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CIG needs to consider prison mental health

CIG needs to consider prison mental health

| 10/04/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Before the government embarks on a new prison project it will need to consider the future mental health of inmates. The new prison director, Steven Barrett, said that thought will need to be given on how the prison service is going to deal with prisoners suffering from mental health condition [...]

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Planning approves mental health facility

Planning approves mental health facility

| 12/03/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The government’s long-term residential mental health hospital earmarked for East End has received the go-ahead from the Central Planning Authority, and the Ministry of Health can now move forward with construction of the facility, which should be complete by the tail end of next year. Th [...]

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Mental health facility will not pose danger

Mental health facility will not pose danger

| 23/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman government’s chief psychiatrist has said that the people who will be residing at the new mental health facility, when it opens, will not pose a danger to the community because there will be no high-risk patients treated there and no serving convicted criminals. Dr Marc Lockha [...]

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Robber with mental age of child jailed for 2+years

Robber with mental age of child jailed for 2+years

| 22/12/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A young man who was described by his lawyer as having the mental capacity of a 9-year-old child was jailed Thursday for 27 months for an opportunist street mugging in George Town two years ago. Charles Walton, who was 18 when he robbed a woman on the West Bay Road, cutting her purse straps [& [...]

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Plans finished for mental health unit

Plans finished for mental health unit

| 14/12/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility are ready and are expected to be submitted to the Central Planning Authority this month, government officials said in a release Thursday. The project to develop the long-awaited and much-needed facility is not expected to get u [...]

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Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

| 09/11/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Bryan Roland Powell (37), who was 20 years old in January 2000 when he and Kurt Fabian Ebanks murdered taxi driver Curtis Seymour, has been given the lowest tariff so far for a life sentence under the Conditional Release Law. He and Ebanks stabbed and killed Seymour in a robbery where they to [...]

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Mental health facility design contract worth $900k

Mental health facility design contract worth $900k

| 02/08/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The contract to design the Cayman Islands’ first-ever dedicated mental health facility, won by Toronto-based architects Montgomery Sisam along with local partners  DDL Studio, is worth CI$898,285, officials have now confirmed. The overall cost to complete the project is estimated to b [...]

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Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

| 27/07/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): A Toronto-based architect has signed a deal with government to design the much needed mental health facility in East End, which has a target completion date of April 2019. But government has not disclosed the details of the contract or the tendering process. In response to CNS queries to gove [...]

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Cops help in medical incidents alongside crime fight

Cops help in medical incidents alongside crime fight

| 26/06/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Police officers went to the rescue in two unrelated cases last week, even as they continued their patrols fighting crime. On 22 June, an auxiliary officer was first on the scene after an elderly woman fell through a glass door and was bleeding heavily outside Casanova’s on North Church [...]

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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 tha [...]

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Concerned about friend being suicidal

Concerned about friend being suicidal

| 28/11/2016 | 1 Comment
A friend of mine has been really depressed recently and I am really worried about her. I’m wondering if there is a suicide hotline here? Auntie’s answer: Few things could be worse than getting to a place where someone contemplates ending their life. If the unthinkable does happen, I unfortunatel [...]

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