March 20, 2018

Pharma Bro’, who drove up anti-HIV drug prices, gets jail

[USA], Mar. 10 (ANI) – Former drug firm executive Martin Shkreli, who drove up the price of drug used to treat HIV by 50 times, has been sentenced seven-year imprisonment by a New York federal court for defrauding investor. The “Pharma Bro” was convicted last year for defrauding investors by showing fake account statements of […]

One in three Caribbean people with HIV don’t know status

By Julien Neaves From NewsDay tt One in three people in the Caribbean with HIV do not know their status, reported UNAIDS Director Latin America and Caribbean Dr Cesar Núñez. He was speaking on Monday at the opening day of the three-day 6th Meeting of the National AIDS Programme Managers and Key Partners held at […]

PAHO issues yellow fever warning

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reiterated its previous recommendation that Caribbean and other international travelers be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to traveling to or visiting areas where yellow fever is circulating. PAHO said it continues to encourage member states to take all actions necessary […]

OECS Member States collaborating to eliminate HIV and Tuberculosis

OECS Media release Friday, March 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has partnered with the Pan American Health Organization and the Global Fund to implement a program aiming at eliminating tuberculosis and HIV in the Eastern Caribbean. The US $5 million TB/HIV project funded by the Global Fund will operate in six participating OECS Member […]

Mum reveals what it is like to live in fear of her own brain tumou

By Charlotte Gosling From The Herald Plymouth Sue was diagnosed with a brain tumour while on a family holiday to the Caribbean A Plympton mum’s discovery of a brain tumour on a Caribbean holiday has led her to raise more than £6,000 for research into the illness to continue in the city. Sue Frost was […]

Cayman Islands Residential Mental Health Facility planning approved

Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility in the Cayman Islands have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. The application was considered and approved by the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. The Ministry of Health, which is building the facility, will now seek building permit approval and to prequalify […]

Cayman Islands Cert basic training programme outline

The CERT Basic Training Course is designed to provide volunteers with the basic skills and information needed to be prepared for, and respond to, emergencies and disasters in the community. Upon successful completion of the course (100% attendance required) participants receive a certificate verifying they completed the course. The volunteer group completing this training will […]

Input sought on Cayman Islands tissue donation and transplant regulations

The public is being asked for input on regulations being drawn up to govern the Human Tissue Transplant Law so that the legislation can be put into effect. The law, which was passed in 2013, will allow organ transplants to take place in the Cayman Islands, improving the quality of life for many patients and […]

US Senate panel kills bill allowing use of marijuana derivative

BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press From News Observer BOISE, IDAHO – A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of lawmakers on Monday broke out in turmoil during a last-minute attempt to advance the bill. Republican Sen. Tony Potts asked the Senate Health and Welfare […]

Cayman Islands Alex Panton Foundation receives enormous community support at launch events

Hundreds came out to support the launch of the Alex Panton Foundation 2 recent events, the ‘Hidden’ short-film movie premiere and a Youth Mental Health symposium. “We are so incredibly grateful for the support that the community has shown,” Alex Panton Foundation chairman, Jane Panton, said. “It proves that the rest of Cayman also feels […]