November 22, 2017

When is a mosquito not an insect? When it’s a pesticide

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By MEGAN MOLTENI From Wired It took a decade for British biotech firm Oxitec to program a self-destruct switch into mosquitoes. Perfecting that genetic technology, timed to kill the insects before they could spread diseases like Zika and dengue fever, was supposed to be the hard part. But getting the modified mosquitoes cleared to battle […]

Months of Darkness for a Glimmer of Hope

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By LEE SNYDER From Huffington Post The motto of the United States is E Pluribus Unum – out of many one. At no time is this message of unity more important than during times of crisis. The U.S., like many countries, has been beset on all sides by increasingly severe natural disasters. Whatever their cause, […]

Cayman Islands: Human Rights Commission’s Statement on United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day 2017

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The Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) was created by the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009 (the “Constitution”). The primary role of the Commission is to promote observance and awareness of human rights. As part of this role the Commission engages in community outreach projects to fulfil our responsibility to the public. The Commission has identified […]

Clearwater Compliance CEO Bob Chaput to speak at Cayman Captive Conference

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning provider of healthcare cyber risk management and compliance solutions, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Bob Chaput, has been invited to participate at the 25th annual Cayman Captive Forum. Chaput will moderate a panel discussion on connecting patient safety with cyber risks along with panelists Mark Reynolds, president […]

The Editor Speaks: It is no surprise private sector pension and health insurers are failing Cayman and so is CINICO

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In the Legislative Assembly last Tuesday (14) the Finance Committee were discussing the thorny subject of insurance – pensions and especially health. With the burden of the uninsured Cayman Islands citizens falling on government to address when they reach retirement age the current system cannot be allowed to continue. These are not entirely my words, […]

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

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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 […]

Obesity, a key driver of diabetes

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In the Region of the Americas, the rate of adult obesity is more than double the world average, with women more affected than men. Halting the advance of this condition through policies and healthy lifestyles can prevent future cases of diabetes. Washington, D.C., 10 November 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – Obesity is one of the main risk […]

Powerful Iran-Iraq earthquake is deadliest of 2017

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By Shirzad Bozorgmehr and James Masters, From CNN Tehran, Iran (CNN)At least 452 people were killed and thousands injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the border of Iran and Iraq late Sunday. The earthquake is the deadliest of the year, eclipsing the one that hit Mexico City in September, and was felt as far […]

The Editor speaks: Diabetes

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On Tuesday 14th (Nov) World Diabetes Day is marked. I do not say ‘celebrated’ as it is nothing to celebrate if you have diabetes. I do not understand why the spotlight is on women. This year’s theme is “Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future”. Cayman Islands Minister for Health, Dwayne Seymour, […]

Reminding Cayman Islands’ men to just #MENtionit

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From Cleveland Clinic With Movember in full swing, health experts at Cleveland Clinic Florida are reminding the men of the Cayman Community that they should not wait until health concerns become serious to mention them. The ‘Just #MENtionit’ campaign was started by Cleveland Clinic in order to help encourage men to start speaking up and […]