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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): More than seven years after the Cayman Islands Constitution was implemented and three years after the Bill of Rights came into effect, the Constitutional Commission has revealed plans for an audio version for the visually impaired. The commission said the project was in “the preliminary [...]

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Concerned about friend being suicidal

Concerned about friend being suicidal

| 28/11/2016 | 1 Comment

A friend of mine has been really depressed recently and I am really worried about her. I’m wondering if there is a suicide hotline here? Auntie’s answer: Few things could be worse than getting to a place where someone contemplates ending their life. If the unthinkable does happen, I unfortuna [...]

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Premier: We are making progress on dump

Premier: We are making progress on dump

| 23/11/2016 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The premier has admitted that tackling the waste-management problem in Cayman is the biggest and most important infrastructure challenge that his government faces, but claims that it is making real progress. In a government-made TV programme about the improvements at the George Town dump ( [...]

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Over 100 cases of child abuse reported this year

Over 100 cases of child abuse reported this year

| 21/11/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): More than 100 cases of physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children have been reported so far this year in Cayman as well as more than 50 reports of child neglect, but government officials believe the actual number of incidences could be ten times that. The Ministry of Community Affair [...]

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Medical cannabis oil officially legal

Medical cannabis oil officially legal

| 21/11/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The governor has assented to an amended drug law to facilitate the prescription of medical cannabis oil. The step by government to legalise the medical use of ganja in the form of an oil or tinctures to treat cancer, epilepsy, or as a pain reliever for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthri [...]

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Officials confirm 20th local Zika case in GT

Officials confirm 20th local Zika case in GT

| 18/11/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A woman in George Town who tested positive for the Zika virus who has no relevant travel history became the twentieth person in Cayman to pick-up the mosquito-bourne virus this week. Public health officials confirmed that the total number of laboratory tested cases of Zika is now 30, which [...]

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Doctors snub review of medical fees

Doctors snub review of medical fees

| 17/11/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The government has confirmed that fees paid to doctors for health services won’t increase in the short-term after most local healthcare providers failed to engage in a survey to review medical costs that could have seen them get more cash. The results of the work by medical consultants e [...]

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CIG steps up recycling efforts with $140k of kit

CIG steps up recycling efforts with $140k of kit

| 17/11/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The government has bought around $90,000 worth of new recycling equipment and $50,000 of specialist bins to boost the recycling efforts now being made by the Department of Environmental Health. The kit was described by officials as an interim measure to divert recyclable materials from the [...]

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NGOs call for child safety standards

NGOs call for child safety standards

| 16/11/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Local activists that are part of a coalition of non-profits and government agencies working to address child abuse in the Cayman Islands have warned that the ongoing failure of the authorities to establish national standards for youth organisations means that there is no oversight for peop [...]

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Cayman’s cancer statistics still inadequate

Cayman’s cancer statistics still inadequate

| 21/10/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The voluntary registration rate for the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry is beginning to increase. But officials have said that the statistics, compiled with information supplied by a dozen medical professionals, that reflect local trends for the illness that impacts so many people are stil [...]

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Solomon Webster disabilities bill passes unanimously

Solomon Webster disabilities bill passes unanimously

| 14/10/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin steered an important bill through the Legislative Assembly this week with the support of all of the members of the parliament. The disabilities bill, which has been named for the late Solomon (Solly) Webster, a Special Olympian who was tragically murdered in what [...]

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