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Press Releases: October 2006

Two of DMS' radio stations, Hot 104.1 and Kiss 106.1, will now play a minimum of one locally produced song each hour. 31st October 2006, 4:39pm
Spelling Bee Kicks Off
Student Renee Lindo of Heritage High took the top place in the preliminary round of the Lions Club/British American Insurance spelling bee competition. 31st October 2006, 3:44pm
Making Sports Better
The Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture invites tenders for sports consultancy services. 31st October 2006, 3:08pm
Help For Parents
Enhance your parenting skills free of charge 31st October 2006, 10:54am
The RCIPS will ensure a safe and incident free environment for this week's FCCA conference.  31st October 2006, 10:32am
Fewer People in Cayman
The number of people resident in the Cayman Islands drops slightly. 31st October 2006, 9:38am
Success for DARE Fun Day
Food, demonstrations, and games all helped celebrate the almost 600 children that passed the drug and violence resistance programme in the last year. 30th October 2006, 4:52pm
PAC Meets
Legislative Department will close on Tuesday, 7 November. 30th October 2006, 4:19pm
Cubans Stop on CYB
The 12 onboard the boat chose to continue their voyage. 30th October 2006, 4:08pm
Class Photo Presented
A framed photo of the 1969 Cayman Islands High School graduating class was recently presented to John Gray High's Principal during the school's Heritage Day. 30th October 2006, 12:04pm
Governor is Chief Scout
Following his recent investiture, His Excellency Mr. Stuart Jack, CVO, and Mrs. Mariko Jack, now lead the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of the Cayman Islands. 27th October 2006, 5:27pm
NALC Orientation Training
National Assessment Team (NAT) members prepare to commence a survey of Cayman's institutions. 27th October 2006, 3:50pm
Ministry on Tender Process
Despite criticism leveled in the Observer's report, the Ministry of Education is satisfied that the Central Tenders Committee (CTC) tender process of the Cayman Islands Government was executed responsibly. 27th October 2006, 3:42pm
NHDT Donates Supplies
Local schools received gifts of industrial strength art supplies from the National Housing Development Trust on 19 October. 27th October 2006, 9:07am
DoE Reminder
The Department of Environment advises the public of coastal works procedures, which are in place to preserve our natural habitat. 26th October 2006, 4:17pm
Join in the Fun!
Community members are invited to a D.A.R.E. fundraising event on Saturday, 28 October at the Dart Park in South Sound. 26th October 2006, 4:06pm
Addressing Concerns
Members of the Prospect community discussed neighbourhood issues at a recent meeting organised by PC Everton Spence. 26th October 2006, 3:56pm
Celebrating Culture
John Gray High School students learned about local heritage by enjoying traditional food, music and drama. 26th October 2006, 3:44pm
Leader Makes a Stew
Leader of Government Business, the Hon Kurt Tibbetts treated students and staff at John Gray High to turtle stew during the school's annual heritage day celebration.  26th October 2006, 12:23pm
Christmas Stamps 2006
The Postal Service will be releasing four stamps with images that represent Faith, Hope, Joy, and Love. The first day cover represents Peace. 26th October 2006, 9:29am
WRC Info Session
Women who want to know more about pap tests are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, 1 November. 25th October 2006, 5:19pm
Whittaker Encourages Youth
"Make a positive attitude adjustment; have respect for the law; and develop discipline..." 25th October 2006, 5:01pm
What does this program offer to the Cayman community? 25th October 2006, 4:53pm
CAL's CEO Retires
"I have been privileged to spend a career in a field that I love..." Mr. Mike Adam's career spans 35 years with the airline. 24th October 2006, 6:15pm
New Call System
The Immigration Department is seeking public input on its "Communications Centre". 24th October 2006, 4:08pm
Greenwood Dr. Road Works
The NRA is scheduled to begin paving in the Greenwood Drive area tomorrow (Wednesday, 25 October). 24th October 2006, 2:00pm
NALC Officially Launched
Government has officially launched the nine-month National Assessment of Living Conditions (NALC), with the aim of improving social development on the Islands. 24th October 2006, 11:17am
Falling Crime!
