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Press Releases: June 2007

Good Tender Process
Government wants public to be confident in tendering procedure. 29th June 2007, 3:38pm
A Heart Community Work
Among his contributions to various social development efforts, he pioneered development of sailing as a sport for young people. 29th June 2007, 1:01pm
Garbage Fees Due
The DEH advises the public to pay garbage collection fees by 31 July. 29th June 2007, 9:57am
Road Works Continue
The National Roads Authority will continue paving Eastern Avenue on Sunday, 1 July. 29th June 2007, 9:43am
AG Discusses Law Enforcement
The Hon. Samuel Bulgin, Q.C., JP, speaks to members of the Commonwealth Parlimentary Association on matters of regional co-operation on law enforcement and interdiction.  28th June 2007, 1:15pm
Agents Meet Face-to-Face
Foreign diplomatic officers met to discuss issues and concerns. 28th June 2007, 12:57pm
CPA Conference Continues
Remarks by Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. W. Mckeeva Bush, MBE, JP, at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 28th June 2007, 12:37pm
MBE Recipient Frederic Burton
He is best known locally and internationally for his stellar work in ongoing attempts to save from extinction Grand Cayman's largest land animal - the Blue Iguana. 28th June 2007, 9:15am
New Chair for NHC Sub-Committee
Wil Pineau has been appointed chairman for the Economic Continuity sub-committee of the National Hurricane Committee. 27th June 2007, 2:35pm
DEH Completes Investigation
No evidence of counterfeit Colgate toothpaste has been found in Cayman.  26th June 2007, 9:58am
CPA Regional Conference
His Excellency, the Governor, Leader of Government Business and Speaker of the LA extended a warm welcome to participants of the 32nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference. 25th June 2007, 5:13pm
Spear-Guns Prohibited
The Marine Conservation Board reminds violators of the penalties for smuggling, sale, association with, and handling of spear-guns. 25th June 2007, 4:36pm
Special Olympics Countdown
To mark the start of the count down a short celebration will be held at the Lighthouse School on Monday, June 25 at 5.30pm.  25th June 2007, 4:29pm
A Time for Graduates
Students are participating in primary and high-school gradation exercises. 25th June 2007, 1:04pm
Construction Apace
Government to launch into a number of building projects. 25th June 2007, 10:33am
LA Re-Starts in August
Unfinished items moved to next meeting. 25th June 2007, 10:27am
Special Olympics Conference
The Cayman Committee is gearing up for this year's final leg event taking place in China. 25th June 2007, 9:18am
No Trading the Brac
He loves the Brac soil and the sea surrounding it, but most important of all, Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour recipient, Mr Alven Boyce Reid, puts God first in everything he does. 25th June 2007, 9:04am
Minister Thanks Public for Support
"This has been a very, very difficult time, easily the most difficult time of my life." 22nd June 2007, 11:16am
National Education Standard
Legislation to bring across-the-board standard for Cayman schools.  22nd June 2007, 11:07am
Education Gets More
Some $2.6 million more goes to education. 22nd June 2007, 11:02am
Roundabout Adopted
Advanced Road Construction and Paving will sponsor the landscaping and maintenance of the Grand Harbour Roundabout. 21st June 2007, 5:09pm
Mr Percival V. Jackson Honoured
Former member of the Home Guard, policeman, retired seaman and author, Mr Percival Vilbert Jackson - better known as "Mr Wil" - has made his mark on Cayman society by keeping our culture and history alive. 21st June 2007, 12:41pm
Counterfeit Toothpaste
DEH officials urge persons who have purchased Colgate toothpaste to ensure that their products are authentic. 21st June 2007, 12:20pm
Higher Tender Ceiling
Compulsory public tender for government spending over $50,000. 21st June 2007, 12:15pm
Miss Cayman Orientation
Interested young ladies are invited to the annual cocktail reception at Guy Harvey's on Wednesday, 27 June to learn more about the pageant. 21st June 2007, 12:10pm
Cayman Receives Health Award
The Cayman Islands Communicable Disease Surveillance system has received a Caribbean award. 21st June 2007, 12:01pm
Cargo Plane Emergency
