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CIG focused on burning garbage

CIG focused on burning garbage

| 01/10/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government remains committed to a waste-to-energy solution for the islands’ mounting garbage problem, according to the minister with responsibility for solid waste-management. Dwayne Seymour said in his message on the United Nations World Habitat Day that recycling [...]

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Insurance companies take away drug choices

Insurance companies take away drug choices

| 28/09/2018
How can a doctor prescribe a medication to treat a chronic illness and an insurer then decide they know better than the doctor and choose not to cover it? What is even more infuriating is the Big Pharma alternative is three times more expensive than cannabis oil and has so many side effects yet they [...]

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Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

| 28/09/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A premature baby born on Cayman Brac who needed immediate specialist care was airlifted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Wednesday by the police helicopter. Faith Hospital staff contacted the RCIPS Air Operations Unit at 2:00 in the morning as the baby was about to be born, a [...]

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Miller questions health ministry garbage policy

Miller questions health ministry garbage policy

| 21/09/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is questioning how the health ministry is handling garbage, as he believes officials are privatising parts of the collection process outside the parameters of the law and missing out on the collection of commercial garbage fees that are due to the public purse. [...]

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$6M more voted for healthcare costs

$6M more voted for healthcare costs

| 19/09/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The opposition member for Bodden Town West, Chris Saunders, urged the health minister to consider a national health insurance plan for the Cayman Islands, after Finance Committee voted last week to give the ministry another $6.5 million to cover indigent healthcare costs for the remainder of [...]

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Carter retires from CS, ministry confirms

Carter retires from CS, ministry confirms

| 17/09/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, who was on some form of unidentified paid leave from his job as director of the Department of Environmental Health, has retired from the civil service, health ministry officials finally confirmed Monday. Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn told CNS in response to inquiries that Cart [...]

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Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

| 11/09/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Following allegations by the opposition and persistent questions surrounding the integrity of the tender process for the government’s long-planned new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS), the Ministry of Health has denied that there was anything wrong with the bidding and h [...]

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Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

| 10/09/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Children in the Cayman Islands could be given free health insurance in the future, as Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said he is looking into how all local kids can get access to the care they need. In a speech in the Legislative Assembly last week about the work his ministry has been doin [...]

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Waste management project still months away

Waste management project still months away

| 06/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Integrated Solid Waste Management System for the Cayman Islands is still many months away from being implemented, as talks roll on between government and the Dart-led consortium that was selected as the preferred bidder, the premier revealed Wednesday. Addressing the Legislative Assembly, [...]

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Local lawyer to chair transplant council

Local lawyer to chair transplant council

| 05/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Following the recent implementation of the Human Tissue Transplant Law, paving the way for local organ donations and transplants, the government has now appointed the council to oversee the new area of medical practice. [...]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 30/08/2018
Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? [...]

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