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Press Releases: August 2008

Coastal Works Permission from DoE
Is necessary in order to repair or reconstruct coastal structures damaged by Hurricane Gustav. 2nd September 2008, 3:32pm
Official Review Impact on Sisters
HE the Governor and government leaders surveiled the post-Gustav conditions on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. 1st September 2008, 4:46pm
GIS Spotlight on Selling Cayman
Learn about marketing Cayman abroad, the James Manoah Bodden Public Service Award, and Art Space. 1st September 2008, 4:09pm
Draft Police Bill
Members of the public have a month to make their comments and suggestions. 1st September 2008, 3:34pm
Faith Hospital Fully Functional
Health Services Authority update. 31st August 2008, 11:41am
All Clear Issued for CB and LC
However, drivers should exercise extra caution and patience, as crews are working on the roads to restore utilities and remove debris. 31st August 2008, 11:11am
Cayman Dusts Off
Post Gustav it's business much as usual. 30th August 2008, 2:50pm
All Clear for Grand Cayman
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman residents are still urged to stay indoors. 30th August 2008, 11:35am
Gustav Strengthens, Moves Away
Tropical storm force winds will linger over Grand Cayman until early afternoon. 30th August 2008, 6:35am
Gustav Crosses Cayman
Rainfall of 6.82 inches being recorded this afternoon at the Gerrard Smith International Airport on Cayman Brac. 29th August 2008, 11:33pm
Gustav a Hurricane Again
In Cayman Brac, over 4 inches of rainfall and wind speeds of over 60mph have been recorded. 29th August 2008, 7:39pm
Airport Closed
Last tourists departed at 11.30 a.m. Friday. 29th August 2008, 1:45pm
Ensure Your Own Safety, HMCI Says
As Gustav approaches Cayman residents are advised to take shelter. 29th August 2008, 1:23pm
TS Gustav Update for Friday 11:30 a.m.
Residents advised to take shelter.  29th August 2008, 12:34pm
TS Gustav Update: 7:00 a.m. Friday
Sister Islands will feel Gustav first with winds reaching Grand Cayman by early evening. 29th August 2008, 9:28am
Hurricane Warning for Cayman Islands
Tropical storm-force winds are likely to start affecting Grand Cayman from tomorrow afternoon (Friday 29 August). 28th August 2008, 6:26pm
TS Gustav Update
Tropical Storm Gustav is expected to regain hurricane strength tonight (Thursday). 27th August 2008, 11:07pm
Migrants Repatriated
Eighteen Cuban migrants were sent home today. 27th August 2008, 8:07pm
Gustav to Regain Hurricane Strength
Tropical Storm Gustav is expected to slowly regain hurricane strength tomorrow evening as it passes north of Jamaica. 27th August 2008, 4:54pm
A Tropical Storm Once Again
However Gustav should regain hurricane strength by 1p.m. Thursday. 27th August 2008, 7:13am
Cayman Islands Remain Under WATCH
Cayman Islands residents should monitor all local media outlets that carry local news in order to stay informed about Hurricane Gustav. 26th August 2008, 11:17pm
Hurricane Watch for Gustav
As of 6 p.m. today, the Cayman Islands are under a hurricane WATCH. This means that hurricane conditions could begin to affect the Islands within 36 hours. 26th August 2008, 6:21pm
Wheelchairs Donated to HSA
Rotary Club donates ten wheelchairs with oxygen holders to HSA patients.  25th August 2008, 5:21pm
Fresh Perspective for PWD
Training, development and safety are high on the department's list of priorities. 25th August 2008, 4:52pm
Immigration Evenings Resume
The Immigration Department is reaching out to its clients. 22nd August 2008, 5:44pm
Minister Chairs Education Council
The 13 Education Council members to remain until 30 June 2009. 22nd August 2008, 3:06pm
Immediate Ban
Definition of implement detailed. 22nd August 2008, 3:01pm
ERA Directors are Appointed
ERA members to serve three years. 22nd August 2008, 2:57pm
Jet off to Washington DC Again
In a GIS Spotlight rebroadcast experience a regional tourism summit, find out why Constitution Day is more than just another holiday, and go behind the scenes of Cayman Knockout. 21st August 2008, 5:54pm
Drug Busts
Alert Customs Department officers arrest nine and confiscate illegal drugs and a firearm. 21st August 2008, 5:38pm
Storm Passes
Sister Islands capable of sheltering all their residents. 21st August 2008, 4:59pm
Human Rights Advocacy
Help is available for Caribbean British OTs to meet their human rights obligations. 18th August 2008, 6:43pm
All Clear
All warnings and watches are discontinued for Tropical Storm Fay. 18th August 2008, 9:17am
Warning Continues for TS Fay
Cayman Islands residents should maintain a state of readiness. Those residing in low-lying areas should exercise caution. 17th August 2008, 7:48pm
Migrants Return Home
Fifteen of 33 migrants at the IDC are back in Cuba. 17th August 2008, 11:06am
Warning Remains for Sister Islands
The large area of cloudiness and thunderstorm associated with Tropical Storm Fay is expected to spread across the Cayman Islands by early afternoon.  17th August 2008, 10:24am
TS Fay Warning Continues
The Cayman Islands can expect cloudy to overcast weather, with occasional showers and some thunder. Seas in the area will be rough, especially in the Sister Islands. 17th August 2008, 8:24am
