September 21, 2023

Insight: Dengue vaccine in sight, after 70 years

One of the grimmest legacies of the war in the Pacific is still being fought 70 years on, but a victory over dengue, the intensely painful “breakbone fever” which that conflict helped spread around the world, may be in sight. The U.S. Army, which like its Japanese enemy lost thousands of men to the mosquito-borne […]

8 Tips to Become a Morning Person by DivineCaroline

By DivineCaroline ( You don’t have to naturally be an early bird to become one. Make the following changes to your daily routine and environment and give yourself a little time to adjust and you, too, can be one who effortlessly gets the proverbial worm. 1. Go to bed early. Yes, it’s a given, but […]

Cayman Heart Fund’s 2012 War On Weight Application Process is now open!

The War on Weight (WOW) committee have announced the 2012 War on Weight application process is open. If you know of a friend, family member or co-worker that may be interested in competing please pass this article along. WOW have a new website thanks to Andy at Cayman Active. It is located at and […]

10 Signs You Should Detox Your Life

By Tina Tessina, DivineCaroline* Many of my clients come in with complaints about personal habits that feel toxic in their lives. Just as you can detox your body when you’re feeling sluggish, it’s also possible to detox your emotional life. Here are some of the most common ways your life can back up on you, […]

8 Healthy Food Swaps You Haven’t Heard Of

By Divine Caroline 1. Quinoa instead of rice or pasta White rice and pasta are “bad” or simple carbs—you know, the ones that don’t provide much in the way of nutrition. But quinoa! This amazing ancient grain not only acts as a perfect platform for soaking up sauces, just like pasta and rice, but also […]

Mosquito control is everyone’s business

If you think you saw mosquitoes in your house, or outside, earlier this month, you were probably right. But with the diligent work of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU), the situation is mostly under control. “They are the nuisance mosquitoes, and although they are an annoyance they are not disease carriers” said MRCU’s […]

US Supreme Court upholds healthcare

The US Supreme Court has said President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform act is constitutional. The court upheld a core requirement known as the “individual mandate” that Americans buy insurance or pay a fine. Of the nine justices on the bench, Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote was decisive in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in […]

Cancer sufferer gains a new life and goes snorkelling in the Cayman Islands

For Sheila Scott, it was a defining moment. She stood knee deep in the beautiful blue Caribbean waters off the shore of the Cayman Islands, donned her mask and snorkel, took a breath and dove into the warm water in search of what lay beneath. A year ago it would not have been possible. Not […]

Message from Minister of Health the Hon. Mark Scotland in support of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Prostrate and Colon Cancer Event 30 June – 2 July 2012

According to the US Centres of Disease Control (CDC) about 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer. The prevalence of colon cancer […]

More genetically engineered mosquitoes released** (** see Dr. Reeves email below article)

Do you remember the Frankenstein mosquitoes and the lack of transparency the UK firm Oxitec executed here in the Cayman Islands in 2009 without our full knowledge? It created much publicity and our news story and Editorial was republished and commented upon around the world. We even received comment and support from Guy Reeves, a […]