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Press Releases: May 2006

Ready for Hurricane Season
The National Hurricane Plan has been revised, some public shelters have been upgraded, the storm-surge modelling initiative is underway, and Government is following through on its commitment to establish a national emergency management agency. 31st May 2006, 4:49pm
Firemen Move Up
Fire Services now has two new sub officers in the aerodrome section. 31st May 2006, 3:39pm
New at CSX
Mr Gerry Halischuk is the new head of Business Development at the Stock Exchange. 31st May 2006, 3:22pm
Budget for Watchdog Depts
$876,000 to the Oversight Committee for the Complaints Commissioner's office, and $680,070 to the Public Accounts Committee for work by the Auditor General. 31st May 2006, 3:04pm
License Renewal
All holders of liquor and music and dancing licenses: remember that required inspections must be complete before the renewal deadline. 31st May 2006, 2:45pm
Gallery: Intern Wanted
The one month internship programme provides the opportunity to learn about art museum operations and gain professional experience 30th May 2006, 4:44pm
Summer Activities Requested
Maximize publicity - submit your summer programmes to the annual GIS Calendar of Summer Events. 30th May 2006, 4:29pm
World No Tobacco Day 2006
The Minister for Health and Human Services the Hon. Anthony Eden addressess the impact of tobacco addiction. 30th May 2006, 4:09pm
Time to Separate Waste
Minister of Communications, Works and Infrastructure the Hon. Arden McLean is investigating alternate ways to dispose of garbage in the Cayman Islands. 30th May 2006, 3:56pm
Cruise Ship Picks Up Cubans
A Carnival cruise ship rescued nine Cuban migrants at sea on Sunday 28 May. 30th May 2006, 3:46pm
Athletes to St. Lucia
The Athletic Association is preparing to send a team to track & field championships in St. Lucia. 30th May 2006, 3:39pm
Magnet for Troubled Teens
The National Gallery has developed an Art Magnet programme to artistically engage youth in Grand Cayman. 29th May 2006, 3:52pm
Applications Now Ready
The application forms for the affordable housing project in the Sister Islands are now ready. 29th May 2006, 3:43pm
Light Up Against Tobacco
Health Minister the Hon. Anthony Eden aims to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco. 29th May 2006, 3:28pm
MCB Issues Reminders
The Marine Conservation Board (MCB) is reminding the public to be aware of regulations and marine life concerns. 29th May 2006, 3:11pm
Brac Museum Day and Fun Fair
The second annual Cayman Brac International Museum Day and Family Fun Fair will take place on Saturday, 3 June. 29th May 2006, 2:53pm
Global Reach for Recyclers
The John Gray Recyclers assist with recycling efforts in the United States.  29th May 2006, 2:25pm
Brac Beautification Funds
Funds were recently presented to the Sister Islands’ District Beautification Committee, to finance beautification projects on Cayman Brac. 29th May 2006, 2:05pm
Trailers Still Occupied
The 84 mobile homes brought in as temporary housing after Hurricane Ivan continue to be occupied. 29th May 2006, 1:52pm
Public "Misrepresentations"
Misrepresentations made by members of the public to various boards, such as the Work Permit Board, are a concern for government, Minister of Tourism the Hon. Charles Clifford said.  26th May 2006, 4:08pm
Small Businesses Empowered
Workshops are being held to empower businesses to negotiate with big players in the cruise industry. The intention is to equip them with tools and skills to interact with key cruise industry players.  26th May 2006, 4:02pm
Daily Maximum for Cruise Visits
Tourism Minister the Hon. Charles Clifford addresses the policy of allowing a maximum of 9,200 cruise passengers a day on Grand Cayman. However, once the "Go East" campaign is developed, this policy could be revisited.  26th May 2006, 1:08pm
School Leaders Appointed
For four new schools, four new leaders (instead of principals). 25th May 2006, 4:10pm
Gallegos Honoured
Mr. Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of the Crusader Group, announced a $100,000 donation to the Insurance Managers Scholarship Fund in honour of Ms Mary Lou Gallegos, head of Insurance Supervision for the Monetary Authority. 25th May 2006, 3:54pm
Outreach Bonaventure
The National Gallery's programme helps at-risk teens develop patience, persistence and commitment. 25th May 2006, 3:30pm
