November 20, 2017

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Alfredo Whittaker is new Cayman Islands Football Association President After a marathon four rounds of voting Alfredo Whittaker has been elected the new President of the Cayman Islands Football Association. (CIFA) When the first round of voting began incumbent Lee Ramoon received 6 votes, and Whittaker and candidate Renard Moxam eacg receiving 5. A […]

US: Hidden camera shows nurses laughing as a 89-year-old man dies in nursing home

AP From Business Insider An 89-year-old World War II veteran in a nursing home called for help, saying he couldn’t breathe. A hidden camera shows nurses laughing during the incident. Two nurses lost their licenses and the family settled with the nursing home. ATLANTA (AP) — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station […]

Italian surgeon who is definitely not a supervillain says he just completed the first human head transplant

By Mike Wehner From BGR Medical advancements are happening all the time, and medical ethics seems to be having a hard time keeping up. The latest (and perhaps most unsettling) example of this is Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero’s unceasing desire to perform the first human head transplant. Well, in an announcement today, Canavero claims he’s […]

First intervention to reduce dementia risk – study just published

A study on the first intervention ever – pharmacological, behavioral, or otherwise – to significantly reduce dementia risk just published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, a peer-reviewed journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. The NIH-funded ACTIVE Study followed 2800 older adults for 10-years to measure the impact of three different approaches to […]

EIB, CDB commit $24 million to post-disaster Caribbean reconstruction

From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Bonn, Germany – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have set up an emergency post-disaster reconstruction financing initiative to help the region recover from recent hurricane events. The arrangement will support investments for infrastructure reconstruction projects in the Caribbean in the wake of the […]

10 members of Philadelphia family get sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — ABC6 A local couple says their dream vacation became a norovirus nightmare when not one, not two, but ten members of their family came down with a debilitating illness. What’s worse: that couple was celebrating their honeymoon. Those that fell ill include newlywed Ashley Morris, her husband, her two kids, her […]

Anguillan dialysis patient receives life-saving treatment at Cayman Islands HSA

In its latest continued efforts to assist a devastated Anguilla towards recovery from Hurricane Irma, the Health Services Authority (HSA) helped an Anguillan dialysis patient avert a potentially catastrophic medical event with a rare life-saving surgical procedure in the Cayman Islands. Overwhelmed with patients in need of care after sustaining significant damage and loss from […]

Cayman Islands: DG, Optimists promote childhood cancer awareness

Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, Cert. Hon., JP, received the first t-shirt in an ongoing drive to raise childhood cancer awareness, organised by the Optimist Club of Grand Cayman, at the Government Administration Building recently. Miss Erika Sobers, a student of St. Ignatius School, who designed the t-shirt, presented the first shirt to Mr. Manderson, […]

OECS Member States working together to save $5 million in annual pharmaceutical procurement

OECS Media Release: 4th Council of OECS Health Ministers meeting convened in Martinique Friday, November 10, 2017 — The OECS Commission is working to continue to drive down the cost of medicines via the OECS Pharmaceutical Service which in 2016/17 purchased approximately $25 million worth of medical products, which resulted in aggregate cost-savings of $5 million for […]

Caribbean Youth Environment Network and Solar Head of State launch partnership

Plans to educate youth about renewable energy across the region During this year COP23 climate conference, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Solar Head of State (SHOS) launched a partnership to promote education on renewable energy across the Caribbean region. The CYEN is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering […]