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Press Releases: December 2006

New Civil Servants Governance
There will be a new regime for public servants from midnight 31 December when a rule book spelling out their work will be replaced by another, as a law affecting government services is enacted. 29th December 2006, 12:14pm
Prices Down
The annual cost of living expected to be lower than projected. 29th December 2006, 11:52am
Update on Cuban Migrants
There were a number of occurrences on Thursday, 28 December, involving Cuban migrants. 29th December 2006, 9:50am
Ritz Paying Duty
Repayments of deferred customs duty on certain imports by the developer of the Ritz-Carlton started with the first quarterly instalment on 30 September 2006. 28th December 2006, 5:03pm
Boat Grounded on Reef
A boat carrying six males claiming to be Cuban nationals ran aground on the reef on the south side of Cayman Brac early this morning (28 December). 28th December 2006, 4:59pm
Brac Police Spread Cheer
Fourteen children receive gift vouchers. 28th December 2006, 4:11pm
Christmas Tree Recycling
The Department of Environmental Health has announced the schedule of this season's Christmas tree recycling programming and urges the public to take advantage of this service. 28th December 2006, 1:43pm
Remove Your Vessel
The Department of Environmental Health is giving the final notice to boat owners to remove their vessels from the North Sound dock. 28th December 2006, 1:34pm
Cuban Escapes Detention
A Cuban migrant, who is not considered dangerous, escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre on Christmas Day. 27th December 2006, 4:39pm
LoGB's Christmas Message
"Our country has been working diligently to rebuild and improve its infrastructure and economy following Hurricane Ivan and I can say we are nearly fully recovered." 27th December 2006, 11:54am
Governor's Christmas Message
"2006 has been another year full of life, full of activity and continuing change - much has been positive". 27th December 2006, 11:26am
Learn About Malaria!
Frequently asked questions about the mosquito-borne disease that you should know. 27th December 2006, 10:37am
Afghans Can Stay
Three Afghans who have been seeking refugee status from six years have been granted leave to remain in the Cayman Islands. 26th December 2006, 3:23pm
Immigration Bill Becomes Law
Changes to the Immigration Law (2006 Revision) came into effect on Thursday 21 December after being gazetted. The bill was ratified in the House on Wednesday 20 December evening.  26th December 2006, 3:17pm
Immigration Amendments Passed
The Legislative Assembly gave its approval to making changes to the Immigration Law. 22nd December 2006, 12:50pm
Sunrise Christmas Dinner
Ristorante Papagallo, along with the Lions Club, treated staff and clients of the Sunrise Centre to dinner followed by gifts. 22nd December 2006, 12:23pm
Pick Up Your Cargo
The Port Authority is asking the public to collect any imported goods before Christmas, as the warehouse has a limited amount of space. 22nd December 2006, 10:54am
Footwear Donated
Everyone at the Sunrise Centre is grateful to Athlete’s Foot for their kind donation. 22nd December 2006, 10:49am
Measures Against Malaria
Over the Christmas period many travelers will be heading for Jamaica, and there is the possibility a returning resident or visitor could be infected by malaria.  22nd December 2006, 10:39am
NPP Develops
The National Parenting Programme has established a new unit, which will continue the delivery of parent-education programmes under the Department of Children and Family Services. 22nd December 2006, 10:20am
Agriculture Awards
Twenty-eight Department of Agriculture staff members were recognised for years of service to the public. 21st December 2006, 12:00pm
New Planning Procedures
As part of its ongoing review of departmental processes, the Planning Department is streamlining the planning process for major applications. 21st December 2006, 11:34am
Be Cautious on New Road!
