August 20, 2019

Cayman: HSA welcomes 91 Summer Interns

The next generation of healthcare professionals spent the summer at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) as part of its Summer Student Internship programme. The 2019 internship programme began on June 1 and will have provided on-the-job training to 91 students by the time it concludes on September 15. This year, the programme was […]

Cayman: St Matthew’s University donates funds to the Cayman Heart Fund

The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently received a generous donation from St. Matthews University. The University offers CPR and BLS classes through-out the year and a portion of the funds collected are donated to the CHF supporting their work in the Cayman Islands. Qualified students receive a certificate authorized by the American Heart Association. “We […]

El Salvador: Evelyn Hernández cleared over baby’s death

From BBC A 21-year-old woman in El Salvador whose baby was found dead in the toilet where she gave birth has been cleared of murder during a retrial. Evelyn Hernández had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness during the birth. Prosecutors had asked for […]

Safety tips for industrial workers

By Sean Felix Lim Aside from maintaining continuous growth and stable profit, every business owner must also give equal attention to some issues concerning the safety of the workers. Since the workers can make a big impact on the overall productivity of your daily operations, it is highly essential to keep them away from any […]

Researchers aim to understand how some old brains work better despite damage

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Some older adults manage to keep their younger thinking and memory abilities despite evidence of damage to the brain — and researchers want to know how they do it, Forbes reported. Though researchers at the National Institute on Aging have created a way they hope will help them figure out the puzzle […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman: Office Closures: Needs Assessment Unit The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) wishes to advise the public that its offices in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac will close from 3 p.m. on Thursday, 29 August 2019, for a staff meeting. Normal office hours will resume on Friday, 30 August. The NAU apologises for any inconvenience the closures may […]

STAY IN THE LOOP – Week ending 9 August 2019

In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Jascene Dunkley-Malcolm and Ms Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. Highlights: 00:00:45:19 – Crime and Violence Initiative continue00:05:09:00 – Dr Wayne Wesley, New CXC Registrar/Chief Executive Officer00:06:10:11 – CARICOM, OAS, The Commonwealth in Joint Special Mission to Dominica00:07:24:06 – Slavery Reparations: The University […]

What is Chelation?

By Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall From Newsmax The word chelation means “to grab” or “to bind.” Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution — ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) — is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. When EDTA is injected into the veins, it “grabs” […]

7 Easy health and fitness tips for business travellers

Professionals working in local cities find it hard to maintain a physically fit body and a healthy mind due to their work, what more for a business traveler? In order to keep on track of their tasks, a business traveler needs to be healthy and fit; however, some face a great deal of difficulty when […]

A sonic cyberattack could hijack a device’s speakers

By Rachel Kraus From Mashable Weapons that injure crowds of people by emitting dangerous sounds may seem like the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, malicious hackers might be able to do just that — but with Bluetooth- or WiFi-capable smartphones, headphones, speakers, or laptops. Researcher Matt Wixey is unveiling research at the Def Con hacking […]