January 23, 2020

Jamaica: Plastic ban begins, Vaz updates the public

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From Jamaica Gleaner Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz called a press conference to address concerns about ban on single-use plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam. Here are highlights from his presentation. Regulating and compensation * Effective immediately, all stocks of single-use plastic bags of dimension 24”x24” and […]

Baptist Health International inaugurates PET and CT Imaging Center in Grand Cayman

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New center will benefit patients throughout the Caribbean MIAMI, FL – December 6, 2018 – Baptist Health International announces the opening of its first PET and CT Imaging Center in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Equipped with state-of-the-art positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) technology, the center will transform the Cayman Islands into a […]

Cayman Islands DEH supports more than 5,000 volunteers for Earth Day

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From Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health As part of community outreach for Earth Day activities this weekend, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is providing support to more than 5,000 clean-up volunteers. This includes the provision of dumpsters, grab truck services, bags, gloves and garbage pick-up services. “We are very pleased to be able […]

Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic

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By Rachel England From engadget The mutant enzyme breaks down plastic in a matter of days. There are research teams around the world dedicated to finding a remedy for the growing plastic pollution crisis, but now it seems that one group of scientists have found a feasible answer — and they stumbled upon it by […]

Some people with Alzheimer’s seem to resist memory loss

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By Sharon Begley, STAT From Business Insider The defective proteins that are widely thought to kill brain neurons and cause, or at least indicate,Alzheimer’s disease do not always have that calamitous result, scientists reported on Monday, raising more doubts about conventional approaches to diagnosing and finding treatments for Alzheimer’s. The researchers analyzed the brains of […]