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Press Releases: November 2007

H1N1 Update - Flu Cases Increasing
After remaining static for the past month, flu cases have jumped in the last week. 26th November 2009, 10:13am
Watch GIS Spotlight
Learn about the Marine Unit's recruitment efforts, a Cayman holiday tradition, and when to send Christmas mail. 3rd December 2007, 1:01pm
World AIDS Day
Cayman Islands joins the global community in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS issues; the Health Services Authority offers free HIV screening throughout the week, 3-7 December. 30th November 2007, 5:44pm
Girls Football Makes History
By beating Antigua and USVI, the under-17 girls team is the first Cayman football team to have won any matches in any category of World Cup qualifying 30th November 2007, 5:33pm
Lots of Essays for RCIPS
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has expressed immense pleasure at the quantity and quality of submissions for its essay competition. 30th November 2007, 5:25pm
School until Age 17
To meet emerging needs, government will in 2009 abandon the "Middle School" concept. 30th November 2007, 5:17pm
Silver for London Office
Cayman's Government Office in London celebrated its 25th Anniversary last week on the occasion of its Annual Reception. 30th November 2007, 4:51pm
Payment System Modernised
At the departments of Vehicles and Drivers' Licensing, Postal Services, Environmental Health, and Broadcastin, the public will be able to pay by debit or credit card. 30th November 2007, 11:58am
Fines, Jail for Littering
Littering the streets or any part of the landscape -- which includes blowing cut grass or fallen leaves onto the road -- is against the law. 30th November 2007, 11:52am
Lower CUC Bills in 2008
Delivering Government's Strategic Policy Statement in the LA, the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts said that, based on the agreement in principle, consumers will get an average 15 per cent reduction in CUC bills. 30th November 2007, 11:42am
Live Broadcast from the LA
At 10am tomorrow (Friday, 30 November) on radio and television, Leader of Government Business, the Hon. Kurt Tibbetts will deliver Government's Strategic Policy Statement, outlining government's direction and policies to be adopted in the next budget. 29th November 2007, 4:44pm
F.A.C.E. Award Shines
More than 300 nominations were received for the civil service's excellence awards. 29th November 2007, 4:33pm
Garbage Fees Insufficient
Faced with an average annual shortfall of just over $2 million for garbage collection, government is considering expanding the number of goods subject to environmental fees at the time of importation. 29th November 2007, 1:43pm
OTs Consultative Council
Agenda for UK meeting includes: combating international corruption, international tax co-operation, access to UK health care, disaster preparedness and response, climate change, transport issues, and human rights. 29th November 2007, 1:35pm
Cayman Captive Forum
"...the solid performance of the Cayman Islands insurance sector - led by the captive business - clearly demonstrates Cayman's strength and credibility in the global marketplace." 29th November 2007, 1:18pm
Boards Issue Joint Statement
The Work Permit Board did not strike, its members note. 29th November 2007, 1:10pm
Matrix International Defaults
"The Government is still searching for the best way forward in order to satisfy all interested parties, including the aggrieved subcontractors, the government - and by extension the people of this country - and the shareholders of Matrix International," Works Minister Arden McLean told the Assembly yesterday. 29th November 2007, 1:02pm
Start of Lobster Season
Catch limit on lobster must be adhered to, say Department of Environment staff. 28th November 2007, 5:33pm
Flu Pandemic Preparation
Cayman's agencies meet in order to ensure the plans are ready to use. 28th November 2007, 4:53pm
Car Seat Safety
They can only be effective in a crash if they are properly installed and appropriate for the child they carry, said StreetSkill member Aileen Samuels. 28th November 2007, 4:34pm
Conch, Whelk, Lobster Seasons
Failure to observe the open season and catch limits can lead to arrest. 28th November 2007, 4:12pm
Ribbon-Cutting for CSC
The Civil Service College presents new educational opportunities for government staff. 27th November 2007, 4:40pm
No Sign of Local Transmission
The six confirmed and four presumptive dengue cases are currently no longer infectious. 27th November 2007, 3:56pm
Camana Bay Visit
Government officials toured the master-planned community. 27th November 2007, 1:19pm
Human Rights Committee Praised
An active Human Rights Committee has raised the profile of human rights in Cayman. "They are constantly reminding government that human rights are something we must take seriously," the Governor said. 27th November 2007, 12:59pm
Benefits of Finance's HR Staff
The portfolio has hired a second HR professional to help with recruitment and retention. 27th November 2007, 12:46pm
Students Seek Role Models
Adult mentors again sought for high school students. 26th November 2007, 4:19pm
Constitution at Heritage Days
People discussed the new constitution and registered to vote for the 2008 Referendum. 26th November 2007, 4:13pm
Gimistory Opens
The annual international storytelling festival kicks off on 23 November. 26th November 2007, 3:59pm
Why a Bill of Rights?
