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Archives for August 4, 2020

The UWI secures high-tech testing machines and 2000 COVID-19 test kits for Jamaica

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — The University of the West Indies (The UWI), through the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) has brokered a deal for a welcomed donation of COVID-19 testing resources for Jamaica. Director of the ICENS, Charles Grant negotiated with the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

Cayman: Botanic Park hosts Master Class Workshop Series

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is pleased to host an upcoming Masterclass Workshop Series with horticulturist Nick Johnson. Mr. Johnson has 25 years of knowledge and expertise having been trained with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), he has been working with the Botanic Park for the past two years as its Horticultural Manager. The […]

Cayman: DOA traps found damaged

The RCIPS and the Department of Agriculture Animal Control & Welfare Unit continue to promote responsible dog ownership initiatives in an effort to reduce the number of reports received. This continued collaborative effort includes initiatives to remove stray or roaming dogs from the public, to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and children at play […]

COVID-19 Testing Update 4 August 2020 – NO new positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 256 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 3 August. All were negative

Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

From BBC A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says. Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port. Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for […]

Cayman: 2 men arrested & charged in relation to drug importation

From RCIPS Aug 4 2020 Just about 10PM on Saturday 1 August, police had cause to stop a vehicle that was travelling with a trailered vessel attached. The vessel appeared to have recently been retrieved from a launching ramp on North Church Street in George Town.  Using emergency lights and siren, officers attempted to stop the […]

Cayman: YMCA and Saxon partner to offer Teen Summer Leadership Programme

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands and Saxon Insurance are partnering together to offer “Teen Lead On”, a leadership programme for 15 teens ages 13 to 17 taking place from 17 to 21 August. Comprising a variety of workshops and seminars, Teen Lead On will utilise the Ropes Challenge Course and other adventure-based elements across […]

Cayman: DEH undertakes Neighborhood Clean-Up Projects after lockdown

When piles of trash, debris, old household chemicals or paint, furniture, and other items are left on empty lots, on the street-side or other places, it can be a nuisance to an entire neighborhood. This illegal dumping can also create many health and safety problems, such as rats and insects that can spread diseases to […]

Cayman: MRCU 4 August Spraying Operations

The Mosquito Research and Control Unit has announced the following aerial and truck operations tonight (Tuesday, 4 August 2020). Operations start at 6p.m. Aerial Spraying Southern end of West Bay peninsula- 6p.m. North Side- 7.15 p.m. Fogging Trucks One fogger starting Savannah Meadows; Lower Valley, all turnings up to Corella Drive- 7.15 p.m. One fogger […]

Cayman: Needs Assessment Unit extends opening hours

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) is updating its office hours effective from Monday, 10 August 2020. While both the unit’s Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac offices will continue to close all day on Fridays, opening hours will be extended an additional three hours Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.