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HIC: Insurers need to make profit

HIC: Insurers need to make profit

| 14/02/2017 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Mervin Connolly, who heads up both the Department of Health Regulatory Services and the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) has told the Public Accounts Committee that health insurance companies need to make a profit. After several days of PAC meetings examining the auditor general’s late [...]

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Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

| 13/02/2017 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The idea that the hospital in East End, founded by world-famous Indian physician Dr Devi Shetty, was really intended to be a medical tourism facility has been questioned by a local doctor. Giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Darley Solomon said that he felt that from the b [...]

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Cancer registries to join forces to fill data gap

Cancer registries to join forces to fill data gap

| 09/02/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands health services continues to struggle to get a clear picture local cancer rates, after government attempts to mandate a register failed due to fears that insurance companies would misuse the information, the local voluntary registry is joining a regional hub to impr [...]

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Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

| 07/02/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Local government officials have begun working on a national plan to tackle the growing, global problem of antibiotic resistance. One of the first steps is to measure how much people in Cayman already know about the problem, which is caused by a catalogue of issues, such as the use of anti [...]

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Local blood bank begins drive for 500 donors

Local blood bank begins drive for 500 donors

| 06/02/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Blood Bank is hoping to find 500 new donors by the end of 2017, and towards this end it hosted its first major blood drive on 28 January at the recent Taste of Cayman Food Festival, where 30 people signed up. Judith Clarke, Laboratory Manager at the Health Services Aut [...]

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Local doctors criticise health system

Local doctors criticise health system

| 03/02/2017 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Two local senior physicians slammed the Cayman Islands government health system and its management in Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, pointing to a catalogue of problems. One doctor said Cayman had blindly followed the American system and another warned of problems in regulation a [...]

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Hospital relying on charity for key equipment

Hospital relying on charity for key equipment

| 27/01/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands hospital has resumed EEG tests after a local family raised the necessary cash donation by running marathons. But CNS understands the hospital is still short of much-needed equipment. In particular, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Breast Cancer Foundation are c [...]

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GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

| 26/01/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): There has been a dramatic fall in the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay, where genetically modified bugs have been released in a pilot project to get as near as possible to eradicating the disease-spreading pest. Over the last six months the MRCU, in partnership with a privat [...]

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Woman cleared of arson due to mental health

Woman cleared of arson due to mental health

| 09/01/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge found a local woman from North Side not guilty of three arson-related charges because of mental health challenges that impaired her ability to understand or even remember her crimes. The 57-year-old woman was accused of setting fire to her own home in the district more [...]

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Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

| 28/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The annual Christmas tree-mulching programme will begin on 1 January, public officials have said, as they asked people to place their used real trees in containers around the island. To stop the trees from adding to the landfill problems the Department of Environmental Health’s (DEH) gri [...]

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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): More than seven years after the Cayman Islands Constitution was implemented and three years after the Bill of Rights came into effect, the Constitutional Commission has revealed plans for an audio version for the visually impaired. The commission said the project was in “the preliminary [...]

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