Tag: Dr John Lee

Doctors Express tab will cost public purse

Doctors Express tab will cost public purse

| 16/02/2021 | 100 Comments

(CNS): The end result of the unlawful drug raid at Doctors Express by customs and police officers will likely end with a significant tab that will be picked up by the public purse. Even before a court rules on reputational damages and business losses, the private clinic will be claiming “significant costs” as a result […]

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Dr Lee in denial over court findings

Dr Lee in denial over court findings

| 10/02/2021 | 173 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has claimed that he had acted in what he believed to be the best interests of the public, despite the findings of the judge in the Doctors Express case, Justice Robin McMillan, who said he acted improperly and knew it. “At all material times I acted in good […]

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Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

| 09/02/2021 | 165 Comments

(CNS): A judge has found that a raid at Doctors Express in 2019, when police seized medical cannabis from the physicians at the private medical clinic, was illegal. The decision was based on an unlawful warrant, which in turn was based on an unlawful cease notice issued by the chief medical officer. In his ruling […]

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Loopholes closed on vaccine queue jumping

Loopholes closed on vaccine queue jumping

| 04/02/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have closed the loopholes that were allowing property owners and visitors aged 60 and over to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and all Caymanian residents will now take priority over even long-term visitors in the National Vaccination Plan. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee also said the health ministry doesn’t have the […]

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UK COVID variant confirmed in travellers

UK COVID variant confirmed in travellers

| 26/01/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): A selection of COVID-19 positive samples were sent overseas by Cayman’s Public Health Department for genomic sequencing and three have been identified as the British variant, which confirms that travellers coming into the Cayman Islands have brought the more infectious and possibly more virulent strain of the coronavirus here. The samples were sent just […]

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Island-wide vaccine plan begins

Island-wide vaccine plan begins

| 07/01/2021 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The over 70s, healthcare workers, front-line staff dealing with travellers and those with significant pre-existing conditions are being invited to attend the HSA Flu Clinic on Friday and district health facilities across all three islands from Monday, as the official vaccination plan gets underway. Several healthcare workers have already been vaccinated, along with government […]

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Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): An eleventh hour disclosure of a damning email written by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that emerged Friday in a judicial review regarding a raid at Doctors Express by customs last year left little doubt that there was a conspiracy to curb the facility’s ability to dispense cannabinoids. Attorney James Austin-Smith said the […]

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Viral loads in positive travellers high

Viral loads in positive travellers high

| 15/10/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have raised the alarm about the high viral loads they are now seeing in travellers testing positive on arrival. In Wednesday’s test update, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said there were four positive results from 463 tests carried out over the previous day. All of these individuals were travellers who will remain […]

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Dr Lee heads long list of royal gongs

Dr Lee heads long list of royal gongs

| 12/10/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, has been awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution to health services in the Cayman Islands, heading a long list of various gongs and accolades for healthcare workers, public servants and volunteers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside Dr Lee’s top royal award, Angela […]

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230+ tested after primary school COVID-19 case

230+ tested after primary school COVID-19 case

| 09/10/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS: Government is waiting for results from more than 230 swabs taken from the contacts of a Year 2 student at Red Bay Primary School who tested positive for COVID-19 today before it makes any decisions about the current regulatory regime surrounding the virus. All the child’s close family members have already been tested and […]

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COVID-19 patient in hospital

COVID-19 patient in hospital

| 05/10/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A person in isolation, who became ill with an unrelated condition but tested positive for COVID-19, is in hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has confirmed. There were no new positive tests among  278 COVID-19 tests carried out over the weekend but this patient, who remains one of just two active cases, is now […]

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