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Press Releases: July 2002

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Owen Island Clean-up
The Central Caribbean Marine Institute, with help from the RCIP and the departments of Environment and Environmental Health, collected thirty 50-gallon bags of garbage.  Published 31st July, 12:00am
Disney Cruise Lines Community Outreach
Disney focusses on children and the environment, and its community mission encourages it to share talent and resources. Published 31st July, 12:00am
Connection from South Sound Rd. to Close
PWD notifies the public that the connection from South Sound Road onto Shamrock Road will be closed beginning Thursday morning, 1 August, for a month as work continues on the Grand Harbour roundabout.  Published 31st July, 12:00am
CNCF Kids Camp Preps for Play
Some 80 performing arts students will display dramatic abilities in two comedies on Friday, 2 August, at 7.00 p.m. at Smith's Cove.  Published 31st July, 12:00am
New Stamp Issue
A set of four stamps commemorating the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother will be released on Monday, 5 August 2002.  Published 31st July, 12:00am
Crisis Centre In the Works
The first shelter for battered women and their children opens later this year.  Published 30th July, 12:00am
Bus Importation Application Deadline
Transport companies desiring to increase passenger capacity by importing vehicles need to file the required paperwork before 15 August. Published 30th July, 12:00am
Radio Cayman Off the Air
A Monday night lightning strike has affected the station's ability to transmit. Repairs are underway. Published 30th July, 12:00am
Lands & Survey Offers New Service
Ideal for developers, surveyors, the general public and more! New software produces a map indicating parcels that fall within a buffered area, a list of title-holders and a digital file of the information for mailing purposes. Published 30th July, 12:00am
Commonwealth Games 2002
An update for 30 July. Published 30th July, 12:00am
Commonwealth Games 2002
An update for 29 July. Published 29th July, 12:00am
Permit Applications Must Meet Code
As of 1 August 2002, all building permit applications must meet the 2002 National Electrical Code, says Planning Department. Published 29th July, 12:00am
UWC Names Scholars
Aubrey Bodden and Paul Chin, two John Gray High School students, are this year's recipients of the prestigious United World College scholarships. Published 29th July, 12:00am
Survey Results from Cruise Passengers
Closed streets and an island-style market. Was this new approach a hit with the day trippers? Published 29th July, 12:00am
Sister Islands' Liquor Licensing Board to Meet
Board members will hear three applications at their August meeting. Published 29th July, 12:00am
DARE Supported by CUC
The company's Community Involvement Team has pledged to support the RCIP's Drug Abuse Resistance Education programme for the next five years.  Published 29th July, 12:00am
CUC Supports Camp HOPE
The Agape Family Worship Centre and the RCIP's Community Relations Department are organising the two-week camp for the second year. Published 29th July, 12:00am
Student Visas -- US Official to Visit
The Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs has been advised that a US Embassy officer will visit Grand Cayman on 1-2 August to meet with students applying for US student visas.  Published 26th July, 12:00am
Sunrise Centre Deputy Director Appointed
Ms Bonnie Moxam takes pleasure in seeing the Centre's clients become more independent and go out to work in the community. Published 26th July, 12:00am
Commonwealth Games 2002
An update for 25 July. Published 26th July, 12:00am
Invitation to Supply Taxi Meters
The Public Transport Board invites applications from persons or companies wishing to provide and maintain taxi meters for approximately 300 vehicles. Published 25th July, 12:00am
Assistance for Breastfeeding Women
Public Health provides assistance in seven vital areas that directly or indirectly support breastfeeding.  Published 25th July, 12:00am
Traffic Signal Safety
"Countless people seem to be unaware of what traffic signals mean, especially when making right turns," says a PWD Traffic Engineer. Published 25th July, 12:00am
Camps Offer Fun
Arts and crafts, drama, sports and field trips are available in the summer camps organised by the Community Development Unit.  Published 25th July, 12:00am
Summer Interns for DOT
They gain an insight into the functioning of the various units in the Department that promote and market the Islands. Published 25th July, 12:00am
Breastfeeding Week Commemorated
"Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies" is the theme as Cayman joins 120 countries in celebrating quality care for mothers and infants. Published 25th July, 12:00am
Vehicle Licensing Partners with Quincentennial Office
