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Press Releases: April 2007

Ms Lorna Elizabeth Bodden
She has been recognised with the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for making her mark as an enterprising and hardworking woman, during the era of "iron men". 26th June 2007, 4:24pm
Governor Commits to Environment
His Excellency, Mr. Stuart Jack, has signed the Cayman Islands' Chamber of Commerce Environmental Pledge. 26th June 2007, 1:56pm
Graffiti is a Treasure Find
Markings of history come to light during National Museum's Ivan-recovery efforts. 26th June 2007, 12:17pm
At Bermuda's Exhibition
Our "ongoing agricultural exchange is a mutually beneficial one..." 30th April 2007, 4:18pm
LoGB's Policy Statement
Government understands that the escalating cost of living impacts everyone in Cayman and as a policy will begin taking action to attempt to bring it down, said Leader of Government Business the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts. 30th April 2007, 4:00pm
Global Road Safety Week Success
The RCIPS has hailed their participation in the UN-sponsored effort a huge success. 30th April 2007, 2:12pm
Throne Speech Delivered
The Governor focused on three challenges likely to impact the Islands - globalisation, climate change, and developments in neighbouring countries. 30th April 2007, 9:57am
Underage Drinking Targeted
The results of the National Drug Council's last survey showed an increase in teenage binge drinking. 27th April 2007, 3:10pm
RIMS Conference
"I am looking forward to meeting current and potential clients and to helping to advance our position as one of the world's leading captive domiciles," the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts said. 27th April 2007, 2:53pm
State Opening of Parliament
The first 2007/2008 meeting of the Legislative Assembly follows the State Opening marked by the delivery of the Throne Speech this morning. 27th April 2007, 9:25am
RCIPS Educates Teachers
The police service gave over 100 educators the tools to identify child abuse. 26th April 2007, 4:47pm
NALC, Sports and Water
This week Spotlight takes a look at the NALC study; track and field; and the Water Authority's pipeline expansion project. 26th April 2007, 4:24pm
Civil Service Education
The Hon Chief Secretary and UCCI President signed a MOU for the development and implementation of a Civil Service College of the Cayman Islands, which will begin operations in September. 26th April 2007, 3:53pm
LA Prayer Breakfast
At the 16th annual Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, attendees were inspired by the speaker, Young Caymanian Leadership awardee and manager of Brac Power and Light Jonathan Tibbetts. 26th April 2007, 10:08am
Governor's Office Statement
The Governor and LoGB clarify statements made at last Friday's press briefing. 25th April 2007, 6:27pm
Officer Says Thanks
Thanks extended following free Animal Awareness Day in West Bay. 25th April 2007, 6:03pm
Envoy Accredited
The Canadian High Commissioner visited the Governor. 25th April 2007, 6:02pm
Youth More Vulnerable
Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for youth, the World Health Organisation reports 25th April 2007, 5:48pm
Wedding Day Showcase
A host of local event organisers showcased their wedding planning skills at Boatswain's Beach. 25th April 2007, 5:42pm
Keeping Their Dream Alive
Young drivers are being invited to stop by the car parks of four supermarkets, where car experts will be on hand to discuss car safety throughout the day and into the early evening. 25th April 2007, 5:17pm
Govt Builds Research Capability
The Government of the Cayman Islands is boosting its research capabilities. 25th April 2007, 4:54pm
Fire Truck Pull
Police, Fire, Immigration and Customs will complete against each other to raise money for Special Olympics 25th April 2007, 12:55pm
Exam Supervisors Sought
These persons will supervise external exams and other types of tests. 25th April 2007, 12:43pm
Streetskill and Road Safety
This Thursday (26 April) Streetskill will target illegal parking and speeding. 24th April 2007, 6:22pm
Vaccination Week 21-28 April
"As Minister of Health and Human Services I am committed to ensuring that every child has access to age appropriate vaccines and that an effective public education campaign is maintained to inform parents and guardians that immunization is essential." 24th April 2007, 6:08pm
Road Safety Week Activities
Four organisations have planned activities for the week. 24th April 2007, 5:56pm
UNDP Team in Cayman
Co-operation, Climate Change and Development on the agenda for UNDP-Cayman Talks. 24th April 2007, 5:44pm
Study Deadline Nears
The Cabinet Office is inviting applications for the CEDEFOP Study Visit. 24th April 2007, 5:34pm
Cayman Brac Development
Efforts by Cayman Brac to achieve sustainable economic growth was the subject of talks with UNDP officials. 24th April 2007, 9:40am
