June 25, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands: DOI early closure The Department of Immigration Headquarters, including the Visa Office, Enforcement Section, as well as the Passport and Corporate Services front counters will close to the public at 2:00p.m. on Thursday, 28 June 2018. Normal office hours […]

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

From Newsmax Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant. GW Pharmaceuticals, which has spent 20 years developing medicines from cannabis, is hoping for a Food and Drug […]

How ‘self-limiting’ mosquitoes can help eradicate malaria

From Wired Next month, in a laboratory an hour outside of London, scientists will begin stitching bits of DNA together and inserting them into hundreds of tiny, cucumber-shaped insect eggs. It’s the first step toward engineering a new kind of mosquito—the kind that could help eradicate malaria on this side of the Prime Meridian. The […]

Google AI can help doctors predict when patients might die

By Greg Sandoval From Business Insider Google has a new algorithm that can quickly sift through thousands of digital documents in a patient’s health record to find important information, Bloomberg reported. This enables the technology in some cases to help doctor make better predictions about how long a patient may stay in a hospital or […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices RCIPS Community Officers to Host Community Engagement Day at Locations Throughout the Islands, 23 June On Saturday, 23 June, RCIPS community police officers will be hosting a day of community engagement at different locations throughout the islands. Community officers from each of […]

The Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million to mental health organizations

By Mary Hanbury From Business Insider The Kate Spade brand announced on Wednesday that it would donate $1 million to mental-health awareness to honor its late founder. Kate Spade was found dead by suicide in her apartment in New York City on June 5. She was 55. Her husband, Andy, said she had suffered from […]

Future of health care in St. Kitts and Nevis, wider Caribbean vested in relationships

From St Kitts & Nevis Observer From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – While delivering the featured address at the 16th Annual Scientific Conference of the Caribbean College of Surgeons (CCOS) Awards Banquet June 15 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Minister of State with responsibility for Health the Honourable Wendy Phipps shared the importance of relationship […]

The Editor Speaks: Blood

Last Thursday, another important day passed by with barely a murmur. Strange, because the subject was blood and without it no living creature here on Earth would exist. It is something we take for granted and we must certainly praise the persons who donate this precious liquid. Our Minister of Health, Hon, Dwayne Seymour, sent […]

Message by Minister for Health, Hon. Dwayne Seymour on World Blood Donor Day, Thursday, 14 June 2018

Today, we in the Cayman Islands once again join global activities to mark World Blood Donor Day. This observance celebrates one the most noble of acts that we, as humans, can perform on behalf of our fellow community members. A blood donor is a special kind of person who empathises deeply with others in distress […]

RCIPS helicopter Medevacs pregnant woman in Cayman Brac, 14 June

From RCIPS This morning (Thu), 14 June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit deployed to conduct an emergency air lift of a pregnant woman from Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman. The woman, a local resident, had entered premature labour the previous evening, 13 June, and doctors assessed that the child was preterm and […]