Participants Wanted
Middle school- and high school-aged young people and women -- the National Gallery has space in its programmes. 25th May 2006, 1:24pm
Minister Earns Praise
The Hon. Arden McLean meets challenges quickly and provides information promptly; he also met with colleagues from the Sister Islands to ensure their needs were covered in his Ministry's budget.  25th May 2006, 9:21am
June Reopening
The East End and George Town public libraries took quite a beating from Hurricane Ivan. 24th May 2006, 9:38am
HHS Budget Approved
The Ministry of Health and Human Services will have $63.1m to perform a number of functions ranging from assisting the needy to replacing hospital equipment lost to Hurricane Ivan. 24th May 2006, 9:11am
Two Cuban Vessels
Carrying a total of 26 Cuban migrants, the boats passed through Cayman Brac waters on Tuesday, 23 May. 24th May 2006, 8:58am
Savannah Gully Meetings
'Visioning' meetings on May 30 and 31 will gather community input into the flooding concerns in the Savannah Gully area. 23rd May 2006, 12:02pm
Her Majesty's Birthday
The public is invited to celebrate the official birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, 10 June; there will be a parade in front of the LA followed by a garden reception at Government House. 23rd May 2006, 11:51am
More Cubans Come and Go
Twelve in a boat spotted off the Brac. 23rd May 2006, 11:41am
Over 125m for Education
Finance Committee, in the ongoing budget meeting of the Legislature, agreed to allocate over $125 million to the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture. 23rd May 2006, 11:12am
Affordable Housing Forms
Application forms for the affordable housing project in the Sister Islands will be ready Monday, 22 May. 22nd May 2006, 1:30pm
Paint to Empower
Work of Art at the Shoppes at Grand Harbour will be holding a fundraiser to benefit the Women's Resource Centre, Wednesday 24 May, 6 to 9pm. 22nd May 2006, 1:20pm
Interest Rates Under 6%
The existing money borrowed by Government is being paid back at fixed rates of interest and the highest percentage charged is 5.6 per cent. 22nd May 2006, 1:06pm
New Equipment for Fire Services
New vehicles replace trucks that were damaged during Hurricane Ivan, as well as older trucks that needed replacing. 22nd May 2006, 12:24pm
$1M for Brac Sports Centre
Plans for the facility include a football field; a multipurpose building that will also serve as an administration block; a running track; and a gymnasium. 22nd May 2006, 10:31am
$270 Million for Portfolios
The highest budgetary item in the Portfolio of the Civil Service is a $6.6 million allocation that covers health insurance costs for Civil Service pensioners. 19th May 2006, 5:13pm
DOA Environmentally Conscious
Keys for a waste-removal truck – and also for a pickup truck –were recently given to the Leader of Government Business and Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. D Kurt Tibbetts, and the DoA’s Chief Agricultural and Veterinary Officer Dr Alfred Benjamin.  19th May 2006, 4:52pm
New District Manager for WBPO
Nona Anglin-Webster is no stranger to postal operations, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to West Bay's sub-post office. 19th May 2006, 4:33pm
Post Office Wants Founders
We are looking for entrepreneurs, innovators, trailblazers who relished the challenges and were instrumental in shaping the Cayman Islands,” said Tara Bush.  19th May 2006, 4:08pm
The Cost of Mail
It is the challenge of the Post Office to make the processing and delivery of mail appear seamless and inexpensive as possible. 19th May 2006, 2:10pm
$2 M More for Hurricane Ivan Relief
Hurricane Ivan relief efforts continue unabated until the next budget kicks in on 1 July 2006. 19th May 2006, 9:18am
More Money for HMP Northward
The Finanace Committee allocated $11.5 million for all aspects of inmate care at the Prison Service. 19th May 2006, 9:06am
Crime Fighting Budget Boosted
The RCIPS to receive $42.7 million to carry out its work during the next financial year. 18th May 2006, 2:50pm
Auditor General on Cruise Terminal
A special Report of the Auditor General on the "Royal Watler Cruise Terminal Capital Project." 18th May 2006, 2:50pm
Brac Stress Workshop
The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) will be holding a free Healthy Living and Stress Management Workshop on 27 May 2006. 17th May 2006, 4:40pm
