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Mental health facility will not pose danger

Mental health facility will not pose danger

| 23/02/2018 | 13 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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HSA admits latest scandal over finances

HSA admits latest scandal over finances

| 22/02/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Health Services Authority has now confirmed that during a “routine monitoring of department metrics” a number of “irregularities” were discovered and an internal audit is now underway. The authority has given no details of those irregularities or commented [...]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

| 21/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Officials said that the dump blaze that ignited yesterday lunchtime has been successfully extinguished after fire fighters, including off-duty personnel, worked for three hours to bring it under control. “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of the main landfi [...]

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Ministry mum on dump director’s status

Ministry mum on dump director’s status

| 20/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is still refusing to comment on the situation that has emerged at the Department of Environmental Health since the director went on some form of extended leave against the backdrop of allegations that the ministry had asked for his resignation. A catalog of issues, includi [...]

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Hospital won’t reveal lawyers’ cut on debt

Hospital won’t reveal lawyers’ cut on debt

| 12/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority will not be revealing the percentage rate that the lawyers contracted to chase a million dollars of outstanding debt at the hospital will receive on the money they manage to collect. Officials confirmed Friday that, although the cost to the authority is being cap [...]

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Measles outbreak in region believed to be from Europe

Measles outbreak in region believed to be from Europe

| 01/02/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The Public Health Department is issuing an alert for travellers after at least two cases of measles were confirmed in the Caribbean and Central America that appear to have been imported from Europe. There have been no cases of measles in the Cayman Islands since 1990. Local immunisation cover [...]

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Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

| 30/01/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority has appointed the local law firm HSM Chambers to collect cash from patients that have not paid their hospital bills. HSA officials said the firm won an open tender process last year and it has since entered into an agreement on how the debt, which has plagued t [...]

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MLA: CIG privatising garbage service via back door

MLA: CIG privatising garbage service via back door

| 09/01/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The opposition MLA for Bodden Town West believes that government is attempting to privatise the collection of garbage through the back door. Chris Saunders believes the troubles surrounding the rubbish pick-up and the management of the landfill are directly related to the failure by the minis [...]

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Ministry denies Carter’s suspension

Ministry denies Carter’s suspension

| 08/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Despite widespread reports from multiple sources that Roydell Carter has been placed on required leave and is facing pressure to resign from his job as the director of the Department of Environmental Health, the ministry has denied that he has been suspended. The ministry’s chief office [...]

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Dump boss suspended from job

Dump boss suspended from job

| 04/01/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, the director of the Department of Environmental Health, has been suspended from his post amid undisclosed allegations of a budget overrun of millions of dollars, CNS has learned. Government officials have refused to comment on the situation relating to the DEH boss but sources [...]

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