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Press Releases: August 2006

HE Refreshes CPR Skills
HE Stuart Jack encourages residents to gain necessary life saving skills  31st August 2006, 1:08pm
Mealybug Fight Continues
The fact that the Cayman Islands remained one of only three regional territories to be free of the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug until 2006 was no accident. 31st August 2006, 12:26pm
Streetskill Back to School
RCIPS Traffic Management Department, in conjunction with district patrol officers, will carry out an operation to ensure school starts smoothly. 30th August 2006, 4:01pm
Aviation Security, Top Scores
In its first inspection since Ivan, Owen Roberts received the highest assessment in airport security procedures of all British Overseas Territories. 30th August 2006, 10:48am
Cayman Airways Update
Due to the change in direction of Hurricane Ernesto, Cayman Airways will operate its normal schedule.  28th August 2006, 10:28am
All Clear for Ernesto
The National Hurricane Committee issued the All Clear for all three islands, effective 10:00am today (Monday). 28th August 2006, 9:51am
Statement about Healthcare
"Lately, there has been much public debate on a range of issues relating to healthcare in the Cayman Islands." 25th August 2006, 7:39pm
School Principals
Some new faces, some acting, some promotions. 25th August 2006, 7:11pm
GPS Users Conference
Last year's event served as a catalyst for a dramatic 400 per cent increase in licensed GPS users throughout the Islands. 25th August 2006, 6:00pm
Mealybug District Meetings
The Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture is scheduled to host a series of district meetings updating the public on the control and identification of this serious plant pest 25th August 2006, 11:33am
Good Nutrition Leads to Good Health
Soap operas, video games, or the nature of our job have you trapped in a seated position? Feeling that your bright, imaginative mind is getting a little dull?  24th August 2006, 3:30pm
Shark Sightings
These sea creatures are commonly found in Cayman during this time of year, and the Department of Environment is advising the public that there is no potential threat to swimmers. 23rd August 2006, 4:48pm
New Academic Year Begins
Various activities and programmes await the students upon their return to school in September. 23rd August 2006, 12:27pm
Are you prepared for the beginning of the academic year? The Education Department reminds teachers, parents and students of various orientation and commencement dates. 23rd August 2006, 12:16pm
Electrical Board Comments
To address the concerns of local businesses, Chairman of the Electrical Board of Examiners, Mr. Robert Duty, comments on the recent deferral of some applications for licenses 22nd August 2006, 12:11pm
New Legal Counsel
Ms Fikile Dlamini says she is “very excited” about the Law Reform Commission’s work. 21st August 2006, 2:29pm
Commission Appointees
The Law Reform Commission has enhanced its considerable expertise through the services of two legal luminaries.  21st August 2006, 2:03pm
Stalking Survey
A taskforce has been formed to investigate and provide recommendations on ways to change existing laws on sexual harassment and stalking; its first step will be to conduct a survey.  21st August 2006, 11:21am
Air Ambulance Tender Process
"All applicants who meet the tender criteria will be considered by the government's Central Tenders Committee..." 18th August 2006, 2:44pm
School Fees
School fees and book rentals may be paid beginning Monday, 21 August. 18th August 2006, 2:37pm
Breastfeeding Awareness Week
It was all about babies' health as the community learned more about nurturing. 17th August 2006, 3:03pm
RCIPS Public Advisory
Renovation works this weekend at GT Police Station require the public to use the side entrance.  17th August 2006, 12:40pm
BT Football Summer Camp
The RCIPS boosts drug awareness and road safety among some 200 kids between the ages of 5 and 16. 17th August 2006, 10:17am
Insurance and Emergencies
CINICO advises gathering critical information on prescriptions, personal medical records and health insurance. 16th August 2006, 4:10pm
Suspect Marriages
The Immigration Dept is investigating cases in which persons are allegedly entering into ‘marriages of convenience’ to avoid certain provisions of the Immigration Law. 15th August 2006, 1:53pm
Team Up to Clean Up
The RCIPS and the WB community cleared remaining Ivan debris from a local park. 15th August 2006, 12:36pm
Learn Your New Postcode
Blue plaques inform CIPS customers of the postcode that designates the island, the postal facility and the specific section where their post office box is located. 14th August 2006, 11:12am
Youth Leaders Prepare
Nicosia Lawson and Mason Chisholm, two Cayman Youth Ambassadors. recently attended a CARICOM youth planning and skills training workshop on sexually transmitted infections in St. Lucia. 11th August 2006, 4:49pm
Pan Players to London
JGHS steel pan band is raising funds for a trip to participate in the city’s prestigious New Year's Day Parade and Festival.  11th August 2006, 4:44pm
Fuel Storage Regulations
The CI Petroleum Inspectorate advises individuals thinking of storing bulk fuel of the applicable regulations. 11th August 2006, 4:27pm
Honing Cultural Awareness
Participants in the National Youth Ambassador Programme were joined by the Governor on a field trip to historic buildings. 11th August 2006, 4:19pm
BT Library on Track
Robert Watler contributed a standing seam metal roof to the Bodden Town District Library 11th August 2006, 10:45am
