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Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

| 13/06/2019 | 79 Comments

(CNS): A passenger on a mega cruise ship who was in need of emergency medical assistance was brought to shore on Grand Cayman Thursday with the help of a local tender service, despite government’s continued insistence that these ships cannot use tender vessels. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas can carry almost 5,500 passengers and […]

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Miller urges gov’t to sort problems with MRCU

Miller urges gov’t to sort problems with MRCU

| 12/06/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller is calling on the government to remedy the serious mosquito infestation plaguing his North Side constituency, which appears to be due to a lack of the necessary chemicals to kill the insects. The MLA, who recently resigned from the opposition leadership, said government should immediately fund the purchase of the insecticides needed […]

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Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

| 11/06/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Government will be taking a look at whether it would be possible to provide free healthcare for all children in the Cayman Islands, having accepted a private member’s motion on the issue last week. But despite Health Minister Dwayne Seymour’s claim that his ministry was already looking seriously at this proposal, the premier made […]

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Sea wasp stings land swimmers in hospital

Sea wasp stings land swimmers in hospital

| 29/05/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): At least two people were treated in hospital on Monday after several swimmers were stung by jellyfish while visiting Stingray City, according to reports from watersports operators. The Department of Environment said the jellyfish are likely to be sea wasps (Carybdea alata), a small species that is almost transparent and can deliver a nasty […]

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Charity highlighting Lou Gehrig’s disease in Cayman

Charity highlighting Lou Gehrig’s disease in Cayman

| 27/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): A recently established non-profit in Cayman dedicated to supporting people suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is raising awareness of this debilitating condition as it seeks funds to help patients with their medical needs. Toward this goal, ALS Cayman in May has been stepping up its social media […]

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Students lead conservation demands

Students lead conservation demands

| 27/05/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of students from several schools across the Cayman Islands joined with other young people around the world Friday in another global demonstration about the environment, urging their politicians to take action on green issues and protect their futures. Organised in conjunction with Plastic Free Cayman, the demonstration also drew attention to other urgent […]

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The sexualisation of our boys

The sexualisation of our boys

| 22/05/2019 | 57 Comments

Protection Starts Here writes: If you aren’t concerned about the photos of grown women wining on infants and children, you aren’t paying attention. Sexualisation has been a main topic of discussion for well over a decade, and certainly since it was better defined by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Task Force Report on the Sexualisation […]

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DEH urges residents to stop fly tipping

DEH urges residents to stop fly tipping

| 20/05/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is currently running a campaign to urge residents to dispose of garbage properly and to stop fly tipping. While the department is still struggling with its regular residential collection schedules, it is asking people to use the 24-hour drop-off site located at the entrance of the George Town […]

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Seized dogs quarantined after Parvovirus outbreak

Seized dogs quarantined after Parvovirus outbreak

| 17/05/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): An outbreak of a serious virus among some 50 small breed dogs seized by officials last week after a raid in Prospect has led to the animals being placed in quarantine at the Department of Agriculture’s animal shelter. Officials said that a host of private veterinarians and charities have been assisting and offering help […]

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Cancer Registry slowed by public stigma

Cancer Registry slowed by public stigma

| 16/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): Nine years after work began to establish a mechanism to collect data on people with cancer, the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry still faces an uphill battle in encouraging people to join. Amanda Nicholson, who has been cancer registrar at the Health Services Authority (HSA) since 2013, said she has come up against […]

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DG recovering from emergency appendectomy

DG recovering from emergency appendectomy

| 10/05/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson is expected to be discharged from the Cayman Islands Hospital on Saturday, officials confirmed Friday, after the civil service boss underwent an emergency appendectomy on Thursday night. Gloria McField-Nixon, the chief officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service, will be serving as the acting deputy governor while the DG […]

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