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Sean K. Bent
Superfood
Posted by Sean K. Bent on 11/27/2014 2:05:27 PM

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Dont forget the flax seed oil for omega 3's...
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Andy Gray
Blood bank seeks holiday donations
Posted by Andy Gray on 11/27/2014 1:50:41 PM

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While I understand that the risk of CJD transmission is real and has been proven, it may be that the policy of excluding a significant section of the expat community on that basis is part of the reason for the shortage.

An abundance of caution is one thing but there have been only a few hundred cases of CJD worldwide in the last quarter century, and only about 1% of those due to contaminated surgical equipment or blood transfusion - maybe as few as 5 in the whole population of Europe!

Compared to the risk of death due to not having blood available, the CJD risk may be seen as statistically irrelevant?
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Lukishi Brown
Trash talk: Let's clean up our acts
Posted by Lukishi Brown on 11/27/2014 12:10:51 PM

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As Bette Davis said in her movie Beyond The Forest,What a dump. That is Cayman in many respects. The ridiculous one day clean up day is just that. People respond with attachments and fines. The beaches are strewn with disgusting garbage from the force of the ocean, those who don't think twice about throwing garbage overboard and human detritus, who also don't care where they toss their trash. Can't even imagine your homes or huts. Folks, wake up. This is your responsibility. Get off your posteriors, and pick up your island's garbage.
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roger davies
1.18 billion in unfunded healthcare liability forecast
Posted by roger davies on 11/27/2014 12:06:16 PM

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Not surprisingly Government is loathe to unilaterally rewrite the employment contracts of so many of it's potential voters, like all previous political parties that have been in power.
What I simply cannot fathom however, is why should the Civil Service continue to advertise new positions with free health care and non contribtory pension?.
Can Mr Archer answer this question?.
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Andy Gray
Trash talk: Let's clean up our acts
Posted by Andy Gray on 11/27/2014 11:30:27 AM

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Lets also focus on the good guys too.

There is a significant proportion of the community who go way beyond simply ensuring the trash is consigned to the dump.
Instead, they sort it and physically carry it to the various recycling points on the island.

Are people noticing how these facilities seem always seem to be overflowing (and not just slightly) - The action of the people is screaming a message to the government about recycling, yet the DOE are not being allocated the funds to bring to bear on this problem.
If the monies spent on consultants had instead been spent on recycling sites there would already be significantly less trash headed to mount trashmore.

Lets take soda cans - If everybody on island recycled just one aluminium can per week, that is 50 tons a year. The scrap value is around 100,000 dollars, and that is just ONE can per person per week, I think 10 times that is a more reasonable goal, and is anyone not offended by the prospect of a million dollars being buried in an already oversized landfill.

Understand this one simple fact, every bag of recyclables dropped off at a recycling site is a bag of trash NOT headed to mount trashmore, but is instead headed off island.

If a recycling site gets full too quickly- double the size, when it still gets full, double it again and repeat. Or maybe have a recyclables dumpster on every street!

If voters don't want to pay for garbage collection - pre-sorting household waste will allow that benefit to continue. Sort OR Pay - would seem to be an easy choice?
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paul peene
1.18 billion in unfunded healthcare liability forecast
Posted by paul peene on 11/27/2014 11:09:00 AM

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18 months ago when a group of us began to bring this skeleton out of the closet with an inflation adjusted projection of between 1.1 to 1.2b we were openly criticized as being sensationalists and unrealistic. Sadly, we underestimated being we assumed the duration would have been between 30-40 years and not the 20-25 years.

Bodes two simple Qs. How many people does that cover exactly? And more importantly how is this going to be paid for?

I applaud Mr. Archer for laying the ground work for bringing the civil service retirement inline with the private sector although this should be expected as basic fair play. The equalizaton should also go further so that the civil service personal pay into the pot their 50 percent of their coverage like we do in the private sector. And same as pension- equalize it in line with the private sector by paying 50 percent of the cost and reducing annual benefit from 12 percent to 10 like the rest of us.

It is only fair and just. Nothing more nothing less.
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L. Bell
Blood bank seeks holiday donations
Posted by L. Bell on 11/27/2014 10:07:28 AM

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Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) awareness!
It was considered rare ... 1 in 2000 - not too long ago and now the incidence is estimated at 1 in 200, and in fact, is probably higher as it very often goes undiagnosed and doctors are surprisingly unschooled in it . . .due to the fact that most docs still consider it a zebra (as opposed to a horse).Pathophysiology text dodn't even mention heriditary Hemochromatosis. Treatment is easy - blood letting - but most docs still don't know the protocol for frequency and amount of blood letting.. . which, coupled with docs tendencies to not admit that they don't know something, makes for a needlessly dangerous situation.
A serum iron and TIBC or transferrin test, with calculation of the transferrin saturation, along with a serum ferritin level should be obtained in the fasting state.
The combination of an elevated transferrin saturation level and an elevated ferritin level in an otherwise healthy individual is 93 percent sensitive for hemochromatosis. Conversely, in someone older than the age of 35 the combination of a normal ferritin level and a normal transferrin saturation has a negative predictive accuracy of 97 percent, indicating that there is only a three percent chance of missing a diagnosis of hemoochromatosis in a patient of this age or older who has normal iron studies.
Don't rust needlessly, let your blood go!
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Gillie Jessie
Trash talk: Let's clean up our acts
Posted by Gillie Jessie on 11/27/2014 10:00:40 AM

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Simple solution... tie all fines (DOEH, DOE, Court Ordered and any other tickets) to re-registration of their vehicles or renewal of their driver's license! A few months of not being able to drive will certainly provide the incentive to comply!!
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Lloyd Mongo
Surety must pay 1,500 for fugitive defendant
Posted by Lloyd Mongo on 11/27/2014 8:53:12 AM

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I wonder what happens to his brokerage firm Bateman Financial in Cayman?
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Evelyn Cannata
Visiting flamingos extend their stay in Grand Cayman
Posted by Evelyn Cannata on 11/27/2014 7:39:37 AM

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Love this charming story Cayman Compass...
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