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Woman cleared of arson due to mental health

Woman cleared of arson due to mental health

| 09/01/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A Grand Court judge found a local woman from North Side not guilty of three arson-related charges because of mental health challenges that impaired her ability to understand or even remember her crimes. The 57-year-old woman was accused of setting fire to her own home in the district more tha [...]

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Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

| 28/12/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The annual Christmas tree-mulching programme will begin on 1 January, public officials have said, as they asked people to place their used real trees in containers around the island. To stop the trees from adding to the landfill problems the Department of Environmental Health’s (DEH) grindi [...]

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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 7 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 sta [...]

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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 unfortunatel [...]

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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 (a.k [...]

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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 Affairs, [...]

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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 arthritis [...]

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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 in [...]

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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 enga [...]

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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 la [...]

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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 people [...]

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