Tropical Storm Fay Update
Based on Fay's path tropical storm-force winds are forecast to pass north of the Cayman area. However, satellite pictures show a significant amount of cloudiness and thundershowers south of the center. 16th August 2008, 11:14pm
TS Warning for Sister Islands
At 4pm the National Weather Service and HMCI placed Cayman Brac and Little Cayman under a tropical storm warning; Grand Cayman continues under a tropical storm watch. 16th August 2008, 4:57pm
TS Watch Issued for Fay
HMCI and the National Weather Service have issued a Tropical Storm Watch as Fay moves through the central Caribbean. 16th August 2008, 10:57am
Firemen Earn Certification
Two fire officers recently returned from England, where they received advanced training. 15th August 2008, 4:59pm
Statement on Berthing Facility
Tourism Minister expresses disappointment. 15th August 2008, 3:48pm
Garbage Trucks Down
Residential garbage collection should be back on schedule in a few days. 15th August 2008, 1:05pm
Immigration to Issue Passports
Effective 1 August Immigration will be responsible for passports. 14th August 2008, 4:35pm
Changes to Election Law
Amendments provide for mobile polling stations and postal votes. 14th August 2008, 4:27pm
Preparedness: an HSA Priority
Pick up tips as GIS Spotlight looks at HSA emergency plans, summer jobs and road signs. 14th August 2008, 2:07pm
Board Appointments
Many were reappointed to the trade & business; work permit; and health insurance boards. 14th August 2008, 1:59pm
Young Moms Kept Busy
YPP offers summer activities and education for young parents, who are coming to grips with the realities of teen parenting. 13th August 2008, 5:00pm
Outbound Charge
Failure to pay could result in imprisonment. 12th August 2008, 5:24pm
Inaugural Christian Publication
New local Christian Lifestyle magazine hits the stands. 12th August 2008, 5:18pm
Construction Regulated
Liability insurance and workers compensation is made compulsory. 12th August 2008, 2:40pm
Professional Guidelines Set
Four medical bodies get codes on behaviour. 12th August 2008, 2:34pm
Migrants Continue
Eleven Cuban migrants continued their journey yesterday. 12th August 2008, 2:25pm
Movie Board Established
Minister of religion to hold compulsory membership. 12th August 2008, 2:22pm
Payment Regulations
A wide range of compensation is approved to ensure complainants and witnesses can appear. 11th August 2008, 4:09pm
National Gallery's Art Flix
This month's film highlights the work of photographer William Eggleston. 11th August 2008, 3:55pm
Migrant Search Over
Immigration Department officials report that all Cuban escapees are recaptured. 11th August 2008, 1:13pm
Name Change Coming
Proposed police legislation to be gazetted. 11th August 2008, 1:08pm
One Migrant on the Run
Four Cuban migrants have been recaptured. 11th August 2008, 10:57am
Five Migrants Still Out
Five migrants are still on the run following last night's escape. 8th August 2008, 5:54pm
Cabinet Waives Fees
Revoked book rental fees will save families as much as $500, says Minister Tibbetts. 8th August 2008, 3:24pm
Migrants Escape
Six Cuban migrants are still at large, following last night's escape. 8th August 2008, 3:18pm
GIS Spotlight Features Water and Art
A review of clean water and children's art are the latest items to come under the spotlight. 8th August 2008, 3:05pm
The Way Forward
Constitutional talks between the FCO and Cayman Islands will begin the week of 29 September. 7th August 2008, 6:09pm
New Gas & Diesel Regulations
We are taking steps that we hope will ease the financial burden for Cayman's residents, says Minister Tibbetts. 7th August 2008, 5:53pm
Investigation Seeks Information
People with information on RCIPS integrity issues should contact Mr Bridger. 7th August 2008, 2:25pm
Re-airing of Briefing
School books rental waived. 7th August 2008, 2:22pm
Athletics Star Talks to Youth
Current Cayman Islands discus and hammer throw record holder motivates local youth. 7th August 2008, 10:28am
Governor on Commission of Enquiry
The Governor has issued a statement, "Good Governance and the Commission of Enquiry", in which he says Cabinet accepted five out of the seven recommendations from the Commission. 6th August 2008, 5:55pm
Governor Wishes CI Olympians Well
"I know that you (CIOC), the athletes, officials and all our supporters will be flying Cayman's flag proudly in Beijing..." 6th August 2008, 4:22pm
"Waiter: Run for it!"
The National Gallery's CineClub features Czechoslovakian film. 6th August 2008, 11:24am
Governor Supports AG
His Excellency the Governor has cited the need for better financial accountability. 6th August 2008, 11:17am
Official Road Opening
Infrastructure and Works Minister the Hon. Arden McLean, JP, officially opened the East West Arterial on 1 August. 5th August 2008, 1:02pm
RCIPS Officer Charged
Kernohan and Jones' cases remain under investigation. 5th August 2008, 9:58am
Financial Accountability
Government speaks to Auditor General's concerns. The Portfolio assures that concerns are being addressed. 5th August 2008, 9:39am
Cadet Corps Recruiting
The corps promotes discipline by offering youth opportunities for leadership and survival training. 1st August 2008, 10:38am