Archive for September 7th, 2016

Premier worried about obesity rate in local kids

Premier worried about obesity rate in local kids

| 07/09/2016 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Health Services Authority statistics on children entering the school system show “some worrying trends”, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is the health minister. In a statement to mark Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday, which has kids at the heart of this year’s theme, he said that 16% of four- and five-year-olds were obese […]

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Uniform branches push careers at popular job fair

Uniform branches push careers at popular job fair

| 07/09/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Over 300 Caymanians interested in working with some of the public sector’s uniform branches turned up to see what was on offer at a recruitment fair for the police, fire and prison services last month. While the Cayman Islands Fire Service, which is currently looking for 15 new officers, has always been popular with […]

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Ganja seized in West Bay drug bust

Ganja seized in West Bay drug bust

| 07/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police arrested a man and a woman from West Bay Monday following a drug task force operation in the Boatswain Bay area of the district. The RCIPS carried out the bust at around 11:00am and seized an undisclosed “large quantity of vegetable matter resembling ganja”. Police said the Drug Task Force is continuing the […]

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Cop accountant absconds while on bail

Cop accountant absconds while on bail

| 07/09/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): One of two women charged with theft from the RCIPS failed to appear in Summary Court Tuesday as she has likely absconded to Canada. Siscely Solomon (42) from Bodden Town, who worked for the RCIPS in the accounts department, faces charges of obtaining property by deception, false accounting and breach of trust. She was charged […]

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GM mosquito offspring begin to appear in field test

GM mosquito offspring begin to appear in field test

| 07/09/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The release of hundreds of thousands of genetically modified male mosquitoes is beginning to make its mark on the population of the Aedes aegypti species in the district of West Bay, officials managing the project said after the genetic markers began showing up in insect larvae. Dr Renaud Lacroix, the manager of the Oxitec […]

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MRCU on full scale Zika attack

MRCU on full scale Zika attack

| 07/09/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit is carrying out a full-scale attack on the Aedes aegypti in an effort to keep the numbers of the disease-carrying mosquito down and contain the current Zika threat. Dr Bill Petrie, the unit’s director, said there had been an “unprecedented number of requests” for yard spraying, especially in […]

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