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Press Releases: January 2008

Don't Miss GIS Spotlight!
Education history on the Brac, the first FACE recipients, an Immigration update and a peek at this year's agri show. 31st January 2008, 3:38pm
Sister Islands Ag Show
The world famous Jesse White Tumblers are the featured entertainment, someone will win US$3500 in the raffle and CAL has a special flight. 31st January 2008, 3:29pm
Former Governor's Statement
Mr. Dinwiddy's statement to the Commission of Enquiry into allegations surrounding removal of documents from the Ministry of Tourism. 30th January 2008, 5:32pm
Brac Tots Meet Turtles
During a day-long field trip, 20 toddlers from the Cayman Brac Day Care Centre took in some of the sights of Grand Cayman, including the Butterfly Farm and Boatswain's Beach. 30th January 2008, 2:17pm
Fire Fighters Train
Ten officers can now train colleagues on breathing apparatus use. 25th January 2008, 5:09pm
Joining the Team
Ilsie Powery boosts DVDL's accounting. 25th January 2008, 5:04pm
National Heroes Day 2008
"...a special day which gives everyone within our community the opportunity to take time from the demands of their daily lives and reflect upon the rich and distinctive heritage and culture which has identified us as a people for generations. It is also a time for remembrance as we pay tribute to our forefathers,..." 25th January 2008, 3:10pm
Spotlight on Road and Air Safety
This week Spotlight rides along with the hand picked men and women of the Traffic Management Unit then shines the light on the Civil Aviation Authority's work to keep Cayman's aviation industry in tip top shape. 25th January 2008, 12:42pm
FACE Winners 2007
Simon Bennett, Donna Mae Hurlston, Marguerita Thompson and Sharon Welcome are the 2007 winners of the Governorís Five-Star Award for Customer Excellence (F.A.C.E.). 25th January 2008, 12:22pm
Public Shown Appreciation
Department of Immigration staffers hosted the public on Tuesday, 22 January, during their open house and customer appreciation event. The event was part of Immigration Week. 24th January 2008, 4:21pm
Customs Bill Postponed
The move will allow continued discussions with local merchants regarding the contents of the bill. 24th January 2008, 10:41am
MHHS Communications Mgr.
Hired to strengthen communications and public relations. 24th January 2008, 9:06am
Be Alert for Pedestrians
Motorists should exercise caution when approaching pedestrian crossings. 21st January 2008, 4:57pm
Saving Lives
Customs and RCIPS Marine Unit gain international certification as lifeguards. 21st January 2008, 4:45pm
Focus on Emergency Care
Cayman's medics expand critical care expertise and share data with overseas colleagues. 21st January 2008, 4:29pm
More Cuban Arrivals
A vessel with Cuban migrants arrives. 21st January 2008, 4:23pm
Civil Servants Par Excellence
Winners of the first annual Governor's Five-Star Award have been named. "It is indeed an honour to acknowledge a person's dedication and hard work with a formal award," HE the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack said. 21st January 2008, 3:59pm
Veteran Civil Servant Retires
Brac PWD employees bid farewell to their colleague after 31 years of service. 18th January 2008, 3:51pm
Ministers Go East
The Ministers of Works, Health and Tourism visited 14 eastern district project sites. 18th January 2008, 2:56pm
Will-Writing Workshop
WRC arranges a will-writing workshop in order to address public need. 18th January 2008, 2:46pm
Birdís Eye View of Policing
Essay winner David James got a special land, sea and air tour of policing in Grand Cayman. 17th January 2008, 5:12pm
DoE Report on Oil Spill
Officials investigated traces of diesel and oil approximately two miles off Public Beach. 17th January 2008, 4:05pm
Radio and TV will Re-air.
Launch of constitutional reform paper discussed. 17th January 2008, 3:53pm
Electricity Law Amendment Soon
Cancellation of sub-section to remove Electricity Law conflict. 17th January 2008, 3:45pm
Don't Miss GIS Spotlight!
Celebrate Immigration Week, prepare for Heroes Day 2008 and meet very special, newly arrived Brac bovines. 17th January 2008, 12:07pm
New Rehabilitation Identity
The new DCR embraces its expanding role. 17th January 2008, 11:59am
Protect Your Scooter!