The RCIPS reports that no area of crime has seen any large or worrying increases, many have actually decreased. 23rd October 2006, 5:18pm
Holiday Clean Up
A week of bulk waste removal for each district. 23rd October 2006, 4:03pm
Spelling Bees
Time for the yearly primary and secondary school challenges. 23rd October 2006, 2:32pm
More Cops on Two Wheels
Four more police officers have passed the motorcycle training course bringing the total number of motorcycle cops to 12. 20th October 2006, 4:08pm
National Assessment of Living Conditions
"We must overcome the challenges of achieving social equity and improving our social protection systems. We must ensure intelligent, effective and fair allocation of resources." 20th October 2006, 1:38pm
Government has embarked on a partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank to conduct a National Assessment of Living Conditions. 20th October 2006, 1:26pm
Donating to Schools
The Portfolio of Finance and Economics' Social and Welfare Committee give back to the community. 20th October 2006, 1:06pm
Health Practice Licensing
Familiarise yourselves with correct procedures. 20th October 2006, 12:57pm
NRA Begins Paving
Government is now maintaining roads with its own equipment. 20th October 2006, 12:40pm
Developing Hazard Management
Cayman will soon be in a better position to cope with natural or man-made disasters. 19th October 2006, 11:51am
NRA Equipment
Hot-mixed asphalt paving equipment and three support dump trucks are now part of the National Roads Authority’s fleet. 19th October 2006, 11:13am
Youth Worker Training
Space is available in two youth worker training workshops sponsored by the Ministry for Youth. 19th October 2006, 10:49am
Statement on Immigration
The Leader of Government Business: The Rollover Policy was born of necessity and the government is satisfied that we need to retain the policy to ensure continued stability, harmony, growth. 19th October 2006, 9:30am
Landfill Etiquette
Following the staff’s instructions helps the recycling effort. 18th October 2006, 7:06pm
Helping Children Cope
Parents: strong spiritual beliefs have been proven to help children cope with disasters. 18th October 2006, 6:32pm
CIASA Donates to MattSafe
The CI Amateur Swimming Association donated $1,000 in memory of 17-year-old Johnny Jones. 18th October 2006, 6:06pm
Support for DARE
The police extend thanks to Alba Electrical Contractors for donating $300 to Drug Abuse Resistance Education.  18th October 2006, 4:37pm
Savannah Gully Meeting
A public meeting next week will outline potential solutions for storm-surge flooding. 18th October 2006, 4:08pm
Football Girls
Healthy recreation for young girls received a boost with the re-launch of the CI Girls Football Organisation; some 95 girls registered to participate. 17th October 2006, 10:30am
Moving Up the Ladder
Congratulations are in order for nine fire fighters who have been upgraded in rank.  17th October 2006, 10:21am
Savannah Gully Newsletter
It describes the flood-hazard zones developed for the study area and includes background on engineering tools available for use in storm-surge related flooding. 17th October 2006, 10:14am
Special Ed Meeting
Parents are invited to discuss the needs of Cayman's school children with Brent Holt. 16th October 2006, 11:05am
Emergency Aid Ready
The National Hurricane Committee discussed disaster mitigation with several crew members onboard the Royal Navy's ship HMS Iron Duke. 16th October 2006, 10:54am
Students Taste Navy Life
From the bow anchor to the helipad on the stern, a dozen high school students this took an up-close look at operations aboard the HMS Iron Duke. 14th October 2006, 12:17pm
Naval Mission Accomplished
Though called away early from their Cayman visit, the commander and crew of the Royal Navy's HMS Iron Duke were able to finish the work they had come here to do. 14th October 2006, 12:08pm
Care and Support
Community support and care was the true source of nourishment during a fish fry, held for the children of the Frances Bodden and Bonaventure homes and their families. 14th October 2006, 11:55am
Beauty, Love, Work and Insurance
In this week's 'Spotlight', meet the reigning Miss Cayman, plus a remarkable lady who made her government department into a modern success story and more. 14th October 2006, 11:50am
Two Parks Closed Monday
