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Latest news articles from the Cayman Compass, our sibling publication:

  • Customs seize vaping products in Doctors Express search

    Customs and Border Control officers searched Doctors Express Tuesday, days after the medical facility was forced to pull cannabis vaping products from its shelves, according to a government spokesperson. […]

  • Water Authority staff gets lesson in prostate cancer prevention

    The Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Prostate, Colorectal and Testicular Cancers Event (PACCE) committee took its cancer awareness campaign to the Water Authority on Tuesday. […]

  • Doctors Express ordered to pull cannabis vapes from shelves

    A local healthcare facility has been ordered to stop prescribing and selling vaporising cannabinoids after the Health Practice Commission on Saturday issued a cease notice. […]

  • HSA: Refrain from e-cigarettes, vaping

    Cayman Islands health leaders are urging the public to abstain from using e-cigarettes or vaporisers on the heels of a series of illnesses and deaths in the United States. […]

  • US bound travellers warned of deadly mosquito virus

    People travelling to parts of America’s east coast are being asked to be mindful of a mosquito-borne illness called eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE. […]

  • Seniors offered free home health screenings

    As part of Caribbean Wellness Day, set for Saturday, 14 Sept., next week Health Services Authority staff will be visiting the private homes of senior citizens across Grand Cayman to offer free nutritional assessments, health screening and counselling. […]

  • Cancer Society to host awareness events

    The Cayman Islands Cancer Society will present ‘Conquering Cancer VI – Let’s Fight Cancer Together’, a series of cancer awareness activities for health professionals and the general public, this month. […]

  • Contractors chosen for mental health facility

    Ministry of Health officials say contractors have been picked for the delayed long-term mental health facility in East End, and construction is expected to begin in October. […]

  • Born 14 weeks early, baby saved at Cayman Islands Hospital

    Lizza and Glenn Halili had been trying for seven years to have a baby. The road to parenthood, however, was complicated by health issues and the pain of a miscarriage. […]

  • Lions Club shines spotlight on prostate cancer

    Prevention is better than cure. That was the message from the Lions Club of Grand Cayman when the club hosted an educational seminar last week on prostate, colon and testicular cancers at the Seafarers Association Hall. […]

  • St. Matthew’s donates to Cayman Heart Fund

    St. Matthew’s University has donated funds raised from its CPR and basic life support classes to the Cayman Heart Fund. […]

  • Law Reform Commission looks at decriminalising suicide

    The Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper recommending that suicide should no longer be a crime in the Cayman Islands. […]

  • Care kits for parents of sick kids

    Insurance company BritCay launched an initiative this month to help families of sick babies and children being evacuated to seek urgent medical care overseas. […]

  • Dress-down day provides shoes for children

    Rotaract Blue’s fifth ‘Put Your Best Food Forward’ dress down fundraiser on Friday is helping to purchase school shoes for disadvantaged children in the Cayman Islands. […]

  • Cayman healthcare officials discuss Ebola preparedness

    Cayman’s healthcare professionals have met several times to assess Cayman’s preparedness for dealing with cases of Ebola, after the World Health Organization last month declared the recent outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. […]

  • Cayman’s youth receive gift of ‘mental wealth’

    A 40th birthday wish to help young people in Cayman suffering from mental health issues has led to an ongoing series of donations to The Wellness Centre. […]

  • New faces at Cayman Heart Fund

    Cayman Heart Fund has a new coordinator and board appointees. Angelique Bodden has been appointed the coordinator and Ailian Evans, Barrie Quappe and Teri Quappe have joined the board. […]

  • Van will help with blood drives

    The Blood Bank at Cayman Islands Hospital now has a new van to carry necessary equipment on mobile blood drives. […]

  • Labour office investigates Vela fall

    The Department of Labour and Pensions is investigating an accident in which a worker fell 20 feet at a construction site at the Vela development on South Sound Road on Monday. […]

  • Jasmine receives donation from EY

    Jasmine, formerly known as Cayman HospiceCare, received a US$10,000 donation from EY Cayman on Wednesday. […]