Roundabout at Galleria Plaza
Drivers should be aware of the new addition of a left turn lane at the Galleria roundabout on West Bay Road. 17th May 2006, 4:25pm
Cuban Escapee Sought
Cuban escapes from the Immigration Reception Centre. 16th May 2006, 2:57pm
17 Cubans Move on From Brac
Another group of migrants arrived offshore the Creek, Cayman Brac, Wednesday morning. 12th May 2006, 2:54pm
Budget Compliant with Finance Principles
Jefferson says that the buget falls within financial management laws. 12th May 2006, 12:12pm
Economy Ready for Stamp Duty
New stamp duty proposal aimed at helping Caymanians benefit from progress made in the Cayman Islands. 11th May 2006, 2:32pm
Fire Services Support Nicholas
The Cayman Islands Fire Services Department give a donation to Nicholas Powery,18, who is scheduled to have surgery this week. 11th May 2006, 12:06pm
Drivers Rev Up Safety Skills
Department of Vehicle Licensing and Transport organised training for the handling of heavy-equipment vehicles. 11th May 2006, 10:15am
Cayman Gears Up for Cricket World Cup
Country expected to benefit from Cricket World Cup tourism.  10th May 2006, 4:01pm
Request for Summer Internships
The Department of Employment Relations is asking companies to register summer internships. 10th May 2006, 3:47pm
WRC Contest Winners
Numerous entries were received for the 2006 Honouring Women's Month contest.  10th May 2006, 12:45pm
National Curriculum Progresses
Task force moves ahead with curriculum solution. 10th May 2006, 11:51am
Job Well Done
One of PWD's lead electricians, Kenneth Wood, is the department's first employee of the quarter. 9th May 2006, 6:41pm
EMS Team Golden
Only six countries in the world achieved the Express Mail Service gold standard. 9th May 2006, 6:29pm
Cubans Land in Breakers
The group landed near the Lighthouse Restaurant. 9th May 2006, 12:51pm
Batabano Road Closures
Traffic challenges this weekend! 8th May 2006, 2:45pm
New BT PO Manager
BT resident Marsha Dixon honoured by promotion to District Manager after only 8 years of working for the PO.  5th May 2006, 12:06pm
Clifford Refutes
The Minister of Tourism refuted as inaccurate a report regarding berthing facilities in George Town port that appeared in a local newspaper. 4th May 2006, 2:57pm
Immigration Supports Colleague
Department rallies support for Dolcy Powery, whose 18-year-old son Nicholas was diagnosed with end-stage kidney (renal) failure. 4th May 2006, 2:32pm
Keys to our Future
Leader of Government Business, the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts delivered Government's financial policy statement "Keys to Our Future: Leadership, Compassion, Prudence and Vision" at the State Opening of Parliament. 3rd May 2006, 2:42pm
Child Month Underway
Events include church services, parties, family workshops, and a walkathon on Discovery Day.  3rd May 2006, 2:11pm
Art of Stamps
Part of the exhibition staged by the National Gallery until last month is now on display at the Seven Mile Beach Post Office. 3rd May 2006, 2:03pm
Go East
Government has launched a comprehensive "Go East" campaign aimed at attracting more visitors (and business) to that side of Grand Cayman. 2nd May 2006, 2:18pm
Revenue Raising Methods
"The public should be assured that this level of revenue [raising] will not be a re-current feature of Government's annual budget." 2nd May 2006, 2:07pm
Throne Speech
Delivering his first Throne Speech at the State Opening of the Legislative Assembly's 2006/2007 session, Governor Jack noted a much stronger relationship evolving between Cayman and the UK. 2nd May 2006, 1:36pm
Four organisations have joined forces in a multimedia campaign to put the brakes on bad driving. 2nd May 2006, 12:56pm
Amendment to Law
An amendment to the Immigration Law -- which has injected a “state of uncertainty” into doing business in Cayman -- is to be brought to the Assembly in July. 2nd May 2006, 12:01pm
Labour Force Survey
The Economics and Statistics Office is now conducting its semi-annual survey. 2nd May 2006, 11:55am
Mortgage Guarantee
Caymanians are displaying a renewed interest in government-supported home loans and consideration is being given to reviving the Government-guaranteed Mortgage Scheme. 2nd May 2006, 11:49am
Smell the Coffee
The Post Office's survey is available online! Thanks to Computer Services, the survey is on this website under Features (to the right). 2nd May 2006, 11:40am