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The scourge of addiction is a struggle no parent wishes to see their child endure but, for many, it’s an unfortunate reality they’ve been forced to confront, as underage drug use continues to creep further into primary and secondary schools across Cayman.
The Christmas season has started, and with it comes a warning from the National Drug Council not to drink and drive.
Police have kicked off its the annual holiday crackdown which will see officers hitting the streets in greater numbers to nab drunk drivers and traffic offenders.
The Ministry of Education opens tender to have drug-sniffing dogs used at government high schools.
The Ministry of Community Affairs has appointed former National Drug Council director Joan West-Dacres as its deputy chief officer, as of Tuesday, 1 Oct.
The Department of Children and Family Services has appointed Rayle Roberts as its new deputy director. Roberts will take up his post on May 15.
Police arrested four people for driving under the influence of alcohol in the early hours of the first day of the year, bringing the total holiday season DUI arrests to 47.
The National Drug Council will run its annual Purple Ribbon Bus service on New Year’s Eve.
Police have made 32 DUI arrests, including one in which the driver was three times over the legal and six which were twice over the limit, since the beginning of December.
Selling alcohol on Sundays and hosting a party with live music on New Year’s Eve, two issues that caused considerable controversy over the past year, are set to be resolved with a pair of legislative amendments.
A government delegation led by Minister Dwayne Seymour, front row, second from left, officially opened a National Drug Council office in Cayman Brac last week.
During Cayman Academy's annual health week, students and staff marched to the Cancer Society to deliver a donation and then made their way through George Town to the Annex playing field for a session on drug-abuse prevention.
The National Drug Council is seeking volunteers to help administer the Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey.
The National Drug Council is hoping to expand its Designated Driver and Purple Ribbon Bus programs to support socially responsible drinking throughout the year.