Human rights in Cayman's new constitution were hotly debated at a recent public meeting. 26th November 2007, 3:36pm
CPA Awards
The first annual celebration recognised the outstanding contributions to preservation, development, and planning of Sir Vassel Johnson, the late Clarence Flowers (Senior), Kenneth S. Ebanks, and Linda McLean. 26th November 2007, 3:27pm
Against Gender Violence
WRC and BPW invite residents to participate in the international campaign against gender violence. 26th November 2007, 12:01pm
Managing Anger
Rehabilitative programs give men more skills that will help them manage their negative emotions. 26th November 2007, 11:38am
Glass House Architect
Mr Brandon paid ministry officials a surprise visit. 26th November 2007, 11:27am
Migrants Depart Cayman
Cuban migrants departed after repair to vessel's engine. 26th November 2007, 11:23am
Rehabilitation Law Clarified
When do convictions come off your police record? What kind can be removed? 26th November 2007, 10:13am
Sixteen Days of Activism
Organisations world wide will raise awareness about gender violence. This year's theme - "Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles: End Abuse Against Women." 26th November 2007, 9:16am
Youth Activities Funded
Funds go to over 15 training and development programmes for young people. 24th November 2007, 2:20pm
The Governor's Lady
Mrs Scott's memoir of her years in the Cayman Islands. 24th November 2007, 2:09pm
Three Hundred Jobs Processed
Some job seekers get second placements. 24th November 2007, 2:01pm
Model Citizen Defined
New education governance model defines citizen.  24th November 2007, 1:50pm
Beating the Burglar
Overall burglary rates are down 10% but the RCIPS still wants residents to take precautions. 23rd November 2007, 4:33pm
Right to Work
Minister clarifies employment entitlements 23rd November 2007, 4:15pm
WRC Movie Night
The public is invited to view and discuss a movie addressing gender violence in the work place. 23rd November 2007, 4:09pm
Good Half Year
GDP will grow -- but slower than recent years. 23rd November 2007, 3:59pm
Engine Trouble Stalls Migrants
Cuban migrants face noon deadline to effect repairs. 23rd November 2007, 3:29pm
Brac Memorial Celebrations
Sister Islands residents, including a number of veterans, gathered at the Cayman Brac Museum for the ceremony. 23rd November 2007, 11:01am
Spotlight on CAL, GIS and Cadets
Learn about improvements at CAL; the important role played by GIS; take a hike along the Mastic Trail; and hear about a new unit recruiting teens for the CI Cadet Corps. 23rd November 2007, 10:50am
Sixteen Graduate
The new RCIPS officers, having just completed 12-weeks of intensive training, were inspected by the Governor and Commissioner of Police. 23rd November 2007, 10:26am
Government Aid for Sports
Just over half a million dollars has been allocated to sports. 23rd November 2007, 10:16am
Pool Safety Seminar
A 5 December DEH seminar will review department requirements for pool and spa construction. 23rd November 2007, 10:12am
Brac Police Celebrate
Deputy Commissioner Rudi Dixon noted that the Cayman Brac community continues to display the kind of co-operation with the police that he could recall when growing up as a boy in Spot Bay. 22nd November 2007, 5:20pm
Ceramic Ware Recalled
Recall due to high levels of lead. 22nd November 2007, 5:00pm
New Educational Governance
Standards in schools now inspected by a new, more focused and re-structured autonomous unit. 22nd November 2007, 4:52pm
