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Press Releases: May 2007

Funding for Health
Finance Committee learns about the workings of the Health and Human Services Ministry prior to okaying its budget for 2007/8. 1st June 2007, 2:54pm
Cat Five Shelter for BT
Building to be placed on safer ground for refuge during storms. 1st June 2007, 2:36pm
Brac High Celebrates 40th
The education and inspiration of Cayman Brac High School has shaped four decades of residents. 31st May 2007, 3:07pm
$1.3 Million for Farmers' Market
Building a new market is part of plan for larger complex. 31st May 2007, 3:00pm
Open Door to Special Education
Lighthouse School opens its doors for all to see the work of its staff and students. 31st May 2007, 2:57pm
Brac Museum Features Medicine
The Cayman Brac Museum displays the professionalism and hardships that early medical practitioners faced. 31st May 2007, 2:34pm
Roads to be Paved
Government moving away from chip and spray application in favour of paving. 31st May 2007, 12:33pm
Migrants Repatriated
Immigration Department officials report that 21 migrants now remain at the Immigration Detention Centre. 30th May 2007, 5:25pm
New ICTA Chairman
Four new faces on directorship of the statutory authority. 30th May 2007, 5:22pm
Young Mothers Build New Lives
Education, affection and work assistance is paving the way for young parents. The work experience serves to increase their employability, allowing them greater financial independence. 30th May 2007, 4:51pm
WHO Policy Recommendations
Only 100% smoke-free environments adequately protect from dangers of second-hand smoke. 30th May 2007, 10:01am
National Hurricane Exercise
This is just a test! Cayman residents are advised that the annual exercise begins Tuesday, 29 May, and ends Friday, 1 June. 29th May 2007, 11:09am
Managing Diabetes
The CI Diabetic Support Group will host a public talk on the impact of diet on managing the illness. 29th May 2007, 10:56am
Caribbean Nutrition Day
On 1 June the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute highlights healthy eating and active living. 29th May 2007, 10:25am
HSA Turnaround Coming
The Authority's books will soon be in the black. 29th May 2007, 10:18am
Draft Conservation Law
The deadline for public comments is fast approaching.  28th May 2007, 4:25pm
Portfolio Funded
Plans for fully operational forensic laboratory this financial year. 28th May 2007, 4:09pm
Free Info on the Constitution
"Standing at the heart of communities, libraries are perfect for promoting this national exercise." Visit a district library to get information about the constitutional review!  28th May 2007, 3:57pm
From Darkness to Light
A new YPP course outlines to teen parents the realities of child abuse. 28th May 2007, 3:46pm
New Brac Fire Station
Money will be allocated in 2008/9 for the construction of the sub-station on Crown land on the Bluff. 25th May 2007, 4:23pm
Primary School Safari
North Side students produced a full-colour guide to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park after a stimulating two-day immersion and sleepover at the park in March. 25th May 2007, 4:04pm
NALC Moving to Next Stage
The draft report is expected in September.  25th May 2007, 2:18pm
Emergency Power Available
Parliament assured of adequate standby electricity in event of national catastrophe. 25th May 2007, 11:25am
Inmates to Take GED
A donation from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central will enable four inmates to earn qualifications equal to a high-school diploma.  25th May 2007, 11:00am
Improving Our Medical Labs
Staff in Cayman's public and private medical laboratories are building their quality-management skills. 25th May 2007, 10:42am
Permanent Residency Update
Immigration's budget approval process includes questions on the above -- all pending applications from 2005 are to be processed and cleared by the end of 2007. 24th May 2007, 5:26pm
Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty
The Minister for Health writes a letter to the editor on differences of opinion on the above cardiovascular health issue and says that the decision to provide such services is under constant review. 24th May 2007, 5:13pm
Road Repaving
Motorists are asked to take extra care on Shedden Road this weekend. 24th May 2007, 4:42pm
BT Senior Citizens
Nurse Josie's Senior Centre was full of joyous sounds for Mother's Day 2007. 24th May 2007, 4:13pm
Planning Appeals Backlog
Leader of Government Business Hon. Kurt Tibbetts has assured the public that efforts are underway to clear the backlog. 24th May 2007, 11:37am
Museum Day on the Brac
