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Local lawyer to chair transplant council

Local lawyer to chair transplant council

| 05/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Following the recent implementation of the Human Tissue Transplant Law, paving the way for local organ donations and transplants, the government has now appointed the council to oversee the new area of medical practice. [...]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 30/08/2018
Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? [...]

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MRCU aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti

MRCU aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti

| 30/08/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has created a board made up largely of international and global technical experts with the ambitious goal of eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito from Grand Cayman. The creation of this specialist advisory board was revealed in a press release [...]

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Murder case stalled over suspect’s ability to answer charge

Murder case stalled over suspect’s ability to answer charge

| 21/08/2018
(CNS): The ability of Waylon Timothy Rivers (19), who is accused of killing his father, to answer the murder charge against him was in question on Friday. The case against the teenager has stalled as lawyers seek legal aid to finance the necessary neurological and fitness-to-plead examinations. Riv [...]

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Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

| 15/08/2018
I’m trying to find a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on Grand Cayman who is able to administer the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Programme (MDTP). I have dysphagia as a result of radiation therapy 16 years ago to my neck to treat cancer. A side effect is damage to my swallowing mechanism. MDTP look [...]

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CAYS sounds alarm over troubled teens care

CAYS sounds alarm over troubled teens care

| 07/08/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The manager of the CAYS Foundation, which runs the Frances Bodden Children’s and Bonaventure Boys’ homes for troubled teenagers under care or court orders, has sounded the alarm over the continued lack of political commitment to the multitude of challenges some kids in Cayman are [...]

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Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

| 06/08/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Government has announced a new summer clean-up project and will be offering two weeks paid work for unemployed Caymanians this month. The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) programme normally takes place in December and January as part of a Christmas and New Year spruce up for the islands. [...]

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HSA warns of increasing mental health demands

HSA warns of increasing mental health demands

| 03/08/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The government will need to invest much more in mental health provision in the coming years, as officials in the Health Services Authority are already seeing a significant increase in demand for these services. Emergency personnel are also seeking more support for their own mental well-being [...]

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Organ donation now legal after law enacted

Organ donation now legal after law enacted

| 01/08/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The commencement order for the long-awaited Human Tissue Transplant Law has been signed, implementing legislation that began life almost a decade ago. The law itself was passed five years ago but it has been a long road to enacting the law and enabling organ transplant operations as well as t [...]

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Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

| 23/07/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Local workers, volunteers and activists collected 30 tonnes of plastic waste in just three days from beaches in the Dominican Republic last week, following stormy weather in the area that washed the plastic through the Caribbean Sea onto the shore.  Shocking video footage released by interna [...]

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Recycling in Cayman not a waste

Recycling in Cayman not a waste

| 23/07/2018
A month ago, Foster’s Food Fair gave me a recycling box (kudos to FFF) which I have since been using to throw out my cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium. I dutifully bring the items in the box to the proper recycling bins by Kirk supermarket. Recently someone told me it’s pointless to recycl [...]

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