November 14, 2019

Enhanced recruitment process is focus for Health Ministry managers

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GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) –   Some 20 senior managers and human resources (HR) staff from the Ministry of Health recently attended a two-day training intended to enhance their recruitment skills. SHRM Senior Certified Professional Susan White, a former Senior Vice President and Human Resource Executive at global financial services firm JP Morgan Chase, led the sessions. Key […]

Cayman Islands MRCU responds to GeneWatch FOI release

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Following recent reports by some local media [including iNews Cayman] questioning the success of the recent public health programme that deployed genetically modified, non-biting mosquitoes to combat Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) would like to clarify a number of points: On 29 June 2017 the minutes of the West Bay […]

Public Hearing of Public Accounts Committee at Cayman Islands LA on Tuesday, 24 October 2107

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has announced it will be having a Public Hearing to discuss the Report of the Auditor General regarding the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA). Only one witness has been called and that is Ms. Lizzette Yearwood: Chief Executive Officer – Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. When the Auditor General’s […]

Is Jamaica’s Health Ministry preparing to import medicinal marijuana from Cayman Islands? [UPDATE NO!]

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UPDATE: Since this story was published see release from Jamaica Observer below By Chevon Campbel From Nation Wide Radio JM A Cayman news outlet is reporting that Jamaica’s Health Ministry is moving to import medicinal ganja products from the Cayman Islands. According to the report, a Cayman businessman says he’s on the verge of inking […]

Sri Lanka’s worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

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From Times Free Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers on Tuesday to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water […]

Mexico reports no microcephaly case linked with Zika

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Source: Xinhua From Shanghai Daily MEXICO has not recorded any cases of babies born with microcephaly due to their mothers being infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy, Mexican Health Minister Jose Narro said Friday. In a press conference, Narro said the Mexican health system had carefully monitored any pregnant women infected with Zika but […]

Brazil now has doubts that Zika alone causes birth defects

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By Will Carless From GlobalPost PRI Zika is starting to take root in the United States. World athletes are arriving in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics — others notably are not, to avoid catching the virus. But now Brazilian doctors are quietly acknowledging they may have been wrong theorizing that Zika itself causes […]

Trinidad: We don’t sell old chicken

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By JULIEN NEAVES From Trinidad & Tobago Newsday PRESIDENT of the Supermarkets Association of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Yunus Ibrahim has defended local supermarkets against claims that imported chicken unfit for human consumption is being sold, saying these statements were meant to “push” the local market. “If food is coming into this country and it’s […]

More Caribbean countries confirm Zika cases

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From CARIBflame The Caribbean Region continues to wrestle with the mosquito-borne Zika Virus and 15 Caribbean countries have confirmed cases. The region’s leading health body, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA) has provided an update on Zika in the Caribbean and sounded warnings for environmental controls ahead of the annual rainy season, expected to […]

More on Ebola preparedness from Cayman Islands Ministry of Health

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Although there are no reported cases of Ebola neither in Cayman Islands nor in the Caribbean, local medical personnel and the Ministry of Health are continuing preparations for the unlikely event of an Ebola (EVD) patient requiring care. Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), met with the Hon. Osbourne […]