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2015:  Another Record Year for Delaware’s Captive Insurance Growth

Date Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016
Categories:  Captive Insurance Insurance Commissioner News

Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart today announced another record year of captive insurance formations in Delaware. In 2015, Delaware licensed 74 pure captive insurers, 3 special purpose captive insurers, and 112 series captive insurers, for a total of 189 captive entities.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Accepting Our Past to Build a Brighter Future

Date Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

In his weekly message, Governor Markell visits the Delaware Public Archives in Dover to celebrate Black History Month and recognize the importance of accepting Delaware’s past so we can build a brighter future for all Delawareans.




“George Washington Birthday Celebration” at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Feb. 22, 2016

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs Kent County News

Event to feature writings by, and about, the first president, read by historical interpreters and distinguished guests.




Delaware Announces Travel-Related Positive Zika Case;Preventing Mosquito Bites is the Best Protection

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today the state’s first Zika case in an adult female. The illness was travel-related and pregnancy is not an issue. Zika is primarily spread by mosquito bite and the individual is not considered infectious. The illness was mild, as expected, and was confirmed by a CDC blood test. To protect privacy, DPH will not be releasing additional details on this individual.

The most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Symptoms typically begin two to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. It is not yet known how often Zika is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. In rare cases, it also may be transmitted sexually from male to female.

The most serious threat linked to Zika is serious birth defects. There have been reports of serious birth defects in infants whose mothers contracted the virus while pregnant.




Governor Signs Resolution Apologizing for Delaware’s Role in Slavery During Commemoration of Black History Month

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Governor Jack Markell today joined legislators, civil rights and civic leaders, educators, and community members to mark Black History Month and sign a resolution that apologizes for Delaware’s historic role in slavery, acknowledges its painful and lasting legacy, and commits to embracing a future free of racial bias, prejudice, and discrimination.




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