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Press Releases: June 2003

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USA Changes Will Affect Some Travelers
In October all citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) who wish to enter the USA visa-free must present a machine-readable passport. Published 30th June, 12:00am
Scenes of Old Cayman Brighten Hospital
"Perhaps viewing some of the nostalgic subjects will bring fond memories and temporarily ease the pain and worry that seem to be troubling patients," offers Mr Oliver.  Published 30th June, 12:00am
Officially Appointed -- Bush and Tibbetts
With the Cayman Islands (Constitution) (Amendment) Order now in effect, the Governor appoints a Leader of Government Business and a Leader of the Opposition.  Published 30th June, 12:00am
Electoral Boundary Commission Named
Eddinton Powell, Adriannie Webb and Commonwealth elections expert, legal advisor and consultant Carl W. Dundas. Published 30th June, 12:00am
Mr. Bush's Speech to the CPU Conference
"In today's world, we must be prepared to strike regional coalitions and, in the process, support emerging leaders who are resisting mutually damaging external forces."  Published 27th June, 12:00am
Caribbean Postal Union Conference Concludes
"We had an opportunity to strengthen and shape new avenues of co-operation among regional partners in the important arena of postal services," commented Cayman's Leader of Government Business.  Published 27th June, 12:00am
Government Grant for East End
Funds will complete park restroom facilities and contribute towards general district beautification. Published 27th June, 12:00am
Cabinet Secretary Appointed
Mr. Orrett Connor will hold the new position that includes responsibility for providing politically neutral policy advice and technical support to Executive Council and where appropriate, the Leader of Government Business. Published 25th June, 12:00am
Recognition for CAA Senior Manager
Cayman Caravan awarded the Winston Hendricks Trophy, donated by Aviation Week founder Winston Hendricks, to Jeremy Jackson, head of Air Traffic Services. Published 25th June, 12:00am
Blue Dragon Workshop Opens
You're invited to watch artists express themselves on unusual statuary. Published 24th June, 12:00am
Government Holds Talks with Law Professionals
The meeting was prompted by difficulties encountered by Caymanian law graduates in securing employment.  Published 24th June, 12:00am
Prisoners Recognized in Art Competition
Three Northward inmates received awards in the local section of the Prison Fellowship International's art competition; their work now goes to Toronto.  Published 24th June, 12:00am
New Health CEO
Michael S. Elliott has spent 30 years in healthcare management, most recently as Executive Director of University of Miami/Jackson Health Systems. Published 24th June, 12:00am
More Traffic Relief by the End of August
The project involves improving the intersection of Hirst and Shamrock roads to a non-standard intersection comprising a combination of one way routes.  Published 24th June, 12:00am
UWI Chancellor Visits
Sir Shridath Surendath Rampal was here to conduct a forum addressing Caribbean issues and challenges. Published 19th June, 12:00am
Corporate Sports Event
A new date due to an "overwhelming response and demand" and to enable participants time to prepare.  Published 19th June, 12:00am
A Tree for the Lighthouse School
The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens donates a mahogany tree. Published 19th June, 12:00am
Someday Our Prince Will Come!
Until then the CI Post Office releases stamps honouring Prince William's 21st birthday. Published 19th June, 12:00am
Caribbean Postal Union to Meet Here
A key agenda item is terminal dues, the system by which postal administrations calculate payment due for handling each other's mail.  Published 19th June, 12:00am
Queen's Birthday Honours
Eight receive the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour. The Queen's list awards six honours, including a CMG for HE the Governor.  Published 18th June, 12:00am
Donation for Lighthouse School
The Pink Ladies Volunteer Organisation presented a cheque for the school's book drive.  Published 18th June, 12:00am
Recognition for GIS
Buckingham Palace and the Governor have both written to commend GIS for its assistance during the visit of HRH the Earl of Wessex.  Published 18th June, 12:00am
Post Inspection Visit at JACPS
The Schools' Inspectorate assessed the progress the school has made in priority areas that were identified during full inspection three years ago.  Published 18th June, 12:00am
"Art Magnet" Sale
Buy affordable art work while contributing to teens in the community. Published 18th June, 12:00am
Queen's Birthday Programme
More information on Monday's traditional ceremony. Published 13th June, 12:00am
Ansbacher Donates to Library
The Friends of the Library volunteer support group recently received a donation of US$6,000. Published 13th June, 12:00am
Monetary Authority Board Complete
Government announces its final five appointments to the Authority Board.  Published 13th June, 12:00am
Regional Aviation Meeting
Minister McLean: "My attendance at this particular summit was an eye opening experience as to the global nature of the safety and security developments in the aviation industry." Published 13th June, 12:00am
JGHS Coaching For Success
Mentors or performance coaches volunteer their time to work one-to-one with students to assist them with their educational goals for six months. Published 13th June, 12:00am
Queen's Birthday on Monday
HE the Governor and Mrs. Dinwiddy invite residents to attend the traditional garden reception at Government House. Published 11th June, 12:00am
Money Management Classes
A workshop that will cover creating and maintaining a budget, how to spend and invest, managing shopping and credit, and more. Published 9th June, 12:00am
Changes for Health Services
The Minister announces the resignation of the Health Services Authority chairman, and the appointments of an interim chairman and a new superintendent of health insurance. Published 9th June, 12:00am
Chairman of Health Services Authority Resigns
Kel Thompson returns to his first vocation -- aviation. Published 9th June, 12:00am
A Health Insurance Commission
An amended law will allow for its establishment and the Commission will deal with, for example, fees, premiums and claims. Published 9th June, 12:00am
Historic UN Appearance
Mr. Bush said, "The administering power has a duty to promote the economic interests of non-self-governing territories,..."  Published 6th June, 12:00am
Chief Secretary to Monserrat
The Hon. James Ryan will attend the Annual Deputy Governors/Chief Secretaries Conference.  Published 6th June, 12:00am
FS Helps Launch RSM
"We welcome to our community this branch of the sixth largest accounting and advisory firm, representing some 22,000 professionals in more than 700 offices across 75 countries."  Published 6th June, 12:00am
FCO Official to Visit
Mr Featherstone will seek views on how the 1999 White Paper has been working.  Published 6th June, 12:00am
West End Primary Students Visit DoT
Director of Tourism Lania Rittenhouse discussed the many benefits and job opportunities in the tourism industry with the Cayman Brac students. Published 5th June, 12:00am
Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II -- 50th Anniversary
Government's Representative in London, Mrs Jennifer Dilbert, attended a church service and a reception to launch a stamp issue for the OTs.  Published 5th June, 12:00am
Be Careful What You Pack!
Baggage x-ray machines at Owen Roberts will be tested during June. Published 5th June, 12:00am
More Writing Winners
The three student winners of the Honouring Women Month writing contest have been named by the Women's Resource Centre. Published 4th June, 12:00am
Response to Latest "Mad Cow" Threat
The Department of Agriculture has recommended an immediate import ban on certain Canadian meat products, including beef, venison and mutton.  Published 4th June, 12:00am
Hurricane Shelters for 2003
PWD has released the list of public buildings approved for use as hurricane shelters and emergency medical centres.  Published 4th June, 12:00am
Quincentennial Celebrations in London
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Dinwiddys attended the reception at St James's Palace hosted by Cayman's London office. Published 3rd June, 12:00am
LoGB Writes CUC
Mr. Bush: "I respectfully request that you reconsider your announced intention to increase electrical rates." Published 3rd June, 12:00am
West Bay PO to be Renovated
The move to a temporary facility takes place Friday, 6 June; the public should clear PO boxes on Thursday.  Published 3rd June, 12:00am