Dart Family Park in South Sound and Capt. George Dixon Park in East End will be closed all day on 16 October. 14th October 2006, 10:41am
HMP's Success Story
Inmates at HMS Fairbanks are now qualified in the hair weaving technique known as fusion. 13th October 2006, 12:13pm
Special Event at Pedro
Looking for a special place for that special day? Visit Pedro Castle for the unveiling of the new gazebo! 13th October 2006, 10:24am
Preschool Assisted
Tiny Tots owner to re-purchase property following Ivan damage. 12th October 2006, 9:43am
Crewe Road Traffic
To facilitate the Chamber of Commerce Expo, those heading west will be diverted at the Hurley's roundabout using Old Crewe Road.  12th October 2006, 9:27am
Risk Reduction Priority
Two government officials note the importance to Cayman of disaster risk reduction during the observance of International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. 12th October 2006, 9:15am
Brac Water To Move
A $10.5 million project aimed at moving the Cayman Brac water facility to a less vulnerable site is scheduled to commence this fiscal year.  11th October 2006, 3:30pm
AEC Improves
Schools' Inpectorate reports that, overall, the Alternative Education Centre (AEC) provides a satisfactory education for its students. 11th October 2006, 10:26am
Recalled Products Not Here
The Cayman Islands public need not be concerned regarding brands of carrot juice, turkey sandwiches, and lettuce recalled in the US says Public Health 11th October 2006, 9:52am
International Day for Disaster Reduction
Messages from the Leader of Government Business, the NHC Chairman and the UN Secretary General remind us that disaster reduction is a necessary element in development and involving children strengthens mitigation. 11th October 2006, 9:42am
Goal: Ready for Any Disaster
Our disaster risk reduction gets thumbs up from experienced emergency manager Dr Barbara Carby, the designated director of Cayman's soon-to-be-established emergency management agency 11th October 2006, 9:30am
New for Pirates Week
A new competition has been introduced for this year's Pirates Week celebrations. 10th October 2006, 11:41am
World Mental Health Day
According to WHO, mental illness results in one million deaths a year -- if left unrecognized, undiagnosed, and untreated, it can be fatal. 10th October 2006, 9:39am
Vocational Study Visits
Are you a business owner or manager working in a technical field and wanting to train young people? Then, apply NOW. 9th October 2006, 4:52pm
YoungBPW Assist Students
The Young Business and Professional Women's Club donated school supplies to Children and Family Services, for distribution to Cayman's youth. 9th October 2006, 4:28pm
Leading Edge and Literacy
A new campaign asks educators, students, and the public and private sectors: "What can we do to help students become better readers, better writers and better thinkers?" 9th October 2006, 2:28pm
Training for Planning
From October 9 to 20, 2006 Planning Dept. staff will break from their regular duties to participate in two half day training sessions in the application tracking software called "Track-It".  9th October 2006, 1:42pm
Ms Joyce Hylton Passes
Cayman's first probation officer, a founder of government's social services and long serving boy scout leader. 9th October 2006, 1:32pm
Fire, Water and NS on Spotlight
This week's Spotlight takes a look at the Fire Department, Water Authority, Alternative Sentencing and one of Cayman's many treasures Mrs Mary Miller  6th October 2006, 4:35pm
Two Budget Bills Passed
The House voted more money for past and present financial years 6th October 2006, 4:21pm
UK Visit Detailed
Education Minister calls UK schools visit "worthwhile" 6th October 2006, 4:13pm
New Year's Eve Policy
The Cabinet has approved that properties which are prohibited from playing live music on Sundays under the Music and Dancing (Control) Law will be able to operate and play live music from 12:01am to 3:00am on 1st January 2007. 6th October 2006, 3:49pm
Phone Scam
A new phone scam has surfaced and residents are warned that if it sounds too good to be true it generally is.  6th October 2006, 3:22pm
Straight A's for Pedro
Pedro St. James gained high marks from a recent visitor evaluation exercise. 6th October 2006, 10:57am
Parents Responsible
If a child is left unsupervised and allowed to carry out illegal activities the parent or guardian could be found guilty of an offence and dealt with for neglecting the child. 6th October 2006, 10:47am
