Archive for Nov 22nd, 2018

How private is genetic information?

How private is genetic information?

| 22/11/2018
Are there any laws or policies that protect personal genetic information from being released to health insurance companies in the Cayman Islands? I’ve been talking to a friend who is wary of being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that cause increased risk of certain cancers. Their doctor does no [...]

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Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

| 22/11/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): After almost six months of trying to secure a meeting with the British government to discuss the constitutional relationship between Cayman and the UK, the premier has confirmed that talks have now been set for next month. Alden McLaughlin said that after the Overseas Territories Joint Minist [...]

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Police saved toddler buried alive in Bodden Town

Police saved toddler buried alive in Bodden Town

| 22/11/2018
(CNS): The police have revealed that a three-year-old child was buried alive for a short period yesterday evening before they were able to get to the Bodden Town premises, save and resuscitate the child and coordinate with EMS teams, in a case that has rocked the community. A 26-year-old-man from B [...]

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DPP appointed as Grand Court judge

DPP appointed as Grand Court judge

| 22/11/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): After 22 years of prosecuting offenders in the Cayman Islands, Cheryll Richards, QC will begin judging them next month after she takes up a position on the local bench. The current director of public prosecutions, Richards has been appointed as a full-time judge of the Grand Court and will t [...]

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Local loses cash after login info hacked

Local loses cash after login info hacked

| 22/11/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is urging people to use a different password for each website they log into and to change the password immediately if any of those websites are hacked. The FCU said they had been made aware of an incident where hackers were able to steal funds from a person in [ [...]

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People’s voices to be heard on climate change

People’s voices to be heard on climate change

| 22/11/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): World renowned conservationist and TV documentary maker, Sir David Attenborough, will be relating the stories of people from all over the world about their experiences with climate change at the United Nations conference on the issue next month. Sir David has been asked by the UN to give a la [...]

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Premier: All imports could pose threat

Premier: All imports could pose threat

| 22/11/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): There is a potential threat to national security or of duty evasion by almost everything that is imported into the Cayman Islands, the premier said Wednesday, explaining why the revenue collection function of the Customs Department as well as its enforcement arm is being transferred to the ne [...]

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Toddler in hospital, man arrested after unexplained ‘danger’

Toddler in hospital, man arrested after unexplained ‘danger’

| 22/11/2018
(CNS): Police have said that a young child is currently in hospital in a stable condition and a man has been arrested after what was described as a “serious incident in Bodden Town involving a young child in danger”. Police were called to an undisclosed location in the district at around [...]

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