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Press Releases: June 2004

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Extension of CB Duty Concessions
Duty on building materials, gasoline and plants, plus stamp duty on land transfers, are lower on the Brac. Published 30th June, 12:00am
Historic Graduation for LC Education Services
Year 6 student Silvio Antunes became the first graduate on Friday, 25 June. Published 30th June, 12:00am
Lighthouse School Graduation
"...grab onto the opportunities to work hard at achieving your goals," Principal Shari Bovell reminded the four graduates.  Published 29th June, 12:00am
"Drugs: Treatment Works"
The slogan, endorsed by Dr. the Hon. Frank McField, for today's International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.  Published 28th June, 12:00am
Scholarship Student Works for Education Council
Heidi Hunte's summer job is helping to process applications for local and overseas scholarships. Published 28th June, 12:00am
David Frederick, the current CAA deputy director, will become the new authority's first leader. Published 28th June, 12:00am
Seven Complete NELP
After a year of self-study and training, the first group of teachers has successfully completed the National Educational Leadership Programme. Published 28th June, 12:00am
Computer Equipment Donated
The Education Department will use some of Bank of America's used hardware.  Published 28th June, 12:00am
John Gray Recyclers Excel
They've raised over $25,000. Published 28th June, 12:00am
Diabetes and Heart Disease Linked
This critical connection will be explored at the 7 July CI Diabetes Association meeting. Published 25th June, 12:00am
New Airports Authority Board Appointed
A diverse team of experienced professionals will ensure responsible management of Cayman's aviation facilities. Published 25th June, 12:00am
Delays in Surface Mail from the UK
Interruption of service has resulted from disagreements between Royal Mail and the companies it uses to ship surface mail to Cayman.  Published 25th June, 12:00am
A Special Night of Appreciation
Lands and Survey recognises 25 long-serving employees, from the days of hand-drawn maps to GIS. Published 25th June, 12:00am
Employment Relations and Rotary Join Forces
They're rallying employers to take part in the summer job placement programme. Published 25th June, 12:00am
GED Exam
The USA high school equivalency exam will be given at Triple C in July. Published 23rd June, 12:00am
Three Achieve Scouting's Highest Honour
Edison Jackson, Floyd Shaw and Fritz McPherson were recognised for their efforts with the Queen's Scout Award.  Published 23rd June, 12:00am
DEH Training Course
Hairdressers, cosmetologists, barbers, body piercers and tattoo artists learned about hygiene and sanitation. Published 22nd June, 12:00am
Summer Reading
At the public libraries, "Cayman's Underwater World" with guest speakers and craft projects.  Published 22nd June, 12:00am
One Vote Counts
King Charles I was beheaded on a 68-67 vote and Hitler was elected to lead the Nazi party by one vote. Published 22nd June, 12:00am
At the Arthur Martin Creative Empowerment Centre
Artistic techniques to help young people open up and express their concerns.  Published 22nd June, 12:00am
John Gray Recyclers Care
Club members shared their passion with staff from the Department of Environmental Health. Published 21st June, 12:00am
No Smoking
The CAA reminds the public that smoking within terminal buildings is prohibited.  Published 21st June, 12:00am
First Aid Training for MRCU Staff
Staff learned important, potentially life saving, skills including the use of automated external defibrillator machines.  Published 16th June, 12:00am
Government and CUC Agreement
The agreement allows competition; relicenses CUC; and replaces the current "guaranteed rate-of-return formula" for rate adjustments with a "price cap mechanism" based on published CPIs. Published 16th June, 12:00am
Complaints Commissioner Appointed
HE the Governor, after consultation with the Cabinet, has appointed Dr. John Epp, who is currently deputy director and a senior lecturer at the CI Law School. Published 16th June, 12:00am
Two Aviation Authorities
On 1 July 2004 CAACI will handle regulatory responsibilities and CIAA will take charge of business services. Published 16th June, 12:00am
Contribution from Angling Club
It donated CI$3500 from the auction of a Guy Harvey painting to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and MattSafe.  Published 16th June, 12:00am
Subscribe to
The new Lands and Survey website offers many services business clients desire from the department with the convenience of online access and an annual subscription service.  Published 16th June, 12:00am
Government Partnerships Benefit Young People
Children & Family Services' Young Parents Programme plus the Employment Relations' summer job placement programme plus Cayman Airways equals a great opportunity for Sheallion Powell-Edwards.  Published 13th June, 12:00am
Queen's Birthday Honours 2004
