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Press Releases: March 2007

A Matter of Justice
The Chief Justice explains the importance of an accused person's right to defend himself. 30th May 2007, 5:08pm
Health Practice Council Updates Rules
The updates include rules about submitting credentials and facilities. 24th May 2007, 11:42am
'Spotlight' on Safety
The RCIPS and Civil Aviation -- working hard to make everyone's travel as safe as possible 2nd April 2007, 10:00am
NRA Director Retires
Following more than 32 years of public service, Colford Scott, currently managing directior of the National Roads Authority, retires. 30th March 2007, 4:36pm
Wildlife Interaction Zone Regs
Stingray City and the Sandbar are now designated, and the regulations protect the rays, reefs and natural environment in and around the zones and license tourist boats entering the areas. 30th March 2007, 4:12pm
UCCI Partners with HEART
UCCI will offer technical vocational and education training with the help of Jamaica's Human Employment and Resource Training Trust. 29th March 2007, 5:37pm
Tourism Minister on Sandbar
Mr. Clifford says he is aware of ongoing concerns regarding whether yesterday's closing of the Sandbar was justified. 29th March 2007, 5:28pm
FUEL TV, the RCIPS and Skating
An RCIPS officer's efforts to build links with children in his community will be highlighted in a programme being broadcast this Sunday. 29th March 2007, 4:58pm
Business Staffing Plans Due
The Immigration Department reminds business owners of the deadline, 31 March, for submitting applications to the board. 29th March 2007, 4:44pm
CIAA Donates to Charity
The toothpaste you couldn't take through security will benefit someone in need. 28th March 2007, 7:09pm
NCFA Silver Anniversary Results
Out of 778 items of music, dance, speech and drama presented during the National Children's Festival of the Arts (NCFA), an impressive 518 were awarded gold. 28th March 2007, 6:49pm
Immigration Open Saturday
Half-day, 31 March only, to accommodate travellers over the Easter holidays. 28th March 2007, 6:41pm
Sole Bidder Approved
Following the withdrawal of two of the three bidders for the Government office project, the Central Tenders Committee and Cabinet have given approval to McAlpine Ltd. 28th March 2007, 6:35pm
Supplementary Funding Approved
Finance Committee considered 22 items of budget, and approved supplementary funding for this financial year. 28th March 2007, 6:27pm
Talent Management Discussed
More than 70 civil service HR professionals, chief officers and private sector HR specialists discussed talent management at two strategic human-resources seminars. 27th March 2007, 5:32pm
Easy Statistics
All of Cayman's statistics are now only a click away. 27th March 2007, 5:05pm
Numbers are Her Passion
New Senior Statistician Yvonne Newland is securing the latest economic indicators at the ESO.  27th March 2007, 4:53pm
Bullying Affects Our Children
The RCIPS Family Support Unit spoke with youngsters about bullying. 27th March 2007, 4:44pm
Builders Bill Passed
LOGB the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts highlights new legislation that will regulate builders and their employees who will need to be registered by the Builders Board. 27th March 2007, 4:28pm
Planned Escape Foiled
Immigration Officials recently stopped an escape plan by Cuban migrants in the Detention Centre, after discovering a number of prohibited items. 26th March 2007, 5:08pm
Demand for Diabetes Education
Public demand has prompted the Public Health Department to repeat its programme titled Take Control: Manage Your Diabetes. 26th March 2007, 4:58pm
Migrants Arrive in Cayman
In separate incidents, Cuban migrants were grounded in CYB when their boat was damaged on the reef and a cruise liner picked up a number of migrants en route to Grand Cayman. 26th March 2007, 4:53pm
Firemen Promoted
