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Cayman’s cancer statistics still inadequate

Cayman’s cancer statistics still inadequate

| 21/10/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The voluntary registration rate for the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry is beginning to increase. But officials have said that the statistics, compiled with information supplied by a dozen medical professionals, that reflect local trends for the illness that impacts so many people are still in [...]

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Solomon Webster disabilities bill passes unanimously

Solomon Webster disabilities bill passes unanimously

| 14/10/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin steered an important bill through the Legislative Assembly this week with the support of all of the members of the parliament. The disabilities bill, which has been named for the late Solomon (Solly) Webster, a Special Olympian who was tragically murdered in what was [...]

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Second pregnant woman contracts Zika

Second pregnant woman contracts Zika

| 13/10/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Just days after public health officials announced that there had not been any new confirmed local transmissions of the Zika virus for some two weeks, a new test result has revealed that a pregnant woman in George Town has now tested positive for the virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosq [...]

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Local transmission of Zika holds steady

Local transmission of Zika holds steady

| 12/10/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that there have been no further confirmed cases of local transmission of the Zika virus over the last two weeks. In the most recent results that the local health authorities have received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad, onl [...]

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Cabinet approves business case on dump

Cabinet approves business case on dump

| 12/10/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The outline business case setting out proposals for how government should move from dumping all of its garbage into a landfill to an integrated waste-management system has been approved by Cabinet, paving the way for the request for the procurement process to begin. Premier Alden McLaughlin, [...]

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MLAs back cannabis oil legalisation

MLAs back cannabis oil legalisation

| 10/10/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): In an historic moment in the Legislative Assembly on Monday afternoon, all members of the parliament backed the government’s amendment to the drugs law to pave the way for the use medicinal cannabis oil. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, presented the bill on Frida [...]

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Support needed for those in crisis

Support needed for those in crisis

| 07/10/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The need for early intervention when people encounter crisis events will be highlighted during the upcoming Mental Health Week. The Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Psychiatry and Behavioural Services Department (PBSD) will mark the week, which starts 8 October, with a series of events [...]

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Over one third of waste comes from yards

Over one third of waste comes from yards

| 05/10/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Officials working on the next steps in implementing a comprehensive waste management system for the Cayman Islands have revealed that yard waste accounts for well over a third of the rubbish going into the George Town dump. The figures demonstrate the pressing need for the premier’s ministr [...]

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NGOs query GM mosquito success risk

NGOs query GM mosquito success risk

| 04/10/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED 5 Oct, with Oxitec comment: Admissions by Oxitec, the UK company partnering with the Mosquito Research and Control Unit here in Cayman, that the space created by the successful eradication of the Aedes aegypti through the use of its genetically modified insects could pave the way for a [...]

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Pregnant woman infected by Zika in GT

Pregnant woman infected by Zika in GT

| 27/09/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): A pregnant woman who lives in the Swamp area of George Town has been infected with the Zika virus, public health officials said. The first confirmed case of a pregnant woman contracting the mosquito-transmitted virus was revealed at a public information meeting in the capital Tuesday evening [...]

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Experts rummage through local rubbish

Experts rummage through local rubbish

| 26/09/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s rubbish came under scrutiny last week when landfill and waste specialists began assessing the composition of household and commercial garbage in preparation for the next step of the government’s proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS). Two consultants from Amec [...]

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