Two MBEs; four CI Certificates and Badges of Honour and Dr. Joe receives an Honourary CI Certificate and Badge of Honour.  Published 13th June, 12:00am
Something for Students at
Learn more about geography, geographical information systems (GIS), technology and mapping. Published 11th June, 12:00am
Final East End Super Saturday 12 June
The youth programme then moves to North Side, beginning Saturday, 17 July.  Published 11th June, 12:00am
Summer School Advantages
Smaller class sizes, more individualized instruction and greater flexibility for teachers to address the specific learning needs of students. Register now.  Published 11th June, 12:00am
Lands & Survey's New Web Site Wins Award will receive a special achievement in Geographic Information Systems award at the Environmental Systems Research Institute's 24th Annual User Conference in San Diego. Published 10th June, 12:00am
Early Childhood Education Conference
Education is the major mechanism to bring about the necessary transformation in Caribbean society; Education Officer Marjorie Beckles attended.  Published 10th June, 12:00am
Cayman at the Top of the World
Donald Holton Hunter Jr. is the first Caymanian to climb Mt. Everest. Published 10th June, 12:00am
Flags at Half-Mast for Reagan's Funeral
Both the Union Jack and the CI flag, from 8am to sunset on 11 June. Published 10th June, 12:00am
Consumer Prices Up
The CPI's All-Items Index for the first quarter of 2004 increased by 1.2% in comparison to the equivalent period in 2003.  Published 10th June, 12:00am
Users can interact with Lands & Survey's mapping, aerial photography and databases. Published 9th June, 12:00am
National Gallery Exhibits "Body Talk"
Featuring the work of 21 amateur and professional local photographers.  Published 8th June, 12:00am
June 17 -- Big Day for Lands and Survey
They've packaged the launch of their website with a public awareness session and a staff appreciation celebration. Published 8th June, 12:00am
Summer Jobs Open Doors
Employment Services helped Tishara Webster gain experience that prepared her for bigger challenges.  Published 8th June, 12:00am
The Privilege of a Democratic Government
Participation in free and fair elections is a basic right. Published 7th June, 12:00am
Public Invited to Queen's Birthday Celebration
The parade, bestowing of honours, and the traditional garden party -- all on Saturday, 12 June. Published 7th June, 12:00am
Law School Lecturer to Labour Meeting
Ms Debra Morris attended the International Labour Organization Subregional Meeting on International Labour Standards for Lawyers, Judges and Legal Educators. Published 7th June, 12:00am
Red Ensign Meeting
Continuing a long tradition of contributing to discussions on global shipping, representatives of the Shipping Registry attended the 12th Conference of the Red Ensign Group of Ship Registries.  Published 4th June, 12:00am
10 with Master's Degrees
Personnel's training unit spearheaded the programme to encourage qualifications and expertise in human resources.  Published 4th June, 12:00am
Health Practice Law in Effect 1 June
A Health Practice Commission and four professional councils means more detailed and sophisticated regulation of health professionals.  Published 4th June, 12:00am
Law School Lecturer Earns Doctorate
Dr. Alan Sprince's thesis "Stress at Work: Can the Common Law Cope?" studied the interface between medical science and law in the context of psychiatric injuries brought on by the workplace.  Published 4th June, 12:00am
Oversized Trucks Speeding
A warning from the RCIP. Published 4th June, 12:00am
Scholarships Open Doors
Randy Smith spent six months in Cuba studying art thanks to a scholarship from the Ministry of Education.  Published 3rd June, 12:00am
From Summer Job to Law School
Kristelle Donaldson decided to go to the Employment Relations Department for help after battling for months to find a job.  Published 3rd June, 12:00am
PO Ranks 9th Out of 130 Countries
The result when their express mail service was evaluated for 2003. Published 3rd June, 12:00am
Drugs in the Workplace
The EAP, Chamber of Commerce and NDC's joint project will survey businesses to measure the seriousness of the problem. Published 3rd June, 12:00am
DEH's Hazardous Certification Course
Participants from six departments learned about safety issues for employees whose work could expose them to hazardous substances.  Published 2nd June, 12:00am
New Deadline for George Hicks Registration
Space at GHHS is limited, so the registration period has been shortened and will end Friday, 4 June. Published 2nd June, 12:00am
OTs Response to Tax Savings Directive
Our UK Rep speaks, saying we're committed to maintaining international standards of regulation, transparency and probity. Published 2nd June, 12:00am
Why Vote?
It's your money, your job, your air and water... Published 1st June, 12:00am
Customs to Close Early
Staff will meet to identify ways of enhancing service to the public.  Published 1st June, 12:00am
Traffic Statistics 24-30 May
Seven DUIs. Published 1st June, 12:00am
Welcome the Farallon
The United States Coast Guard Cutter will visit Grand Cayman 2-4 June.  Published 1st June, 12:00am