Seafarers Health Benefits
The Hon. Minister Anthony Eden called for partnership in finding sustainable solutions to seafarers' health services benefits. 24th April 2007, 9:31am
Personnel Named to Positions
Assignments and re-assignments to governorship of various public entities announced. 24th April 2007, 9:26am
Food Handlers for Batabano
Want to sell food during the carnival? Make sure you are certified. 24th April 2007, 9:23am
Participate in Road Safety Week
"I encourage each and every member of this community to get involved in whatever way you can. Educate yourselves and your children. Help to make our roads safer." 24th April 2007, 9:13am
Meet the Scarlet Ibis
"Thus far the Scarlet Ibis are awaiting their own fun names and this is where we would like members of the public to get involved in the process." 20th April 2007, 4:52pm
It's School Registration Time
Register your children early, in order to ensure placement in September 20th April 2007, 4:43pm
Curves Donates to CFS
The food items will help families in need. 20th April 2007, 3:45pm
UN Backs Road Safety
The Department of Vehicle and Licencing will offer rewards to three customers during Road Safety Week. 20th April 2007, 3:35pm
Low Crime Levels
Serious crime is continuing to fall in the Cayman Islands during the first quarter of 2007. 20th April 2007, 10:19am
New Fire Truck
The Cayman Brac Fire Service has a new fire truck, equipped with the most modern technology. 20th April 2007, 10:00am
Boatswain's Beach Wedding Showcase
Brides and grooms to be are invited to explore this new location for their special day. 20th April 2007, 9:52am
Mr Ritch Steps Down
New chairman named for the Work Permit Board.  20th April 2007, 9:44am
Biodiversity, Cadets, Hurricanes
Check out the latest on Spotlight, government’s weekly television programme produced by Government Information Services. 20th April 2007, 9:35am
NSPS Nature Project
Several students from North Side Primary are creating special visitors' guides for the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. 17th April 2007, 3:47pm
Marvellous Mangroves
Sponsored by CUC, each teacher in Cayman will receive a copy of the National Trust's mangrove study guide. 17th April 2007, 3:39pm
"Pure Expressions"
Hundreds of pieces of art and craft were submitted by pupils representing participating schools - public and private - throughout the Cayman Islands. 17th April 2007, 3:27pm
DEH Workshops
DEH staff have organised the workshop to educate, inform and update operators on safe-hygiene practices within the industry.  17th April 2007, 3:01pm
National Sports Symposium
Speech as presented by Leader of Government Business the Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts on April 16, 2007.  17th April 2007, 2:42pm
Landfill Visits
Members of the Solid Waste Management Committee visited all three Cayman Islands landfills. 17th April 2007, 2:38pm
WB Animal Awareness Day
"The RCIPS want people to know what exactly what is expected of them as dog owners. There are many laws governing how dogs should be kept and we want to make sure people are aware of these." 16th April 2007, 6:07pm
Hurley's Entertainment Signs
This group has renewed their contract with the government. 16th April 2007, 5:51pm
Migrants Back at IDC
All Cuban migrants have now returned to the Immigration Detention Centre. 16th April 2007, 5:45pm
Safe Side of Beauty
The Department of Environmental Health has scheduled cosmetology workshops for 17 and 24 April. 16th April 2007, 5:39pm
Update Contact Details
Property owners are reminded to contact DEH whenever their contact information changes. 16th April 2007, 5:36pm
CAL Counter Location
The Cayman Airways check-in counter at Miami International Airport has moved to Concourse F. 16th April 2007, 5:11pm
Beyond the Call of Duty
Boatswain's Beach thanks two taxi drivers who lent a helping hand to tourists during the network breakdown on Tuesday, 10 April. 13th April 2007, 5:16pm
Spotlight This Week
Global Road Safety Week, Earth Day, Hurricane Hunters, and the Monetary Authority celebrates 10 years. 13th April 2007, 4:03pm
Climate and Development
A UN team will visit to meet about environment, disaster management, and human development issues. 13th April 2007, 3:55pm
New Economics Forecaster
The Revenue Unit in the Portfolio of Finance and Economics recently added Senior Forecaster Ryan Skeete to its pool of expertise. 13th April 2007, 2:56pm
Two Cubans Recaptured
Two Cuban migrants who escaped from the Detention Centre are now back in custody. 13th April 2007, 2:46pm
More Cubans Escape
Immigration is now looking for a total of four Cuban escapees. 12th April 2007, 5:35pm
Businesses Support NALC
The private sector is invited to support Cayman's social development by sponsoring the NALC study. 12th April 2007, 5:24pm
Officers Take Gold