Two fire fighters, one in Grand Cayman and one in Cayman Brac, were recently promoted from leading firemen to sub officers. 26th March 2007, 11:55am
Scrap Metals Contract Awarded
Government has awarded the scarp-metals removal contract to Matrix International. 26th March 2007, 11:04am
Spotlight: Abolition of Slave Trade
March 25th is the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the cross-Atlantic slave trade; Spotlight looks at our history, takes you to the Inter-High School Track and Field meet, and presents some new PO services. 23rd March 2007, 4:23pm
Delegation to WDC
The Leader of Government Business is heading the group going to Washington, DC next week for meetings with U.S. government agencies. 23rd March 2007, 2:42pm
Scholarship Deadlines
For overseas study, 30 March; for local study, 1 June 23rd March 2007, 2:31pm
New Conservation Bill
"It is now necessary for the country to enact progressive, comprehensive legislation in order to meet the variety of challenges posed by emerging environmental issues at both a local and global level." 23rd March 2007, 11:41am
Secure Building Sites
Police report a number of thefts of equipment that had not been properly secured at the end of the working day. 23rd March 2007, 10:06am
WB Neighbourhood Watch
The RCIPS met with West Bay Affordable Housing residents to gauge their interest in developing a partnership. 23rd March 2007, 9:48am
Heritage Sports Colours
Heritage High School's Sports Day was made more colourful with the support of corporate benefactors Butterfield Bank and Digicel. 22nd March 2007, 4:27pm
Cuban Migrant Policy
The Chief Immigration Officer clarifies government's memorandum of understanding regarding "illegal" Cuban migrants who pass through Cayman waters. 22nd March 2007, 4:08pm
Make Every Drop Count!
Whether you use piped water, well water, or cistern water, it is important to conserve 22nd March 2007, 11:36am
World Water Day Message
"More and more countries worldwide face either an acute shortage of water or lack access to safe water supplies. The impact on their quality of life can be devastating,..." 22nd March 2007, 11:28am
Safe, Fresh, Bottled Water
On World Water Day, DEH says special precautions must be taken to retain the integrity of your drinking water -- clean your cooler, store water properly, and replace bottles with clean hands. 22nd March 2007, 11:17am
Pet Foods Recalled
Pet owners should visit the Menu Foods website since the company's products are sold as numerous private brands. 22nd March 2007, 11:00am
Registry's New Language Facility
The General Registry's new facility enables registration and other certificates to be issued bearing the company name in both Arabic and English. 21st March 2007, 11:30am
NCFA Dance and Art
The dance category of the National Children's Festival of the Arts will be held at the renovated Harquail Theatre on Thursday, 22 March. The arts and craft exhibition will open at the National Gallery on Wednesday, 28 March. 21st March 2007, 11:00am
Stern Warning
The Marine Conservation Board warns the public about illegal spear guns. 20th March 2007, 5:06pm
New HSA Procedures
New patient registration procedures will better streamline the verification of healthcare benefits, reducing delays. 20th March 2007, 4:24pm
Support for CAYS
The CAYS Foundation received a $5,000 donation from Cayman National Corporation, in order to carry out a life-skills training programme for youth. 20th March 2007, 4:12pm
Don't Dump Waste!
The RCIPS and Environmental Health are asking all residents to keep their neighbourhoods clean. 20th March 2007, 1:55pm
Drivers Caught Flouting the Law
A number of people were not wearing seatbelts, driving with expired coupons and travelling with an unsafe load.  20th March 2007, 10:08am
Stop for School Buses!
The Streetskill committee is reminding drivers that they must to stop for school buses when they come to a halt to let children on and off. 20th March 2007, 9:55am
Want a pedigree pooch?
