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Press Releases: September 2007

GIS Spotlight Shows PRIDE
The weekly television show returns to its regular time slot on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on CITN, with a repeat on Island 24 at Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.The new season kicks off with the results of a mystery shopping survey, and much more.  28th September 2007, 5:37pm
New Rates at Boatswain's Beach
Everyone should take advantage of their year end discounts! 28th September 2007, 1:29pm
No Power? Now What?
During outages, food retailers and distributors need a plan in order to ensure the safety of the public and their employees. 27th September 2007, 4:30pm
Judging Miss Cayman
Actress Lisa Mandel will be one of the judges in the annual pageant on Saturday, 29 September, at the Lions Centre. 27th September 2007, 3:44pm
Family Fun on Saturday!
"Meet and greet" with North Side's parenting group. 27th September 2007, 3:31pm
Alternative Energy
Recycled waste could be a significant energy source, says Minister of Works and Infrastructure, the Hon. Arden McLean, JP. It would add up to seven or eight per cent of the 80 megaWatts CUC generates... 27th September 2007, 3:24pm
New Host-Producer
GIS Spotlight will shine brighter, with the addition of Ms Heather Hopson. 26th September 2007, 1:15pm
Miss Cayman Islands Pageant
Join the eight beautiful contestants as they compete for the crown on Saturday, 29 September, at the Lions Centre, starting at 7:00 pm. 26th September 2007, 1:04pm
Healthy Aging
Seniors' health problems can be minimised via chronic disease prevention and early detection. 26th September 2007, 12:54pm
"Not True" Says HE the Governor
Newspaper reports about Government asking the Chief Secretary to retire early "have no basis in truth" says a statement from the Governor. 24th September 2007, 4:17pm
Prisons' Cricket Tournament
Cayman's prison cricket team will take on Bermuda in the annual Triangular Series, at the Smith Road Oval from 24 - 29 September.  24th September 2007, 3:57pm
GIS Spotlight
The show will look at Cayman's drive to modernise its Constitution, and also the work of the Department of Children and Family Services.  21st September 2007, 5:29pm
Share a Meal and Celebrate
Parents are invited eat dinner with children on Monday, 24 September, for Cayman's second annual Family Day. 21st September 2007, 5:05pm
Massive Capital Works
It's planning to spend almost $90 million over the next 10 years. 21st September 2007, 3:34pm
Crewe Rd Paving Continues
Weather permitting, the westbound lane will be closed tomorrow (Saturday, 22 September). 21st September 2007, 3:28pm
Combating Pandemic Flu
Health authorities will launch a major preventive strategy, Minister tells Assembly. 21st September 2007, 3:20pm
Launch of Flu Contingency Plan
Cayman's national plan outlines how the country will prepare for, detect and respond to a pandemic to minimize its impact. 21st September 2007, 11:30am
Machine in Full Operation
Revenue from renting the scrap metal crusher is expected to increase. 20th September 2007, 4:52pm
Parenting, Preschoolers & Food
The National Parenting Programme pushes warm, healthy breakfasts each day, good nutrition and family meals. 20th September 2007, 4:48pm
Six Cubans Returned Home
They were repatriated on 19 September. 20th September 2007, 4:41pm
Irregular Hours Alleviates Impact
The National Roads Authority engages in road construction, repairs, and re-paving at nights and on weekends in high-volume traffic areas for the convenience of users and in the interest of efficient delivery of material. 20th September 2007, 4:36pm
Dr. Benjamin Retires
After 19 years, the Chief Agricultural and Veterinary Officer will retire on November 30. 20th September 2007, 2:58pm
Insurance Law Amended
Changes to the Insurance Law were passed in the House on Monday to improve provisions relating to the way domestic companies deal with local policy holders. 18th September 2007, 4:44pm
English Test by Appointment
Persons are advised to make appointments for the Immigration English test. 18th September 2007, 4:26pm
DVDL Staff Movements
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers' Licensing has redefined the roles of some members of staff, while promoting others. 18th September 2007, 4:07pm
Tour for Visiting Minister
Montserrat's Minister of Communications and Works, the Hon. Idabelle Meade, saw several Grand Cayman works projects with Minister of Communications, Works and Infrastructure, the Hon. Arden McLean. 17th September 2007, 4:44pm
Liabilities Detailed
Government owes just over $300 million. 17th September 2007, 4:28pm
Law Unduly Complex
Amendments to simplify and make the law relevant on way. 17th September 2007, 2:18pm
BT Communities Fight Crime
North Sound Estates residents say no to criminal elements. 17th September 2007, 1:32pm
New at Vehicle & Licensing
The department has added six to its staff. 17th September 2007, 11:58am
UCCI Increases Security
Precautions implemented to ensure UCCI campus continues to be safe place for study. 17th September 2007, 11:40am
YPP Summer School
Six young mothers and their babies listened to motivational talks, learned about business writing and computer applications, and reviewed the finer points of parenting thanks to the Young Parents' Programme. 17th September 2007, 11:37am
Work Permit Figures Disclosed
Figures Exceed 41,000 for the past 17 Months. 17th September 2007, 11:31am
Economic Crime Symposium
In Cambridge, a Cayman delegation participated at an International symposium, "The Wealth of Nations - At Risk!" 17th September 2007, 11:20am
Market at the Grounds
Plants, produce, baked goods, dinners and crafts. 14th September 2007, 3:15pm
GT Beautification
Changes will transform George Town into a city with improved pedestrian comfort and suitably dressed historical sites. 14th September 2007, 3:04pm
Do You Have a Complaint?
