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Press Releases: October 2007

Museum Progress on Display
The show, which opens this Tuesday, 6 November, is titled Regenerating the National Museum. It is the first general exhibition since the CINM was damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. 1st November 2007, 10:23am
Global Warming
Small island-states are most vulnerable. 31st October 2007, 5:32pm
Conch Season Begins
However, removing more than the prescribed amounts is illegal. 31st October 2007, 5:04pm
Improving Negotiating Ability
Leader of Government Business, the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts, JP, noted that OCT officials need to gain competencies in trade-negotiating skills, in order to help shape ongoing economic challenges. 31st October 2007, 4:00pm
New Court Building
All of Cayman's courts will come together under one roof. 31st October 2007, 3:48pm
Staff Meeting
Registry Doors to open 45 minutes late. 30th October 2007, 7:28pm
Seniors Enjoy Annual Retreat
The lively event symbolised that aging is a privilege and societal achievement. 30th October 2007, 7:23pm
Upgrade for Brac Fire Service
Fire fighters were recently trained on new vehicle rescue equipment by a representative from Halmatro Rescue Equipment. 30th October 2007, 1:42pm
Seafarers, Veterans Benefits Unchanged
The Seafarers and Veterans stipend is still $500 per month, say ministry officials. In the 2007/08 Budget year, a decision was made to increase monthly poor relief payments from $450.00 to $500.00 per month. 30th October 2007, 9:32am
Migration Seminar in Cayman
Regional Migration Conference for Cayman 29th October 2007, 4:58pm
New Location for Visa Office
Cayman's office in Jamaica is now located on Hope Road in Kingston. 29th October 2007, 4:47pm
Taxi Fares Go Up
A CI$1 increase in the base fare and a 20 per cent adjustment on mileage and hourly rates has been approved. 29th October 2007, 10:44am
Girls on the Ball
Saturday mornings mean football, fitness and friendship for a growing number of girls participating in the Cayman Islands Girls' Football Organisation. 29th October 2007, 10:24am
Testing the Waters on Emergencies
Some 20 agencies participated in a maritime emergency exercise directed by the Port Authority 29th October 2007, 10:12am
Students Lunch at Sea
Seventy-eight students had an outing aboard the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship. 29th October 2007, 9:57am
CDB Team Calls on Minister
Discussion on small business development. 26th October 2007, 4:41pm
UCCI in GIS Spotlight
The programme will highlight efforts to expand offerings at the college. Also featured on the show is one of Cayman's most renowned tourist attractions. GIS Spotlight airs on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on CITN, with a repeat on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. 26th October 2007, 4:29pm
Shenna Learns about Her Heritage
Teenager responds to the museum's call for assistance. 26th October 2007, 4:01pm
Keep Halloween Safe
DEH offers tips to prevent food-borne illnesses during the Halloween celebration. 26th October 2007, 3:54pm
New Head of Banking
Malcolm Eden to depart the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Reina Ebanks to take over as head of banking. 26th October 2007, 3:43pm
From the Governor's Office
HE the Governor is seeking legal advice concerning allegations made by the Hon. Leader of the Opposition about the Hon. Minister of Tourism. 25th October 2007, 4:40pm
NRA Meets Community
On Thursday, 1 November NRA & Orth-Rodgers representatives will answer questions about the proposed Savannah Gully flood wall. 25th October 2007, 4:39pm
Statement on Condo Housekeepers
"Directions will be issued to the Trade and Business Licensing Board to re-instate longstanding policies prohibiting outsourcing of housekeeping jobs at tourism properties to janitorial firms." 25th October 2007, 3:25pm
Cayman Connects with UN ECLAC
Attending a recent conference, Miss Christina Rowlandson discussed the way forward for disaster management and communication throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. 24th October 2007, 5:25pm
Miss Cayman's Prize
As one of her prizes, Miss Cayman 2007, Rebecca Parchment, has received a Hyundai Tucson. 24th October 2007, 5:01pm
New at the Registry
The General Registry welcomed a number of new staff this month. 24th October 2007, 4:30pm
The Changing Role of the Prison Officer
Officer advisers' duties include working with prisoners to help them achieve their individual goals. 24th October 2007, 4:16pm
Board Appointments
Appointments to the Health Services Authority, the National Drug Council, and the Prisons Inspection Board were recently gazetted. 24th October 2007, 4:11pm
CTC Awards $10M
The Central Tenders Committee awarded a total of $10.55 million for demolition and site works at the three new high schools, purchase of equipment for the Health Services Authority, and the procurement of two vessels for the RCIPS. 24th October 2007, 3:40pm
CWI Pilots Improved Performance
The Portfolio of the Civil Service, the Ministry of Communications, Works & Infrastructure, and UCCI have teamed up to enhance organisational management. 23rd October 2007, 4:25pm
Promotions at Registry
The General Registry recently celebrated the promotions of three of its staff members. 23rd October 2007, 3:53pm
Beautification Message
The Beautification Committee took the "Keep Cayman Clean and Green" message to Truth for Youth School. 23rd October 2007, 2:05pm
Turtle Release
In its 27th year, the release of green sea turtles from the Cayman Turtle Farm has placed over 31,000 animals into the wild. 23rd October 2007, 11:02am
Flavio is my name...
