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DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

| 13/12/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has added three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots, with more on the way. Two more skips have been placed at the recycling depot located at Kirk Market for plastic and mixed paper and an additional skip went to Hu [...]

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Pesticide use in organic farming

Pesticide use in organic farming

| 03/12/2018
I am a regular visitor to farmers market at the cricket grounds. I like to buy from there as I believe the produce sold there are organic. But, as I understand it, even the certified organic products worldwide are allowed to use a certain percentage of pesticides, etc. I would like to know which pes [...]

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Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

| 30/11/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out two emergency medical evacuations from Little Cayman in less than 48 hours this week after two women in two separate incidents needed to be airlifted to the George Town hospital on Grand Cayman. The first was on Tuesday evening, when a woman who had b [...]

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Cayman records 7 new HIV infections in 2018

Cayman records 7 new HIV infections in 2018

| 30/11/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Health officials have confirmed that there are now 72 people living with HIV in the Cayman Islands, after seven new infections were diagnosed between January and September of this year and one person died. In his message marking the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day on Saturday, Health Minis [...]

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BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

| 29/11/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has announced a huge drop in single-use plastics (SUPs) used by FCO staff in the UK. Since February, the Foreign Office has successfully eliminated 97% of SUPs, [...]

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DEH problems due to management, not trucks

DEH problems due to management, not trucks

| 27/11/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has said that plans he had to buy more garbage trucks were shelved after he discovered that equipment issues had nothing to do with the problems plaguing a key part of his portfolio. In Finance Committee last week, Dwayne Sey [...]

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Minister claims GM mosquitoes didn’t work

Minister claims GM mosquitoes didn’t work

| 23/11/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The environmental health minister, who has responsibility for the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU). has said the release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay did not work and has confirmed that when the Oxitec contract formally ends on 31 December, that will b [...]

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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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Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

| 21/11/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Following an alert issued by the US Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday that outbreaks of E. coli appear to be linked to romaine lettuce, many Cayman stores and restaurants have pulled the produce from their shelves and menus. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is also urging th [...]

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Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

| 19/11/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are being trained to collect garbage so that they can assist the Department of Environmental Health if there are future staff shortages or absenteeism to avoid the situation Cayman has endured for the last year of constant delays to rubbish pick-up. The minister respo [...]

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Free healthcare for kids under discussion

Free healthcare for kids under discussion

| 19/11/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour is still trying to find a way for government to provide access to free healthcare for all children. Although he has given no details about how he plans to accomplish the goal, Seymour told the Legislative Assembly on Friday that he has begun discussions with the [...]

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