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Cayman dodging dentist, data shows

Cayman dodging dentist, data shows

| 21/07/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): While dentists recommend that we should all be making at least two visits a year to their surgeries, the latest statistics on health related issues in the Cayman Island demonstrate that half of the population did not visit a local dentist at all last year. There were 29,489 visits made to dental clinics, according […]

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Poisoned land triggers major public health probe

Poisoned land triggers major public health probe

| 03/07/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): After a decade-long saga to get government to take the situation seriously, a major public health investigation is finally underway on land that was poisoned with arsenic and other dangerous substances when it was used as a debris site during the post Hurricane Ivan recovery. Government officials revealed yesterday that testing by local and international […]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority are asking Caymanian students abroad who are training to be doctors to get in touch with the Cayman Islands Hospital to secure a place with the HSA to practice medicine when they return. Making the connection with soon-to-be Caymanian doctors as early as possible is very important to the […]

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Caregivers regain ten-year pass

Caregivers regain ten-year pass

| 25/06/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Specialist caregivers hired by families to look after sick, disabled or elderly patients are, once again, able to stay in Cayman for up to ten years beyond the normal permit holder period. Following Cabinet’s approval of the regulations this week for the reinstatement of the special certificate, these workers will be able to remain on […]

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Hospital registers new donors in blood drive

Hospital registers new donors in blood drive

| 23/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Health Services Authority recruited 38 new donors during the weekend blood drive and took blood from more than 30 previous donors. Pleased with the results, staff explained that the hospital is always in need of blood and continues to encourage people to come in and donate whenever they can. Meanwhile, the HSA is teaming […]

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Man avoids jail after drink-fuelled attack

Man avoids jail after drink-fuelled attack

| 23/06/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A local man who suffers from a bipolar disorder avoided jail last week despite being convicted for unlawful wounding and common assault after attacking his friends during a drunken night out. Wayne Dilbert (56) admitted the assault, which took place over two years ago, and although he received an 18 month sentence, Dilbert’s efforts […]

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Waste producers will pay for new garbage plan

Waste producers will pay for new garbage plan

| 15/06/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A draft consultation document has been released to solicit comment and contributions from the public on one of government’s most pressing problems — the future of waste-management. Consultants are recommending an immediate push towards recycling and composting as well as a public awareness campaign to encourage the reduction of waste, as the concept of ‘the […]

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Blood wanted but not from ex-UK residents

Blood wanted but not from ex-UK residents

| 12/06/2015 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Members are the public are being encourage to give blood this weekend to mark World Blood Donor Day. The hospital bank needs all types of blood but the ban on former UK residents remains in place. Officials said they cannot accept blood from anyone who visited or lived in the UK for three months […]

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CIG takes steps over derelict tourist properties

CIG takes steps over derelict tourist properties

| 10/06/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The government has been attempting to address the derelict Divi Tiara Beach Resort in Cayman Brac and the former Islander Hotel on the West Bay Road, officials have said. The former tourism sites have both been deserted for long periods and as well as being visually unattractive there have been concerns raised in the community […]

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