This week a new license coupon holder featuring the Quincentennial Celebrations logo is introduced.  Published 24th July, 12:00am
CNCF Summer Arts Camp Starts
During the two-week programme 16 instructors are working to prepare 77 children for a production of the comedy "Who's In Rabbit's House" on August 2. Published 22nd July, 12:00am
Governor Impressed with 2001 Annual Report
"Readers will find it both interesting and entertaining. Emma and I, as newcomers to the Islands, will find it particularly useful," commented His Excellency. Published 22nd July, 12:00am
CIMA Appoints Managing Director
Cindy Scotland has assumed the position of interim Managing Director now that Mrs. Jennifer Dilbert has returned to the UK to represent Cayman. Published 22nd July, 12:00am
Cayman Hospice Care Receives Cheque from PSPB
PSPB congratulates Cayman Hospice Care on their valuable community service and is grateful for the opportunity to partner with them in 2002. Published 18th July, 12:00am
Inspectorate Hosts Sixth Senior Management Training
A top United Kingdom educator addressed some 60 senior teachers on the importance of leadership in a changing environment.  Published 18th July, 12:00am
Old and Young Greet New Governor in North Side
The Governor and his wife were welcomed and informed that they had arrived at the best district on the island. Published 17th July, 12:00am
Book Fees to be Paid in August
The Education Department will begin accepting book rental and school fees from parents of government school students on Monday, August 12. Published 17th July, 12:00am
Community College Graduation 2002
Dignitaries such as Leader of Government Business the Hon. McKeeva Bush and Education Minister the Hon. Roy Bodden presented some 132 students with diplomas.  Published 17th July, 12:00am
Governor's Travel Plans
While in London His Excellency Mr. Bruce Dinwiddy will have discussions with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in preparation for the Overseas Territories Consultative Council. Published 16th July, 12:00am
Enrolment Trends
At present the only primary schools with spaces remaining for students are North Side and East End. Published 16th July, 12:00am
MRCU Issues the Facts
In response to recent reports concerning insecticide safety, MRCU takes this opportunity to present the facts about their spraying operations. Published 16th July, 12:00am
Wall Mural
Volunteer artist Tom Rittenhouse designed the eyecatching, undersea mural that is being painted on the sea wall in front of the Harbour Place shopping centre. Published 16th July, 12:00am
Education Ministry Hands In Budget
The Education, Human Resources and Culture (EHRC) Ministry became the first government portfolio to submit its January-June 2003 budget on Friday, July 12. Published 16th July, 12:00am
Charles Long Lecture
The National Gallery hosted a second lecture on the work of artist Charles Long, whose paintings chronicle a period of 30-years in the Cayman Islands' history.  Published 16th July, 12:00am
Planning Department Staff on the Move
Director of Planning Kenneth Ebanks congratulates Mr. Lewis and Ms Maltman on their achievements and welcomes Ms Fahy to "our qualified and dedicated team." Published 16th July, 12:00am
Governor and Mrs. Dinwiddy Tour East End
They started their visit by meeting each of the residents and compassionate staff of Sunrise Cottage. Published 12th July, 12:00am
West End Post Office Celebration
Cayman Brac receives a beautiful, new Post Office. Published 12th July, 12:00am
Prison Education Volunteers Recognised
The officials credited the education programme with making the facility even calmer and more positive now than before the prison disturbances last year. Published 12th July, 12:00am
New Chair for National Drug Council
The development and implementation of a Drug Treatment Court is a positive step in our attempt to deal with the problems associated with substance abuse, says the new chairman. Published 12th July, 12:00am
Passport and Immigration Workshop
The course covered claims to British Overseas Territory status, naturalisation and registration as British Overseas Territory citizens.  Published 12th July, 12:00am
Education Minister and PS Visit Barbados Polytechnic
As part of ongoing efforts to revise the high school curriculum, the Hon. Roy Bodden and Mrs. Joy Basdeo toured the 30-year-old Samuel J. Prescod Polytechnic to explore new technology for teaching technical and vocational skills. Published 12th July, 12:00am
Barbados Education Conference Probes Teacher Brain Drain
Cayman is in a somewhat unusual position in the region. More than 70% of teaching staff at government schools are expatriate. Published 12th July, 12:00am
Government Schools Graduation Ceremonies 2002
Students in years six and nine bade farewell to their teachers and friends in school leaving ceremonies across the Islands from June 20-July 2. Published 12th July, 12:00am
