Tag: National Drug Council

NDC and police warn kids about ganja ‘snacks’

NDC and police warn kids about ganja ‘snacks’

| 24/05/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Brenda Watson, the acting director of the National Drug Council, is warning parents and children that edible marijuana is still an illegal drug and can cause adverse effects. Earlier this month, police were called to a local school following a report that a suspicious food item had been recovered from a student during a […]

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Cops begin Christmas crackdown on crime

Cops begin Christmas crackdown on crime

| 03/12/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Police will begin their annual holiday safety operations tomorrow, Friday, with increased visible patrols and community support, as well as intensified road enforcement operations. The goal is to ensure a safe holiday season for members of the public as they do their shopping, travel the roads and enjoy festivities. Acting Superintendent of Uniform Operations […]

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Holiday campaign begins to cut drunk-driving

Holiday campaign begins to cut drunk-driving

| 30/11/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): With the Cayman Islands’ statistics for crashes seemingly getting worse each year, the police have once again joined forces with Hurley’s Media and the National Drug Council to launch the annual road safety campaign. This is the 20th year that the RCIPS has teamed up with various entities to cut road crashes and stop […]

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100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

| 12/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Traffic cops has issued over 100 speeding tickets, another 132 for excessive tint, arrested eleven drunk drivers and eight disqualified and unqualified drivers, and handed out more than 30 other citations for other traffic offenses, as the RCIPS Christmas crackdown gets underway. With Cayman’s mounting traffic troubles and the constant reports of serious road […]

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Drug council seeks final support for NYE bus

Drug council seeks final support for NYE bus

| 21/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council said it is still seeking more support to ensure that this year’s Purple Bus service offers a full complement of free buses. The programme, which is in its 16th year, will start at 9pm on New Year’s Eve, and with sponsors for eight buses already secured the service has been […]

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NDC urges parents to protect kids from drugs & booze

NDC urges parents to protect kids from drugs & booze

| 14/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With school out for the summer, the National Drug Council is urging parents to ensure that their teenagers’ free time and less adult supervision doesn’t lead to them using drugs and alcohol. The NDC warned that the long summer break presents an opportunity for teenagers to be pressured into drinking or using drugs for […]

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Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

| 29/04/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Drug use was cited as the direct or indirect reason for a significant number of prisoners’ crimes, according to the results of a survey undertaken by the National Drug Council in 2013. At the time, just over a third of inmates (35%) were serving time for drug convictions but more than 43% of inmates […]

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NDC urges parents to talk to kids about booze

NDC urges parents to talk to kids about booze

| 18/04/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council is encouraging parents to start talking to children about alcohol at a very early age, maintaining that talking early and talking often can make a difference and prevent alcohol abuse by young people, which is still the most frequently used drug among school age kids, according to NDC research. The […]

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NDC begins 8th drug student survey

NDC begins 8th drug student survey

| 10/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council is about to begin its eighth student survey to establish the current level of drug and alcohol use among local teenagers. According to the last survey conducted in 2014 and published last year, more than half of all students in the Cayman Islands said they had never used drugs but six out […]

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No arrests made on NYE for DUI

No arrests made on NYE for DUI

| 01/02/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS) More than 1,000 people rode the free Purple Ribbon Bus on New Year’s Eve and the National Drug Council said based on police statistics not one person was arrested for drinking and driving on the last night of the year. While the RCIPS has confirmed some road blocks took place on the night, notorious for drunk […]

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NDC issues Purple Bus route for NYE revellers

NDC issues Purple Bus route for NYE revellers

| 30/12/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Although many residents drive responsibly, there are still people who believe they can drink and then drive safely, despite evidence to the contrary, the National Drug Council said as they reminded residents and visitors who will be out celebrating on New Year’s Eve that the Purple Ribbon Bus will be running on 31 December from 9pm until […]

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