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Press Releases: July 2008

GIS Spotlight Revisits Panama
It's hats off to Panama trade, our youth debate and hassle-free car inspections. 1st August 2008, 9:25am
The State of Financial Accountability
The Auditor General's report details the current financial reporting status of Ministries, Portfolios, statutory authorities and government companies. 31st July 2008, 10:34am
Gov't Buys Miss Lassie's House
Government obtains the house of Cayman's cultural icon, Gladwyn 'Miss Lassie' Bush. 30th July 2008, 3:40pm
Making a Complaint?
Clear information makes a huge difference in response time, says DEH Complaints Officer Sheron Whilby. 30th July 2008, 3:32pm
Proposed Brac Landfill Examined
Brac residents are invited to review draft EIA report for new waste management facility. 29th July 2008, 1:02pm
UK MPs Tour Sister Islands
The level of infrastructure and quality of life on the Sister Islands impressed the UK delegation. "Today we have seen that big isn't always better", said Labour MP for Chorley Lindsay Hoyle. 29th July 2008, 12:30pm
FOI Analyst Shares Experience
Cayman's FOI Policy Analyst speaks at the first- ever Freedom of Information Workshop for Pacific Policy Makers in the Solomon Islands. 29th July 2008, 12:24pm
EU Promises to Help OTs
Overseas territories to get financial and technical help to deal with climate change. 29th July 2008, 12:17pm
Migrants Back in Custody
Eleven Cuban migrants who escaped earlier today have been recaptured. 28th July 2008, 3:19pm
Everyone's Responsibility
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should all be aware of each other on the road. 28th July 2008, 3:07pm
Migrants Escape
Eleven Cuban migrants flee the IDC. 28th July 2008, 2:51pm
Police Rescue Lost Individuals
Take all necessary safety precautions when going hiking. 28th July 2008, 2:36pm
UK MPs Inspect Caymanian Art
Visiting UK Parliamentarians do the rounds at the National Gallery. 28th July 2008, 10:33am
UK MPs Tour Eastern Districts
The visiting Parliamentarians learned more about Caymanian history, tasted local food and inspected agricultural produce and handicrafts. 26th July 2008, 7:32pm
MPs Watch Turtles
Backbenchers and West Bayers extend Caymanian hospitality to MPs. 25th July 2008, 3:58pm
Spotlight's Hundredth Episode
GIS Spotlight highlights the DoA partnership with St Matthew's Veterinary School and explores the NRA's Materials Testing Lab, before riding down memory lane. 25th July 2008, 3:22pm
Help Kids See New York
If funds can be raised, children in temporary homes since Ivan will visit the Big Apple this summer. 25th July 2008, 3:13pm
Learn about Media, Technology
WRC invites attendance to a free workshop on media and technology literacy. 25th July 2008, 3:02pm
UK MPs at the LA
Speaker Hon Edna Moyle hosts a tour of the House and lunch. 25th July 2008, 12:08pm
GOAP Update
The building will save government an estimated $10 million a year in accommodation costs. 24th July 2008, 4:27pm
GAO Report Made Public
In several respects, we believe the report recognises the stature and strength of the Cayman Islands' financial services industry, said the Leader of Government Business during today's (24 July) press briefing.  24th July 2008, 3:44pm
Briefing UK MPs
UK MPs are updated on the environment. 24th July 2008, 3:13pm
Re-airing of Briefing
Second radio airing tonight and re-showing on TV Saturday. 24th July 2008, 3:06pm
Travel Advice on Passports
Caymanians are urged to check their passports and visas when making travel arrangements. 24th July 2008, 3:02pm
Two Rescued at Sea
Lost fishermen assisted after six days adrift. 24th July 2008, 11:25am
Heritage Defender
Cayman National will be saluted at Pedro St. James as the first of 10 "Heritage Defenders". 23rd July 2008, 6:17pm
Summer Camp A Hit
This year's National Trust summer camp was all about discovery. 23rd July 2008, 5:27pm
Ministry Welcomes New CFO
Mr. Carrol Cooper will manage the Ministry of Health's financial unit. 23rd July 2008, 4:57pm
Police Renew Scam Warning
If you receive an e-mail, fax or letter that's suspicious, be very cautious. Do an internet search on the names of the organisations or corporations involved. 23rd July 2008, 4:02pm
New Airport Charge
As of 1 January 2009 passengers departing Cayman airports will pay a new charge. 23rd July 2008, 3:45pm
Tribunal Replaces Two
Labour Appeals Tribunal Members named for one year. 23rd July 2008, 9:50am
Bi-annual Garbage Fees Due
Property and business owners may pay by cash, cheque, debit- or credit card. 22nd July 2008, 11:19am
Red Bay Neighbourhood Watch Launched
Residents must take ownership of the scheme, and their neighbourhood, if the programme is to be a success, explains Inspector Adrian Barnett. 22nd July 2008, 10:54am
Five-person Panel to Select
Selection process to include a member of the Opposition. 22nd July 2008, 10:07am
Secure Your Scooter!
Lock cycles through the frame to something secure and remove wheels if possible. 22nd July 2008, 9:48am
Meeting with an Intern
House Speaker Hon Edna Moyle and a Caymanian student discuss youth. 18th July 2008, 4:37pm
Response on Government Spending
Financial Secretary, Hon. Kenneth Jefferson, confirms that accounts are in place for Public Funds. 18th July 2008, 4:03pm
Party at Pedro
Celebrate Cayman's culture at the Old-Time Garden Party at Pedro St. James on Sunday, 27 July. 18th July 2008, 3:32pm
Migrants Encounter Bad Weather
Weather foils Cuban migrants' journey. 18th July 2008, 3:16pm
Secure Your Home!
