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Press Releases: November 2006

HSA on Domestic Violence
Health Services Authority's staff attended training sessions on how to deal with victims of abuse, hosted by Detective Inspector Angelique Howell. 30th November 2006, 12:36pm
More Support for New Recruits
Sixteen police constables are currently undergoing training to act as advisors and teachers for new recruits. 30th November 2006, 12:28pm
World AIDS Day Message
Minister of Health and Human Services the Hon. Anthony S. Eden invites everyone to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to this disease. 30th November 2006, 11:24am
Cuban Migrants Pass Through
Cayman Brac received eleven migrants earlier this week, some of whom have decided not to continue their journey. 30th November 2006, 11:19am
Cayman at the Palace
Representatives from Cayman attended an evening reception at Buckingham Palace, where they had the honour of meeting Her Majesty. 30th November 2006, 11:10am
Champ at Lighthouse School
Mr. Whittaker recently shared his experiences and gave advice to students, who listened with open ears. 30th November 2006, 11:02am
Lobster Season Limits
The Department of Environment is enforcing rules and regulations regarding the quantity of lobster taken from the sea during the season. 30th November 2006, 10:37am
World AIDS Day
Stop AIDS; Keep the promise. 29th November 2006, 1:37pm
Churches Law
Changes to church names can now be granted by Cabinet. 29th November 2006, 1:26pm
Gimi a Spotlight!
This week the focus is on investment, youth and Gimistory 29th November 2006, 10:28am
Following in Caring Footsteps
Assisting those with special needs is for Flloyd Moxam a family affair. 29th November 2006, 10:05am
Support Available
Domestic Violence is a terrible crime...but help is available. 29th November 2006, 9:23am
District Commissioner Named
With 33 years of service as a civil servant Mr. Ernie Scott has been appointed the new District Commissioner for the Sister Islands  29th November 2006, 8:59am
God Given Talent
Minister praises vendors for high quality of work done and promises better facilities. 27th November 2006, 10:54am
Mastering "Buzz" Words
Finalists in the Primary and High School Spelling Bee competitions meet this week for the final show down. 27th November 2006, 10:10am
16 Days Against Violence
In support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Abuse campaign Minister of Health and Human Services Hon. Anthony Eden denounces all forms of violence, particularly violence against women. 27th November 2006, 9:42am
HRC Against Violence
The Human Rights Committee says violence against women is an abuse of human rights. 27th November 2006, 9:20am
Uniting Against Abuse
The Business and Professional Women's Club and the Women's Resource Centre have joined efforts to confront gender abuse in a collective and multifaceted manner. 23rd November 2006, 2:24pm
CSX Scores
Legislative Assembly hears of impressive progress. 23rd November 2006, 10:52am
Reading Week Design Winner
Vjean Ramgeet's artwork was chosen from dozens of entries submitted by students from public and private schools across the Cayman Islands. 22nd November 2006, 4:40pm
Training For Customs
Junior officers get good grounding in all areas of operation. 22nd November 2006, 4:23pm
OTCC Meets
The Overseas Territories Consultative Council meets this week to discuss amongst other things UK-OT relationship, human rights, climate change and combating international corruption. 22nd November 2006, 4:11pm
NALC Analyses Institutions
Are organizations ready to address the needs of the more vulnerable amongst us? NALC investigates. 22nd November 2006, 12:03pm
Coutts Funds Arts
Arts and Coutts come together for the 24th Festival of the Arts collector book. 22nd November 2006, 11:37am
No 'Mokee' Business
Students, educators and private sponsors are primed for Reading Week. 22nd November 2006, 11:10am
Education Overview Needed
Minister speaks of an urgent need for assessment of educational facilities in the Cayman Islands. 21st November 2006, 5:54pm
Volunteers Sought
Community-minded persons are invited to become facilitators for the National Assessment of Living Conditions. 21st November 2006, 11:50am
Seatbelt Action Day
10 officers spent the day targeting various roads around the island making sure drivers were belted up as well as abiding by all the road laws that are in place. 21st November 2006, 10:51am
Rezoning, Land Transfer
Two property aatters earn LA approval.  21st November 2006, 10:31am
Honouring the Disabled
Between 26 November - 3 December, the Cayman Islands will observe Week of Persons with Disabilities. 21st November 2006, 10:18am
