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New mosquito borne virus alert issued

New mosquito borne virus alert issued

| 23/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Local public health officials have issued an alert regarding another mosquito-related illness which originated in Africa that is now being reported in the Americas. Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar said the Pan American Health Organization has sent out a warning that the Zika (ZIKAV) virus is circulating in New Caledonia, the Cook […]

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Bird flu blamed for pricy eggs

Bird flu blamed for pricy eggs

| 22/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A local supermarket has blamed an outbreak of Avian Influenza in the United States for hikes in the price of eggs here in Cayman. The flu has claimed more than 38 million birds across the US and Canada, with egg laying birds being particularly impacted. Some twenty commercial egg farms have tested positive for […]

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WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

| 19/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS) More than 4,000 patients were treated for mental health problems in 2013 in the existing outpatient facilities, highlighting the pressing need for government to address the challenges in this area of the nation’s health, according to a new report. But at present government does not have a mental health policy and the much needed […]

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Composting plans in works

Composting plans in works

| 19/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): In a major step forward in environmental management, the government is introducing a composting initiative which will see organic material that is currently dumped into the landfills put to good use. While it appears that any full-scale national solution to the country’s waste-management problems is still well over two years away, the premier has announced […]

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MRCU begins island-wide mosquito attack

MRCU begins island-wide mosquito attack

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Biting mosquitos are under coming under attack today as the Mosquito Research & Control Unit (MRCU) begins aerial operations over the swamp areas, where the pesky insects breed, on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands. Some 12,000 acres of swamp are targeted in this operation in Grand Cayman, 320 acres in Cayman Brac and […]

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Connolly takes up torch for energy debate

Connolly takes up torch for energy debate

| 14/05/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): In the absence of any formal public debate regarding the development of a national energy policy, reducing costs and adopting more sustainable and alternative energy measures, government backbencher Winston Connolly is organizing a public summit on the matter for next month. While the responsibility for energy policy lies with cabinet minister for planning, Kurt […]

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Third of Shetty staff local workers

Third of Shetty staff local workers

| 14/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Officials from Health City Cayman Islands in East End have confirmed that around one third of the facility’s workforce is made up of Caymanians. Project Director Gene Thompson and Marketing Director Shomari Scott confirmed that the targets for local employment at the hospital in its first year of more than 25% had been exceeded as […]

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Cayman teens facing violence and abuse

Cayman teens facing violence and abuse

| 13/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A report conducted in Cayman two years ago by the Pan American Health Organization and published Wednesday has revealed that local teenagers are facing violence, sexual abuse and mental health problems. 18% of girls reported being victims of sexual abuse while 22% had faced real physical violence, according to the report, which also found […]

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