The RCIPS is asking drivers to be extra careful, following the completion of construction and improvement work at North Sound Road. 20th December 2006, 3:52pm
Incomplete Applications
The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board is urging all applicants to submit any additional information by the deadline, to avoid rejection. 20th December 2006, 3:38pm
Food Safety this Season
The DEH offers tips on safe food handling and preparation for the holidays. 20th December 2006, 11:20am
Shining Stars
Youngsters at the Lighthouse School put on quite a show for their parents and loved ones. 20th December 2006, 10:41am
Safe Meat for Christmas
Residents planning to slaughter animals for the holidays are urged to contact the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to schedule meat inspections.  20th December 2006, 10:23am
Customs Seizes Drugs
Customs staff at Owen Roberts International Airport recently averted a substantial quantity of cocaine from being transported to Miami on a routine flight. 19th December 2006, 5:29pm
Crime Study Task Force
Recommendations from the findings of the crime report are being reviewed by a multi-agency task force established by Cabinet. 19th December 2006, 5:15pm
New Exam for Drivers
Starting 15 January, new drivers will face a revised written exam from the Vehicle and Licensing department. 19th December 2006, 4:09pm
Prospect Fire
The Fire Department responded to a blaze in Omega Drive, in which a house was completely destroyed. 19th December 2006, 3:57pm
Lighthouse School Christmas Party
On 12 December, Santa paid a visit to deliver some early presents. 19th December 2006, 3:41pm
Sharpening Their Skills
Public Works Department staff members participated in four days of leadership training. 19th December 2006, 3:26pm
Tourism Minister Rewards Students
Over three dozen students from Bodden Town Primary School were taken aboard the cruise ship Carnival Conquest by the Hon. Charles Clifford. 18th December 2006, 4:56pm
PWD's Outstanding Employees
PWD's employee rewards and recognition programme has honoured four quarterly winners and one employee of the year. 18th December 2006, 4:48pm
Beware of Cons and Scams
Residents are being asked to think carefully before handing over cash following requests from unknown sources. 18th December 2006, 3:04pm
Drivers - Pay Attention!
Over the last week, 40 minor bumps were reported in the George Town district alone, with many more minor collisions going by unreported. 18th December 2006, 2:38pm
LA Resumes
The sitting of the House on 18 December is designed to legalise the status of holders of work permits who could be in jeopardy were we to delay. 18th December 2006, 2:04pm
Long-Serving Colleagues Celebrate
More than 330 civil servants, who have spent between 20 and 40 years of their lives in continuous service to the people of the Cayman Islands, were recently recognised.  15th December 2006, 4:07pm
Chevening Scholarships Available
Applicants are being sought for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship. Application deadline is 19 January, 2007. 14th December 2006, 9:59am
Be Prepared:Earthquake Awareness Day
Cayman's hazard management director stresses our need to be on guard for earthquakes at any time. 14th December 2006, 9:04am
Governor Appoints Commission
His Excellency the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack, CVO, has announced the appointment of six people to the Civil Service Appeals Commission. 13th December 2006, 4:44pm
Ministry Helps NHDT Kids
Members of the Ministry of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing staff have donated over 100 gifts for children living in the affordable housing schemes. 13th December 2006, 3:05pm
Prison Recruits Graduate
Her Majesty's Prisons now has six new prison officers to add to its staff. 13th December 2006, 2:46pm
Overseas Students Hosted
The Cayman Islands London Office hosted a reception for Caymanian students living in the UK. 13th December 2006, 12:40pm
Approval for Fireworks
Pre-approval for all public displays of fireworks must be obtained from the Fire Service. 13th December 2006, 12:23pm
Annual London Office Reception
170 guests including a delegation from the Cayman Islands government attended the annual reception held in the historic surroundings at Skinner's Hall.  13th December 2006, 11:46am
Paving North Sound Rd
From 13-20 December, the NRA will be working on this project between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day 12th December 2006, 3:19pm
Treating Injured Turtles
Local vet Brenda Bush, who works with injured wildlife, now knows medical and surgical techniques to use on sea turtles. 12th December 2006, 3:10pm
Dominican PM Visits
