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Health heroes on show at library exhibition

Health heroes on show at library exhibition

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Following the celebrations on National Heroes Day this week, when pioneers, veterans and current members of the health profession were honoured, the library is hosting an exhibition of photographs and artefacts that tell the story of the development of health services in the Cayman Islands. On Monday 114 professionals, including doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, […]

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Places still available in stop-smoking classes

Places still available in stop-smoking classes

| 20/01/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Smokers battling to give up cigarettes are being given assistance by the Public Health Department with a new series of stop-smoking classes starting next month. There are still a few places left on the free course, officials said. Classes start on 4 February at 5:15pm and last until 6:45pm every Wednesday evening for 7 […]

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Public consultation to begin on dump next month

Public consultation to begin on dump next month

| 15/01/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The consultants engaged to help government create a national waste management strategy to address the myriad problems the country faces over its growing rubbish pile are nearing the completion of the draft document, according to the chief officer with responsibility for environmental health. Jennifer Ahearn said that hopefully it would be published for public consultation […]

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Alden confirms landfill stays put

Alden confirms landfill stays put

| 13/01/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Having taken over the Department of Environmental Health just a few days ago as a result of the ‘Ozziegate’ scandal, the premier has confirmed that the policy remains the same to fix the dump problem on its current site. Alden McLaughlin also told the press Tuesday that the additional new ministry to his portfolio […]

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$450k compactor to address dump issues

$450k compactor to address dump issues

| 13/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The director of the Department of Environmental Health, Roydell Carter, said the investment in a new $450,000 compactor for the George Town dump and ten new garbage trucks expected at the end of this month are all desperately needed to help address the myriad issues faced in recent years by his department. Carter and Premier Alden McLaughlin, […]

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Cruise ships dump a billion gallons of raw sewage

Cruise ships dump a billion gallons of raw sewage

| 13/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Data released by the US government has revealed that cruise ships dumped more than a billion gallons of sewage in the ocean last year, much of it raw or poorly treated. Federal data analyzed by Friends of the Earth, a global environmental organisation, said that their assessment demonstrates the continued need for stronger rules […]

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US hypocrisy over ganja an issue for Jamaica

US hypocrisy over ganja an issue for Jamaica

| 09/01/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As the moves towards the decriminalization of ganja in Jamaica inches along, one of the leading newspapers in the country has pointed out in a recent editorial that the island nation’s plans to introduce the legal cultivation and a regulated marijuana industry could be undermined by the actions of the US outside its borders. […]

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Chikungunya cases on the decline

Chikungunya cases on the decline

| 07/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Although there is now a clear decline in the number of local and regional chikungunya cases, public health officials are warning people to continue to take precautions against mosquito bites to ensure the situation remains that way. The worst now appears to be over in the recent Caribbean outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted virus and […]

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New blood pressure kiosks for public use

New blood pressure kiosks for public use

| 05/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) has just installed three new blood pressure kiosks to help people monitor their blood pressure levels whenever they want. One kiosk has been installed at the Government Administrative Building and the other two at the Cayman Islands Hospital: one at the General Practice Unit and the other in […]

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Triplets are first Cayman babies of 2015

Triplets are first Cayman babies of 2015

| 02/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): At 12:45am on 1 January Mark and Sheena Thompson and their 9-year old son, Jayden Thompson, welcomed three new additions to their family. Triplets Alexa, Jenna and Emma who weighed 3lbs. 12ozs, 3lbs. 7ozs, and 3lbs 2ozs, respectively arrived after 32 weeks of pregnancy. Although the Thompsons had hoped their little girls would be […]

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