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Press Releases: April 2009

Swine Flu Update
Statement delivered by Minister of Health, the Hon. Anthony Eden, OBE, JP, at this afternoon's Cayman Islands National Influenza Pandemic Committee meeting. 29th April 2009, 5:40pm
Immigration Dresses Down for a Cause
Immigration Department staffers wear blue to show their support for child abuse prevention. 29th April 2009, 2:42pm
Public Notice on Spear Guns
The Marine Conservation Board reminds that spear gun manufacturing is prohibited in Cayman. 29th April 2009, 2:15pm
New Police Commissioner
HE the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack, CVO announced the appointment of Mr David Baines as the new permanent Commissioner of Police for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 28th April 2009, 2:45pm
Stronger Child Abuse Reporting
A multi-agency MOU on managing child abuse referrals and investigations will strengthen the new Children Law. 28th April 2009, 1:06pm
The Grounds at Camana Bay
The popular Saturday morning Market at the Grounds will set up an evening market at Camana Bay on Thursday with over 20 vendors. 28th April 2009, 12:42pm
Statement on Swine Flu
"Steps are already being taken to handle a possible outbreak of swine flu....The Government is committed to ensure that we maintain keen surveillance of this threat." 27th April 2009, 3:57pm
Passport Fee Increase
The new fees take effect on Monday, 27 April, and will affect British citizens. 27th April 2009, 2:03pm
Vaccination Week
"Vaccination: A Family Affair" is the theme for this year's observance, which runs from 25 April to 2 May. Parents should learn more about childhood immunization and ensure their children are fully immunized. 27th April 2009, 1:44pm
Regional Prison Conference
Clergy and organised groups battle issues of crime and punishment. 24th April 2009, 4:02pm
GIS Spotlight Goes Green
An initiative to promote tourism industry greening and a workshop to help people plan for disasters will be featured on this week's GIS Spotlight. 24th April 2009, 12:19pm
Breakfast with the Candidates
Do you want to know where your political candidates stand on the issue of sexual assault? The CI Crisis Centre, in partnership with the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, will host a discussion focusing on solutions to the issue of sexual violence. 23rd April 2009, 5:18pm
Home Fire
Fire Service cautions residents after propane explosion causes extensive damage to a Northward home. 22nd April 2009, 5:37pm
Shipwrecked Visitor
A Cuban fisherman shipwrecked in Cayman last year returned home last week. 22nd April 2009, 4:36pm
Licence Applications Due
Applications must be submitted to the BCU by Thursday, 30 April. 21st April 2009, 2:43pm
Electrical Licensing Exams
Applicants must submit forms and fees by 8 May. 21st April 2009, 2:30pm
Candidates with CIG Contracts
Two have gazetted business interests with government as required by the Cayman Islands (Constitution) Order 1972. 20th April 2009, 5:43pm
Press Sees Election Format
Media observes voting process for general elections and national referendum. 17th April 2009, 3:57pm
Pick Up Voter IDs
Eastern district voters will have another chance to obtain their Elector Registration Cards. 17th April 2009, 3:50pm
National Anti-Drug Strategy
"We know that a healthy community is one that is vibrant, productive and creative in maintaining its well-being. Such a community takes care of all its members, including the elderly, youth, handicapped; all of whom may be vulnerable in a variety of ways to the impact of drug misuse and abuse." 17th April 2009, 3:39pm
Watch on Thursday Night
GIS Spotlight is on tonight at 7:30pm on Island24 and will feature the Cayman Angel Investment Network and the NRA. 16th April 2009, 4:22pm
Lunchtime Lecture
Next in the National Gallery's series: the art of photography in relation to its current show, "Enduring Nature". 15th April 2009, 4:24pm
Delayed Mail Arrives
The Cayman Islands Postal Service is looking into the reasons behind the delay. 9th April 2009, 5:53pm
New Governor in 2010
In January 2010, Mr Duncan Taylor, CBE, takes over as Governor. 9th April 2009, 5:45pm
Intro to Life Drawing Course
Contemporary artist Stan Matwychuk will instruct the National Gallery course. 9th April 2009, 5:36pm
Art Party
The National Gallery's Annual Eco Party approches 9th April 2009, 5:23pm
Nominations Sought
The Governor's Office invites nominations for The Queen's New Year Honours 2010. 8th April 2009, 1:34pm
Changes to GIS Spotlight Schedule
This Thursday's rebroadcast of GIS Spotlight will air at 6:30 p.m. 8th April 2009, 1:28pm
New Dock for Newlands
Mac Iron Marine Construction will build a 112-ft. dock. 3rd April 2009, 5:36pm
Prison Comments on Inmate Arrest
Following the arrest of a prison inmate as the main suspect in the murder of Sabrina Schirn, Commissioner of Prisons and Rehabilitation Dr Rattray said the programme that allows inmates to work at its farm will be thoroughly reviewed. 3rd April 2009, 5:07pm
Press Briefing Statements
The Hon Kurt Tibbetts spoke about government's tax information agreements and responded to an editorial on the current state of government finances 2nd April 2009, 5:16pm
A New Office for DVDL
Shamrock Road will be the new home for the Department of Vehicle and Drivers' Licensing. 2nd April 2009, 4:35pm
Pistachio Products Recalled
Salmonella contamination has prompted the voluntary recall of Setton Pistachio products. 2nd April 2009, 4:24pm
Protected Area for Blues
Government will lease almost 200 acres of Crown land in the east interior of Grand Cayman to the National Trust, so habitat for the Blue Iguana can be protected. 1st April 2009, 10:21am