Cuban conservators assisted in conserving historic graffiti writings at the National Museum's gift shop -- which used to be a jail. 23rd October 2007, 10:09am
Proceeds of Crime Bill
Posted on this website under Features, the public have this week to comment on the draft. 23rd October 2007, 9:58am
Older Persons' Wellness Fair
Discussions on wellness of mind, body and spirit, nutrition, and health insurance and more. 23rd October 2007, 9:50am
Children Get Attention
Parents and counsellors share lessons in raising safe, healthy children. 23rd October 2007, 9:43am
Personnel Pioneers Lauded
Public Service Commission members were recently thanked for their years of service. 22nd October 2007, 2:49pm
GT Police Station Renovation
Some departments will have to relocate and visitors may experience some disruption in the main reception area. 22nd October 2007, 1:45pm
Christmas Stamps: Cayman's Stained-glass
Stained-glass windows from six Grand Cayman churches and a quilt from the church on Little Cayman are featured on 2007's Christmas stamp release. 22nd October 2007, 1:32pm
Dengue Prevention Campaign
MRCU has intensified its efforts to control Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for transmitting dengue, following information from the Public Health Department of one confirmed, and two suspected cases of dengue fever on Grand Cayman. 22nd October 2007, 11:51am
Putting a Price on the Environment
After a conference in Cayman, environmentalists and planners in COTs are now equipped to better guide their governments in assessing the value of the environment. 22nd October 2007, 10:59am
Caribbean Neighbours Visit
Government of Montserrat officials reviewed Cayman's reform initiatives and infrastructure. 22nd October 2007, 10:47am
Burglary Prevention
The RCIPS and Rotary Central are working together to "stop crime in its tracks". 22nd October 2007, 10:26am
"GIS Spotlight" on Burglary, FOI
The weekly programme will also take a look at alternative sentencing, and child abuse prevention. 22nd October 2007, 10:20am
District Tea Parties
Seniors citizens are being honoured throughout October for their roles in their families and in society. 22nd October 2007, 9:55am
Recycle Aluminium Cans
Recycling collection bins for aluminum cans are located near six grocery stores on Grand Cayman -- the latest one at Countryside Village. 19th October 2007, 4:22pm
"Rundown" to the Brac
For one night only, Saturday October 27 at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre. 19th October 2007, 3:10pm
Food Handlers Course
All persons who plan to sell or handle food for Pirates Week must have food handlers' certification. 19th October 2007, 2:46pm
Rebroadcast Saturday
First live post-Cabinet press briefing will have a repeat TV showing. 19th October 2007, 2:39pm
First Live Briefing
On Island 24, Radio Cayman and Vibe-FM, Cabinet's first live press conference went smoothly with both participants and technology operating at peak efficiency. 19th October 2007, 10:48am
Guides Celebrate
A colourful event took place at Government House marking the 20th anniversary of Girlguiding in the Cayman Islands. 18th October 2007, 2:02pm
Women's Midlife Workshops
The Women's Resource Centre organizes workshops that explore women's midlife psycho-social and physical experiences.  18th October 2007, 10:32am
New DEH Manager
Mr. Maxwell Linwood will put his accounting degree to work for the Department of Environmental Health. 18th October 2007, 10:25am
New Equipment for NRA
National Roads Authority officials explain that the additions will result in substantial savings.  18th October 2007, 10:17am
Beach Debris Removal
"While we should maintain certain traditions, the removal of debris from the beach ridge is of significant cost to our waterfront."  18th October 2007, 10:07am
Let's Read!
