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Press Releases: February 2007

Child Week Focuses on Literacy
The Week of the Young Child observance is themed "Building Better Futures for All Children through Literacy". 28th February 2007, 5:25pm
Attorneys Aid Trip
Five Lighthouse School students will accompany classmates on a trip to Disney World, thanks to a donation from Conyers Dill and Pearman. 28th February 2007, 5:07pm
Museum Moves Shop
The shop and offices are being temporarily relocated to Panton House while renovations to its building continue. 28th February 2007, 4:57pm
Have Unpaid Traffic Tickets?
The RCIPS has launched an operation to concentrate on executing arrest warrants in an effort to reduce the number currently held by the court. 28th February 2007, 11:35am
No Bus for Red Bay Primary
It's undergoing emergency repair and won't be back on the road until Thursday morning. 27th February 2007, 2:28pm
Over 100 Speeders Caught
"We are really very disappointed to see that people are continuing to put their lives and the lives of others in danger." 27th February 2007, 2:19pm
Boys Choir Visit Governor
Members of the Newark Boys Choir, who visited Grand Cayman for a series of performances last week, paid a courtesy visit to Government House on Monday, 19 February. 27th February 2007, 12:19pm
Math and Science Finale
Students displayed their numeric and analytical skills at the 17 February, maths fair and science celebrations. 27th February 2007, 11:59am
Judicature Law Modified
The reasons for disqualifying jurors have been narrowed, and the number of objections to jurors by both the crown and the defense were reduced. 26th February 2007, 2:14pm
Free Bicycle Lights
The RCIPS and other Streetskill supporters are promoting cycling safety by giving away 100 bicycle lights. 26th February 2007, 12:19pm
Government Insurance Settlement
The Auditor General has submitted a Special Report on the audit of the "Hurricane Insurance Settlement - Post Ivan" to the Legislative Assembly. 23rd February 2007, 9:52am
Apply for Royal Garden Parties
Applications to attend Her Majesty's Royal Garden Parties, which are scheduled for July at Buckingham Palace, must be submitted to the Chief Secretary's Office by Wednesday, 28 February. 22nd February 2007, 6:02pm
RCIPS Cricket Team Travels
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Cricket Club, consisting of 22 police officers, community members and youth players, is scheduled to tour England in July. 22nd February 2007, 5:05pm
UCCI and Brock University
The two universities will sign a memorandum of understanding initiating a student exchange programme for business students at both institutions. 22nd February 2007, 4:45pm
Maths and Science Celebration
A large group of happy winners holding checks pose with Fred Spiers, Education Officer for science and IT. The young people are the first, second and third place teams in the 'Invention' contest 20th February 2007, 4:27pm
CIIB Starts New Trend
A new culture of "business mentorship" is evolving in Cayman with the Investment Bureau's call for business owners to step up as counsellors for new entrepreneurs. 20th February 2007, 4:02pm
Safe Cycling
PC Myers gives John A. Cumber year one students tips on safe cycling practices. 19th February 2007, 1:39pm
Constitutional Modernisation
The government has established a programme which heralds a fresh start for Cayman's constitutional review process. 19th February 2007, 10:28am
Royal Visit & Traffic Relief
This week on Spotlight catch up on HRH Prince Edward's visit to the Islands and the NRA's work on the East/West Arterial. 16th February 2007, 2:30pm
Mavis Hennings Retires
After 35 years of service with the Public Works Department, Ms Hennings retires. 16th February 2007, 12:12pm
Peanut Butter Recalled
All jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter are being pulled from supermarket shelves in the Cayman Islands. 16th February 2007, 11:53am
Work with Youth?