Take Care this Christmas
Scams, which prey on people's good nature, are extremely popular around this time of year. 22nd November 2007, 4:31pm
Cosmetic Recall
"Age Intervention Eyelash" distributed by Jan Marini Skin Research from California has been pulled from shelves due to a potential health hazard. 22nd November 2007, 4:26pm
World Diabetes Day in Cayman
Preventing or managing diabetes was the focus of the first UN-supported World Diabetes Day. 22nd November 2007, 1:59pm
Animal Problem Explored
Enforcement laws to be clarified, tightened. 22nd November 2007, 1:43pm
Students Aid Cancer Society
Heritage High School actively supports community and social involvement, encouraging the youth to have a positive effect on their communities. 22nd November 2007, 1:23pm
Strengthening Links
Two RCIPS officers represented the Cayman Islands at a recent UK FCO event. 22nd November 2007, 12:50pm
Maritime Law Amended
Changes clarify and enhance the Law. 22nd November 2007, 12:37pm
Craft Centre Motion Accepted
Private Member's Motion for a Craft Training Centre gained wide acceptance in the Legislature. 21st November 2007, 5:34pm
Employment Changes
Amendments to law underway. 21st November 2007, 5:24pm
Police Facility Going Ahead
Complex on Hirst Road to house Drug Task Force vessels. 21st November 2007, 9:43am
Diabetes Poster Competition
Children could still have a normal life when they have diabetes and do everything that other kids can do - swim, run and eat fruit, 8-year-old Gabriella Castillo said. 21st November 2007, 8:57am
Proactive Training
Treasury staff improve teamwork and enhance their professionalism. 20th November 2007, 5:30pm
Millions Saved
An overall reduction in Government spending by $33.7 million was recorded for the last financial year. 20th November 2007, 5:20pm
Cosmetology Workshop
Cosmetologists are invited to participate in the 26 November seminar. 20th November 2007, 5:15pm
WRC Motivational Seminar
How can women derive greater satisfaction from their lives? 20th November 2007, 5:08pm
Planning Boat a Winner
In Pirate's Week Cardboard Boat Regatta. 20th November 2007, 4:38pm
Heritage Day in Bodden Town
His Excellency, the Governor Mr. Stuart Jack attends Heritage Day in Bodden Town. 20th November 2007, 11:24am
New Staff for Prisons Service
Two psychologists have joined Her Majesty's Cayman Islands Prisons Service, with the goal of developing a previously unavailable range of inmate services. 20th November 2007, 10:15am
Six Confirmed Dengue Cases
Still no evidence of local transmission 20th November 2007, 9:27am
Government Catching Up
Highly detailed documents coming in months. 20th November 2007, 9:08am
Economic Talk
Chinese Ministry of Commerce Vice-Minister Madam Ma Xiuhong led a delegation to Cayman for three days of talks. 20th November 2007, 8:48am
Plan Cayman Van
The Planning Department recently unveiled its new promotional tool. 19th November 2007, 4:30pm
2007 Bulk Waste Pickup
Old appliances and other items will be collected in accordance with the pickup schedule. 19th November 2007, 4:15pm
Cayman Rep. at Palace Event
Seeking to maintain close diplomatic and cultural links with the UK and other countries, Cayman's UK Representative attended recent diplomatic events at Buckingham Palace. 19th November 2007, 3:57pm
Migrants Await Improved Weather
They are part of the group of 15 who recently left Cayman Brac. 19th November 2007, 3:25pm
Don't Miss GIS Spotlight!
