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Mosquitoes Away!

Hundreds of male aedes aegyptti mosquitoes are set free.

This week (Monday, 4 October) GIS Spotlight looks at a revolutionary mosquito control strategy, learns more about autism intervention, and meets someone who is arguably Cayman's most unique baker.

Does the idea of mosquitoes controlling mosquitoes sound farfetched? Join us as we visit scientists at the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) to explore a ground-breaking strategy that will hopefully eradicate dengue fever carrier - the aedes aegyptti mosquito.

Next we attend an autism awareness and training session jointly hosted by the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment and The Wellness Centre.

We learn why it is important to diagnose autism early, plus we hear about intervention strategies that are available locally.

Our final stop is the house of Dawn McTaggart. She shares some of her secret ingredients and shows us how she bakes her distinctive breads and rolls, products which have already earned her a loyal following at the Market-at-the-Grounds.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The weekly programme now airs on Cayman27 at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All the stories seen in this week's show can also be found on the GIS Marketing and Communications website:

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For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver