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Press Releases: November 2001

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Keith Haring Show Supports AIDS Awareness
The National Gallery is putting the finishing touches on an exhibition of work by the late New York artist that will open December 3, during AIDS Awareness Week Published 30th November, 12:00am
Facelift for Employment Services
A new government office is promising to address the human resources needs of all employers and employees including future members of the work force.  Published 30th November, 12:00am
"Breaking In" Brought Back
Tickets for the second run of the popular comedy "Breaking In" are available from the Harquail Theatre, Le Classique in town, and Fosters Food Fair at all locations Published 30th November, 12:00am
Pensions Board Practitioners Meeting
Pension plan administrators, trustees, and investment managers will soon gather to discuss issues relating to retirement planning. Published 30th November, 12:00am
Focus on Caring for AIDS Awareness Week
To better educate the public about the disease, local organisers have planned a week of activities from 30 November to 7 December. Published 30th November, 12:00am
Governor Announces Successor
Mr. Bruce Dinwiddy has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to HE Mr. Peter Smith. Published 29th November, 12:00am
Special Turtle Licenses Issued
The Marine Conservation Board, in conjunction with the Department of Environment, has issued special turtle licenses to enable the recapture of CTF turtles. Published 29th November, 12:00am
Nature Tourism Initiative for Little Cayman
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has awarded a $30,000 grant from the Environmental Fund to develop a nature tourism initiative.  Published 29th November, 12:00am
Hospitality Training Workshops
Responding to layoffs in the hospitality industry, Government is offering a Customer Relations Training Programme. Published 27th November, 12:00am
Weeklong Focus on Education Comes to Close
Recent Education/Teachers Appreciation/Reading Week celebrations provided the right mix of work and play for the school community. Published 27th November, 12:00am
New Laws Benefit Developers
There has seldom been a better time to buy, build on or otherwise develop property in the Cayman Islands. Published 27th November, 12:00am
DOT Meets Challenges of Changing Tourism Environment
Ministry announces restructuring of US operations. Published 27th November, 12:00am
Chief Education Officer Looks Ahead
The most important function of education is to prepare people to meet the demands of change.  Published 26th November, 12:00am
British Citizenship for Overseas Territories Citizens
Statement by FCO Minister Ben Bradshaw on the Overseas Territories Bill, House of Commons, 22 November 2001.  Published 26th November, 12:00am
Illegal Parking
Owners of vehicles for sale must recive planning permission before parking their cars on roads. Published 23rd November, 12:00am
George Town Primary Wins Spelling Bee
Champion speller ended the evening having misspelled only two words.  Published 23rd November, 12:00am
NCB Issues CAL Report
NCB Consulting Ltd. will next present a restructuring and proposed business plan for the national airline. Published 23rd November, 12:00am
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre Open over Holidays
Caribbean Haven staff will provide educational and support services for current clients and those referred through outpatient services. Published 23rd November, 12:00am
National Youth Commission Established
Long-term policies and programmes to benefit young people will continue to be implemented by the newly-formed National Youth Commission.  Published 22nd November, 12:00am
Fairy Tale Setting for Book Fair
This year's Book Fair takes place against a fairy-tale setting at the Mary Miller Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 24, 10am-3pm. Published 22nd November, 12:00am
International Week of Older Persons: Round-Up of Events
Cayman values its senior citizens so much that the slated International Week of Older Persons stretched into more than a month of events and activities. Published 22nd November, 12:00am
Cheque for Men's Health
The Health Services Department recently received a donation towards screening for prostate cancer and diabetes. Published 22nd November, 12:00am
Consultants To Assist Set Up of Government Health Benefits
Efforts to establish a self-funded health care scheme for government employees moved a step closer to fruition last week when government signed a contract with overseas employee benefits specialists William M. Mercer Inc. Published 21st November, 12:00am
Ministry Response to CAL Chairman's Resignation
Tourism Ministry clarifies timeframe surrounding resignation of Chairman Sheridan Brooks Hurst. Published 21st November, 12:00am
Gimistory Preview for Schools
Storytellers shared popular folktakes, myths and legends with audiences at a number of government and private schools Published 21st November, 12:00am
Lighthouse School Official Opening
Governor Smith cuts ribbon at special needs school's new campus. Published 21st November, 12:00am
Sports Star Launches Storm Relief Drive
For local students helping persons affected by Hurricane Iris is as simple as biting into a chocoloate chip cookie.  Published 21st November, 12:00am
Out With Old Phone Books, In With New
Environmental Health and Cable and Wireless urge residents to drop off old directories for recycling. Published 21st November, 12:00am
Prime Time for Purchasers and Developers
There is good news for those who are planning to purchase property or build!  Published 20th November, 12:00am
Minister Launches George Town Primary Reading Initiative
Education Minister Hon. Roy Bodden launched the George Town Primary literacy initiative Reading: the Key to Success. Published 20th November, 12:00am
Saturday Openings a Success
The Vehicle and Driver Licensing Department's experimental opening on Saturdays is so far an outstanding success. Published 20th November, 12:00am
Anthrax Update
As of mid-November all 36 items tested for the deadly bacteria have returned negative results.  Published 19th November, 12:00am
Northward Inmates Complete Anger Management Course
The CASA course teaches 26 inmates that positive ways of managing anger avoid further strife.  Published 19th November, 12:00am
Brigade Celebrates Vice Patron's 80th Birthday
Council Member Iva Good attended the ceremony honouring Girls Brigade founder Mrs Olive Miller. Mrs Good was a member of the first company established by Mrs Miller in 1949.  Published 19th November, 12:00am
Kids for School
The Belize-Cayman Association (BCA) is working with the Education Department to raise funds for Belizean schools destroyed by Hurricane Iris.  Published 16th November, 12:00am
HIV in the Workplace
Employees of two prominent businesses learn that laughter can drive home a point, even one as sensitive as HIV in the workplace.  Published 15th November, 12:00am
Schools Focus on Pleasures of Reading and Writing
School is sometimes really all fun and games is the lesson of Reading Week, November 19-24.  Published 15th November, 12:00am
Educators Prepare for National Conference
A week of school and community-based activities will focus public attention on the local education system. Published 15th November, 12:00am
Hurricanes past
Miss Janilee Clifford shares her memories of the hurricane of November 1944. Published 14th November, 12:00am
Immigration Board Chairman Clarifies Employment Advertising Requirements
Before granting work permits, the Board must consider the contents of press advertisements for the prospective position as well as the treatment of applications received from Caymanians and legal residents.  Published 14th November, 12:00am
Legislative Assembly Convenes Fifth Budget Meeting for 2001
The Fifth Budget Meeting of the 2001 Session of the Legislative Assembly convenes tomorrow, Tuesday, 14 November. Published 14th November, 12:00am
Temporary Personnel Hired through Recruitment Agencies
The Immigration Board is advising the public of its policy in relation to temporary personnel hired through recruitment agencies. Published 14th November, 12:00am
ExCo Ministerial Responsibilities
Announced by His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Peter J. Smith, CBE, on Friday, 9 November. Published 10th November, 12:00am
Constitutional Review Extended
The Commissioners have extended the deadline for public input to 15 December 2001.  Published 9th November, 12:00am
Education Week Workshops
The public can attend two workshops; one on attention, hyperactive and learning disorders; the other on learning mathematics. Published 9th November, 12:00am
Friends of Library Official Launch
People who attend will view displays of the library's activities and learn about its community projects. Interested persons can sign up. Published 9th November, 12:00am
School Inspection Reports Available
Summary reports of inspectors' visits to 14 government and private schools are available for public reference. Published 9th November, 12:00am
Statement by HE the Governor
Clarifying some of the constitutional issues involved in revoking election to Executive Council. Published 9th November, 12:00am
Examination Results from Secondary Schools
The Chief Education Officer says students' solid overall performance speaks well of the education system. Published 9th November, 12:00am
Brac to Commemorate Remembrance Day
There will be a ceremony and service at the War Memorial in Stake Bay this Sunday, 11 November, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Published 9th November, 12:00am
Iggy Congratulates St. Ignatius Prep!
Year-one collects over 4000 cans and wins a school-wide challenge!  Published 9th November, 12:00am
Low-Flying Planes Are a Regular Occurrence
The Mosquito Research and Control Unit reminds the public that low flying planes are usually being used to help control the mosquitos.  Published 9th November, 12:00am
Local Mail Tests Negative for Anthrax
As of Nov. 7, all mail checked by health officials has tested negative, according to Public Health Services.  Published 8th November, 12:00am
Licensing Department Open on Saturdays
The Department of Vehicle Licensing's George Town office will open on Saturdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm, from 10 November until 8 December 2001. Published 8th November, 12:00am
FCO Sponsors "Breath of Fresh Air" for Students
The Governor calls the environmental programme "an educational resource that is also imaginative and entertaining." Published 8th November, 12:00am
Governor's Statement on Proposed Ministerial Realignment
"...there is an attempt to have a meeting of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. These matters will be dealt with under the usual rules of procedure..." Published 6th November, 12:00am
Plans to Commemorate Remembrance Day
The Governor, the uniformed services, Government representatives, and the public will pay tribute to those who died while serving their country. Published 6th November, 12:00am
Use of Cayman's National Insignia
Proper use and display of national symbols mean following protocol.  Published 6th November, 12:00am
One Night Lithograph Exhibit
Local artists' works produced during a Havana printmaking workshop will be displayed at DJ's Cantina on Tuesday, November 6, at 6:30pm. Published 5th November, 12:00am
Focus on World Diabetes Day
"Reducing the Burden: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease" is the theme, November 14 is the day, and the Cayman Islands Diabetic Association (CIDA) has a busy calendar of events planned.  Published 5th November, 12:00am
Cuban Printmaking Expedition Returns
Five local artists will soon display their new skills at a one-night exhibition at DJ's Cantina. Published 2nd November, 12:00am
Friends of Library Launch
Join a volunteer-based initiative which offers interested persons the chance to help develop local library services. Published 2nd November, 12:00am
Report on Youth Leadership Conference
Student representative Deirdre Garcia writes on the seminars, places and people. Published 2nd November, 12:00am