Owners encouraged to invest in a heavy duty chain which can be fitted through the wheel base of the scooter. 16th January 2008, 3:00pm
More Road Improvements
Dorcy Drive and Airport Road Junction to receive a face lift. 16th January 2008, 2:15pm
Commercial Plate Fees Due
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers' Licensing reminds residents that commercial plate fees are due this month. 15th January 2008, 2:43pm
DEH Offers Courses
Food handlers can obtain certification from any one of six DEH food handlers' courses. 15th January 2008, 1:51pm
Sundays Off Limits
No music and dancing at liquor licnsed premises. Violators may lose their licence. 15th January 2008, 12:17pm
True Caymanian Culture
Thanks to CTA, cruise passengers experienced, music, dancing, rope making and more! 14th January 2008, 5:05pm
Tree Deadline Approaches
DEH continues its collection of natural Christmas trees until Friday, 18 January. 14th January 2008, 4:41pm
LoGB Speaks at CMI Event
"...the only purpose of the Summary of Proposals is to provide a starting point for public discussion on the issues. Yes, the information presented in the document are the views of the PPM Government, but we are only one part of this national picture - the views of you the people are paramount, therefore we expect to hear from you..." 14th January 2008, 4:19pm
Shaping the Future Together
Signaling the start of Phase Two of the Constitutional Modernisation Initiative, Government's constitutional public discussion paper was launched at a colourful event held at Pedro St James on Saturday. 14th January 2008, 9:39am
Case Congestion
Legal and the RCIPS are working together to reduce the number of case files. 12th January 2008, 3:28pm
Discussion Document Launch
What changes should we be considering as Cayman's Constitution is reviewed and modernized? The Constitutional Review Secretariat releases its document and the debate begins in earnest on Saturday. 11th January 2008, 5:14pm
Grand Court Opening
Addressing the 17th annual ceremonial opening of the Grand Court, the Chief Justice, the Hon. Anthony Smellie, announced that Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale has been appointed Chief Magistrate. 10th January 2008, 5:11pm
Garbage Fees Due
By Thursday, 31 January, property owners may either pay the full yearly, or the half-yearly, fees. 10th January 2008, 4:56pm
Re-broadcast of Media Briefing
Both CITN and Radio Cayman will re-air the post-Cabinet briefing that was broadcast live this morning (Thursday, 11 January). 10th January 2008, 4:48pm
Drugs Intercepted
Customs found about 400 lbs. of ganja in a container in December. 10th January 2008, 4:42pm
One Change
Twelve of 13 members of the Education Council were re-appointed. 9th January 2008, 4:38pm
Explosives Law Amendment
Authority to issue blasting permits to be given to NRA managing director. 9th January 2008, 4:33pm
Cayman's Medical Conference
Topics will help to advance local expertise in trauma and cardiac emergencies management. 9th January 2008, 4:29pm
Immigration on the Agenda
Public to be informed on immigration matters. 9th January 2008, 3:48pm
Public Input Sought
The Commissioner of Enquiry asks for written submissions on the possession and use of Government documents, and other matters. 9th January 2008, 11:12am
Fire at Lakeside
Emergency responders extinguished a fire in a GT residential complex; the cause is under investigation; no injuries were reported. 8th January 2008, 3:07pm
Orientation from RCIPS
Around 150 new St Matthews University students attended a presentation on driving and living in the Cayman Islands. 8th January 2008, 2:51pm
Construction Soon
McAlpine Ltd has been awarded an $85.5 million contract to design and build the new Government Administration Building. 7th January 2008, 5:16pm
Rebuilding Project Moving Ahead
The government-funded, post-Ivan home rebuilding plan is more than a third complete. 7th January 2008, 4:09pm
Upgrading Their Skills
The NRA invests in two of its staff members by awarding scholarships to them.  4th January 2008, 4:03pm
Cabinet Declares "The UWI Day"
Cayman joins the Caribbean-wide celebration of the University of the West Indies' 60th anniversary celebration on Monday, 7 January. 4th January 2008, 3:49pm
Wheelchair Access
Residents pitched in to help with the building of a ramp at the Little Cayman National Trust Visitor Centre. 4th January 2008, 3:27pm
Alice Mae Coe, Cert. Hon.
For her service to the community, Mrs Coe has received the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour. 4th January 2008, 11:07am
Dr Alfred Benjamin, Cert. Hon.
For his services in the field of agriculture, the recently retired Chief Agricultural and Veterinary Officer of the Department of Agriculture has received the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour. 3rd January 2008, 4:13pm
Rex Herbert Crighton, MBE
Mr Crighton has received the honour for his services to the development of Grand Cayman and for his contributions to charity 3rd January 2008, 10:56am
OCT-EU Forum
Cayman's delegates stressed a desire to be involved in the revision of the European Union (EU) Savings Tax Directive. 2nd January 2008, 3:35pm
John Bryan Bothwell, MBE
Mr Bothwell has received the honour for his services to the Cayman Islands' community and financial industry. 2nd January 2008, 3:11pm
New MD for NRA
"This is where I started my professional career", says the National Roads Authority's Managing Director Brian Tomlinson. 2nd January 2008, 11:44am
Recycle Your Tree
Until 18 January, Grand Cayman residents can drop off their natural Christmas trees in DEH containers. 2nd January 2008, 10:45am
New Year's Honours
HM Queen Elizabeth II honours two with MBEs; HE the Governor awards two Cayman Islands Certificates and Badges of Honour. 2nd January 2008, 10:00am