June 25, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Seafarers

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“Here in the Cayman Islands our rich maritime heritage plays a very important part in determining who we are as a culture. “One thing that many Caymanians and residents have in common, regardless of how recent our arrival, is that we all feel the pull of the sea that bounds our beautiful Islands. “Yet while […]

Google AI can help doctors predict when patients might die

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By Greg Sandoval From Business Insider Google has a new algorithm that can quickly sift through thousands of digital documents in a patient’s health record to find important information, Bloomberg reported. This enables the technology in some cases to help doctor make better predictions about how long a patient may stay in a hospital or […]

The Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million to mental health organizations

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By Mary Hanbury From Business Insider The Kate Spade brand announced on Wednesday that it would donate $1 million to mental-health awareness to honor its late founder. Kate Spade was found dead by suicide in her apartment in New York City on June 5. She was 55. Her husband, Andy, said she had suffered from […]

Pan Caribbean Anti Aids Partnership to hold forum in T&T

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will convene a Regional Forum for the Development of a Regional Rights-Based Framework to increase access of Migrants and Mobile Populations to HIV prevention, […]

Caribbean insurers well-capitalised despite 2017 hurricane losses, says A.M. Best

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By Charlie Wood From Reinsurance News A new report from A.M. Best points to the responsiveness of reinsurers as a driving factor behind Caribbean property and casualty (P/C) insurers’ ability to withstand the record-setting impact of 2017’s hurricane season, enabling them to quickly resolve and settle the high volume of claims. Despite the magnitude of […]

Caribbean: PAHO signs agreement with Development Bank to focus on mental health ahead of Hurricane Season

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From teleSUR TV “Strengthening social and individual resilience is, and always should be, a key component of any response to disasters,” said Monica La Bennett. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed an accord to improve the capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in the Caribbean as part […]

Gadget of the week

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AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals Jon Fingas From engadget It could help spot disease and take care of the elderly. You don’t need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls — all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at […]

Jamaica: Now health ministry admits one dengue-related death

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From Jamaica Observer The [Jamaica] Ministry of Health is now reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death so far this year. The information runs counter to Sunday’s news release by the ministry stating that there were no confirmed reports of dengue-related deaths on the island. Sunday’s news release was issued in response to […]

Drink recipe of the week

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JoeDogg’s Spicy Red Beer Recipe by: JoeDogg From All Recipes “This is a delicious addition to any meal or just by itself anytime day or night. Yummy and satisfying not to mention the health benefits.” Ingredients 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer 1 (5.5 ounce) can tomato-vegetable juice cocktail 1 dash Louisiana-style hot […]

Police: 100s of snakes, mice in sexual abuse suspect’s home

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From PamAmerica24 WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Police investigating a sexual assault suspect discovered hundreds of snakes, mice and other small animals, including some that had died, in the foul-smelling basement of his southeastern Wisconsin home. West Bend police say officers found 160 snakes, more than 250 mice, as well as geckos and frogs in […]