The day was celebrated with the opening of a new exhibit on medical history, housed in the museum's new extension. 24th May 2007, 10:24am
Strong Foundation for HRC
Money in the budget is earmarked for Human Rights Committee secratariat, and the Minister of Education feels he can now resign from the committee. 22nd May 2007, 3:39pm
Cubans Arrive on Brac
Twenty-two Cuban migrants continued their journey early Friday (18 May) afternoon. 22nd May 2007, 3:27pm
Road Construction Enabled
Tenants of Red Bay Plaza will leave by 31 July. 21st May 2007, 1:14pm
Budget OK for AG, Judiciary
The approval from Finance Committee now goes back to the House. 21st May 2007, 1:10pm
Students' Earth Day
Seven schools joined forces to cleanup their surroundings. 21st May 2007, 1:04pm
Supplementary Budget Granted
Money to be used for various projects by 30 June 2007. 18th May 2007, 1:59pm
CUC Negotiations
Government is looking for a favourable result in power rate talks. 18th May 2007, 1:52pm
Amending Bill
More steps to thwart money laundering and terrorist financing are taken in the House. 18th May 2007, 1:48pm
Return to Sender
The PO returns 7000 pieces of mail a week: a street address instead of a PO box number, incorrect box numbers and postcodes, and using BWI -- which has not existed geographically since the early 1990s. 18th May 2007, 1:39pm
DARE Fundraiser
Take part in the skateboarding competition on 30 June at Grand Harbour! 17th May 2007, 3:30pm
Grand Court Judge
Law firm partner takes on temporary judicial assignment in Grand Court. 17th May 2007, 3:11pm
PWD Training Continues
Under the department's three-year training programme, 25 staff from the operations and works, and general maintenance units were recently trained.  17th May 2007, 2:24pm
Stock Up on Info
New residents should get their copy of the hurricane preparedness kit. 17th May 2007, 2:19pm
Minister Speaks of Company's Ills
Original pricing plan faulted for some of the entertainment park's struggles. 17th May 2007, 12:41pm
Prison Poet
One of HMP Northward's inmates has a talent for the arts - he has written more than 180 poems. 16th May 2007, 3:32pm
Creating Opportunities
The Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure continues to create opportunities for young, educated Caymanians. 16th May 2007, 3:09pm
Making a Complaint to DEH?
Have the house number and street address; block and parcel number; and property owner's name before calling. 16th May 2007, 2:45pm
Fashion "Big Business"
CIIB recently supported the local fashion industry's development by sponsoring the Cayman National Cultural Foundation's "Fresh" Cayman Couture fashion show. 16th May 2007, 2:22pm
More Visitors Coming
Training opportunities are being widened as arrival numbers go up. 16th May 2007, 2:07pm
Student Health Screening
All the students entering government or private schools for the first time are required to have health screenings.  15th May 2007, 3:11pm
Safe Parking
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is calling on all drivers to park responsibly to help avoid unnecessary collisions taking place.  15th May 2007, 3:06pm
Cuban Migrants
Immigration Department officials are currently working with the Cuban government to repatriate remaining migrants. 15th May 2007, 2:53pm
NS Neighbourhood Watch
The newly appointed North Side Neighborhood Police Officer is making his presence felt by assisting with a new Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.  15th May 2007, 2:18pm
Query on Referendum
MLA Julianna O'Connor-Connolly called on Government to make clear how it will use the results of the proposed constitutional modernisation referendum. 14th May 2007, 7:01pm
DARE Puzzle Popular
The Neighbourhood Policing Team sponsored a word search that asked children to find alternatives to getting involved with drugs and alcohol. 14th May 2007, 6:53pm
Time for the Jackpot
Join NFL players at the 2007 Brac Jackpot Fishing Tournament. 14th May 2007, 6:45pm
Contribution from Brac MLA
Juliana O'Connor-Connolly said the Brac has an underage drinking and needs new police facilities. 14th May 2007, 6:35pm
Keep It Locked
Neighbourhood Police Officer PC Ian S. Lavine is continuing proactive duties by sharing a simple message. 14th May 2007, 6:28pm
Disposing of Solid Waste
Tons of post-Ivan unwanted material is being shipped off Grand Cayman. 14th May 2007, 12:31pm
Traffic Offenses Targeted
Including 16 people not wearing their seatbelts. 14th May 2007, 12:23pm
CARICOM Special Visa Ends
Cayman Islands passport holders are now required to get visas to travel to Jamaica. 14th May 2007, 12:04pm
On the Next Spotlight
