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Press Releases: July 2006

CAL's New Home
The National Flag Carrier has officially purchased Sammy's Inn, which will house Cayman Airways' offices under one roof. 1st August 2006, 9:21am
PHM Predators Released
US Department of Agriculture specialist assists with releasing wasps to target mealybugs. 31st July 2006, 3:43pm
LA Visitors
Wives of visiting UK MPs observed various aspects of government's business proceedings.  31st July 2006, 10:12am
New Education Unit
The commencement of the Early Childhood Unit is an encouraging step as it ushers in a new era in the provision of care and education for our youngest. 28th July 2006, 3:35pm
FCCA Annual Conference
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Charles Clifford, spoke at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this week, addressing several issues facing cruise tourism. 28th July 2006, 3:26pm
UK MPs Welcomed
The reception for the parliamentarians, who are visiting the Cayman Islands for a week, was held at the Marriott Resort.  28th July 2006, 3:17pm
World Breastfeeding Week
From 1-7 August, Cayman will join in the celebration which acknowledges the accomplishments of the 25-year International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. 28th July 2006, 2:59pm
Cell Phones Distract
The Streetskill campaign, designed to encourage safer driving, is promoting cell phone awareness during July and August. 26th July 2006, 4:06pm
Keep Documents Safe
The Governor's Office is reminding nationals of the UK, Canada, Jamaica and the USA to ensure that their travel documents are in order, for quick access during emergency situations. 26th July 2006, 9:54am
Probation and Parole Week Message
"Crime affects all of us, but the effects of rehabilitation touch all of us as well. The motto of the Probation and Parole Week is 'Community rehabilitation is everybody's business'. This is a demanding claim. But we are a small community and we should take up this challenge." 26th July 2006, 9:26am
Overseas Bound Students
Students entering university in August are encouraged to attend an orientation session. 25th July 2006, 4:07pm
Visiting Lebanon
A Cayman-based family, Alpha and Elie Kozaily and their three children, was there when the conflict erupted. 24th July 2006, 3:35pm
No Luggage Search
Airlines bound for the US are no longer required to conduct luggage searches prior to passenger check-in at airline counters. 24th July 2006, 3:22pm
Sea Wall Nearly Done
WB residents of Boggy Sands Road can expect less erosion, which has threatened the road, and they can also expect long-term protection of this historical area. 24th July 2006, 2:52pm
One Box, One Key
There are some rules of etiquette that people should be aware of when sharing a post box. 24th July 2006, 2:13pm
Football Camp Kicks Off
Free youth football camp thanks to Ministry of Sports and FC International. 24th July 2006, 10:51am
New Chief Superintendent
The RCIP recently appointed Mr. John Jones, 30-year veteran of UK policing. 24th July 2006, 10:11am
Five UK MPs to Visit
Led by Lord Davies of Coity, CBE, the group will officially visit this month, hosted by the Cayman Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 21st July 2006, 2:43pm
Packages to Italy
Residents should know that there is a backlog of parcels and Express Mail Service items due to new Italian customs requirements. 21st July 2006, 12:52pm
Boost for Prison Team
FC International has revived its pre-Ivan programme of support for Northward's team by contributing 10 footballs. 20th July 2006, 5:37pm
PSPB Report
The 100-page report was well received and will undergo further analysis. 20th July 2006, 2:24pm
RCIPS Promotions
The RCIPS is pleased to announce that a number of officers of various ranks have been promoted and that newly recruited officers from overseas have joined the service. 20th July 2006, 12:17pm
RCIP Report Crime Down
For the second quarter of 2006, serious crime has fallen 16 per cent. 19th July 2006, 5:10pm
The Competition Continues
Miss Cayman has thrown herself into the Miss Universe experience: modeling, meeting VIPs, and making friends. 19th July 2006, 4:45pm
Cubans Off Brac
A group of Cuban migrants arrived offshore of CYB Tuesday afternoon and have since departed.  19th July 2006, 3:42pm
Tots Meet Cops
Preschoolers spent time learning about safety with RCIPS officers. 19th July 2006, 2:32pm
CareerShop Continues
Free job and career preparation workshops continues next week and all teens are encouraged to participate. 19th July 2006, 11:53am
Mealybug Expert
Dr. Amy Roda, USDA Entomologist, arrives in Cayman to work with Agriculture staff and speak with residents.  19th July 2006, 9:13am
Art for Caledonian
The Frances Bodden Girls Home Art Outreach Programme recently gave a gift of their art to the programme sponsor Caledonian Bank. 18th July 2006, 2:02pm
Credit Card Fraud
The RCIP cooperate with US and cruise line authorities to catch persons who face charges of doing some illegal shopping in GT. 18th July 2006, 1:21pm
Feedback for National Curriculum
Play your part in reforming the education system. 17th July 2006, 2:49pm
CS Appeals Commission
Clyte Linwood named as Executive Director.  17th July 2006, 2:13pm
Lighthouse School Inspection
The inspection team judged that, given the commitment of the leadership and staff, the school has the capacity to maintain its high standard 17th July 2006, 1:39pm
US Student Visas Required
Students with plans to study at an institution in the US must act now and obtain their student visa from the US Embassy in Jamaica. 17th July 2006, 1:31pm
