April 24, 2018

Minimally invasive technique eases pain for Cayman Islands patient with rheumatoid disease

Patient and Deputy Chairperson of the HSA Board Karie Bergstrom, who has been struggling with the pain of rheumatoid disease for 15 years, has found relief after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure at the Cayman Islands Hospital. This is the first time the procedure was performed in the Cayman Islands and, with the exception of […]

Caribbean IVF clinic to host a fertility conference in Miami

NEWS PROVIDED BY Barbados Fertility Centre LONDON, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC), a JCI accredited center of excellence for IVF on the Caribbean island of Barbados, is taking the unusual step of flying in their medical team to host a fertility conference in Miami on May 5th 2018 due to overwhelming […]

Too much sugar increases risk of dying from cancer

By Sylvia Booth Hubbard From Newsmax If you’re a sugar junky, you might want to rethink your diet. A study published in the International Journal of Cancer discovered that eating high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar during the year prior to treatment for head and neck cancer increases the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below Hedge fund accountant Rob Patraulea fights for license in Cayman Islands By David Marchant From OffshoreAlert Robert Patraulea v. Council of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants: Notice of Originating Motion Canadian hedge fund accountant Robert Patraulea, who has worked in Cayman since at […]

Cayman Brac: Faith Hospital’s lab awarded the prestigious JCI accreditation

Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac celebrated a major milestone this month after their medical laboratory achieved the international accreditation from the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI). The accreditation and certification from JCI is recognized as the Gold Seal of Approval for international quality standards for patient care and service delivery. “Faith Hospital is elated to […]

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2018 – Message from Cayman Islands Minister

From Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA 21 to 28 April 2018 This month, from April 21 to 28, the Cayman Islands and other countries in the region will celebrate the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas, with a soccer theme in honour of the 2018 World Cup. The […]

US: Fitness app company settles with FTC for nearly $1 million

By Rob LeFebvre, From engadget The FTC claims that the app charged customers who canceled or met goals. If you’re going to create a mobile app that offers monetary rewards for meeting fitness goals, you should probably make sure you back your promises up. The Pact fitness app offers users a way to incentivize workouts […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below   Cayman Islands: Suspected Arson in Bodden Town Friday, 20 April From RCIPS On Friday, 20 April, just after 11AM, police and fire officers responded to a report of a fire on Nettie Levy Close in Bodden Town that had caused significant damage to a […]

Cayman Brac: E. Coli levels unsatisfactory in Watering Place well samples

From Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac to refrain from utilising well water for the purposes of drinking, bathing, brushing teeth, cooking, handwashing and washing of utensils until further notice. Affected areas include Poppy Lane, Mary Eli Road and Plaza Drive. The […]

Cayman Islands DEH supports more than 5,000 volunteers for Earth Day

From Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health As part of community outreach for Earth Day activities this weekend, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is providing support to more than 5,000 clean-up volunteers. This includes the provision of dumpsters, grab truck services, bags, gloves and garbage pick-up services. “We are very pleased to be able […]