The Human Rights of Children
Human Rights Committee of the Cayman Islands uses Universal Children’s Day to promote the human rights of children. 20th November 2006, 12:40pm
Universal Children's Day
This message from the Minister of Health and Human Services highlights the theme "Keep the promise! Protection from Violence is their Right...Our Responsibility!" 17th November 2006, 4:02pm
This Week on Spotlight
Monday's show focuses on avoiding common mistakes with our new postal codes, heightening earthquake awareness and Cayman's local Craft Market - be sure to watch it on Island 24 at 6:30 p.m.!  17th November 2006, 3:54pm
Participatory Poverty Assessment
The next phase of the National Assessment of Living Conditions (NALC) consists of a planned training session for volunteers, set to take place in early 2007. 16th November 2006, 4:20pm
Debit Transaction Fee Increase
This bank fee, which has not been increased since 2001, has been raised by 15 cents. 16th November 2006, 3:39pm
Homeowners Motion
Government agrees to consider duty concessions for first-time buyers. 16th November 2006, 10:35am
Representing Cayman
Two students from the Cayman Islands Law School attended the Caribbean Law Clinic, which brought together students from participating law schools. 16th November 2006, 9:51am
Battle ‘Down Under’
Held biennially, the World Police and Fire Games will kick off in Adelaide, South Australia, on March 16, 2007. 15th November 2006, 4:46pm
A Team Effort
The RCIPS, members of Northward Prison and residents teamed up in West Bay for Heritage Day. 15th November 2006, 4:30pm
Added Land Levy Break
Government has undertaken to look at the possibility of another reduction in land and building levies on Caymanians.  15th November 2006, 4:12pm
Bulk Waste Collection
The DEH has scheduled its annual bulk waste clean up exercise for 20 November - 21 December 15th November 2006, 2:47pm
Cleaning Up
RCIPS and NRA representatives recently assisted West Bay residents with their community project. 15th November 2006, 11:06am
Caring For Seniors
The Bodden Town Seniors' Center, named after veteran nurse Josie Solomon, opened officially 4 November. 14th November 2006, 5:18pm
Elders' Retreat
Cayman's older residents were honoured at a special gathering closing activities for seniors citizens' month. 14th November 2006, 12:09pm
Economic Growth Last Year
Fuelled by recovery efforts following Hurricane Ivan's 2004 devastation of Grand Cayman, the economy of the Cayman Islands rebounded last year. 14th November 2006, 11:37am
Studying for New Law
Suzanne Lookloy-Bothwell is on a four-month training exercise in the UK. 10th November 2006, 5:53pm
Public Servants' Benefits Stronger
The gap is being narrowed between liabilities and funds of public retirement plans. 10th November 2006, 5:45pm
Campaign Begins Next Week
A major programme is to be kicked off next week to educate Cayman's residents on their well-being. 10th November 2006, 5:38pm
Imports Bonanza
Cayman imported $1 billion in goods in 2005. 10th November 2006, 5:26pm
Spotlight This Week
Features on Monday's show include highlights from the FCCA Conference, what the National Roads Authority is doing to improve our roads and up-to-date information from the Legislative Assembly. 10th November 2006, 5:16pm
Brazilian Honourary Consul
The Brazilian Ambassador recently met with HE Mr Stuart Jack, CVO, to introduce Cayman’s liaison for Brazilian residents. 10th November 2006, 4:59pm
Pirates Safe on the Roads
The police are urging motorists to take extra care on the roads during this week long celebration. 10th November 2006, 12:20pm
National Day of Prayer
People gathered in the Legislative Assembly to thank God, and pray for the welfare of the Islands and the government. 10th November 2006, 11:57am
Beautifying Bodden Town
Paving and landscaping work is being done for the Bodden Town Public Library and the Senior's Centre. 10th November 2006, 11:40am
Boating Safety
Here are some helpful tips to ensure boating trips are safe and accident free. 10th November 2006, 11:28am
Flowers for Remembrance
The traditional poppy was presented to the Governor by young Robert Dale Terc, grandson of the Veterans Association president, Capt. Dale Banks. 9th November 2006, 1:26pm
Anti-Drug Strategies Modernized
A review of the local anti-drug effort is currently underway, involving a cross-section of professionals. 9th November 2006, 12:50pm
Caring Children
Red Bay Primary students donated proceeds from bake sales to the Cancer Society. 9th November 2006, 11:59am
Officials Assist Cubans
Cuban migrants receive medical assistance.  9th November 2006, 11:53am
EC Official Visits
