December 6, 2019

EU provides over €300 000 to flood victims in the Caribbean

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08/01/2014 – Responding to the serious damage caused by recent flooding in the Eastern Caribbean region, the European Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ECHO has released more than €300 000 to bring immediate relief to those most affected by floods. On 24 December 2013 severe rains and high winds struck due to […]

The Editor Speaks: I am worried

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I am a worried man today.  I am worried because my editorial can be misconstrued, as I do not have the full facts. My sources for the editorial are from second and third hand reports that I have received. Never-the-less, for what it is worth, I am going to reveal the reason for my worries. […]

Mentally ill prisoners

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In my Editorial today concerning worries, I have highlighted the decision of a Cayman Islands magistrate in refusing bail on a petty robbery committed by a man with severe mental problems. This despite pleadings by the man’s lawyer to have him released under the supervision of professionals and the case to be dealt with in […]

Caribbean sun powers flagship Haiti hospital, and then some

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From Clean Technica You may remember our report last winter on the development of a Haiti hospital predicted to become the world’s largest solar hospital. The Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais opened last March. So far, it’s living up to — even exceeding — all the predictions. Solar might seem to some of you a poor […]

Lifestyles January programmes

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January 6, 2014 – Happy New Year! For many, reducing weight will be an important goal for 2014; please see details on Lifestyles Weight Management program attached.  Specific program content is attached under The Plan. Stress and burnout are recognizable threats to health  in our increasingly fast-paced society. Read about The Benefits of Meditation and […]

Dominica seeks international help to determine cause of rise in cancer cases

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From Caribbean360 The chief medical officer hopes the island will embark on developing a comprehensive cancer prevention programme this year. ROSEAU, Dominica, Tuesday January 7, 2014, CMC – Dominica is seeking assistance from the International Atomic Agency in helping it determine the cause of an increase in the number of cancer cases on the island. […]

Via Christi’s self-insurance company in Caymans intended to ‘keep our costs down’

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By Kelsey Ryan The Wichita Eagle Via Christi Health, the largest nonprofit health care system in Kansas, maintained an insurance company in the Cayman Islands for nearly 20 years, according to forms the group files with the IRS. The company, Sunflower Assurance, was used to handle medical malpractice insurance for the health system, said David […]

Consumer price index rises

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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 CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CAYMAN ISLANDS, January 5, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Consumer Price Index (CPI) […]

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

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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 Christmas Day mass for children, at a makeshift camp for displaced people. Photograph: AP The […]

African dust makes journey to Caribbean

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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 blow across the Atlantic to land in the Caribbean – some even make it to […]