Tonight Spotlight looks at a scholarship programme, a new post office going up, road safety efforts, and training for fire fighters. 14th May 2007, 11:58am
MattSafe Fundraiser
A Montessori-by-the-Sea PTA fundraiser tomorrow evening (Saturday 12 May) will raise money for the school's scholarship programme and for MattSafe. 11th May 2007, 4:45pm
Mothering, Mothers and Burnout
A Mother's Day commentary from the National Parenting Programme's Parent Educator Barbara Holmes. 11th May 2007, 4:04pm
LA Appointment Validated
Chief Officer Kearney Gomez's taking over temporarily as First Official Member in the House did not violate Separation of Powers. 11th May 2007, 3:24pm
CPR for Uniformed Officers
The Cadet Corps has taken the lead, collaborating with the Red Cross to offer first-aid refresher training to the police. 11th May 2007, 3:11pm
WB Littering Crackdown
Under the 1997 Litter Law, it is an offence to drop litter and dump waste punishable with a CI$500 fine or a prison term of up to six months. 11th May 2007, 2:57pm
New Education Law Coming
Government will outline responsibilities and set minimum standards. 11th May 2007, 2:14pm
Road Safety Week Winners
Three lucky residents won gift certificates for free oil and filter changes after renewing their vehicle registrations during Road Safety Week, held 23 - 27 April. 11th May 2007, 2:03pm
Diabetic Foot Care
Dr. Gary Rothenberg's talks gave graphic descriptions of the effects of diabetic foot complications. 11th May 2007, 1:42pm
MLA on Wellness, Children
Alfonso Wright (George Town) spoke on wellness and preventing abuse of children. 11th May 2007, 1:30pm
Deputy Governors Meet
Cayman officials will speak about the successes of public-service reform. 11th May 2007, 1:30pm
Support the Red Cross
Cayman joined the world in celebrating Red Cross Day. It was organised to focus on the importance and power of partnerships, and to stress the need for stronger local and global alliances. 11th May 2007, 11:21am
Sharing Parenting Tips
Valuable experiences are shared on raising children at NPP parenting workshops. 10th May 2007, 3:55pm
Family Bonds and Child Month
All residents, especially families and children, are encouraged to participate in this month's events: have lunch, fly a kite, take a walk, play basketball, attend a concert, celebrate mothers and more! 10th May 2007, 3:45pm
Affordable Homes and Loans
MLA Osbourne Bodden welcomed the proposed combination of the affordable housing programme and the government guaranteed loan scheme and called on banks to work with government and "make it easier for people to own homes". 10th May 2007, 12:54pm
Interest Rates Too High
WB MLA Rolston Anglin said without realistic lending rates offered by banks to home mortgage seekers, no housing programme can succeed. 10th May 2007, 12:45pm
RCIPS Community Meetings
Meet with the officers who police your neighbourhood, along with senior police officers. 10th May 2007, 12:37pm
Scholarship Spending Up
Government has increased tuition assistance to all education levels. 10th May 2007, 12:18pm
Lions Roar and Read
Service club members help libraries instil a love of reading by presenting monthly Story Hours in each district. 9th May 2007, 11:22am
Fathers-and-Sons Football Match
Recreational activities help to build family relationships. 9th May 2007, 11:14am
RCIP Trains DOE Officers
Boosting investigative skills, such as laws of evidence, statement and interviewing techniques, crime scene management. 9th May 2007, 10:57am
Skateboarding for Bonaventure
Youngsters were encouraged by peers to take up the sport to promote personal development. 9th May 2007, 10:29am
Travel Documents in Order?
Make sure they are current and in a safe place, the Governor's Office advises.  9th May 2007, 10:20am
MRCU Aerial Larviciding
During the 2-3 week campaign, larvicidal pellets are dispensed, targeting areas of swamp across the island known as breeding sites for mosquitoes.  8th May 2007, 3:44pm
Pro Boxing CI
The ministries of Tourism and Sports are collaborating on hosting an annual professional boxing event. 8th May 2007, 3:25pm
Cuban Migrants
Three escapees were returned to the Immigration Detention Centre shorty after they got out. 8th May 2007, 3:04pm
Batabano 07 Draws Crowd
Taking a hands-on approach to Cayman carnival. 8th May 2007, 2:51pm
Teenage Drinking
There are certain signs you can look for in friends and relatives that could indicate someone is abusing alcohol.  8th May 2007, 1:01pm
Development on Brac
A large chunk of increase in land sales on Cayman Brac is attributed to Caymanians purchasing property there, looking either to return home or build a second home away from the busy life on Grand Cayman. 8th May 2007, 12:57pm
Hire a Student!
