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There has been a long-standing policy in Cayman of denying work permits to people with HIV, but that policy may have changed behind closed doors at some point within the last several years.
More details have emerged on the progress of the mental health facility planned on 15 acres of land in East End.
An updated Pharmacy Law has been drafted and should be submitted to Cabinet within the next two months to be approved for public consultations, according to Health Ministry Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn.
The amount government spends on funding healthcare for uninsured patients will continue to increase, a senior public health official warned Thursday.
Government has declined to reveal the details of any settlement with former director of Department of Environmental Health Roydell Carter after an open records request from the Cayman Compass.
The Ministry of Health is still working on legislation to replace a nearly 40-year-old Pharmacy Law that, among other things, does not prevent people from using different doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions for the same drug.
The government’s cursory announcement of the firing of Lonny Tibbetts (after eight years’ leading CINICO) masquerades as information, but it is actually an insult – to the public’s intelligence, and to the public’s right to know.
Cayman’s government is searching for a new solution to its mosquito problem.
The public is being asked to weigh in on proposed legislation on advance directives related to end-of-life care.
Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush on Wednesday blocked an attempt by political opposition members to bring a contempt of parliament action against government chief officer Jennifer Ahearn.
Acting Governor Franz Manderson said there is “no basis” for taking disciplinary action against Health Ministry Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn for allegedly giving a false answer to the Public Accounts Committee last October.
The leadership of the government department responsible for trash collection and the landfill is in flux, with the director out of office and another senior official resigning from his post.
Department of Environmental Health officials say they are ramping up trash pickups in the coming days to address delays in service across the island.
The Mission House in Bodden Town got a pre-Christmas makeover Monday by members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing.
A staff dispute concerning overtime pay and difficulties with operating some of the government’s garbage trucks have led to delays in trash collection and recommendations for an internal audit at Cayman’s Department of Environmental Health.
“Does anyone have any diet restrictions or things you’re following?” Ritz-Carlton executive pastry chef Melissa Logan asked her audience on Friday at the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference. “I can tell you, I do.”
The Cayman Islands government was forced to pay $625,000 in August over a medical negligence claim that predates 2002. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, said the payment was “in addition to” other expenditures made in relation to the case.
Cayman Islands opposition lawmakers have asked that Prisons Director Neil Lavis and the acting chief officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs appear before the Legislative Assembly next week to answer questions about a burgeoning scandal in the prisons service.
Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital will reopen its maternity ward sometime in the next couple of months, offering rebuilt rooms, new beds and a luxury environment designed to attract and retain patients.
The Ministry of Health and Culture is inviting the public to comment on a draft plan intended to protect and promote Caymanian culture.
Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new plan for the George Town landfill, including a waste-to-energy plant to incinerate waste. The new waste management strategy calls for capping the landfill, creating a new recycling facility on the site and reducing the amount of waste going into the landfill by 95 percent.