Police Scholarship Offered
During a brief cruise stopover at Grand Cayman, acclaimed forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee offered training opportunities for an RCIPS officer in Connecticut, US. 11th August 2006, 10:17am
PHM Flyer Released
The CI Department of Agriculture has released educational brochures regarding the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug infestation. 10th August 2006, 1:07pm
Airports Enhance Security
Cayman's aviation security is directed by the UK Department for Transport; however, with the threat directed at US airlines, the CIAA will help implement US directives to carriers flying to the US. 10th August 2006, 12:45pm
Children Soak Up Culture
Dozens attended ‘The Learning Caboose’, a free summer camp hosted by West Bay’s DCFS office that taught children about their heritage. 10th August 2006, 9:32am
GT Library Re-opens
Readers of all ages can now enjoy a collection of some 24,000 books. The GT Public Library has officially reopened after post Ivan renovations.  9th August 2006, 3:55pm
Youth Reflect on Poverty
Young people in Cayman are voicing their opinions on poverty, as the Islands, for the first time, observe International Youth Day this Saturday, 12 August. 9th August 2006, 3:07pm
UWI Medical Programme
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions has fully accredited the programme, lauding it for its 'outstanding students, enthusiastic and committed teachers including residents'. 9th August 2006, 2:49pm
Contact Cadet Corps
New cell phone numbers for Corps officials. 9th August 2006, 2:35pm
International Youth Day
On this day we have an opportunity to recognize the rich and varied skills which our young people possess, as well as their interests and aspirations. 9th August 2006, 2:33pm
Introducing Postcodes
A new seven-digit alphanumeric postcode system will facilitate sorting and delivery of mail and will assist businesses and residents with online transactions. 9th August 2006, 11:11am
MP Stamp Collector
One of the visiting British MPs collects stamps and stopped by Cayman's Philatelic Bureau last week.  9th August 2006, 9:14am
For Children, Free Movie
This Saturday, to celebrate International Youth Day, the National Youth Commission is sponsoring a free showing of ‘Monster House’. 8th August 2006, 3:13pm
New Immigration Requirements
All Hondurans, effective 1 September 2006, must obtain police records from a sole issuing authority in that country when applying for work permits and visitor visas. 8th August 2006, 11:04am
UCCI's New President
Dr Hassan Syed, recently the head of the college’s IT department, is a strong advocate of the Islands’ young people and has worked closely with local industry and the Department of Employment Relations to promote student placements and career services. 7th August 2006, 3:26pm
Nursing Expert Visits
Visiting expert helps to set benchmarks for the local nursing profession. 7th August 2006, 12:01pm
CI Scouts Shine
Twelve local Scouts are off to Jamaica to attend a special one week international gathering for the Caribbean Boy Scout Association.  7th August 2006, 11:48am
Customs Trainees
Junior Customs Officers got a thorough understanding of the full gamut of HM Customs' operations during an intensive training course. 7th August 2006, 11:13am
New Overseas Students
"I'm very proud to see so many young people seizing the opportunity to further their education, for the future success of these Islands rests on your shoulders. Your country needs you!" 7th August 2006, 10:27am
Prefect Leaders Trained
A group of high school seniors, who have been selected as Prefect Leaders, received valued instruction for September. 4th August 2006, 5:00pm
Bidding MPs Farewell
At a farewell reception hosted by the Acting Governor, visiting MPs from the UK met and socialised with prominent citizens of Cayman 4th August 2006, 4:19pm
Extended Closure
To facilitate the completion of structural repairs the Walkers Road Licensing Office will remain closed until 11 August.  4th August 2006, 4:09pm
Go East Committee
It's formulating a framework for community-based tourism business development in the eastern districts. 4th August 2006, 4:04pm
Crime Report Submitted
Government will consider the report, "Pre-disposing Factors to Criminality in the Cayman Islands", completed by Ms Yolande Forde who specialises in policy initiatives involving judicial and correctional reform, trans-national organised crime, and crime reduction strategies.  4th August 2006, 3:35pm
Sickle Cell Support
This support group will meet on Tuesday, 15 August at 7:30pm. 4th August 2006, 10:31am
Underage Drinking
RCIPS and bar owners lead proactive response against juvenile drinkers. 3rd August 2006, 10:11am
Building Code Amended
The CI Planning Department recently issued revised dimensions for emergency escape windows with an implementation deadline of 1 September, 2006. 2nd August 2006, 4:32pm
CAL Board Streamlined
Cayman Airways has taken its first step to improve efficiency and overall productivity.  2nd August 2006, 12:02pm
Esterley Tibbetts Highway
Progress on this extension has not been as fast as planned, the Minister of Communications, Works and Infrastructure, the Hon Arden McLean, said in the House, citing pressure from the construction boom as a prime cause.  1st August 2006, 4:41pm
RCIPS Careers
Participants in the NYC’s CareerShop found out what the police do and how they do it. 1st August 2006, 4:36pm
Level Playing Field
With the US requiring all its citizens to possess passports, Cayman is one of several working to ensure that the rules are applied uniformly. 1st August 2006, 4:35pm