This is your chance to learn about Cayman's emergency maritime response capabilities; explore a day in the life of a harbour patrol officer; and hear about women's empowerment. 16th November 2007, 5:11pm
Fire Service Graduation
Six recruits have completed the first course, which makes them official members of the Cayman Islands Fire Service. 16th November 2007, 2:50pm
Commission of Enquiry
The Governor's Office stresses a few points, including that the law does not require the Governor to consult Cabinet before appointing a Commission. 16th November 2007, 1:20pm
Top Students Cruise
Fun and food on board Liberty of the Seas.  16th November 2007, 11:40am
Nothing to Hide
At Thursday's briefing, Cabinet Ministers came out in support of the Hon. Charles Clifford, but the Leader of Government Business also said they have "grave concerns" with the appointment of a commission of inquiry. 15th November 2007, 4:31pm
McCoy Art Grant
Artist Aston Ebanks receives a bonus McCoy Prize educational grant. 15th November 2007, 3:30pm
Flu Shots Now Available
Free shots are available from 2-4 p.m. weekdays, at government medical facilities. 15th November 2007, 1:54pm
Website Promoted at DEMA
An eye catching flyer with the website information was distributed so attendees could learn more about Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. 15th November 2007, 1:30pm
FS at Hedge Fund Conference
"Our results reveal sustained growth of our funds sector:...the total number of active funds as at 30 September 2007 was 9,384, an increase of 14% over 2006...." 15th November 2007, 12:59pm
Learning Seamanship
The Cadet Corps' new marine detachment unit teaches technical and practical skills on the water. 15th November 2007, 12:49pm
Fifteen Migrants Arrive
Ten Cuban migrants continued their journey, while five asked to return home. 15th November 2007, 12:40pm
Children Learn at the Museum
Bodden Town students the chance to learn more about their heritage. 14th November 2007, 10:51am
Community Hopes and Concerns
Parenting meeting opens communications on youth and family issues. 14th November 2007, 10:03am
World Diabetes Day
For the first time, a non-communicable disease has been recognized by Governments and today's observance has official UN support. 14th November 2007, 9:35am
Rebecca in China
Miss Cayman has already placed first in her group for the sports competition and will advance to the finals tomorrow (14 November). 13th November 2007, 3:58pm
Secure Your Child!
The StreetSkill committee is gearing up for a month of awareness and enforcement centred around ensuring children are carried safely in cars. 13th November 2007, 3:16pm
World Day of Remembrance
The Cayman Islands will join other nations on Sunday, 18 November, in remembering victims of road traffic accidents; the day is supported by the UN and WHO since millions are killed and injured on the world's roads. 13th November 2007, 2:29pm
Progress on Climate Change Adaptation
COTs have taken important steps to develop climate change strategies. 13th November 2007, 2:10pm
CAYS Foundation's New Energy
Its new Chairman aims to focus on staff talents, to benefit children and families. 13th November 2007, 1:33pm
Discovering Cayman
This week's "GIS Spotlight" explores Cayman's historical past, while showcasing our artistic talents and methods to preserve our culture. 13th November 2007, 1:23pm
Spellers Excel in Semi-Finals
Student spellers are crossing words during the 2007 Spelling Bee preliminaries while Royal Bank celebrates 10 years of sponsoring the primary school competition. 13th November 2007, 1:02pm
Dengue: No Local Transmission
The Public Health Department reports that all five of the confirmed cases were diagnosed following their return from territories with outbreaks of dengue. 9th November 2007, 12:50pm
COTs Climate Change Workshop
Delivering the keynote, the Hon. Charles Clifford cited the need to forge a strong regional collaboration in order to adapt to climate change which poses a serious threat to the Caribbean's natural resources and economic prosperity. 9th November 2007, 10:32am
Creating a Beautiful Society
Craft-making enriches seniors' lives - and beautifies our homes. 8th November 2007, 3:24pm
Pizzas Removed from CI Shelves
Totino's and Jeno's frozen meat pizzas were found at a number of local supermarkets. 8th November 2007, 12:26pm
Elevator Inspections to Increase
Following a 24 October ThyssenKrupp Elevator bulletin the planning department will enforce better elevator maintenance. 8th November 2007, 12:13pm
New Office for the NDC
The Health and Human Services Minister toured the National Drug Council's accommodations. 8th November 2007, 11:48am
All Cuban Migrants Repatriated
Migrants at the Immigration Detention Centre are all back home. 8th November 2007, 10:06am
Remembrance Day Parade
The public is invited to pay tribute to Cayman's veterans this Sunday with their attendance at the ceremonies on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. 8th November 2007, 9:52am
Cabinet Office Hosts UNDP
Cayman can benefit from the UN Development Programme's expertise in poverty reduction, project managment, environmental protection, and sustainable development. 7th November 2007, 4:11pm
Students Learn about Immigration
The current essay contest gives department officials an opportunity to discuss immigration issues at schools. 7th November 2007, 12:35pm
Register to Vote Now!
