 01/09/2017
How dangerous is the radiation from CUC’s smart meters? Also, how far away should the meters be from frequently used rooms? [...]

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Miller’s proposed health review rejected

Miller’s proposed health review rejected

| 24/08/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government rejected a proposal by the opposition leader to have a joint select committee review what he has described as the crisis in local healthcare provision in all areas. Ezzard Miller filed a private member’s motion asking for a six member panel made up of four government members [...]

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