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers' Licensing has implemented new suggestions and complaints procedures. 14th September 2007, 2:56pm
Taking Care of Those in Need
Seventy percent of the Ministry of Health & Human Services' finances goes towards helping persons in need. 14th September 2007, 2:49pm
Public Libraries' One-Day Closure
On Tuesday, 18 September, all public libraries will be closed. Usual hours will resume on Wednesday, 19 September. 14th September 2007, 2:42pm
Legislative Dept Opening Hours
There will be limited opening hours on 18 September, 25 September and 2 October. 14th September 2007, 2:37pm
Spotlight: Education, Counselling, Mail
Spotlight shares the move to establish Cayman's first Civil Service College with viewers, as well as success stories from the Department of Counselling Services. 14th September 2007, 1:13pm
Findings Due Shortly
Results of detailed study to be made public. 13th September 2007, 4:55pm
Miss Cayman Hopefuls Tour Island
The 2007 Miss Cayman Islands contestants recently visited Boatswain's Beach; Pedro St. James; and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens.  13th September 2007, 12:37pm
Getting a Taste of Caymanian Culture
The 2007 Miss Cayman contestants enjoyed cultural stories and different forms of artistic expression while attending a recent exhibition by local artists entitled, From Within V: A Work in Progress, at the National Gallery.  13th September 2007, 12:26pm
Civil Service Outing
Public servants of all levels brought their families to a special event just for them. 12th September 2007, 3:56pm
UCCI Hot and Happening
UCCI registration has tripled and more programmes are on offer than ever before. 12th September 2007, 10:36am
Larviciding Campaign
MRCU will target swampy areas known as breeding sites for mosquitoes. 12th September 2007, 10:25am
Neighbourhood Policing Reaches Out
Three officers from the department staffed an information booth outside West Bay's Republix supermarket. 12th September 2007, 10:14am
Upgrade for Customs Records
A new bill calls for the use of international standards in classifing exports and imports. 12th September 2007, 10:03am
Park Relocation
West Bay's Heritage Park will move across the street to make way for the new high school. 10th September 2007, 4:57pm
MLAs NHC Role
Elected officials are accountable for district hurricane preparedness. 10th September 2007, 4:51pm
Food Tips for Tots
Family nutrition and development is a wholesome objective. 10th September 2007, 12:40pm
Economy Settles
Statistics on imports suggest that the intense re-building and restocking after Ivan is petering out. 10th September 2007, 12:32pm
Mandatory ID
Compulsory photo IDs for all will be considere after a motion passes in the LA. 10th September 2007, 12:27pm
Go East under the Spotlight
"Spotlight" explores the Go East project, geared at spreading tourism development; the show also looks at the Schools Inspectorate and the John Gray Recyclers. 10th September 2007, 12:08pm
Prisons' Response to Hurricane Dean
The Commissioner of Prisons commended staff and prisoners for their efforts during Hurricane Dean. 7th September 2007, 4:46pm
RCIPS Helicopter
"This new helicopter with all its equipment will significantly enhance the police's capabilities to deliver effective policing in the Cayman Islands". 7th September 2007, 3:01pm
Consultant Contracted
Recommendations likely to bring major changes to the department. 7th September 2007, 2:28pm
Road Closure
Paving work is scheduled for Crewe Road, Monday through Friday, 10 -14 September. 6th September 2007, 6:15pm
Miss Cayman Black-Tie Ball
As an annual fundraiser for the Miss Cayman Islands Committee, the Minster's Ball will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Friday, 14 September. 6th September 2007, 6:03pm
Repairs Underway
The first tranche of $4 million for post Ivan repairs handed over. 6th September 2007, 5:55pm
A Monument to Women
To be unveiled on National Heroes Day, it will mark the 50th anniversary of women getting to vote in Cayman and be a testament to their contributions to the nation. 6th September 2007, 4:41pm
Women Recognised
A motion in the House asks for Cayman's women to be recognised for contributions invaluable to the Islands' progress. 6th September 2007, 3:49pm
Migrants Continue
Fourteen Cubans made a brief stop off Cayman Brac.  6th September 2007, 3:38pm
Storm Help for the Needy
Government intends to dedicate resources to assist persons in need in reinforcing their homes for protection against hurricanes. 6th September 2007, 3:32pm
Visit the Miss Cayman Website!
