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Press Releases: January 2006

Governor Visits NS
A planned visit by the Governor and Mrs. Jack to the North Side Library and police station blossomed into a morning with district children. 27th February 2006, 12:04pm
Cayman Matches 20/20 Funds
Government has doubled the amount of money pledged by the Stanford 20/20 cricket group for development of the game here. 31st January 2006, 1:09pm
CAYS Unlocks the Future
More than just a vocational and educational programme, the new Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation’s Day Treatment Programme is posed to give at-risk youth hope for a better future by enabling them to become productive members of society. 30th January 2006, 4:04pm
More Small Business Workshops
Because of the popularity of yesterday's free workshops for small-business owners, the Investment Bureau will repeat the two courses tonight. 30th January 2006, 1:14pm
Launch of New Survey Vessel
Lands and Survey launched 'The Aliceann' at a ceremony attended by government officials and department staff. 30th January 2006, 11:05am
Law Reform Commission Busy
A pioneering review committee has set for itself an ambitious programme over the next couple of years. 30th January 2006, 10:57am
CPA Donates to CINRF
Members of the Central Planning Authority hope their donation of over $8000 to the National Recovery Fund may spur others to give.  30th January 2006, 10:47am
More Cubans Repatriated
Another 30 Cubans were repatriated this afternoon (29 January). 29th January 2006, 11:51am
National Trust Introduces Mobile Display
The mobile display incorporates photos of colourful Cayman wildlife on one side and a variety of Trust activities on the other. 27th January 2006, 5:28pm
Gay Cruise Issue
Last Friday's weekly press briefing saw the Leader of Government Business, the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts, doing some soul-searching as he spoke about the weighty responsibility of leadership as the Cabinet wrestled with the complicated gay cruise ship issue. 27th January 2006, 3:52pm
Cubans Repatriated
Twenty-one Cubans were repatriated on 27 January, reducing the number of Cuban migrants on Grand Cayman to 58.  27th January 2006, 3:48pm
Builders Bill
A committee is hard at work putting the finishing touches on a "Builders Bill" to create more accountability in the construction industry, and protect those who hire contractors.  27th January 2006, 3:34pm
NS Library Reopens
Minister of Education Alden McLaughlin opened the North Side Public Library, marking the beginning of full restoration of these facilities after damage from Hurricane Ivan. 27th January 2006, 3:16pm
Cayman Book for Schools
Thirty copies of the popular book, "Destination Cayman Islands", are being donated to government schools and libraries across the country.  27th January 2006, 1:20pm
Ready to Fly Again
The Mosquito Research and Control Unit will soon be ready to take flight again following delivery of a new airplane, custom-outfitted for mosquito control. 27th January 2006, 10:36am
Statement on Cruise
A gay and lesbian cruise is scheduled to call on Grand Cayman. In response to the scheduled visit, the Government has reconfirmed the policy of non-discrimination first established by the Cayman Islands Government in 2001 and regards it as consistent with this jurisdiction’s recognition of human rights. 26th January 2006, 2:11pm
Study Vocational Education
Caymanians working in vocational training are invited to apply to take part in a study visit programme taking place in European cities later this year.  26th January 2006, 2:00pm
Small-Business Workshops
The Cayman Islands Investment Bureau (CIIB) will host several free workshops for small-business owners, starting Monday, 30 January.  26th January 2006, 1:37pm
World Scholar to Africa
The third Caymanian student to join the United World College’s 2005-6 international programme, Mr. Knolis Scott, departed for the Kingdom of Swaziland in southern Africa.  25th January 2006, 3:25pm
Journey to Freedom
The Women's Resource Centre has launched a new domestic abuse support group, offering emotional support for women as they work through the effects of abuse. 25th January 2006, 1:19pm
Regulations Amended
Incoming aircraft and vessels can be charged overtime for mosquito-prevention spraying outside of normal work hours. 25th January 2006, 12:58pm
"Moving Young Minds"
Top officials in Cayman's Education Ministry recently attended a three-day seminar for education ministers, focusing on ICT and e-learning. 24th January 2006, 1:08pm
Cayman Scholar 2005
