Archive for February 23rd, 2021

Concern over disposal of medical waste

Concern over disposal of medical waste

| 23/02/2021 | 16 Comments

Anonymous writes: The management and treatment of medical waste (MW) are of great concern owing to its potential hazard to human health and the environment. A United Nations human rights expert noted that medical waste is becoming an increasing problem. The Cayman Islands have three fully-equipped hospitals (and a fourth is going to be built), […]

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Campaign planned to coax seniors to vaccinate

Campaign planned to coax seniors to vaccinate

| 23/02/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Local people have been co-opted to help the Health Services Authority in a campaign to encourage the last few hundred seniors still holding out to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Cayman has given at least one shot of the Pfizer vaccine to around 81% of the over 60s but government is hoping to get 90% […]

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QC argues for PC to reinstate gay marriage in CI

QC argues for PC to reinstate gay marriage in CI

| 23/02/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Marriage is a secular institution but Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush continue to be discriminated against and their human rights denied on religious grounds, Edward Fitzgerald QC argued before the Privy Council in London on Tuesday, as he urged that court to reinstate Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling from March 2019 which legalised same-sex […]

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Aster hospital to be built in West Bay

Aster hospital to be built in West Bay

| 23/02/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): A proposed new hospital, which, if the project goes ahead, will be Grand Cayman’s fifth and its third medical tourism facility, will be built in West Bay, according to Gene Thompson, the developer behind the project. Aster Cayman Med City, as the hospital is being dubbed, will be on land that Dart is selling […]

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Alden backs off support for cruise tourism

Alden backs off support for cruise tourism

| 23/02/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said there will be no commitment to build a cruise ship dock in the ‘coalition’ manifesto. In a reversal of his previous staunch support for cruise tourism, McLaughlin said the business community and the wider public have made it clear they want a more balanced approached to the overwhelming numbers […]

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MoT boosts budget to feed stingrays

MoT boosts budget to feed stingrays

| 23/02/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Licensed Wildlife Interactive Zone (WIZ) watersports tour operators can continue to run regular trips to the Sandbar over the next few months as the tourism ministry has confirmed that it will continue to fund the initiative to feed the stingrays there until June. It has also increased the budget so the boat owners can […]

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Minister signs off public cash to mend voter’s roof

Minister signs off public cash to mend voter’s roof

| 23/02/2021 | 161 Comments

(CNS): The health minister has personally signed off on a $5,000 payment for home repairs for a registered voter who lives in his constituency of Bodden Town East, according to a letter leaked to CNS. Although Caymanians can apply for government assistance to help with critical repairs to properties they cannot afford to undertake themselves, […]

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Coral disease advancing towards 7MB

Coral disease advancing towards 7MB

| 23/02/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Despite efforts to contain the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), which is a worrying new hazard for coral first detected here last June, it is heading towards the Seven Mile Beach marine park, according to the Department of Environment. SCTLD has been advancing west over the last few months across Grand […]

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