You're invited to attend the opening session of the National Children and Youth Symposium. 16th February 2007, 11:36am
HE on Criminal Justice Strategy
Addressing conference attendees, the Governor spoke about a more comprehensive, proactive approach to young people's problems, the recently enacted drugs court and alternative sentencing, and greater emphasis on integrated sentence management and rehabilitation. 15th February 2007, 4:43pm
Law Enforcement Projects
The BT Emergency Response Centre will hold the Fire Services HQ and the DTF/Marine Base will be used to mount both land and sea operations, the LoGB told conference goers. 15th February 2007, 4:22pm
NALC Enumerators Needed
Those selected will receive a modest allowance for their work. 15th February 2007, 3:55pm
New Hours for L&S
Lands and Survey extends its public counter hours, now 9:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. 15th February 2007, 3:49pm
Vehicle Registration Policy
Vehicles registered or renewed under the Trade and Business Licence Law will now be registered as private vehicles. 15th February 2007, 11:47am
Jury Discharged in Foster's Trial
The decision comes following the release of prejudicial material and an erroneous television report, which was later retracted. 15th February 2007, 11:28am
Domestic Violence Training
Hosted by the Women's Resource Centre, police officers, social workers and other frontline professionals attended a three-day workshop. 15th February 2007, 9:42am
Registering Company Vehicles
Registering a vehicle under a company's name?There are specific guidelines which must be followed at all times. 15th February 2007, 9:22am
National Playwright Competition
A Northward inmate placed third in the National Cultural Foundation's annual adult category competition with his play "I Want to Know What Love Is". 14th February 2007, 3:06pm
Roundabout Adopted
Cayman National Corporation has agreed to maintain and landscape the roundabout popularly referred to as the 'Elgin Avenue Roundabout'. 14th February 2007, 2:32pm
New at the Ag Show
This is an opportunity to experience and see a variety of entertainment, local crafts, produce and much more. 14th February 2007, 1:23pm
CIIA for Streetskill
The Cayman Islands Insurance Association has donated $4,600 to the RCIP for three radar guns. 14th February 2007, 12:38pm
OTs Conferences Underway
Participants at two simultaneously run conferences grapple with a number of issues of mutual interest and benefit. 14th February 2007, 12:26pm
Cayman Rated Triple-A
Moody's, the international credit rating agency, has raised Cayman's ceiling for foreign currency bonds and notes from Aa3 or high grade, to Aaa or exceptional -- placing it alongside the UK, US, Canada and Bermuda. 13th February 2007, 3:47pm
Study Guide Republished
Thanks to Cayman National, once again all teachers have a copy of the National Trust's 'National Symbols Study Guide'. 13th February 2007, 3:12pm
MLAs Attend London Seminar
Two attended a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) seminar on 'Restoring Trust in the Political Process'. 13th February 2007, 2:41pm
Cubans in the Brac
Nineteen arrived Monday morning. 13th February 2007, 2:33pm
Celebration of Art
Hundreds of residents and visitors attended the National Gallery's first annual 'Celebration of Art' at the Pageant Beach seaside location on Saturday. 13th February 2007, 2:18pm
OT Legal Meetings
Delegates are in Cayman from OTs to attend conferences this week. 12th February 2007, 6:10pm
Naming Crucial Workers
Cabinet empowered on naming key employee work categories. 12th February 2007, 6:03pm
Come Show Off Your Talents!
Ash Wednesday (21 February) is the one day of the year to come out and display your skills at the Cayman Islands Agricultural Show. 12th February 2007, 5:54pm
Emissary Presents Credentials
New envoy to Cayman accredited 9th February 2007, 3:13pm
Drug Court Workshop
Drug abusers who are genuinely seeking help will soon benefit from a new Law and the related services of a new Drug Rehabilitation Court. 9th February 2007, 2:54pm
Food Handlers Refreshed
DEH refreshes food preparation and service staff at the Ritz on food safety practices. 9th February 2007, 11:42am
Recruitment Policy Reiterated
Portfolio of the Civil Service disapproves of 'poaching staff' from the private sector. 9th February 2007, 11:23am
Inmate Passes Away
Northward inmate who collapsed during exercise later died. 8th February 2007, 5:58pm
Regulatory Powers Enhanced
More muscle is added to the law governing Cayman's waters. 8th February 2007, 5:51pm
Don't Obstruct Traffic!
