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Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could [...]

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When health insurance doesn’t cover health costs

When health insurance doesn’t cover health costs

| 15/11/2017 | 44 Comments
Have a heart Cayman writes: The numbers just don’t add up when it comes to insurance and the average person. I’ve been unable to work due to ill health and my husband earns $30k a year to support us both. My medical insurance premium is almost $4,500 a year for what is considered a good [...]

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CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

| 14/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Despite myriad problems associated with the current health insurance environment in Cayman and government’s plans to review the system, the CINICO chief told Finance Committee Friday that he believed it was “ideal”. Lonny Tibbetts said he did not support a single pay system [...]

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Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

| 09/11/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Bryan Roland Powell (37), who was 20 years old in January 2000 when he and Kurt Fabian Ebanks murdered taxi driver Curtis Seymour, has been given the lowest tariff so far for a life sentence under the Conditional Release Law. He and Ebanks stabbed and killed Seymour in a robbery where they to [...]

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Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

| 06/11/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking the public not to bring scrap metals to the George Town dump until further notice because of problems of safety. But the public agency is also warning people to refrain from abandoning vehicles on private property, along the road way an [...]

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Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

| 03/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has said he doesn’t understand why children do not have free healthcare. But despite being in a position to shape policy on healthcare and cover, he offered no solutions to address the very difficulties he outlined about families tr [...]

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Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

| 02/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Both Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller and opposition MLA Chris Saunders have called for a universal healthcare system for Cayman as a way of dealing with the mounting challenges and costs of healthcare provision. During the budget debate Wednesday, Miller pointed to statistics in CIMA’s [...]

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CINICO reform to open up access

CINICO reform to open up access

| 01/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Insurance Company, the government’s health insurance provider, is to undergo a reform that will allow the public-owned authority to offer cover to a broader cross-section of the population, the premier has said, During the election campaign earlier this year [...]

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Police urge driver caution as kids trick-or-treat

Police urge driver caution as kids trick-or-treat

| 31/10/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Drivers are being asked to take extra care on the roads this evening and look out for children walking on the roadways as they enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating across the Cayman Islands. Webster’s Estates and Savannah were singled out by police as areas where motorists should be especiall [...]

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Hospital chair defends management team

Hospital chair defends management team

| 25/10/2017 | 154 Comments
(CNS): Health Services Authority Board Chair Jonathan Tibbetts has issued a statement defending the hospital management team after the qualifications and competence of some of the most senior staff were brought into question by the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday. Following the report on CNS ou [...]

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MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

| 24/10/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Chris Saunders, the independent MLA for Bodden Town West, urged the Health Services Authority Board to deal with nepotism and incompetence among senior staff at the hospital, as he quizzed the board chairman and the CEO of the hospital about HR issues. During Tuesday’s Public Accounts C [...]

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