A top academic scorer, he enjoys science, physics and maths, but also appreciates the arts. And while you might spot him playing the clarinet, with ten years of martial arts under his belt, he also has a sporting edge.  24th January 2006, 12:59pm
Planning's New Staff
The Planning Department has been fortified with three new staff members. 24th January 2006, 12:49pm
CINICO Open Enrolment
With the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (CINICO) once again offering open enrolment, residents are reminded to take responsibility for their health by ensuring they have adequate health insurance coverage in place. 24th January 2006, 12:37pm
New Farm Animals
A large shipment of prime, pure bred livestock arrived in Cayman as part of the Department of Agriculture's importation programme to help farmers recover from Ivan. 22nd January 2006, 12:13pm
Student Bands Raise Music Funds
Their concert was a sold out performance at the First Baptist Christian Church and raised $4,000 towards music development. 20th January 2006, 2:52pm
Illegal Signs a Safety Issue
Business owners and promoters should only install permanent storefront or free-standing signage that has been approved by the Planning Department. 20th January 2006, 1:51pm
Highway Concerns
In response to concerns stemming from the Esterley Tibbetts Highway expansion, Minister of Works the Hon. Arden McLean arranged a community meeting with residents of Governors Harbour on January 9.  20th January 2006, 12:28pm
Large Fines Imposed for Marine Violations
Three men received the largest fines to date for marine violations this week of CI$1,950 each. 19th January 2006, 3:13pm
Four DR Nationals Arrested
On Tuesday (17 January) immigration officers arrested four Dominican Republic nationals for overstaying 19th January 2006, 3:07pm
North Side Holiday Sale this Monday
The North Side Community Development Team invites everyone to their fundraising tent sale on Heroes Day, Monday, 23 January. 19th January 2006, 3:02pm
CPA Branch to Hold Second Youth Parliament
The august chamber of the LA is slated to ring with the voices of Cayman's youth on 13 March this year when they will "take over" the Parliament for a day.  19th January 2006, 2:52pm
Teens’ Search for Adult Guidance Continues
The John Gray High School continues to seek adult volunteers to assist a small group of teenage Year11 students. 19th January 2006, 2:39pm
Spear Guns? Remember the Rules!
An alarming number of spear guns have been seized since the start of lobster season and DOE's enforcement officers are taking this very seriously. 18th January 2006, 1:53pm
New Beat Officer Appointed
Meet the newly appointed Community Beat Officer for the Seven Mile Beach area - Constable Jon Siddall. 18th January 2006, 1:40pm
Lands and Survey Boat Launch Postponed
Launching of the new Lands and Survey Department's survey vessel "The Aliceann" has been postponed one week due to forecasted inclement weather. 18th January 2006, 1:24pm
Grand Cayman Libraries Being Restored
Book lovers on Grand Cayman are set to benefit from the re-development and re-establishment of library services throughout the Island. 18th January 2006, 1:19pm
HE Visits Immigration & Port
The Governor spoke with staff in each area to get a feel for what challenges they face; and to get an up-close look at how these sections operate. 18th January 2006, 12:44pm
George Hicks Water Checks
Water tests at George Hicks High School show that there is no bacterium in the water and the pH and chlorine levels are normal. 18th January 2006, 12:27pm
Farmers' Needs Up Close
An extensive two-day visit to farms in the districts brought government officials up close and personal with Cayman's farmers and their needs. 18th January 2006, 12:03pm
Museum Conference Considers Cultural Tourism
Described as the "the largest museum and gallery event in the UK", the annual conference brings together leading figures in the museums world. 17th January 2006, 11:35am
Mission House Re-building
The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has received planning permission for the rebuilding of the Mission House historic site. 17th January 2006, 11:11am
DER Occupational Safety
They covered basics such as gloves and hardhats, as well as the complexities of handling heavy machinery and hazardous chemicals.  17th January 2006, 10:53am
Status & Residency Board
The Board would like to recommend that applicants update their applications to reflect any change of circumstances since their submission. 17th January 2006, 10:34am
George Hicks Open Today
The high school resumed as usual this morning after an early break in the school day yesterday due to problems with the water supply system. 16th January 2006, 12:22pm
P.O. Box Numbers Needed
The Postal Service is urging the public to ensure that mail coming into the Islands from overseas points bear post office box number and suffixes.  16th January 2006, 9:43am
