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Consumer price index rises

CPI Records 2.8% Growth in the Third Quarter reports Cayman ESO Monday, 06 January 2014 13:38 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the third quarter ending September 2013 rose by 2.8 percent compared to the quarter ending September 2012. GRAND…

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Children ‘beheaded and mutilated’ in Central African Republic, says Unicef

By Mark Tran and agencies From The Guardian UN warns of unprecedented levels of violence against children, as December sectarian clashes result in 1,000 dead in Bangui Bangui, Central African Republic: a rare toy sits on a bench during a…

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African dust makes journey to Caribbean

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ From the Durango Herald Scientists studying particles’ effect on climate, health PHOTO: In this Aug. 19 satellite image, African dust blowing over the eastern Atlantic Ocean approaches the Canary Islands. Each summer, dust particles from African sandstorms…

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Caribbean chikungunya outbreak grows, poses threat to US

Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring writes From croftsblogs Health officials are reporting a sharp rise in the number of patients sickened in a chikungunya fever outbreak centered on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, which may signal an increasing risk to…

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The health-care ‘revolution’ coming to an island near you

By Matt Clinch Assistant Producer cnbc In late February, around 480 miles off the coast of Florida, the Cayman Islands will get ready to cater for a new kind of visitor. On top of tourism and financial services, the islands…

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New mammography centre at Chrissie Tomlinson

The Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital (CTMH) has just recently installed a three-dimensional “pain free” mammography centre and the Minister of Health, Hon Mark Scotland, was on hand to officially open it. CTMH has upgraded its mammography equipment and integrated an…