An aircraft en route to Miami from Costa Rica made an emergency landing at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday, 17 June, without incident. 20th June 2007, 3:39pm
UN Congress on Climate Change
"Although the Cayman Islands don't contribute much to global warming, its impact on small island developing states, like ours, can be more acute than larger countries." 20th June 2007, 9:38am
New Planning Staff
The department has added new staff to its planning, compliance, inspection and administration areas. 19th June 2007, 4:55pm
Update on HIV/AIDS Drug Recall
The recall of the prescription drug nelfinavir (viracept) does not apply to supplies of the medication from the USA, Canada and Japan. 19th June 2007, 4:31pm
'Long Weekend' Recalled
This dietary supplement is being voluntarily recalled by its distributor in the USA. 19th June 2007, 4:21pm
Regional CPA Meets Here
Week-long Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference will offer opportunity to network on topics of importance. 18th June 2007, 10:34am
Finance Committee Resumes
From 10am on Wednesday 20 June to consider provisions in the 2007/2008 budget. 18th June 2007, 10:30am
Research Analyst Appointed
Now working for Judicial Administration, Ms Catherine Chesnut is primarily responsible for research and development of initiatives to enhance justice. 18th June 2007, 10:18am
Queen's Birthday Honours
The Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour is bestowed on Lorna Bodden. Andrew Moon, Arlen Boyce Reid, and John Jefferson Sr., an MBE for Fred Burton, and an OBE for Percival Vibert Jackson. 18th June 2007, 10:01am
CAACI Statement
There is insufficient evidence to support the allegation that an MRCU plane was flying in an unauthorized manner. 15th June 2007, 4:05pm
Officials Meet
Anguilla government officials took the opportunity to tour several government departments while in Grand Cayman for the e-Government conference. 15th June 2007, 3:49pm
Wet Weather Plans for Queen's Birthday
A decision will be made early in the morning and a notification will be sent to all media. 15th June 2007, 2:03pm
Safe Blood for Mothers
Launched in conjunction with World Blood Donor Day, WHO wants to save the lives of women during and after childbirth. 15th June 2007, 1:51pm
Safety Not Compromised
The CAACI has concluded its investigation into the reported Cayman Airways and Cayman Airways Express occurrence. 14th June 2007, 4:57pm
Aircraft Emergency Resolved
After an aircraft hydraulic emergency, a Cayman Airways Cargo flight landed safely at Owen Roberts International Airport. 14th June 2007, 4:41pm
Conference Gives Guidance
Members of the Cayman Islands Solid Waste Strategic Management Committee make important industry contacts. 14th June 2007, 4:31pm
Rebuilding the Civic Centre
Bodden Town Civic Centre will have a second floor. 14th June 2007, 4:25pm
Licences for Tourist Boats
Tourist boat operators visiting deep Stingray City or the Sandbar need to apply for a licence before 11 July, in order to legally operate out of those areas. 14th June 2007, 10:34am
CAACI at EBACE
The Civil Aviation Authority expects increased aircraft registrations following their participation in the 2007 European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition tradeshow.  14th June 2007, 10:17am
World Blood Donor Day
Donating your blood could be the difference between life and death for someone. This year's theme is safe blood for safe motherhood. 14th June 2007, 9:59am
RCIPS Training
A new course will equip Sergeants with the skills they need to do their jobs as effectively as possible. 13th June 2007, 2:33pm
Inside the Lighthouse
Students and teachers display their talents and tools of special learning. 13th June 2007, 2:19pm
Cuban Migrants
Because of unfavourable weather conditions, 19 Cuban migrants stayed overnight in Cayman Brac and departed early this morning. 12th June 2007, 4:01pm
Improved Avian Flu Testing
The Department of Agriculture is boosting its laboratory diagnostic capability. 12th June 2007, 3:37pm
Art Competition at Heritage House
Forty entries by Brac primary school children make up the "Christopher Columbus Collection". 12th June 2007, 3:25pm
Inmates Graduate
The annual recognition ceremony at HMP Northward certified more than 40 inmates in basic skills-training courses.  12th June 2007, 2:51pm
Smoke-Free Environments