The RCIPS is asking workers on construction sites to be more considerate when moving heavy equipment from one site to another. 8th February 2007, 5:47pm
Neighbourhood Policing Launch
Today marked the official start of the RCIPS' new concept of policing, which will enable police and residents to work together to reduce crime through neighbourhood watch schemes and other activities. 8th February 2007, 5:40pm
Legislative Assembly Reconvenes
The Fourth Meeting of the 2006/07 Session of the Legislative Assembly will commence on Monday, 5 March 2007, at 10am. 8th February 2007, 5:18pm
New LA Poster Produced
This new poster, which aims to promote parliamentary education within schools, shows names, titles and faces of Members of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly. 7th February 2007, 3:38pm
Lease Renewal
Telecom and broadcasting houses sign agreements allowing them to continue occupying space on government-owned radio towers. 7th February 2007, 3:26pm
The Earl Departs
HRH wrapped up his third Cayman visit with a tour of Pedro St James on Tuesday morning, looking at post-Ivan recovery efforts and snacking on cassava cake and coconut water. 7th February 2007, 10:06am
HRH Presents Awards
At a ceremony on the lawn at Government House, the Earl of Wessex presented bronze, silver and one gold award to 26 Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme recipients. 6th February 2007, 4:45pm
HRH Interacts With Cayman's Future
HRH met with young people at UCCI and unveiled a plaque at a long-awaited RCIPS marine base. 6th February 2007, 1:01pm
Tremor at Sea
Impact felt from movement of Caribbean plate 6th February 2007, 1:00pm
HRH and Brac Wind Power
The Earl participated in a ground-breaking ceremony for Cayman Brac Power & Light Company's Wind Power Project at Stake Bay Point on the Bluff. 5th February 2007, 8:29pm
HRH in Little Cayman and the Brac
As its patron, he visited the Central Caribbean Marine Institute's field station and attended a church service at the Aston Rutty Centre. 5th February 2007, 12:28pm
HRH Visits East End
The Earl viewed recovery efforts in East End, released a blue iguana into the Salina, and boarded a boat to see North Sound mangroves and stingrays. 4th February 2007, 4:51pm
The Earl's Saturday on GC
After Sports at Government House, HRH met West Bay MLAs and residents, and then dined with Government officials. 4th February 2007, 10:46am
HRH The Earl of Wessex Arrives
He was met by the Governor and other dignitaries, inspected an RCIPS Guard of Honour, and greeted young people in uniform. 4th February 2007, 10:36am
Fish for Tomorrow?
The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2007 is "Wetlands and Fisheries", in recognition of the importance of fish and fisheries to all people. 2nd February 2007, 5:26pm
Public Input Sought
The Legal Practitioners Bill includes the establishment of a complaints committee to hear grievances against practising attorneys-at-law. 2nd February 2007, 4:31pm
Streetskill Takes on Biking
Organisers are appealing to the entire community to take cycle safety seriously under the banner "Be Seen, Be Safe". 2nd February 2007, 4:24pm
Entries for Ag Show
From produce and piglets to steers and straw work, residents are invited to submit their entries for the various competitions in the Agricultural Show on Ash Wednesday. 2nd February 2007, 4:04pm
Visual Feast on Saturday
"Art@Governor's has taken on a life of its own, and has become the visual arts event for the public to attend each year". 1st February 2007, 3:28pm
Tackling Crime
The RCIPS and community members discuss ways to implement a neighboured watch committee. 1st February 2007, 3:01pm
NALC at Chamber
Health Minister Anthony Eden highlighted the mutual benefits of private/public partnerships in meeting people’s needs while raising NALC’s profile with the private sector.  1st February 2007, 2:18pm
NRA Continues Road Works
Weather permitting, authorities will begin paving Marina Drive from Monday, 5 February to Friday, 9 February. 1st February 2007, 2:09pm
RCIPS Seeks Residents' Views
A number of neighbourhood policing officers recently spoke to residents in the Palm Dale area, to find out what issues were concerning them. 1st February 2007, 1:48pm