More Caymanians Consider Career in Education
The gap between Caymanian and non-Caymanian teachers may be soon narrowing. Published 12th July, 12:00am
East End Debuts Improved Reading Programme
An exciting new reading scheme has raised East End Primary students' scores by an average of two years.  Published 12th July, 12:00am
New Students' Health Screening
Before entering public or private schools, all new students - regardless of grade - must have health screenings, reminds the Community Health Services. Published 12th July, 12:00am
Governor's George Town Party
Community leader Lucille Seymour organised a programme that included items from the National Children's Festival of the Arts. Published 12th July, 12:00am
West Bay Welcomes Governor and Mrs. Dinwiddy
His Excellency and Mrs. Emma Dinwiddy took advantage of the opportunity to mingle with members of the community, gaining insight into the family histories of the area.  Published 12th July, 12:00am
Measles Immunization Reminder
With worldwide outbreaks of measles and many international direct flights, local health authorities stress that Cayman cannot ignore this threat. Published 11th July, 12:00am
Student Visa Applicants Need Additional Documents
The Portfolio was not aware of this initially and the checklist provided does not reflect this requirement.  Published 11th July, 12:00am
Students Share Concerns as Peer Counsellors
All peer counsellors take an oath of confidentiality, and only serious issues beyond their abilities are referred to senior school counsellors for further assistance.  Published 9th July, 12:00am
Cayman Contributes to Golden Jubilee Festival
Commenting that more than 2,000 people attended the event, Mrs Chandler-Allen says, "Occasions like this provide a focal point for friends of Cayman." Published 8th July, 12:00am
Shipping Registry Makes Waves In Greece
Posidonia Week attracts almost 30,000 visitors and 1600 international exhibitors biennially.  Published 8th July, 12:00am
Health Insurance Administrator Wanted for CIG
Government issues a "Notice of Solicitation" seeking a qualified third party administrator for the civil servant and pensioners health benefit plan.  Published 5th July, 12:00am
Queen Acknowledges Condolences
"The Queen has been deeply touched by the many messages of sympathy received after the death of her mother, Queen Elizabeth." Published 5th July, 12:00am
Kick Off to Summer Reading Programme
George Town Primary gets a treat to kick off their summer reading programme. Published 5th July, 12:00am
George Hicks Contributes to Foreshaw Family
Students present $818 to representatives of a George Town family who lost their home to fire. Published 5th July, 12:00am
John Gray Recyclers
International praise for the school's recycling club. Published 5th July, 12:00am
Maple House Grateful For Toilet Seat!
Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) donates an extra special toilet seat to Maple House. Published 5th July, 12:00am
Summer Reading
Children can explore international cultures at the nearest library. Published 5th July, 12:00am
Government Schools Unwind
Young people now have nearly two months of holidays before they return to school. Classes resume on...  Published 5th July, 12:00am
Hut for "Native Done"
Organisers renovate a hut donated to the artists' co-operative by PWD. Objective is to sell local arts and crafts. Now a loan of land is needed near the port. Published 4th July, 12:00am
Annual Inspectorate Training
Director of the London Leadership Centre for educators, Dame Patricia Collarbone addresses the Schools' Inspectorate's Senior Management Training Conference. Published 4th July, 12:00am
New Reading Programme
"It is critical to the success of the new programme that teachers believe in what they are doing and deliver it with conviction," says Education Department official.  Published 4th July, 12:00am
East End Art
Artist Wray Banker visits East End Primary for a live graphics demonstration on computer art.  Published 4th July, 12:00am
Jellyfish Alert!
Swimmers are coming into contact with jellyfish.  Published 4th July, 12:00am
Government Moves Forward with Health Insurance Programme
Government is soliciting bids for a third-party administrator to oversee the health benefits plan for civil servants, pensioners and persons in other exempt categories. Published 4th July, 12:00am
He Won an Original!
National Gallery raffle winner Wilson Dovalo holds the painting "Cayman Pathways" by Charles Long.  Published 4th July, 12:00am
George Town Primary "Gives Back"
The "Each One Bring One" drive collected three boxes of food. Published 3rd July, 12:00am
CNCF Summer Arts Camp -- Register Early
Two weeks of dance, drama, music and traditional arts and crafts.  Published 3rd July, 12:00am
Tasters' Day
Young people who will attend George Hicks High School for the first time in September received guided tours.  Published 3rd July, 12:00am