Brac Landfill Move
Plans are underway to relocate the Cayman Brac Landfill as part of government's ongoing solid waste management project.  6th October 2006, 9:49am
Brac Bus Safety
"The feedback we have received from the community towards this work has been extremely positive," says Neighbourhood Policing Officer Rob Stewart. 5th October 2006, 5:26pm
Road Funds Boosted
More money is pumped into the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, and new funding is allocated for landfill works and beach clean-up. 5th October 2006, 5:06pm
Royal Navy Ships to Visit
The HMS Iron Duke and HMJS (Her Majesty's Jamaica Ship) Middlesex will arrive 10 October. 5th October 2006, 5:00pm
Conch and Lobster Seasons
Open season for Conch and Whelks starts on November 1 and runs until April 30. The open season for Lobster starts December 1 and runs until February 28. 5th October 2006, 12:39pm
Government Prudence
Government increases 2005/6 surplus, saves money and re-allocates funds to priority projects 5th October 2006, 11:57am
Agri Sales Open
Animal feed, fertilizer and chemicals will be available on Saturdays at the Department of Agriculture's sales section in Lower Valley. 5th October 2006, 11:47am
Joggers Be Seen
The RCIPS is asking joggers to always wear light coloured clothes, preferably white, and clip on lights which can be attached to the body. 5th October 2006, 11:39am
Drugs Destroyed
74.5 pounds of cocaine, 325 pounds of ganja and 57 drug utensils had been seized by the RCIPS and stored safely until they could be destroyed. 5th October 2006, 11:02am
Trailer Home Fire
In George Town, one trailer was destroyed and the exteriors of two others received damage. 4th October 2006, 3:07pm
Supplementary Budget Tabled
According to the figures tabled, Government's actual operating expenses increased by $8.7 million for 2005/6, down when compared to the $9.6 million in the approved budget. 4th October 2006, 2:33pm
Correctly Notarise Forms
Notarised documents submitted to Lands and Survey must bear the certificate of identification on the flip side of the first page. 4th October 2006, 2:14pm
Needed: Festival Photos
The National Children's Festival of the Arts will celebrate its silver anniversary with a special publication, and the public is invited to submit photos. 4th October 2006, 2:08pm
Loan for Turtle Farm
The Legislative Assembly has approved a further government guarantee for a loan of US$8.8 million. 4th October 2006, 12:20pm
UWI Vice Chancellor Visits
Discussions will centre round a review of tertiary education on offer in Cayman and ways to improve it in order to cater to the Islands' human resources needs. 4th October 2006, 12:09pm
Consultancy for DER
The firm will assist the Ministry in determining the strategic direction and priorities for Employment Relations. 4th October 2006, 11:22am
Insurance Law Amended
External insurers now face a stricter regulatory regime. 4th October 2006, 11:14am
Illegal Cubans Waning
Measures by Cayman officials to halt the flow of illegal Cuban emigrants into islands showing signs of success. 4th October 2006, 9:16am
40 Years of Service Celebrated
Mr. Kirkland Nixon was recently honoured with a retirement party which commemorated his dedication to the civil service. 4th October 2006, 8:54am
Migrants Continue Journey
Cuban migrants on their way to Central America were seen off the Brac. 4th October 2006, 8:42am
This Week's 'Spotlight'
GHHS, a partnership aiming to influence driving habits, the Brac's landfill, and one of the Islands' living treasures. 3rd October 2006, 5:31pm
Exception for Afghans
Government has found a way to deal with the dilemma of the three Afghanis stuck here for six years in legal limbo.  3rd October 2006, 3:24pm
Bird Stamps -- New Issue
Twelve colourful postage stamps showcasing the Islands' birds are featured on this definitive issue that also commemorates World Postal Day. 3rd October 2006, 2:58pm
Airport Restrictions Relaxed
The Cayman Islands Airport Authority will now allow airline passengers to carry liquids, gels and aerosols in limited amounts. 2nd October 2006, 8:09pm
No Loud Music
Officer, PC Alex Schulz has teamed up with local residents and land owners to form a committee aimed at addressing some of the disorderly behaviour taking place at Smith's Cove. 2nd October 2006, 12:38pm