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Press Releases: February 2003

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Martin Keeley Visits Savannah Primary
A presentation for World Wetlands Day and a field trip so children "have a clear understanding of the connection between human beings and nature..."  Published 28th February, 12:00am
GT Primary School after the Flood
The clean-up, moving some students to the Family Life Centre, and an inspection by VIPs.  Published 28th February, 12:00am
Regulations on Vehicle License Coupons to be ENFORCED
Following re-licensing, the existing coupon should be removed before applying the new one -- in the proper place. Published 28th February, 12:00am
Extension Policy for Work Permits
Holders of temporary work permits may not continue to work past the permit's expiration, even if a full work permit has been applied for. Published 28th February, 12:00am
Make the National Team!
Represent the Cayman Islands at CARIFTA -- the Caribbean's premier track and field event. Published 28th February, 12:00am
Governor Visits GT Library
He met the staff, interacted with Savannah Primary students, and picked up an application to join the Friends of the Library.  Published 28th February, 12:00am
"Native Done" Transforms Small Caymanian House
The art cooperative, which educates artisans in order to start a serious craft movement, now has a store. Published 28th February, 12:00am
Gary Clarke -- Back to PWD
He's worked in London and passed the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), becoming the first Caymanian chartered quantity surveyor. Published 28th February, 12:00am
Master Thatcher
Carmen Connolly conducts demonstrations on thatch work and teaches crafts.  Published 27th February, 12:00am
UK Teachers Enjoy Visit
"We have seen very good efforts in this area. The system seems to have a hollistic approach that encorporates the community and family with helping special needs children."  Published 27th February, 12:00am
Managing Gov't Finances and the State of the Budget
The Financial Secretary outlines Government's new budgetary system and presents fiscal projections for the current financial year in a speech to the Chamber of Commerce. Published 27th February, 12:00am
Chevening Scholar Karen Edie
Ms Edie completed her master's degree in media management at the University of Stirling in Scotland.  Published 27th February, 12:00am
Donation for "Friends of Library"
The George Town Library wants more friends like Harris McCoy III. Published 27th February, 12:00am
Wall of Remembrance 'Faces of Cancer'
During March, the Wall will be featured in CNB's Grand Cayman branches. Published 27th February, 12:00am
Art Magnet Show
The programme artistically engages at-risk youth who have previously been involved in crime. Published 26th February, 12:00am
LA Opening for the Brac
"To hold a State Opening in Cayman Brac portrays a special recognition of these two islands. It is an honour to have the Throne Speech delivered....It also signifies that although three islands, we are one country." Published 26th February, 12:00am
New Electrician's Fees
Now in effect for the examination, registration and licence renewal of electrical engineers or electricians. Published 25th February, 12:00am
Electrical- Licensing Exam Schedule 2003
29th May, 28th August, 27th November -- application deadlines about two weeks prior to these exam dates.  Published 25th February, 12:00am
Are You Contaminating Your Recycle Bin?
No staples, paper clips, colored paper, sticky notes or adhesive, carbonless forms, envelopes, magazines, file folders, press board, wax coated paper, or newspaper. Published 25th February, 12:00am
Food Hygiene Course Graduates
Twenty employees from Kirk Supermarket were presented with certificates for successfully completing Environmental Health's Basic course. Published 25th February, 12:00am
Keeping an Eye on Heightened World Tensions
The Governor recently convened a National Security Committee to review and coordinate security arrangements.  Published 21st February, 12:00am
LA Offices Move Temporarily
Legislative Assembly staff will operate from the 2nd floor of Kirk House while maintenance is completed on the LA building.  Published 21st February, 12:00am
Visiting UK Teachers
Their trip's focus will be to learn more about social inclusion for challenged children.  Published 20th February, 12:00am
Garbage Fees -- Rolled Back!
Most residential customers will return to paying $100 per year; a new system is being studied and Government is awaiting the results. Published 20th February, 12:00am
MattSafe Reaches Out
Workshops for parents (neighborhood, district or organisation); workshops for youth organizations too! Published 20th February, 12:00am
New Category for McCoy Prize
Established to encourage and reward excellence in Caymanian-produced arts, the McCoy Prize will now also recognise craftwork.  Published 20th February, 12:00am
Manager for Government Office Project
PWD's Jim Scott says the new accommodations are being designed to suit departments' specific needs. Published 19th February, 12:00am
The Quincentennial Distinguished Woman Award
To highlight the contributions women have made to the country's development and to provide first-rate role models for girls to emulate.  Published 19th February, 12:00am
New Call-In Procedure
A set time and direct lines for Immigration queries. Published 19th February, 12:00am
"Respondents" Emerge Victorious
Legal scholars wage mock battle during the Law School's mooting competition.  Published 19th February, 12:00am
Suspension of Licence Plates
For vehicles that have been taken off the road for three months or more.  Published 19th February, 12:00am
Traffic Counters on West Bay Rd.