Burglars will always look for the easy option, so take extra precautions. 18th July 2008, 2:08pm
HMCI Visits RFA Wave Ruler
Cayman's disaster managers tour RFA Wave Ruler, inspecting its support capabilities. 18th July 2008, 1:24pm
Food Safety for Kids
DEH officials encourage parents to teach their children about food safety. 18th July 2008, 1:19pm
GIS Spotlight on New Postal Services
Explore Post Office progress; witness how East End gets connected and see the mangrove restoration project on this week's GIS Spotlight. 18th July 2008, 11:54am
Wave Ruler Here
The ship and crew were involved in emergency training exercises over four days. 17th July 2008, 6:12pm
Cadet Corps Achievements
Cadet Corps programmes show a growth spurt. 17th July 2008, 6:08pm
Youths Enjoy Summer Camp
Youth Services Unit leads a joint initiative to benefit Cayman's teens. 17th July 2008, 6:00pm
American Boy Scouts Welcomed
Pennsylvania Scout Troop enjoys the best of Cayman. 17th July 2008, 5:53pm
Tender Awards Made
Health services and sports contracts awarded. 17th July 2008, 5:50pm
Crime Down, Procedures Modernised
Crime has dropped consistently for the last three years and this can only be good news, says Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr David George. 17th July 2008, 12:28pm
Legislation Revamped
Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Law provisions are strengthened. 17th July 2008, 12:07pm
Airports Certified
Cayman's airports have been certified by the local regulatory body. 17th July 2008, 11:49am
UK MPs to Visit
Five members of the Cayman Islands All Party Parliamentary Group will tour Cayman next week. 17th July 2008, 11:35am
New Danger to Marine Life
An invasive species of fish poses a serious threat to regional marine life. 17th July 2008, 11:16am
Family Fun Day a Success
Games, entertainment and food brought West Bay RCIPS officers and residents together for a fun filled day. 14th July 2008, 5:13pm
Know where your child is?
The RCIPS offers tips to help parents through the summer months. 14th July 2008, 4:53pm
RCIPS Award Youngsters
Volleyball, football and dominoes helped unite East End youth. 14th July 2008, 3:53pm
Deadline for Liqour Licences
All liquor licence holders must renew by 4 August. 14th July 2008, 2:17pm
Prisons Initiatives
Advanced training will help prepare prison officers for expanded roles. 11th July 2008, 2:48pm
Camps for Young Learners
Children are encouraged to sharpen their mental skills this summer. 11th July 2008, 1:37pm
GIS Spotlight on Selling Cayman
Learn more about Cayman's marketing efforts abroad, the James Manoah Bodden Public Service Award, and Art Space. 11th July 2008, 11:08am
Youth 'Set Sail' to Reading
Children in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac are invited to fun activities, between 14 July and 1 August, at their district libraries. 10th July 2008, 1:38pm
Cosmetology Workshop
DEH invites Brac beauticians to review safe hygiene practices. 9th July 2008, 4:03pm
Cayman Discusses Climate Change
Nations debate adaptation and biodiversity at an EU and Overseas Territories conference. Participants include Aruba; British Antarctic Territory; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; and French Polynesia. 9th July 2008, 10:04am
Works and Supplies Contracted
Construction activity for George Town and East End; medical goods to be supplied. 9th July 2008, 9:42am
Stamps Showcase Biodiversity
A collaboration between the Postal Service and the Department of Environment features some of Cayman's indigenous creatures and celebrates the Darwin Initiative. 8th July 2008, 1:29pm
Gas Prices Published
Drivers eager to compare gas prices at local stations can now check the Petroleum Inspectorate's website for a monthly price survey. 8th July 2008, 1:16pm
Track Certified
Cayman can now bid for regional international meets, and the facilities can be used by teams from colder climates in preparation for their outdoor seasons. 8th July 2008, 12:59pm
John Gray Students Shine
Two hundred and seventy-eight students awarded for excellence, achievement and effort. 4th July 2008, 4:18pm
Sharing Oil Spill Knowledge
DEH representatives attend the IOSC 2008. 4th July 2008, 12:05pm
Spotlight in Washington DC
Experience the Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit, find out why Constitution Day is more than just another holiday, and go behind the scenes of Cayman Knockout. 4th July 2008, 11:13am
Nurturing Creativity
Art is now a major part of student life at Prospect Primary School. 4th July 2008, 10:23am
Traffic Improvements
Motorists turning right, from Shedden Road to Eastern Avenue, can now use the turning lane. 3rd July 2008, 12:49pm
More JPs for the Community
Those chosen are considered outstanding citizens who uphold Cayman's laws and values. 3rd July 2008, 12:05pm
Update on Police Investigation
"Our investigation is now at the stage where the matters involving Mr Dixon and Mr Scott can be appropriately considered by the Attorney General's Office." 2nd July 2008, 4:59pm
Over $1000 for the Blues
One of Cayman's smallest schools, North Side Primary has come through in a big way for Cayman's Blue Iguanas. 2nd July 2008, 4:30pm
Bike Registration Continues
This new initiative will only be of benefit to the community if residents come forward and get involved. 1st July 2008, 11:08am
Migrants Unable to Continue
Sixteen migrants whose vessel developed engine trouble have been transported to the IDC. 1st July 2008, 11:04am