Launched this month, the Saturday story-time sessions at the George Town Public Library promote reading among children of varying ages. 18th October 2007, 9:52am
Building Cayman's Future
Young people are urged to show an interest in national immigration issues by entering an essay competition. 16th October 2007, 4:49pm
Reporting to the People
Live press conferences start Thursday. LoGB the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts said, "We as a government want to take our message directly to the people for them to judge our performance for themselves..." 16th October 2007, 4:30pm
Older Persons Reception
Senior residents from all districts were invited to a Government House party in honour of Older Persons Month. 15th October 2007, 5:29pm
All Artists
Submissions invited for The McCoy Prize 2007. 12th October 2007, 4:03pm
"GIS Spotlight" Monday
The show explores a number of environmental and human resource development issues. 12th October 2007, 3:35pm
Mealy Bug in Brac
A Florida laboratory has confirmed that samples from one of the sites in Cayman Brac tested positive for Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug. 12th October 2007, 9:30am
Commissioner for a Day
The RCIPS is launching an essay competition for primary school students, in which the winner will be given a chance to tour the police stations with the Commissioner of Police. 11th October 2007, 3:58pm
Proactive Prisoners
Her Majesty's Prisons Northward has a new gymnasium, which was built by prisoners. 11th October 2007, 3:51pm
Market at the EXPO
This Saturday, the Market at the Grounds has a new venue at the Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO.  11th October 2007, 3:44pm
Special Garbage Pick-Up
For Beautification Month, the Committee announces special pick-up days for garbage.  11th October 2007, 3:36pm
Impressive Moot Team
The Cayman Islands Law School team returned from the Commonwealth Moot Competition in Kenya where they placed third after Australia and South Africa. 10th October 2007, 4:19pm
ESO Strengthens Staff
The Economics and Statistics Office welcomed several new staff members in the past few months, including a new chief statistician. 10th October 2007, 4:08pm
Emergencies Force Landings
Two emergency landings took place at the Owen Roberts International Airport today. 10th October 2007, 11:39am
Pink Eye Incidence Rising
Members of the public are advised to take precautions in order to prevent the spread of the "Pink Eye" virus. 10th October 2007, 11:15am
ICCI Beautifies
The International College of the Cayman Islands is using Beautification Month to tackle some clutter from Ivan. 9th October 2007, 2:45pm
Youth Advocates Lauded
"There are many great organizations for our youth...which would give their lives more depth and fulfilment...It's therefore sad that many young teens don't think this is the 'cool' thing to do." 9th October 2007, 2:28pm
War Crimes Tribunal Intern
A scholarship funded by the Inner Temple sent a member of the Portfolio of Legal Affairs to Africa 9th October 2007, 2:11pm
Port Authority Accident
An employee at the Industrial Park Cargo Distribution Centre injured his left arm. 9th October 2007, 2:02pm
Plane Lands Safely
The two-engine plane with two people on board reported a possible engine fire. 9th October 2007, 1:56pm
CAL Birth Investigation
Minister of Health and Human Services, the Hon. Anthony Eden, OBE, JP, promises to keep the public fully informed of the facts. 8th October 2007, 4:18pm
Psych Support for Volunteers
A regional Red Cross workshop prepares volunteers to assist residents emotionally during disasters. 8th October 2007, 3:53pm
New Court Opens
The Drug Rehabilitation Court that offers a different way of dealing with certain drug-related offences commences its work on Tuesday 9 October. 8th October 2007, 12:07pm
Dental Care at School
A new dental clinic in the Prospect Primary School brings enhanced access to dental care for the school's population. 8th October 2007, 10:02am
Spotlight on Customer Service
Spotlight will highlight two initiatives expected to positively impact customer service in the public service. Tune in to learn more about the new and innovative FACE programme and the recently opened Civil Service College. 8th October 2007, 9:43am
CNCF Grant to Catboat Club
