November 15, 2019

Alex Panton Foundation announces sobering data from youth mental health survey at the 2nd Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium

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The Alex Panton Foundation has announced the results from the mental health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey at the recent 2nd Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium. The mental health component of the biennial (CISDUS) survey studied the general mental health of the students and sought to explore the risk […]

The Editor speaks: I receive nothing, you receive thousands – for the same position

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Cayman Islands Auditor General, Sue Winspear, has just released a report examining pay and benefits to the boards of directors of 24 government companies and statutory authorities. Some receive nothing and some receive thousands. Do the one’s that receive nothing put in the same hours as the ones that receive thousands? That was not disclosed. […]

Cayman Islands government issues update on peaceful protest by Cuban migrants

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A group of eight Cuban migrants at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) on Tuesday (15 January 2019) refused food. This followed a peaceful protest that began late last week concerning: immigration processing; access to free, bi-lingual attorneys; and a desire to be released into the community. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Garfield Wong met with the […]

Cayman’s heaviest twins born at Cayman Islands hospital

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A pair of babies born recently at the Cayman Islands Hospital tipped the scales to become the heaviest twins on record to be born in the Cayman Islands. Daniel Matias James Diaz Banks and Daniella Valentina Diaz Banks weighed in at a combined 16 pounds and 15 ounces at birth last week. The previous twin […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Education offering medical specialisation scholarships

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From The Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority, is offering an overseas scholarship package for junior Caymanian doctors who have completed their internships and are seeking to undertake specialty training.  The application process is open from 1 […]

Cayman Islands’ First Responders train in Incident Command Systems and Mass Casualty Management

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Between October 15th and October 19th, approximately forty individuals in Grand Cayman are receiving training in Mass Casualty Management (MCM) and Incident Command Systems (ICS). The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) are sponsoring the courses. “A Mass Casualty Incident is any event resulting in a number of victims large […]

Cayman Islands: YCLA 2017 Recipient- Faith Gealey’s Year in Review

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With the 2018 YCLA Gala Event is in just a few weeks, the Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation wanted to take the time to share more on our 2017 Recipient, Faith Gealey, and her year in review! Since last year’s 2017 YCLA Gala, Faith has addressed more than 10,000 young people in schools, service clubs and […]

Ground breaking transplant medical procedure completed at Cayman Islands Hospital

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In a major medical first in the Cayman Islands, doctors at the Cayman Islands Hospital completed a groundbreaking meniscus transplant surgery on a local patient – the first of its kind in the island and the region. The medical team led by visiting Specialist, Dr. Ivan Wong, Associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Dalhousie University […]

Cayman Islands MRCU begins plans to eradicate mosquitoes

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) –The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has enlisted the help of a new group in its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito from Grand Cayman. Developed by MRCU, the advisory board includes eight representatives that will provide input on an eradication plan and its progress. Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour […]

The Editor Speaks: Health waste

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When it comes to HEALTH government is a past master at wasting our funds. Whether it is the real, hard, natural waste or the medical health both manage to waste our funds. We have just learnt that Richard Simms, the director at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES), and Mark Bothwell, the manager […]