Head of Delegation for the European Commission recently met with government officials during his final visit to Cayman before he retires.  9th November 2006, 11:45am
Farewell to Statesman
The official funeral for the late Hon. Thomas C. Jefferson, OBE, JP, took place to overflowing capacity. 9th November 2006, 11:20am
Remembrance Day
Observances on Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman will honour the uniformed services, veterans, and seafarers, past and present. 8th November 2006, 4:54pm
URISA Conference
Cayman officials recently attended a geographical information systems technology conference in the Bahamas. 8th November 2006, 3:30pm
LA Autonomy
The LA will be transformed from its present position as a department under the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs into an independent arm of the Government. 8th November 2006, 2:56pm
IMM Still Testing Call Centre
The Immigration Department is advising the public of certain days when the normal phone number will be automatically transferred to the Communications Centre. 8th November 2006, 2:32pm
The late Thomas Jefferson
The funeral was held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Walkers Road on Wednesday, 8 November.  8th November 2006, 1:39pm
Broader Anti-crime Strategy
Government includes socio-economic issues in the fight against crime and its causes on the Cayman Islands. 7th November 2006, 3:41pm
Daytime MRCU Flights
Over the next two to three weeks the MRCU plane will fly during the day and will make low level flights. 7th November 2006, 2:54pm
DCFS Media Workshop
Staff from the Department of Children and Family Services enhanced their media relations skills at a recent workshop. 7th November 2006, 2:30pm
Pirates' Week Rd. Closures
To facilitate Pirates' Week activities the following roads will be closed. 7th November 2006, 2:00pm
English Skills Test
The Immigration Department will begin to administer the new English skills test on 20th November 2006. 7th November 2006, 1:50pm
Food Hygiene Course
The Department of Environmental Health invites all persons intending to operate or work in food stalls during Pirates' Week activities to obtain a food handlers' certificate. 7th November 2006, 1:37pm
Immigration Still Testing
The Immigration Department continues testing its new call centre number. Residents are encouraged to participate.  6th November 2006, 1:05pm
Focus on Special Needs
A recent forum focussed on concerns relating to the developmental needs of challenged students, as well as on educating students who face a range of issues.  6th November 2006, 12:41pm
Tips for Parents
How many of these questions could you answer about your teen? 6th November 2006, 12:16pm
Ministry Adds Staff
Three new staff members were recently added to the ranks at the Ministry of Communications, Works & Infrastructure. 6th November 2006, 12:00pm
BT Centre for Seniors
The Bodden Town Seniors Centre is a day facility that aims to facilitate social activities, entertainment and exchange of heritage for and among Bodden Town older persons.  3rd November 2006, 4:20pm
Flooding Solutions Presented
Transportation and planning consultants explained to residents options for the mitigation and prevention of flooding in the Savannah Gully area.  3rd November 2006, 4:02pm
OBE, MBE Nominations Invited
The period for Queen's Honour nominations began today, 02 November, and closes Wednesday, 15 November 2006. 2nd November 2006, 5:17pm
German Ambassador Visits
During his visit, the Ambassador will meet with the Governor, the Chief Secretary, and the Leader of Government Business. 2nd November 2006, 5:07pm
Story Time Again
Celebrating its 8th year, Gimistory features both local and international talent in backyard and beach venues, 24 November to 2 December. 2nd November 2006, 4:52pm
Cayman Elected CFATF Rep.
A CIG delegation recently participated in the 24th annual Caribbean Financial Action Task Force council. 2nd November 2006, 10:44am
Top Spellers Gearing Up
Finalists for the primary and secondary level spelling bees have been selected. The grand finale is scheduled for later this month. 2nd November 2006, 10:14am
Courses for Little Cayman
All food businesses on Little Cayman are invited to attend a DEH Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Courses 27-28 November.  1st November 2006, 1:12pm
Stop Elder Abuse
Both older men and women can be at risk of being abused. 1st November 2006, 12:08pm
We’re Not Invincible
Hannah Nicholson shares her experience of an accident and encourages colleagues to buckle up. 1st November 2006, 11:41am
FS Applauds CFA Society
During a celebration for newly chartered members, the Chartered Financial Analysts Society was lauded in this message from the Financial Secretary.  1st November 2006, 9:34am