Local employers are encouraged to provide invaluable summer work experience for students. 7th May 2007, 4:10pm
Human Capital Investment
The 2007/2008 budget supports a significant social agenda that works in tandem with a noteworthy capital programme proposed for the year. 7th May 2007, 4:04pm
Updated '07 Shelter List
This year's hurricane season will see one new shelter being completed in West Bay. 7th May 2007, 12:11pm
PHM at DoA Nursery
In keeping with a “zero tolerance” policy for PHM in nurseries, the Department of Agriculture has implemented strict procedures. 7th May 2007, 11:43am
Cuban Migrants Repatriated
The total number of migrants in the Immigration Detention Centre is now 31. 7th May 2007, 11:26am
Records Management Law
The National Archives will ensure public record-keeping standards. 7th May 2007, 9:53am
Spotlight This Week
This week's programme focuses on DEH public education efforts, the Health Insurance Commission and renovations at the Bodden Town Civic Centre. 7th May 2007, 9:47am
Outstanding NCFA Finales
Celebrating the silver anniversary of the event, the organizers rated the final shows as being gold, and the theatre was standing-room only on two of three evenings. 4th May 2007, 4:46pm
New Truck for DEH
A Ford F350 has been purchased for the recycling unit.  4th May 2007, 3:28pm
Child Month Launch
Dignitaries and families marked the launch of the Islands' 11th annual observance with a church service. 4th May 2007, 3:20pm
Officer to Compete
RCIP PC Bill McLaughlin is gearing up to compete in the Cayman's first ever Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament. 4th May 2007, 2:55pm
Vaccinations Protect Children
Immunise infants and children who are especially vulnerable to diseases like measles and diphtheria, say Public Health staff.  4th May 2007, 10:17am
Olympics Fundraiser Earns Gold
Event proceeds will benefit Olympic hopefuls. 4th May 2007, 10:09am
A Fond Farewell
East End residents say goodbye to their neighbourhood beat police officer Lenford Butler, who has been to promoted to Sergeant. 4th May 2007, 9:59am
Use Your Seatbelt
The RCIPS is crackdowning on drivers who do not comply with the seatbelt law. 4th May 2007, 9:54am
Tobacco Bill
The time to make your input to the Tobacco Bill 2007 is now as the deadline to receive comments and suggestions is today.  3rd May 2007, 5:59pm
RCIPS Special Addition
After 12 weeks of training, 11 recruits graduated as special constables. 3rd May 2007, 5:43pm
State Entities Make Profits
Results are seen in the push for self-sustainability. 3rd May 2007, 5:30pm
Budget Affordable
Leader of Government Business the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts highlights why the budget for fiscal 2007/08 is sustainable. 3rd May 2007, 4:04pm
DoA Nursery Closed
Officials have closed the nursery and suspended plant sales due to the discovery of pests. 3rd May 2007, 3:48pm
Cayman Economy Robust
A stabilised GDP, low inflation and unemployment point to more positive outlook.  3rd May 2007, 3:43pm
E-mail Scam Warning
Residents should be aware of a new scam in which the sender preys on the readers' fears. 3rd May 2007, 9:31am
Borrowing within Limit
Government's planned borrowing for the next fiscal year is well within the prescribed limit on loans set by Law. 2nd May 2007, 2:31pm
Anchoring Banned at Spotts
Cruise ships are no longer allowed to anchor or drop chains when they arrive in Spotts Bay because of the damage caused to coral reefs. 2nd May 2007, 2:15pm
LoGB on Constitutional Review
Cayman's constitutional modernisation initiative will be a four-part programme said the Leader of Government Business on the Assembly's opening day. 2nd May 2007, 2:08pm
Nominations Wanted
Nominations for HM The Queen's New Year Honours 2008 must be received by Wednesday, 16 May 2007. 2nd May 2007, 1:55pm
Deputy Governors Meet Here
Cayman will have an opportunity to share its knowledge and experience in public-sector reform with representatives from the UK and five OTs. 2nd May 2007, 1:47pm
Budget Focus
Much of government's planned spending in the coming financial year is centred on provision of services for the people. 1st May 2007, 4:31pm
Another Budget Surplus
The Financial Secretary has proposed to the Legislative Assembly a budget with a $17.5 million surplus and no new revenue measures. 1st May 2007, 4:12pm
Housing Prioritised
Government's emphasis on improving the quality of life will include enabling more Caymanians to own their homes. 1st May 2007, 3:49pm
Heritage Students Rewarded
Twenty-five teens received gifts for their outstanding grades and initiative. 1st May 2007, 3:40pm
JACPS Road Safety
The West Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team spoke to all 492 students at John A. Cumber Primary School.  1st May 2007, 12:51pm
CTC Expanded Role
The Central Tenders Committee will have an expanded role in awarding public contracts and has begun consulting with the private sector to set new procurement guidelines. 1st May 2007, 12:35pm
Update Your Telephone System
Some companies' PBX systems may provide incorrect information to 911 Communications. 1st May 2007, 11:01am
Roundabout Adopted
Over the next five years, Thompson Development Ltd. will sponsor beautification of the roundabout by the Hyatt on Esterley Tibbetts Highway. 1st May 2007, 10:40am