July 25, 2021

Cayman Islands Government and Oxitec agree to new contract

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A new contract between the Cayman Islands Government and biotechnology company, Oxitec, focuses on evaluation of integrated mosquito management techniques to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Traditional ground control work, including spraying, begins immediately in three areas of West Bay. The release of Oxitec’s male mosquitoes, identified by Oxitec as Friendly™ Mosquitoes, will start in […]

AMEC awarded contract for solid waste management consultancy for Cayman Islands

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Multi-national engineering company AMEC has been awarded a consultancy contract to prepare a national strategy to determine the direction of solid waste management in the Cayman Islands for the next 50 years. AMEC will also prepare an outline business case (OBC) and provide procurement support for an integrated solid waste management system (ISWMS) project that […]

Visitors impressed by Health City in the Cayman Islands

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A tour of Health City Cayman Islands followed yesterday’s press conference by the officials attending the pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting. Accompanied by Premier Alden McLaughlin, Health Minister, Hon. Osbourne Bodden, and other officials, on the East End trip, the group received a tour of front line and behind-the scenes operations, which was followed by a […]

The Editor Speaks: What actual benefits do cancer sufferers get from a MANDATORY cancer registry? Shouldn’t they be consulted?

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I am quite frankly at a loss as to why it is necessary for a MANDATORY registry of cancer victims. Cancer is not a disease that is spread from one victim to another and what exactly is the benefit to the cancer sufferer to know there are 3,000 other persons in Cayman with the same […]

St Vincent confirms cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Thursday April 24, 2014, CMC – Three cases of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya, have been confirmed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a senior health official told the Caribbean Media Corporation on Thursday. The confirmation comes less than 12 hours after a video was posted on the internet in which […]