Post Office Closure
On Thursday, 19 January, Post Offices will close at noon on Grand Cayman and at 11:30 a.m. on the Sister Islands to facilitate a staff function. 16th January 2006, 9:32am
Judge Sanderson’s Court Order
His Honour Justice Dale Sanderson on Thursday, 12 January, made an order relative to media coverage of a jury trail taking place in his court.  16th January 2006, 9:25am
DVL Cross Trains Supervisors
The department has instituted a new training programme to cross train supervisors and deputy supervisors. 16th January 2006, 9:17am
Local Children’s Books Donated
Local schools and libraries received copies of The Adventures of Riley - Quest for Treasure in the Cayman Islands. 16th January 2006, 8:47am
20 Cubans Returned
Twenty Cubans were repatriated on Friday, 13 January. 14th January 2006, 12:36pm
John Bothwell Participates in OTEP
This local DOE staff member is working towards a Master of Science in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter in Cornwall. 13th January 2006, 8:17am
Chevening Scholarships
Caymanians interested in postgraduate study in Britain have until 25 January 2006 to apply for a prestigious Chevening Scholarship Award. 13th January 2006, 8:05am
Patrick Bodden is CIMA's Acting MD
The Monetary Authority has announced that he will be serving as Acting Managing Director for five months from 7 January 2006 until June this year. 10th January 2006, 5:46pm
Calling All Past Youth Parliamentarians
Persons who have participated in such Youth Parliaments should contact the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly as soon as possible.  10th January 2006, 5:18pm
Authorities Recover All 15 Cuban Migrants
The Counselling Centre announced the new support group for those that need help dealing with a variety of family issues. 9th January 2006, 5:13pm
New Family Group Starts Soon
The Counselling Centre announced the new support group for those that need help dealing with a variety of family issues. 9th January 2006, 4:56pm
Mapping of Sea Bed to Begin
A new hydrographic survey project being undertaken by Lands and Survey will produce new and updated maps of the sea bed that surrounds Cayman. 9th January 2006, 4:46pm
Farmers Invited for Livestock Meeting
All farmers who have purchased animals arriving on the shipment from Florida should attend an important meeting on Tuesday, 10 January at 6:00 pm 9th January 2006, 4:45pm
Cuban Migrants Recovered
All of the Cuban migrants who were at large over the weekend have been located and returned to more secure accommodations. 8th January 2006, 12:46pm
Secure Boats
Nine Cuban migrants awaiting resolution of their immigration status are at large and believed to be seeking a vessel to aid in an illegal departure from the Islands. 7th January 2006, 12:40pm
Economy on a 10-yr Growth Spurt
Economic growth is projected to take the Government from a current $10 million operating deficit to a $62.8 million operating surplus by June 2016. 6th January 2006, 4:36pm
April Session for LA
The Throne Speech and presentation of the 2006-2007 Budget will take place on Friday, 28 April, when a new session of the Legislative Assembly will begin. 6th January 2006, 12:31pm
RCIPS Investigates Archive Assault
The National Archive remains closed to the public, but the agency resumed its records management service to the government this (Thursday) afternoon. 5th January 2006, 4:25pm
PAT Set to Tackle Backlog
The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Appeals Tribunal (PAT) have reacted with concern to an article published in the Cayman Net News.  4th January 2006, 4:17pm
Cadet Corps Now Recruiting
The Cadet Corps hopes to recruit at least 60 youngsters, and their training will begin in February 2006. 4th January 2006, 3:59pm
OBE and MBE recipients
Read more on Mrs. Susan Olde, OBE recipient, and Mr. J. Carlon Powery, MBE recipient. 3rd January 2006, 3:54pm
New Year's Honours 2006
Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour awardees Shirley Elizabeth Wahler, John Reed Foster, Frank Hugh Scotland, Alva (Billy) Murrell Donovan Bodden, and Capt. Moses Ithamar Kirkconnell. 3rd January 2006, 2:01pm
Small Cuban Boat Continues Journey
A boat with nine Cubans came into East End waters on 30 December; one person exited the boat, which then continued its journey unassisted.  1st January 2006, 12:54pm
Ministry of Education on the Move
Effective 3 January, the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture will be located on the 3rd floor of the Royal Plaza. 1st January 2006, 12:35pm
Olde, Powery Top Honours
Seven Caymanians have been named in the 2006 Queen’s New Year’s honours. 1st January 2006, 12:24pm