The RCIPS warns residents of a scam. 19th March 2007, 4:41pm
Heritage High Floral Thanks
Surprise bouquets expressing appreciation from the students were hand-delivered to each of the school's 23 ladies. 19th March 2007, 4:17pm
Cyber Bullying
Some students are using websites as a means to abuse and harass other teenagers. 19th March 2007, 3:04pm
Fees Reduced
Cabinet approved a significant reduction in public transport application fees in response to concerns raised by the sector. 19th March 2007, 2:51pm
Cosmetology Workshop
The DEH will host a workshop for hairdressers, barbers, and other cosmetologists on 27 March. 19th March 2007, 2:32pm
Danny Glover at Boatswain's
The well known actor visited Boatswain's Beach on his recent trip to support Cayman's Aids Foundation. 19th March 2007, 2:27pm
NCFA Students Shine
Outstanding spoken pieces and music recitals delighted judges for the 25th National Children's Festival of the Arts. 19th March 2007, 1:37pm
Peanut Butter Recall Extended
The US Food and Drug Administration has extended the recall of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter to all containers bearing the product code 2111 and purchased since October 2004. 15th March 2007, 5:17pm
First CAIN Investment
The investors said that Ktone had the potential they were looking for. 15th March 2007, 3:04pm
WB Cleaned Up
Another area of West Bay identified as being utilized by drug users has been cleaned up and made safer. 15th March 2007, 2:43pm
NPP Child Abuse Brochure
Informative child-abuse brochure aims to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect in the Cayman Islands. 15th March 2007, 2:34pm
Spotlight on Family Support
Monday's episode takes a look at the Family Support Unit, the Ministry of Infrastructure's cementeries protection project and Water Authority's quest in bringing fresh water to Grand Cayman. 15th March 2007, 2:21pm
Cuban Migrants Repatriated
Nine Cuban migrants repatriated, Immigration Officials disclose. 15th March 2007, 2:13pm
New Road Safety Device
The RCIPS now has a machine that flashes the speed at which cars are travelling so drivers know how fast they're going. 14th March 2007, 5:36pm
NCFA Vocal Performances
Students continue to demonstrate their skills in performing plays, poetry, short stories and non-fiction prose. 14th March 2007, 5:26pm
DARE Underway
The 2007 Drug Abuse Resistance Education programme (DARE) has kicked off in all primary schools. 14th March 2007, 5:15pm
Internat'l Women's Day
Cayman's celebration included the unveiling of a display that recognised the diversity of the Islands' women and heroines from around the world.  13th March 2007, 5:08pm
FSU Speaks to Youth
Family Support Unit representatives spoke with church youth about domestic violence and child abuse. 13th March 2007, 4:53pm
Neighbours Watch Together
Residents in Welcome Way and Findlers Way have teamed up with each other and their Neighbourhood Police Officer to launch a brand new Neighbourhood Watch scheme. 13th March 2007, 1:46pm
NCFA Silver Anniversary
The Cayman Islands National Children's Festival of the Arts (NCFA) kicks off 13 March. 13th March 2007, 1:20pm
Acting Chief Officer Appointed
Chief Immigration Officer appointed as Acting Chief Officer Portfolio of Internal & External Affairs. 13th March 2007, 10:11am
Dengue Prevention Campaign
The MRCU will begin its pre-season dengue prevention campaign in George Town on Tuesday, 13 March. 12th March 2007, 11:44am
Planning Report Tabled
The performance audit of the Planning Department identified six priority needs to be addressed and contained 170 recommendations for enhancing services. 12th March 2007, 11:31am
Commonwealth Day
"...we are a thriving community; we value our past; we make the most of our present; and we are working together to build our future. By respecting difference and promoting understanding, that future will be a better one for us all." 12th March 2007, 10:44am
Product Recall
The Department of Environmental Health has pulled all Oscar Meyer and Louis Rich chicken breast cuts from supermarket shelves, due to an outbreak of bacterium known as Listeria monocytogenes. 9th March 2007, 5:10pm
Hirst Road House Fire
"The fire fighters at the scene did an excellent job in getting the fire under control in a short time." 9th March 2007, 4:24pm
Permanent Residency Apps
The Immigration Department reminds eligible persons of the requirements and exemptions for permanent residency. 9th March 2007, 4:20pm
Preschoolers' Child Week
Many preschools visited the George Town and Bodden Town libraries this week. 9th March 2007, 4:09pm
International Women's Day
The UN has stated, "No enduring solution to societies most threatening social, economic and political problems can be found without the full participation and the full empowerment of the world's women." 8th March 2007, 5:04pm
