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DEH begins latest bid to get rid of dump tyres

DEH begins latest bid to get rid of dump tyres

| 21/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Government is beginning its fifth attempt to get rid of the massive pile of discarded tyres at the George Town landfill and lesser amounts on the Brac and Little Cayman with a new tender. This time, not only is government not looking for any cash for the tyres but has also stated that it […]

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Government inches slowly towards dump solution

Government inches slowly towards dump solution

| 20/04/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As the Health Ministry inches towards a plan to tackle the islands’ rubbish problem, the premier said Monday that a report based on environmental tests at the George Town dump and regarding leaching into the North Sound will be made public in a few weeks after waste management consultants took samples at the landfills on all three […]

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Experts sample landfill and impact on water

Experts sample landfill and impact on water

| 16/04/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Engineers from AMEC Foster Wheeler are currently in the Cayman Islands to carry out tests on the country’s three landfills and the leaching into the ocean as part of government’s ongoing integrated solid waste management systems (ISWMS) project. The experts will be installing new monitoring wells, and groundwater sampling is planned at the George Town […]

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Cayman claims low record of food poisoning

Cayman claims low record of food poisoning

| 07/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As the world focuses its attention on food safety to mark the World Health Organisation’s World Health Day, officials in Cayman say the islands have a low rate of food-related health scares. The day was described by Cayman’s Department of Environmental Health as an opportunity to alert the public to the importance of food […]

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Doctor urges public to use free screening

Doctor urges public to use free screening

| 02/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) is doing its part on World Health Day in the Cayman Islands by offering free health screenings for blood pressure and diabetes on 7-10 April. The free screenings will be offered at all District Health Centres, George Town General Practice, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, from 9am – […]

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New EMTs trained on Cayman Brac

New EMTs trained on Cayman Brac

| 02/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Health Service Authority (HSA) has added six individuals to its Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) team. The new graduates include Cameron Myrie, Michael Blackburn, Jelani Rivers McLean, Joseph Chollette, Brian Neil Dilbert and Sonja McLean Rivers. The EMT’s are now eligible to work as fully qualified EMT’s throughout the Cayman Islands […]

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Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

| 31/03/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with bad debts, the chief executive officer reminded the Public Accounts Committee recently that the Health Services Authority has an obligation to treat everyone in need of medical attention first and deal with the issue of costs later. Lizzette Yearwood said that the hospital has made strides collecting […]

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Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

| 30/03/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen Caymanian doctors who have qualified as family or general practitioners are having difficulty securing the funding they need to advance their qualifications, which will leave an important gap in local healthcare provisions as older local doctors come up for retirement. With some of his own constituents impacted, Ezzard Miller has […]

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Awareness day alerts public to kidney disease

Awareness day alerts public to kidney disease

| 26/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): With more than 5,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Cayman in 2014, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) marked World Kidney Day earlier this month with free tests at the hospital to raise awareness and help diagnose possible problems. Cayman remains an island with high levels of kidney disease because of the prevalence […]

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Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

| 24/03/2015 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority said Tuesday that it has not yet had access to a UK coroner’s report in relation to the inquest over the death of Kate Clayton, which blamed staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for her death. But in a short statement responding to CNS enquiries about the findings of the […]

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Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

| 23/03/2015

(CNS Business): A local employer has been fined $8,500 for failing to pay the necessary health insurance for a worker. Caytech Electronics and its owner, Marcelo Franca, admitted the infraction and pleaded guilty to not insuring the staff member and his family for almost two years. On 10 March Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez imposed the fine, […]

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UK coroner blames Cayman doctor for crash victim’s death

UK coroner blames Cayman doctor for crash victim’s death

| 23/03/2015 | 75 Comments

(CNS): A British coroner’s court has found that Kate Clayton died because of a failed procedure at the Cayman Islands Hospital and not as a result of the North Side car crash on 11 January, in which she sustained significant injuries. According to a report posted in The Daily Echo, Central Hampshire’s assistant coroner, Sarah Whitby, said […]

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HSA seeking approval for entire hospital

HSA seeking approval for entire hospital

| 19/03/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The chief executive officer of the George Town hospital has said that the Health Service Authority will be seeking international accreditation for the entire facility. Lizette Yearwood revealed the goal this week at an event marking the successful accreditation of all of the hospital’s laboratories. Although a long time coming, the HSA has now […]

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Work continues to cool down the GT dump

Work continues to cool down the GT dump

| 14/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A fire that began at the George Town dump at the beginning of the month is still not completely out and, warning that smoke would be in the air again, officials said that an excavator was used Friday to dig down to the heart of a fire to get to the smouldering hot spots.

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Cayman keeps dengue and chikungunya at bay

Cayman keeps dengue and chikungunya at bay

| 14/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Public Health Department officials have confirmed that there have been no new locally transmitted cases of either chikungunya or dengue fever reported to the authorities since the start of 2015. Although health officials remain on alert, it appears that Cayman has managed to escape the regional epidemics. Meanwhile, as the PHD waits on details regarding […]

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