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Press Releases: November 2002

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Computer Services Training
MS Windows XP Professional offers improvements in speed, stability and reliability and becomes government's new standard desktop operating system in January.  Published 29th November, 12:00am
Educators' Awards Evening 2002
In appreciation of retired and deceased educators for their contributions.  Published 29th November, 12:00am
Bodden to UNESCO Education Meeting
The conference exhorted ministers to work through all-inclusive mechanisms so political change did not result in abandonment of programmes.  Published 29th November, 12:00am
Planning Department Staff Recognised
An employee of the month programme increases morale. Published 29th November, 12:00am
Talk about AIDS
For World AIDS Day, break the chains of stigma and discrimination. Published 28th November, 12:00am
Training Programmes
Employers asked to submit their organisations' plans regarding training programmes for Caymanian employees. Published 28th November, 12:00am
2002 Cayman Scholar
Currently at the University of Pennsylvannia, Ms Katrina Jurn receives CI$25,000 per year, for up to five years. Published 28th November, 12:00am
The National Choir
Will receive the CNCF Cultural Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award, The Radley Gourzong Award. Published 28th November, 12:00am
A Visit to the Westin
As part of Tourism Awareness Month, JGHS students toured the hotel to learn more about job opportunities.  Published 28th November, 12:00am
CIDA Meeting
An election, free glucometers and recipe substitutions are planned for the December meeting of the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association. Published 26th November, 12:00am
Spelling Bee Final
George Town Primary's Whitney General spelled success for herself in winning this year's competition. Published 26th November, 12:00am
JGHS Teachers Recognised
For Teacher Appreciation Week, a special reception was hosted by the HSA.  Published 26th November, 12:00am
Permanent Residents May Add Spouses
Working towards "arriving at a sensible and comprehensive immigration policy," the Board has removed an anomaly that limited the right to add a spouse. Published 26th November, 12:00am
94 Status Recipients
Granted under section 17(4) of the Immigration Law (by naturalisation only). Published 26th November, 12:00am
Just in Time for Christmas
Unique handmade gifts by trainees of the Sunrise Centre will be on sale Friday, 29 November.  Published 26th November, 12:00am
CCCI Prints
Student artists made copies of original designs in the Community College's first printmaking course. Published 25th November, 12:00am
Concessions Continue
Those to spur development in Grand Cayman will be extended; those affecting the Sister Islands remain unchanged. Published 25th November, 12:00am
COT Meeting Ends
They've agreed to commission an economic impact assessment in relation to the draft EU directive on taxing savings income.  Published 25th November, 12:00am
Roydell Carter Promoted
"It"s heartening to have another dedicated, hard-working Caymanian taking over a senior post in the Civil Service." Published 21st November, 12:00am
Annual Reception in London
Among the 120 guests were representatives of the financial services industry, politics, tourism and members of the Cayman Islands All-Party Group.  Published 21st November, 12:00am
Congratulations, Sherryann Brooks
For her dedication and exceptional performance, she was presented with 911's third quarter achievement award.  Published 21st November, 12:00am
Judge Retires
The Chief Justice and HE the Governor accepted Mr. Justice Graham's resignation, effective Monday, 25 November 2002.  Published 20th November, 12:00am
Lunch in London
Government Representative Jennifer Dilbert introduced the Governor to the Cayman Islands All-Party Group, MPs and lords who meet to discuss issues affecting these islands.  Published 20th November, 12:00am
Cheque for Nature Tourism
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office contributes 11,500 pounds to benefit Little Cayman's nature tourism initiative.  Published 20th November, 12:00am
Rotary Sunrise and the National Gallery open a photography exhibition at the Grand Old House on Wednesday, 20 November.  Published 19th November, 12:00am
Caribbean OTs Will Continue Talks Here
The Cayman Islands will not commit to the European Union's taxation directive as it stands. Published 19th November, 12:00am
Investment Advertisement Reminder
Advertisements seeking Caymanian participation in new business ventures need to provide sufficient detail so Caymanians can make informed decisions based on the advertisements themselves.  Published 19th November, 12:00am
Reminder to Businesses
All necessary approvals and licenses must be in place by Saturday, 30 November 2002. Published 19th November, 12:00am
Landfill Fire Extinguished
There are several ways the fire could have ignited, such as natural combustion or improper disposal of hot-waste items.  Published 19th November, 12:00am
Radio Cayman Back on the Air
Grand Cayman service was off the air for about one and a half hours this morning (Thurs. 14 Nov.). Published 14th November, 12:00am
Cayman Rep to State Opening of Parliament
For the first time all UKOT representatives were invited to the annual ceremony, where HM Queen Elizabeth II outlines the British government's plans for the year. Published 14th November, 12:00am
Asylum Procedures Workshop
Cayman's AG, Mr. David Ballantyne: "We asked the Home Office to provide guidance and training on the policies and procedures we should consider when dealing with asylum seekers in the OTs."  Published 14th November, 12:00am
Long-Serving Officers Honoured
From the RCIP, 11 awardees; from the Fire Service, nine. Published 14th November, 12:00am
National Education / Reading Week
Book Fair, Open Days, Teachers' Appreciation Week plus Rex Nettleford at the National Education Conference. Published 14th November, 12:00am
Karate Cash for Women's Centre
"In addition to providing training in basic self-defense for women, the funds collected would also assist in the further development of the WRC and its programmes."  Published 13th November, 12:00am
Governor Travels
The Constitutional Review meeting in London and the Caribbean Governors' Conference in Puerto Rico are two stops he'll make.  Published 13th November, 12:00am
New Stamps for 50th Anniversary of Aviation
"...the progression and growth of aviation has been depicted so cleverly and creatively."  Published 13th November, 12:00am
CPA Decision
It has refused the commercial aspect of Mr. A.L. Thompson's proposed Lower Valley development.  Published 8th November, 12:00am
Remembrance Day 2002
Ceremonies combine military, religious and local traditions that pay tribute to those who died while serving their country. Published 7th November, 12:00am
UK Passport Application Fees Go Up
This will take effect for Caymanian applicants on 13 November 2002. Published 7th November, 12:00am
A month of free Saturday admission and a "Storm of '32" display at the National Museum. Published 7th November, 12:00am
CIDB Supports Business
The Cayman Islands Development Bank launches a series of initiatives with a forum on small community development issues.  Published 7th November, 12:00am
Poppies for Remembrance
HE the Governor makes a donation to the veterans fund. Published 6th November, 12:00am
Effects of Violence on Children
For World Mental Health Day, professionals offer guidelines for dealing with domestic and community violence.  Published 4th November, 12:00am
Royal Visit for Quincentennial
Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex (the Queen's youngest son and his wife) will spend three days in May. Published 4th November, 12:00am