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Pregnant woman infected by Zika in GT

Pregnant woman infected by Zika in GT

| 27/09/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A pregnant woman who lives in the Swamp area of George Town has been infected with the Zika virus, public health officials said. The first confirmed case of a pregnant woman contracting the mosquito-transmitted virus was revealed at a public information meeting in the capital Tuesday eve [...]

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Experts rummage through local rubbish

Experts rummage through local rubbish

| 26/09/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s rubbish came under scrutiny last week when landfill and waste specialists began assessing the composition of household and commercial garbage in preparation for the next step of the government’s proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS). Two consultants from A [...]

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Zika cases still confined to GT, meetings set

Zika cases still confined to GT, meetings set

| 22/09/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said there are now 12 confirmed cases of locally acquired Zika virus in Cayman. Three more positive tests results were received this week for people with no relevant travel history, all of whom live in George Town. There will be a series of public meetings s [...]

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Wreck at Rum Point needs to be salvaged

Wreck at Rum Point needs to be salvaged

| 19/09/2016

Who is responsible for removing a sunken boat at Rum Point? There’s a 25ft boat that sunk while anchored off Rum Point in about four feet of water and it’s been there for over two months! Children have been playing on it, and we’ve noticed it’s starting to fall apart with all sorts of bit [...]

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CIG rules out mining the dump

CIG rules out mining the dump

| 19/09/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The government has released the long-awaited outline business case setting out the options and costs for the future of waste-management on all three Cayman Islands, though the premier has already stated that his government had ruled out mining the dump. Only the first step in a long road t [...]

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Child obesity and the cost of living

Child obesity and the cost of living

| 08/09/2016 | 24 Comments

MM writes: Nice, we can all see that election is right around the corner. The notices are pouring in to parents from the public schools about all the great intervention programmes that are now being passed down from the Ministry of Education; and our premier himself has stepped out prompting us p [...]

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HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

| 08/09/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The local hospital will be focusing on resolving its more than $90 million old and bad debt problems over the coming year by trying to collect around $10 million of its oldest debt, writing off what can’t ever be recovered, focusing on reducing the recent debt and stopping it from mounti [...]

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Premier worried about obesity rate in local kids

Premier worried about obesity rate in local kids

| 07/09/2016 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Health Services Authority statistics on children entering the school system show “some worrying trends”, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is the health minister. In a statement to mark Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday, which has kids at the heart of this year’s theme, he [...]

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GM mosquito offspring begin to appear in field test

GM mosquito offspring begin to appear in field test

| 07/09/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The release of hundreds of thousands of genetically modified male mosquitoes is beginning to make its mark on the population of the Aedes aegypti species in the district of West Bay, officials managing the project said after the genetic markers began showing up in insect larvae. Dr Renaud [...]

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MRCU on full scale Zika attack

MRCU on full scale Zika attack

| 07/09/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit is carrying out a full-scale attack on the Aedes aegypti in an effort to keep the numbers of the disease-carrying mosquito down and contain the current Zika threat. Dr Bill Petrie, the unit’s director, said there had been an “unprecedented number [...]

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Drug addicts: a parent’s pain

Drug addicts: a parent’s pain

| 06/09/2016 | 34 Comments

Oh, sweet bleedin’ Jaysus! I don’t think I have actually ever found myself LOL. As many times a day as I use those three letters, I’m never actually doing it. I’m only usually trying to end a boring conversation … but this … I actually Laughed Out Loud at the m [...]

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