As many as 200,000 workers die every year because of exposure to second-hand smoke at work; also, almost half of the world's children breathe tobacco smoke. 12th June 2007, 2:42pm
Collect Lost Possessions
The RCIPS Found Property Department encourages residents to check for lost items. 11th June 2007, 2:49pm
Operating Surplus for Ministry
The Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure will move from red in this current financial year to black in the coming fiscal year. 11th June 2007, 11:03am
Road Closures 8-12 June
Cardinall Avenue, Albert Panton Street, Shedden Road. 8th June 2007, 4:51pm
One Strike and You're Out
The RCIP is after drivers who persistently cause a nuisance in their community by having music on at excessively high levels. 8th June 2007, 4:37pm
Delegation to Belize
A group from the Ministry of Agriculture met with aquaculture and fisheries representatives and toured several farms. 8th June 2007, 4:14pm
"It is an honour to be Fire Chief"
Newly appointed, Roy Grant, who has more than 33 years' experience with the Fire Service, says "I'm also surrounded by professional staff who make my job as chief much easier. That's what makes the Service strong." 7th June 2007, 4:41pm
Miss Cayman Heads Committee
A former Miss Cayman, Mrs Jacqueline Terry, is overseeing future pageants. 7th June 2007, 4:29pm
E-government: Not Just Hype
Using e-technology to bring government services to the people can save time and money. 7th June 2007, 4:20pm
Minister's Recovery Continues
Minister Alden McLaughlin's lung is now functioning normally and his other injuries are healing as expected. 7th June 2007, 4:12pm
New Court House
Money set aside in budget to begin construction of new building. 7th June 2007, 10:25am
Upgrade for BT Civic Centre
The completed building will be a two-storey facility, accommodating government offices on the bottom floor with the second storey reserved for community activities. Special facilities will also be put in to assist the physically challenged. 7th June 2007, 10:13am
Emerald Sound
The NRA has offered no endorsement of the project, and has given no permission to the developer to realign the existing South Sound Road. 6th June 2007, 3:38pm
Decentralising Services
District clinics to be equipped to offer high quality health care. 6th June 2007, 3:34pm
Extended Health Care
HSA wants to reach out to persons with mental disabilities. 6th June 2007, 3:31pm
Centenarian Honoured
Mr Seford Ebanks received a congratulatory card from Her Majesty The Queen of England on 1 June, his 100th birthday. 6th June 2007, 10:46am
Portfolio Needs Statisticians
Temporary consultants are filling positions while the search is on for highly qualified professionals. 6th June 2007, 10:40am
Family Therapy Supported
CAYS' programme receives financial assistance from State Street Cayman Trust Company. 6th June 2007, 10:19am
Improving Our Landfills
New equipment helps DEH staff to protect the environment. 6th June 2007, 9:08am
Motorola Scholarship Fund
These scholarships help police officer's children throughout the Caribbean to continue their college educations. 5th June 2007, 2:26pm
RCIPS Train Bajan Police
Three Bajan officers completed a one-week training course on how to use the crime recording system known as OTRCIS to its full potential. 5th June 2007, 11:54am
Queen's Birthday Celebration
A highlight of the celebration will take place when His Excellency the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack, CVO, bestows honours on persons who received Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006 and New Year's Honours in 2007. 5th June 2007, 9:50am
Utilities Commission Possible
So, for example, the Water Authority wouldn't be functioning as both a utility company and a regulatory organisation. 4th June 2007, 2:55pm
Craft Malls
Beach in Bodden Town already bought; site in East End is eyed. 4th June 2007, 2:48pm
Minister Recovering Well
Minster McLaughlin reports that he will likely be released this week from hospital 4th June 2007, 1:38pm
More Flights for Sisters
Finance Committee learned inter-island air service by Cayman Airways Express will increase from July. 4th June 2007, 1:28pm
Improving e-governance
A regional workshop will help government to harness the power of e-technology. 4th June 2007, 10:15am
Less Flooding in GT
New well cleaning vehicle proving effective in rainy season. 4th June 2007, 10:05am