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Dump gets only passing mention in SPS

Dump gets only passing mention in SPS

| 16/04/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Despite being very high on the priority list for many people in the Cayman Islands, the issue of the ever-growing George Town dump and plans to address the constant garbage problems were only mentioned in passing in the Strategic Policy Statement delivered Friday. Premier Alden McLaughlin dedicated less than half a page in his […]

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Cayman cats at risk of heartworm, warns vet

Cayman cats at risk of heartworm, warns vet

| 15/04/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A newly published study about heartworm in cats in the Cayman Islands by Dr Brandy Darby from St Matthew’s University has been published in the Journal of Feline Medicine. It revealed that at least 11% of feral cats had adult heartworms present on necropsy and another 27% of cats showed evidence of exposure to […]

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How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

| 12/04/2019

Health City is going to build a cancer centre. Is it going to have a specially designed independent sewage treatment plant that includes disinfection and residue removal zones? Where will final effluent be disposed? Wastewater from hospitals can contain traces of anything from viruses and multi-resistant bacteria to medical contrast agents and chemicals for cancer […]

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Minister amuses LA with homophobic ‘joke’

Minister amuses LA with homophobic ‘joke’

| 11/04/2019 | 189 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly all seemed highly amused by the health minister’s description of this month as “Gaypril”, as he answered questions Wednesday from Chris Saunders (BTW) on issues impacting the health ministry. As Dwayne Seymour struggled to supply answers about problems with staff and management, from the suspended security team and the […]

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Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

| 09/04/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that employers and workers will have to pay more into private pension schemes because many retirees are not able to cover health insurance costs when they quit work, which means government is picking up their costly medical bills. As members of Finance Committee voted Monday for an additional $11.5 […]

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CIG mulls second new police chopper

CIG mulls second new police chopper

| 08/04/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The old RCIPS helicopter was very badly damaged in the recent crash on the Owen Roberts Airport apron and government may need to buy a second new machine, depending on the findings of the insurance company. While the brand new helicopter is already on duty and was involved in its first medevac emergency this […]

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Miller urges CIG to address social ills

Miller urges CIG to address social ills

| 08/04/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has identified eight priority areas that he wants government to address in the upcoming Strategic Policy Statement that will set out the goals for the final two years of the current PPM-led coalition. At a press briefing last week Ezzard Miller accused the government of not funding welfare, education and other […]

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Healthcare sustainability under review

Healthcare sustainability under review

| 04/04/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said “the fiscal sustainability of healthcare” as well as health insurance cover for those aged 65 and over are areas currently under review in his ministry. But in a message marking World Health Day 2019 focused on universal health coverage, which the WHO believes is a human right, Seymour […]

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Demo uses royal visit to raise social concerns

Demo uses royal visit to raise social concerns

| 28/03/2019 | 99 Comments

(CNS): A small silent demonstration was held at the airport on Wednesday evening as around a dozen concerned citizens used the opportunity of the royal visit and the arrival of the British press to attract attention to the struggles that many Caymanians are going through, despite all of the news of economic growth. The activists […]

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Truck trouble fuels more garbage pick-up delays

Truck trouble fuels more garbage pick-up delays

| 28/03/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have apologized yet again for delays in garbage pick-ups as a result of equipment trouble. The DEH said in a short release that their customers could expect delays after a series of mechanical failures in some of the trucks earlier this week. Department of Vehicle and Equipment […]

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Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

| 25/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): More than half of young people in the Cayman Islands have been bullied, often causing severe mental health problems, and yet there has been little effort by parliament to act on the draft legislation to counter it, which has been around for years. At a recent presentation on bullying, for which only […]

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