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Medivac training diverts to real crash

Medivac training diverts to real crash

| 09/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Paramedic Shawn Kelly from the HSA took to the skies in the police chopper with the RCIPS Air Operations Unit crew on Saturday morning in a familiarisation exercise, but it wasn’t long before the training deployment turned into a real emergency. During the flight the helicopter received a report about a serious crash in […]

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Police chopper saves lives

Police chopper saves lives

| 07/07/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter is continuing its work to save lives as well as interdict drug smugglers and other criminals. During the last two weeks of June the chopper was involved in six medical evacuations to Grand Cayman from the Sister Islands: including two on 17 June and four during the following week. A heart […]

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Concerns grow over mosquito control

Concerns grow over mosquito control

| 05/07/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): From the impact on the bee population to pellets contaminating water cisterns, a growing number of people in Cayman are raising the alarm about the current policies of the ministry responsible for the Mosquito Research and Control Unit. While Cayman has always battled the various native and invasive mosquitoes through different means, at present […]

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HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

| 04/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent release by UNAIDS calling on the Cayman Islands and 47 other countries to lift restrictions on people seeking to visit, study or work who are HIV positive, officials here have said that there is no mandatory restriction and that each case is considered on its own merit based on medical expert […]

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Cayman urged to drop HIV ban by UNAIDS

Cayman urged to drop HIV ban by UNAIDS

| 27/06/2019 | 110 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is one of 48 countries being urged by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to drop their restrictions on people living with HIV landing or working in those places. While the Cayman government does not necessarily prevent HIV+ people landing or visiting Cayman, it still requires work permit applicants […]

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Why doesn’t the hospital have more blue spots?

Why doesn’t the hospital have more blue spots?

| 27/06/2019

I frequently go to George Town Hospital for appointments with my disabled spouse. We have a disabled tag for our car so can park in the handicapped spots. However, there have been instances when every one of the six blue spots in the main parking lot is taken, either by cars carrying disabled tags or, […]

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What are good foods to store for a hurricane?

What are good foods to store for a hurricane?

| 26/06/2019

I need advice on what food to purchase as the hurricane preparedness plan suggests. I don’t buy canned food so don’t know how it tastes. Can you advise which canned food has good caloric and nutritional value and also tastes good? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on CNS Local Life

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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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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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Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

| 09/05/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The people of Denver, Colorado, have voted to decriminalise ‘magic mushrooms’ by a slim margin. While the natural hallucinogen remains illegal, the vote shifts law enforcement resources away from pursuing people using it. Campaigners for decriminalisation say psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in some species of mushroom, is safe, non-addictive and has therapeutic benefits […]

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