Archive for July 28th, 2016

20,000 GM mosquitoes released in WB

20,000 GM mosquitoes released in WB

| 28/07/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit wasted no time Thursday morning with the controversial release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti. The planned release was put on hold for two weeks by the court during a judicial review, but after the stay was lifted Tuesday, some 20,000 of the bio-engineered mosquitoes were loose in West […]

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To GMO or not to GMO?

To GMO or not to GMO?

| 28/07/2016 | 49 Comments

MM writes: It is no secret that the bite of a mosquito brings great displeasure – for Pete’s sake, it has ruined my evening walk, I fear leaving my front door open, and walking to my car from my home has become an issue of prepare and dash. Standing outside for more than ten seconds […]

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Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

| 28/07/2016 | 244 Comments

(CNS): Local church leaders representing various Christian denominations, including Anglicans and Seventh Day Adventists, are putting aside their religious differences and uniting on a campaign to promote what they see as the biblical basis for family life in the Cayman Islands in a stand against “alternative lifestyles” and same-sex unions in particular. The church leaders are […]

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Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

| 28/07/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Seventeen local young men and women graduated from the latest Passport2Success 12-week programme last week but officials said that just seven of them have been able to find either full or part-time work as a result. This class was the 20th group to go through the government-funded initiative, in which 378 people have taken […]

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Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

| 28/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): There have been twelve burglaries on Cayman Brac since the beginning of the year, but at a well-attended community police meeting on the island last week Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis pointed out two detectives who had come to the Brac specifically to work on those matters. “Crime is relative and numbers are relative, but […]

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