How many motorists per day drive between the Galleria Loop and the Canal Point Drive intersection? Published 18th February, 12:00am
"Rundown '03"
Only five performances are scheduled!!! Published 18th February, 12:00am
LA Dissolved
The new session begins 7 March with the "State of the Nation" address being delivered from the Aston Rutty Civic Centre in Cayman Brac.  Published 18th February, 12:00am
Copies of Draft Constitution
Are available at the Glass House. Published 18th February, 12:00am
Baroness Amos' Visit
The FCO Minister with Responsibility for the Overseas Territories is to visit Grand Cayman, arriving on Sunday, 16 February, departing on Tuesday the 18th.  Published 13th February, 12:00am
Statement by Governor's Office
A draft Constitution and a related draft Order in Council have been released for public discussion. (These documents are on this web site under "Local Issues".) Published 13th February, 12:00am
Mulch Goes Fast!
It's useful because it holds water, keeps plants cool and hinders weeds -- and recycles natural Xmas trees! Published 12th February, 12:00am
Regional Advisor for Universal Postal Union Visits
In meetings Government discussed policy issues, postal regulations, and the coming Caribbean Postal Union Conference which will be held in Grand Cayman in May. Published 12th February, 12:00am
Ministers: We Need a National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) emphasises that the Caribbean is second only to sub-Saharan Africa in its infection rate. Published 12th February, 12:00am
Dilbert Heads Overseas Territories Association
The Association plays an important co-ordination role and provides a forum for debate on policy and issues of mutual interest.  Published 12th February, 12:00am
Courts Team
Five top administrators agree that the challenges inherent in the administration of justice are eased because they work well together. Published 12th February, 12:00am
Roundabout Landscaping Guidelines
A new policy addresses tree and plant spacing and height, the length of landscaping contracts, sponsor signage and maintenance. Published 12th February, 12:00am
Doctors to Address Hepatitis B Immunisations
The three medical experts' presentations are well timed, as concerns about this immunisation have been recently aired in the media.  Published 11th February, 12:00am
John Gray Award Goes to Fiji Project
The school's Recyclers won the Commonwealth Youth Services' Award and donated their prize money to a project in Fiji -- a kindergarten will be built in exchange for a marine reserve.  Published 11th February, 12:00am
Honouring Women Month
This year's theme "Celebrating Our Past, Embracing Our Future" also honours the Quincentennial.  Published 11th February, 12:00am
Volleyball Open to All
The "Super-Recreational Volleyball League" allows everyone to participate and enjoy a healthy, fun activity. Published 11th February, 12:00am
More Hours for WB Licensing Office
The West Bay location is now open four days a week. Published 6th February, 12:00am
The Eurobank Trial in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands
Chief Justice Anthony Smellie's opinion "Findings of Fact on the Abuse of Process Application." Published 6th February, 12:00am
Gastroenteritis Warning
The Public Health Department is monitoring an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting among children and adults. Published 5th February, 12:00am
Chief Justice to Address Asia-Pacific Financial Action Task Force
Mr. Smellie has been invited by the Thai government to present a keynote address at a conference on money laundering and financial crime.  Published 5th February, 12:00am
New Importations Notice
Revised regulations require a licence to import any heavy equipment, including commercial vessels.  Published 5th February, 12:00am
Grant Vincent Appointed Chief Surveyor
Joining Lands & Survey, he says,"...this must be one of the most advanced electronic land administration systems in the Caribbean."  Published 5th February, 12:00am
Now showing! This National Gallery exhibit of contemporary art is characterised as being bold and vibrant.  Published 4th February, 12:00am
The Fed and CIMA Host Seminar
Enhance the Caribbean's professional standard of regulation -- the Monetary Authority and the US Federal Reserve team up in a management skills seminar. Published 4th February, 12:00am
CI Law School to Redesign Course
To meet changing needs, the Law School will suspend its Professional Practice Course during the 2003/4 academic year to redesign the curriculum.  Published 4th February, 12:00am