$3000 will support the efforts of the Catboat Club to preserve, celebrate and pass on the catboat tradition to future generations. 5th October 2007, 4:44pm
Survey Starts Sunday
The Economics and Statistics Office will conduct its semi-annual labour force survey, starting October 7. 5th October 2007, 4:34pm
HSA Statement
Within legal constraints, the HSA comments on the circumstances surrounding the delivery of a patient on board a Cayman Airways flight to Jamaica. 5th October 2007, 4:22pm
A Keeper of Cayman's Heritage
Mr Kem Jackson enriches Cayman's heritage, as he preserves the catboat tradition. 5th October 2007, 4:03pm
Comment on Anti-Corruption Bill
The Draft Anti-Corruption Bill that was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 31 August 2007 is presently out for public consultation. 5th October 2007, 3:58pm
Saving a Life
Supt. Marlon Bodden is being commended for his actions during an emotional and potentially dangerous situation that could've ended in tragedy. 5th October 2007, 3:34pm
Civil Service College Opens
"We are aiming for better-trained, better-motivated, more efficient, more effective and highly-valued civil servants." 4th October 2007, 4:27pm
Hamburger Recalled
Possible E. coli contamination in the US has prompted the recall. 4th October 2007, 4:22pm
Bike Safety
Many residents in the Cayman Islands use cycling not only as a hobby but also as a means of transport. It is essential that riders do all they can to keep themselves safe. 3rd October 2007, 4:07pm
Immigration Law Training
Immigration staff are being trained to improve their understanding of amendments to the law. 3rd October 2007, 3:35pm
Beautification Month
The beauty of our Islands is a national treasure that we must work to preserve, Minister of Tourism and Environment, the Hon, Charles Clifford, JP, says. 3rd October 2007, 3:04pm
Garbage Disposal Guidelines
DEH officials urge residents to take extra care when disposing of their garbage. Residents are reminded that it is illegal to dump garbage on any property; or on or within the vicinity of public roads, beaches, waterfronts, or other public places.  3rd October 2007, 2:37pm
Special Olympians to China
Governor Jack and others express best wishes for the Cayman delegation and its four athletes. 2nd October 2007, 2:51pm
Governor Meets Students
The Governor met with the four students his office sponsored for the Kiwanis Key Leader Event. 2nd October 2007, 2:38pm
Taking Diabetes to School
This innovative programme educates on managing diabetes in the school environment, peer-related concerns and positive self-care behaviours. 2nd October 2007, 2:29pm
Bermuda Wins
The annual Triangular Series Cricket Tournament, played in Cayman this year, features teams of prison officers.  2nd October 2007, 1:10pm
Pandemic Flu Plan Launched
"By launching this plan...the Cayman Islands is fulfilling our responsibility as a part of the world community; but more importantly, we are fulfilling our duty to protect the people of Cayman," asserted HE the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack. 2nd October 2007, 12:54pm
Older Persons Month Activities
District tea parties and during Adopt a Grandparent Week, children and young people are invited to help the elderly in various chores. 1st October 2007, 1:11pm
CIMA Collects Over $60m
These financial services sector fees were collected on behalf of Government for the fiscal year that ended 30 June 2007. It represents an increase of over 8 percent on the previous year. 1st October 2007, 12:59pm
International Day of Older Persons
"This year's theme "Aging is a Privilege and Societal Achievement"...The idea of aging as a privilege and one that should be embraced by the Cayman Islands community as a whole." 1st October 2007, 12:43pm
WB Community Meeting
Hosted by the RCIP, representatives from DCFS, DEH, the Counseling Centre, the Beautification Committee and the National Parenting Programme also took part. 1st October 2007, 12:14pm
CITAC Formed
Local culture and crafts receive a boost with the establishment of the Cayman Islands Traditional Arts Council. 1st October 2007, 11:34am
US Vessel Docked
The "Spencer" was here for three-day visit. 1st October 2007, 11:20am
New Basel II Framework
CIMA has approved the implementation of the new framework in Cayman between 2010 and 2012. 1st October 2007, 11:08am