Terminal Leases Agreed
The first leases for the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal have been signed; the first wave of tenants are now moving forward with store designs and fit out, and the first stores have recently opened. 8th March 2007, 4:56pm
AIDS Awareness
The Cayman AIDS Foundation will host two informative breakfast functions to raise awareness among religious leaders, government policy makers, and private sector representatives. 8th March 2007, 4:39pm
RCIPS on Stray Dogs
Dog owners are being urged to be responsible (and obey the law) and not let their animals roam free to chase and frighten people. 8th March 2007, 4:31pm
Parent Meetings Underway
Parents and caregivers of pre-school aged children are encouraged to attend a special series of parenting sessions which are currently underway, and will continue through mid-April. 8th March 2007, 4:19pm
Minister Refutes Newspaper
The Hon. V Arden McLean vigorously refuted recent publications in a local newspaper regarding the award of a scrap-metal-removal contract. 7th March 2007, 4:38pm
Orchid Show
Springtime in Cayman signals the breathtaking experience of the annual Orchid Show. 7th March 2007, 4:06pm
Thanks to Care-Givers
Monday was National Childcare Providers Appreciation Day. 7th March 2007, 3:25pm
Government will consider a bill to change laws regarding standard appearances of buildings, open spaces and any other areas in public view. 7th March 2007, 3:13pm
LA Winding Down
Final sitting later this month for 2006/2007 Session. 7th March 2007, 3:05pm
Minister Tables Tobacco Bill
The legislation's main aim is to protect public health: "The tobacco user does not suffer alone -- we all pay the price of this addiction," Minister Eden warned. 7th March 2007, 12:37pm
Centenarian Honoured
On her 100th birthday, Beulah Adina Ebanks received a congratulatory card personally signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 6th March 2007, 4:36pm
Stock Exchange Grows
Total listings on the CI Stock Exchange stood at 1,263 on 29 January 2007, with a total market capitalisation of nearly US$113 billion. 6th March 2007, 4:24pm
NALC Data to Update CPI
Government will use information gathered during the National Assessment of Living Conditions to update the model used for measuring the cost of living index and inflation rates. 6th March 2007, 3:25pm
Enrichment for Top Achievers
Twenty-six students were chosen to participate in Savannah Primary's 2006-07 Enrichment Programme. 6th March 2007, 3:14pm
Successful Give Away
A cycle light give away organised by the RCIPS has been declared a huge success. 6th March 2007, 3:01pm
Week of the Young Child
Let us all use this opportunity to show our children how to unlock entire worlds of knowledge, information and sheer enjoyment, and give them the key to better futures through literacy. 6th March 2007, 2:50pm
Honouring Women Month
The month of March honours women from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are living and working together in Cayman, and contributing to our society. 5th March 2007, 3:58pm
Parenting Issues Highlighted
With a theme of "Building Better Futures for All Children through Literacy", this event focuses on children from birth to eight years old. 5th March 2007, 3:43pm
Legal Textbook Out
New edition of a sold out book by Law School lecturer has been released. 5th March 2007, 3:34pm
Look Out for Each Other!
As Streetskill moves into its third month of 2007, organisers are calling on motorists and pedestrians to look out for each other on the roads. 5th March 2007, 2:48pm
Cubans Stop in GT
Eleven Cuban migrants arrived at George Town Harbour to fix a leaky boat. 5th March 2007, 2:42pm
HPC Investigation
The Health Practice Council ordered a person, who was working at the Colombia Expo, to stop providing medical advice to the public. 2nd March 2007, 4:30pm
Displaying Local Art
His Excellency the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack, CVO, and Mrs. Mariko Jack, have chosen a sculpture from a local artist to exhibit at Government House. 2nd March 2007, 4:26pm
New HR Officer
Dawn McLean-Sawney has been appointed to the post of Chief Human Resources Officer in the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce. 2nd March 2007, 3:51pm
Goat Clinic
Livestock farmers recently attended a clinic and received good advice on how to raise healthy boer goats. 2nd March 2007, 3:36pm
PWD Certifies Staff
Thirty PWD technicians will participate in a three-week workshop aimed at certifying them in core competencies in their areas of specialisation. 2nd March 2007, 2:25pm
IMM Staff Suspended
Following internal investigations, two staff members have been suspended from duty. 2nd March 2007, 1:44pm
Lobster Season Closed
Lobster season closed on 28 February and will not re-open until 1 December. 2nd March 2007, 1:29pm