March 27, 2023

Scientists create mice with two biological dads

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax A breakthrough experiment engineering male chromosomes to create mice from two fathers could pave the way for same-sex human partners to have biological children. Katsuhiko Hayashi from Osaka University in Japan told the Human Genome Editing conference on Wednesday that he achieved the breakthrough after changing the chromosomes in male cells from […]

Cayman Turtle Centre to Host 3rd Annual Turtle Crawl 5K Walk Run

Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (CTCEC) is proud to announce its 3rd annual Turtle Crawl 5K Walk Run, to be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The event will start and finish at Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay and is expected to attract hundreds of participants from the local community and beyond. The Turtle […]

Cayman: Montserrat Agriculture Minister makes courtesy call

Minister of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure Hon. Jay Ebanks received a courtesy call on Monday, 20 February from Hon. Crenston Buffonge, Montserrat’s Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and Environment. During the exchange with Minister Buffonge, Minister Ebanks spoke about energising relations between the Cayman Islands and Montserrat, and they both agreed to promoting cooperation […]

Cayman Islands Humane Society letter Re National Conservation (Alien Species) Regulations 2022

Cayman Premier Panton responds to Animal Welfare Concerns

Grand Cayman − Thursday, 9 February 2023 Premier Wayne Panton, MP, JP, as of today, 9 February 2023, has responded to the open letter from the Cayman Islands Humane Society dated 6 February 2023 in relation to the National Conservation (Alien Species) Regulations, 2022 (“The Regulations”). The Regulations gazetted on 3 November 2022 provide a prohibited […]

Cayman: PAWS winds up operations

From PAWS Cayman It is with heavy but grateful hearts that we announce PAWS is winding up operations after over 12 years of providing animal welfare and rescue services in the Cayman Islands.PAWS was founded in 2010 by Giuseppe and Susanna Gatta, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon with the aim of alleviating the suffering of […]

Cayman: Negative results confirmed for Avian Flu in local poultry flock

Grand Cayman –   The Department of Agriculture said that it has received results for the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests from a laboratory in the United States that confirms that Avian Influenza was not found in the samples submitted for testing. The samples were taken from five birds in a local poultry flock with suspected positive […]

Cayman: Suspected Case of Avian Flu in Local Poultry Flock

Grand Cayman – As part of its routine surveillance activities for the possible introduction of Avian Influenza into the local poultry population, the Department of Agriculture veterinary staff conducts preliminary rapid testing of all domestic poultry that have died of possible respiratory illnesses. Following initial and subsequent testing of additional birds in one flock, five […]

Cayman: Ombudsman OMI into death of police dog

10 January 2023 On 9 July 2022, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) notified our office of the death of Police Dog Baron. We immediately opened an own-motion investigation (OMI) under section 3(2)(c) of the Police (Complaints by the Public) Act and requested the assistance of the Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare and Control […]

Whales will save the World’s Climate—unless the military destroys them first

By Koohan Paik-Mander / Independent Media Institute The U.S. military is famous for being the single largest consumer of petroleum products in the world and the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its carbon emissions exceed those released by “more than 100 countries combined.” Now, with the Biden administration’s mandate to slash carbon emissions “at least in half by the end of […]