Want to have your say in the 2008 referendum on Cayman's new constitution? 7th November 2007, 12:29pm
Reward Customer Service
Nominate a deserving civil servant for a F.A.C.E. Award. 7th November 2007, 12:25pm
Remembrance Day
Pay tribute to veterans who defended their countries during times of war. 7th November 2007, 12:16pm
Written Lease? Pay Stamp Duty!
The Valuation Office of Lands and Survey reminds businesses that Stamp Duty must be paid within 45 days of a lease being signed. 7th November 2007, 12:10pm
Migration Seminar in Cayman
Cayman is striking the balance between legal migration and combating trafficking.  6th November 2007, 11:08am
Mr. Ladner Retires
Referring to his career with the Deparment of Environment, Mr. Watler said, "Along the way I have given much; I have learned much; and I take with me lasting memories of a wonderful career and people I have worked with and met along the way".  6th November 2007, 10:57am
Health Fair Benefits Seniors
More than 70 seniors attended the event, held during Older Persons Month.  6th November 2007, 9:51am
Long Service Awards
A lunch and recognition for 120 workers with 20 to 40 years in the civil service. 5th November 2007, 1:12pm
Buy a Home
NHDT is hosting an open house to share information with the public on the new Government Guarantee Home Assisted Mortgage and other programmes 5th November 2007, 12:42pm
Incomplete Applications
All incomplete trade and business applications will be returned. 5th November 2007, 12:28pm
Frozen Meat Pizzas Recalled
General Mills has voluntarily recalled the products because of possible E. coli contamination. 5th November 2007, 12:16pm
Commemorating Armistice
Cayman veterans, public, wear poppies for Remembrance Day, to be observed 11 November. 2nd November 2007, 5:24pm
Civil Service College Opens
It heralds a welcome development for government staff. 2nd November 2007, 5:13pm
Temporary Closure
The airport pick-up area will close from 5 November to facilitate the Airport Expansion Programme. 2nd November 2007, 5:00pm
Saturday Broadcasts
Vibe Fm and Cayman 27 to re-air post-Cabinet media conference Saturday. 2nd November 2007, 4:52pm
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
GIS Spotlight introduces a new segment, "One Body, One Lifetime," which shows how government promotes wellness activities and educates others about healthy living. 2nd November 2007, 4:44pm
East End Roads Planned
At a public meeting, residents and landowners discussed proposed roads with Minister McLean and other officials. 2nd November 2007, 10:55am
Time for Tributes
Nominations are due to recognise society's outstanding contributors. 2nd November 2007, 10:36am
Fun, Flowers at Red Bay Primary
Year one students will enjoy a new outdoor learning area. 2nd November 2007, 10:27am
Climate Change on the Agenda
In a workshop to be held in Cayman, UK Overseas Territories will work on strategies to adapt to the changing global climate. 2nd November 2007, 10:19am
Tertiary Education for the Sisters
UCCI and the Ministry of Education are working together to provide students with a viable and affordable option to fulfill their personal and professional development requirements. 2nd November 2007, 10:08am
Cuban Ambassador Calls
Mrs Gisela Garcia Rivera made a courtesy call to HE the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack, CVO. 1st November 2007, 4:54pm
Briefing to be Re-Aired
Today's Cabinet press briefing will be on radio tonight and re-shown on TV Saturday. 1st November 2007, 4:50pm
Beautification Month Ends
Residents urged to make civic pride a way of life. 1st November 2007, 4:41pm
Food Handlers' Courses
All persons working in the food industry must have certification. 1st November 2007, 4:35pm
McCoy Prize Submissions
Application forms are available in the Sister Islands from Ms Lisa McFarlane at the Cayman Brac Museum. 1st November 2007, 10:48am