Two RCIPS officers placed first in the World Police and Fire Games squash tournament in Adelaide, Australia. 12th April 2007, 4:49pm
New Staff Strengthens GIS
Two Information Officers have joined the GIS team: Cornelia Olivier, who returns to GIS after a one-year break, and newcomer Prudence Barnes. 12th April 2007, 11:48am
911 on Telephone Outage
"We obviously don't want the public to lose access to emergency response, and so we have to work together to identify the way to reduce the likelihood of any repetition." 12th April 2007, 11:39am
Community Meeting a Success
Over 25 people living in the Washington Boulevard area launched a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. 12th April 2007, 11:28am
Cuban Migrant Escapees
Of the 15 migrants that escaped the Detention Centre, two are still at large. 12th April 2007, 10:25am
New Chief Education Officer
Mrs. Shirley Wahler, from Cayman Brac and, until recently, principal of Cayman Brac High School, will take up her new position on 1 Sept 2007. 12th April 2007, 10:14am
Students Learn the Law
The Family Support Unit aims to educate students about the sexual abuse law, so parents are currently being consulted. 11th April 2007, 3:36pm
Etiquette Directorate
New government office will handle the courtesies and rules of diplomatic procedure. 11th April 2007, 3:24pm
Cough Medicine Recall
Mucinex children's cough medicines recalled; incorrect markings on the dosage cup may lead to overdosing. 10th April 2007, 5:06pm
Meeting HM The Queen
Two students currently studying in the UK attended Commonwealth Day events. 10th April 2007, 4:57pm
World Health Day Message
"After years of continued investment, our health care facilities are among the best in the region, with advanced equipment, and a comprehensive range of services to residents and visitors." 10th April 2007, 1:05pm
UK Passport Fees
Effective Monday, 2 April 2007 UK citizenship registration and passport fees increased. 5th April 2007, 4:19pm
Recyclers Want Help
The public can help by recycling plastic six-pack holders and by sponsoring a Club project. 5th April 2007, 3:35pm
Clean, Safe Easter
While camping out this Easter, take care to keep your food safe and to dispose of your waste properly. 5th April 2007, 3:05pm
CI$50,000 for the Blue Iguanas
Dinner in the historic Churchill Room of the House of Commons was followed by an auction. 5th April 2007, 2:58pm
Museum Renovation
With a refurbishment contract now signed, the National Museum will undergo extensive restoration by Unit Construction. 5th April 2007, 2:49pm
BT Land Cleared
RCIPS officers, residents and MLA Osborne Bodden cleaned around an empty house to curb drug use in the area. 5th April 2007, 2:43pm
New LA Session
The '07-'08 session of the House will commence on 27 April, with items on the agenda including the Throne Speech, the budget address and government's strategic policy statement. 4th April 2007, 3:54pm
New Energy at F&E
Michelle Bahadur has already proven herself as an indispensable addition 4th April 2007, 3:25pm
Supporting Road Safety
Campbell's law firm has sponsored the Junior Streetskill leaflets, designed to teach primary school children how to 'Stop, Look and Listen' when crossing the road. 4th April 2007, 12:06pm
National Sports Pin
Entries needed for an exciting image which captures the sporting spirit for the Cayman Islands team participating in the Pan American Games in Brazil. 4th April 2007, 11:53am
Neighbourhood Clean Up
An RCIPS 'clean up day' in the Palm Dale area will take place on the first Saturday of every month, due to its success. 4th April 2007, 11:37am
London Law Seminar
Work by Cayman's Grand Court Judges was the subject of a seminar paper in the UK recently. 3rd April 2007, 5:15pm
Act Responsibly This Weekend
RCIPS, DoE and Fire Service safety tips for the Easter weekend. 3rd April 2007, 4:50pm
Increase in Flu-like Illness
Here are some ways to lower your risk of catching colds, coughs or flu. 3rd April 2007, 4:45pm
New Finance & Economics Director
Ms Joanna Lawrence affirms her commitment to ensuring the continued growth of Cayman's financial services sector. 3rd April 2007, 4:35pm
Cuban Migrant Update
Ten migrants transferred from CB to GC for processing in accordance with international conventions. 3rd April 2007, 4:34pm
Report on WDC Visit
"I can tell you that the Cayman Islands delegation was well received and there was sincere appreciation shown among the U.S. House and Senate leadership for our efforts to proactively and openly take the initiative..." 2nd April 2007, 4:44pm
NALC Progressing
The National Assessment of Living Conditions is progressing well and businesses are still invited to support the study. 2nd April 2007, 2:50pm
Children Learn Safety Awareness
Police participated in the Cayman Prep and High School fair, where they set up displays on neighbourhood policing and safety. 2nd April 2007, 2:36pm