The new committee has launched an improved website, which contains information on the pageant, contestants and sponsors. 6th September 2007, 3:07pm
More Employed
Employment Relations is doing better at matching jobs with job-seekers, thanks to new software. 5th September 2007, 5:45pm
Shelter Wardens Trained
Five persons learnt how to recognise life-threatening emergencies; how to provide basic life support and what to do in the case of various medical and trauma situations. 5th September 2007, 5:28pm
Protocol for National Symbols
Government has agreed to establish proper procedures to ensure that the flag and National Song are celebrated on a regular basis with the respect that is due to them. 5th September 2007, 10:24am
Economy Grows
"Our economic growth was lower compared to 2005 but was significantly higher than the long-term average rate, while our inflation rate in 2006 was significantly lower than in 2005." 4th September 2007, 4:53pm
Work Begins
For three new high schools; site work now, construction in January. 4th September 2007, 3:36pm
Storm Protection Possibilities
"Amendments to our [Building] code to require hurricane shutters or impact-resistant windows rated to a specified standard may be one tool that could be used." 4th September 2007, 1:35pm
All Clear for Felix
HMCI Director Dr. Barbara Carby is happy that Felix's rain bands, storm surge and waves had no effect on Grand Cayman, but she cautions residents to remain vigilant. 3rd September 2007, 8:11pm
Watch Soon Gone
The Tropical Storm Watch for Grand Cayman will be discontinued at 7 o'clock tonight (Monday). 3rd September 2007, 5:58pm
Safe Lunchbox Meals
DEH officials stress good food-safety practices when preparing your child's lunch. 3rd September 2007, 5:36pm
Enthusiasm Builds!
Around 500 public servants attended the two "meet and greet" sessions at the Civil Service College at UCCI. 3rd September 2007, 5:14pm
Water Cooler Safety
These should be cleaned every month DEH officials say. 3rd September 2007, 1:07pm
GC's Outlook Improves
HMCI Director Dr. Barbara Carby says, "Based on current forecasts from our Met Office, it is likely that the weather conditions will be better than earlier advisories indicated. We're considering lifting the tropical storm watch...this afternoon." 3rd September 2007, 12:32pm
Road Works on Spotlight
Learn about a road construction project that will improve commutes for persons traveling from the eastern districts to GT. 3rd September 2007, 9:28am
Felix a Fast Five
Grand Cayman continues to be under a Tropical Storm Watch with squally weather still possible this afternoon, this evening and tonight. 3rd September 2007, 8:59am
Tropical Storm Watch Continues
The weather will deteriorate tomorrow (Monday) afternoon; heavy rain could lead to flooding in low lying areas. 2nd September 2007, 5:58pm
Tropical Storm Watch for GC
The Watch is issued as a precautionary measure since Hurricane Felix is forecast to strengthen to Category 3 as it moves south of Grand Cayman in about 40 hours. 2nd September 2007, 11:25am
Scams Cause FCU Concern
Officers in the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit say a new scam is reported to the unit almost weekly.  1st September 2007, 5:32pm