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, paid courtesy calls on the Governor and the LoGB. 12th December 2006, 2:53pm
HRC Issues Two New Final Reports
The Human Rights Committee has completed its investigation into two further cases and is now in a position to make its Final Reports on these cases public. 12th December 2006, 1:54pm
This Week on Spotlight
Join us while we explore the new tourism initiative - the Go East campaign - and how to build an earthquake resistant Cayman. 11th December 2006, 5:17pm
HRH Prince Edward to Visit
Interest in Cayman's youth, environment and recovery are the reasons for the Prince's third visit in less than three years. 11th December 2006, 10:53am
Positive Economic Indicators
Government shaves a year off projected borrowing. 11th December 2006, 10:29am
Amendments to Immigration Bill
Changes to the rollover policy, permanent residency and work permits are to be debated in the LA by month end. 11th December 2006, 10:01am
Enthusiasm for Diabetes Programme
Lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations, physical exercises, and group discussions were integrated into the course. 11th December 2006, 9:50am
NALC Gains Momentum
The participatory poverty assessment, scheduled for next year, is already in its preliminary stages with two surveys being conducted to date. 11th December 2006, 9:35am
New Faces at Planning
The department has increased its numbers, adding ten new members of staff. 11th December 2006, 9:18am
Repatriation for Cubans
Six of fifteen Cuban migrants who landed in Cayman Brac have opted to return home. 8th December 2006, 10:01am
Heritage Takes the Lead
Renee Lindo, of Heritage High, won the senior Bee after dazzling the audience and judges by scoring a perfect 20 points. 8th December 2006, 9:42am
Sniffing Out Crime
RCIPS boosts its 'sniffer' capabilities 8th December 2006, 9:28am
Eastern Student Tops Bee
East End primary student Japhia Augustine captures Royal Bank Spelling Bee trophy. 8th December 2006, 9:16am
Malaria Advisory
Malaria is not transmitted from person to person, but through the bite of an infected mosquito (anopheles species). 8th December 2006, 9:02am
Road Closure
National Roads Authority (NRA) officials say that a section of North Sound Road will be closed to thru traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday, 7 December, to 6 a.m. Friday, 8 December. 6th December 2006, 6:13pm
Supplementary Appropriations
Finance Committee approves more funds for the 2006/07 financial year. 6th December 2006, 5:28pm
Stamp Out Drink Driving
Any amount of alcohol can affect your judgement. If you are going to drive, don't drink a drop. 6th December 2006, 5:18pm
New Vet for DoA
The Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture now has two full time veterinarians. 6th December 2006, 5:11pm
Commendable Progress
Monetary Authority continues to make great strides.  6th December 2006, 10:41am
Safety and Fireworks
A Christmas wish from the Cayman Brac emergency services. 6th December 2006, 10:00am
We Are Watching
New Neighbourhood Watch launched. 6th December 2006, 9:40am
Honouring Those Who Serve
Twenty-five year clasps and eighteen-year medals were presented to veteran officers who have collectively given more than seven hundred years of service to the public.  6th December 2006, 9:10am
Role Models for Students
Students seek part-time pals.  5th December 2006, 5:29pm
Call Centre Open
The Immigration Department is now equipped to handle all types of calls via its voice-automated phone system. 5th December 2006, 5:20pm
Fish for Funds
A North Side fish-fry will net funds for the district's primary school 5th December 2006, 5:13pm
Law Gazetted
Alternative sentencing options became law late November. 5th December 2006, 4:43pm
Cayman's First Abattoir
The opening of this new plant means improved standards of sanitation and hygiene during the slaughter process. 5th December 2006, 4:27pm
More PSPB Reports Tabled
The Public Service Pensions Board is striving for currency with its reportage. 4th December 2006, 3:26pm
Cost of Living Adjustment
Civil servants, who have received a 7% salary increase, will get retrospective payment for six months, which starts in December. 4th December 2006, 3:09pm
RCIPS Community 'Pulse'
Officers from Neighbourhood Policing speak directly with residents about what issues they are facing, under this new initiative.  4th December 2006, 1:27pm
Positive Budgets
Favourable returns for Cayman Islands revenue predicted for many years. 4th December 2006, 1:17pm
HRC Emphasises that Human Rights are for All
The first 3 days in December all enjoy a special significance in the international community because of the human rights issues that they publicise. 1st December 2006, 11:02am