Office Project Underway
Scheduled for completion by 2009, the 150,000 square foot building will be built adjacent to the existing Government Administration Building (Glass House) in George Town.  17th July 2006, 11:25am
Aquatic Treasures
Post Office's newest stamp release, Cayman's Aquatic Treasures, demonstrates why these islands are a well-known dive destination. 17th July 2006, 11:17am
GT Library Reopens
After extensive post-Ivan renovations, the library building, books, and staff welcome back patrons, including children for the summer reading programme. 14th July 2006, 3:39pm
Summer Work Experience
In the Department of Employment Relations' programme, young people can gain valuable work experience while earning cash. 14th July 2006, 3:15pm
Sea Solar Power
Technology that uses saltwater to generate energy was discussed during a recent trip to the USA by officials from government and the private sector. 14th July 2006, 3:04pm
Measles
The Public Health Department is advising all parents to have their children vaccinated against measles before an outbreak occurs. 13th July 2006, 5:09pm
Assertiveness Workshop
The Women's Resource Centre is putting on a two-part workshop that will help improve daily lifestyles as well as relationships.  13th July 2006, 4:56pm
Miss Cayman in LA
Ms. Ambuyah Ebanks has been enthusiastically participating in various pageant activities since her arrival to Los Angeles last week. 13th July 2006, 4:37pm
Preferred Caymanian Rates
Stamp duty rates have been decreased, effective 1 July. 13th July 2006, 10:15am
Youth Summer Programme
Children and Family Services are encouraging all parents to register their children, ages 5-16, for the annual G.T. programme. 13th July 2006, 10:07am
Acting Governor Named
Mr Jack is on leave. 12th July 2006, 6:30pm
Mosquito Control Ops
MRCU and DoA are working jointly to control the mosquito population, so that it does not affect the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Operation. 12th July 2006, 6:19pm
Summer Reading Programme
For the month of July, the George Town Public Library is having a three-week reading extravaganza for children ages 6-14. 12th July 2006, 6:04pm
Youth Concert
Young people and families, especially residents of West Bay, are invited to attend the 'Youth Summerfest' event this Saturday, 15 July. 12th July 2006, 3:55pm
Youthplace Summer Events
The Youthplace Centre in West Bay is offering a variety of fun and spiritual youth meetings and social events. 12th July 2006, 3:42pm
Quake Shakes Grand Cayman
Government sources have confirmed that an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, 11 July. 12th July 2006, 9:28am
Elgin Ave Roundabout
The National Roads Authority advises motorists that this structure, now with dual lanes, is fully functional and needs to be used accordingly. 11th July 2006, 9:20am
Cert. Hon. to Mr. Scotland
Frank Scotland, electrical pioneer and life-long ham radio operator, was awarded his country's highest honour. 10th July 2006, 12:33pm
Battling Indoor Mould
Health issues arising from both acute and chronic exposure to mould have resulted in a set of guidelines being issued by the Department of Environmental Health. 10th July 2006, 12:25pm
Heroic Rescue
Police and fire officers, with help from a private helicopter company, pulled a father and his two sons from rough seas. 10th July 2006, 12:12pm
Honour for Chief Justice Smellie
The Chief Justice will be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Liverpool at the annual graduation ceremony of the Cayman Islands Law School. 10th July 2006, 11:58am
Cadets Get Experience
Two high school graduates intern at the Cadet Corps.  7th July 2006, 3:16pm
Affordable Housing Storm Prep
National Housing Development Trust officials visited two communities to discuss evacuation contingency plans since flooding during the hurricane season is a threat. 7th July 2006, 2:40pm
Marine Violator Imprisoned
Taking marine life from a Marine Park zone in Seven Mile Beach lands one man jail time. 7th July 2006, 1:21pm
New Cadet Corps Employee
Twelve years in the British Army have helped Lieutenant Jason Ashworth prepare for his latest challenge. 6th July 2006, 4:12pm
Children's Working Hours
Here's a reminder on the laws and regulations that govern the employment of children. 6th July 2006, 4:02pm
CareerShop
These job and career preparation workshops, organised by the National Youth Commission, are offered free for teenagers. 6th July 2006, 3:50pm
Police Station Visit
Some 35 Year 1 students from St. Ignatius Catholic School took a tour of George Town Police Station. 6th July 2006, 3:41pm
Radar for RCIP
The police received a gift of three radars from Motor & General Insurance. 5th July 2006, 2:46pm
Ladybugs Tackle Mealybugs
Dubbed the 'mealybug destroyer' this ladybird beetle is a predator that eats all types of mealybugs in large numbers. 5th July 2006, 2:10pm
Eradication in Full Swing
As an initial step in its pink hibiscus mealy bug control and eradication program, Agriculture began removing heavily infested plants in George Town. 5th July 2006, 1:53pm
LA's First Meeting Ends
Government amended a number of pieces of legislation and regulations paving the way for introduction of new revenue measures from 1 July. 5th July 2006, 12:56pm
Appraisal Professionals
The National Gallery is working toward becoming an associate member of the American Society of Appraisers. 5th July 2006, 12:36pm
Government Tackles Waste
The Government is in the process of finding new ways of disposing solid waste so that it becomes more 'environmentally friendly'. 5th July 2006, 12:22pm