May 29, 2017

The reduction of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis slows down in Latin America and the Caribbean, warns PAHO

A new report shows that progress towards the elimination of pediatric HIV has been reduced and the number of children with congenital syphilis has increased. PAHO calls for early diagnosis and treatment of pregnant women to prevent transmission to their babies Washington, May 25, 2017 (PAHO/WHO).- A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) […]

The rise in senior cannabis usage

From WN Once seen as a drug for youngsters and hippies, the profile around those who take cannabis today has changed incredibly. While some people who smoked it at a younger age never gave it up, there are many figures that point to an increasingly high number of first—time users who are in their senior […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Ex-Cayman Islands Secretary of CIFA pleads guilty to money laundering Former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and former business partner and attaché for Cayman islands’ disgraced Jeffrey Webb, Costas Takkas, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in U.S. federal court last Wednesday. Takkas was a Cayman Islands resident from the […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS PROGRESSIVES: Healthcare & Environment

From The Progressives 2017 Manifesto ACCESS TO QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE The current system of accessing healthcare and health insurance needs reform. Private sector insurance providers too often treat our older persons and those with long term conditions unfairly, either charging them unaffordable premiums or denying them coverage all together. These vulnerable members of our community […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS PROGRESSIVES: Communities & Social Agenda

From The Progressives 2017 Manifesto SAFER COMMUNITIES Economic success and more Caymanians in work has been a key part of the country’s recent successes. However, there is a risk that this overall success can hide emerging social issues. We share the real concern in our communities about the development of a gang culture and the […]

Cayman Islands Charity Fashion Show helps feed students

A recent fashion show held in conjunction with Sand Angels and local fashion house Isy B Designs has netted $500.00 donation for the NCVO’s Caring Cousins lunch programme. The “Hello Summer” fashion event held on Thursday 11th May, highlighted Isy B’s 2017 Summer Collection as well as swim, athletic and resort wear available at the […]

Miami Cancer Institute Names Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Miguel A. Medina III, M.D., Director of Microsurgery

MIAMI, FL – May 17, 2017 – Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Miguel A. Medina III, M.D., has joined the team of cancer specialists at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Medina will serve as the Institute’s director of microsurgery. He specializes in the treatment of patients requiring skilled plastic and […]

PAHO Encourages Caribbean Countries to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

By PAHO/WHO Bridgetown (PAHO / WHO) – Taxes on tobacco, alcoholic and sweetened beverages can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used to improve the health of the Caribbean population. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is encouraging Caribbean authorities to adopt these tax measures, which can […]

Health City Cayman Islands – St Maarten deal

From IMTJ International Travel Journal Patients from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten will go for medical treatment at Health City Cayman Islands. Patients from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten will go to Grand Cayman on weekly charter flights for medical treatment at Health City Cayman Islands. The direct flights, using Cayman Airways, follows […]

Network of laboratories in the Americas seeks to strengthen the diagnosis of mosquito-borne disease

Panama, May 18, 2017 (PAHO / WHO)- The Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratories Network (RELDA), coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), is working to strengthen the diagnosis of mosquito-borne diseases to ensure a timely response to outbreaks and epidemics caused by these viruses. This week, PAHO brought together members of the 32 laboratories, technical advisers […]