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Press Releases: August 2009

Celebrating Recovery
With Recovery Month, the DoCS looks at the positive aspects of conquering substance abuse. 31st August 2009, 4:23pm
A Powerful Peace Symbol
Minister of Community Affairs Mike Adam urges residents to restore peace and harmony. 31st August 2009, 4:17pm
Chief Superintendent Exonerated
Chief Superintendent John Jones and will return to active duty Monday, 31 August. 28th August 2009, 11:55am
Back to School
Educators prepare at a conference while doors open for some students on 31 Aug and for all on 1 Sept. 27th August 2009, 5:28pm
LoGB on the Effects of the Global Recession
"Today I want to inform you of the current financial position of the Government, provide some indications as to the government's thoughts on how to approach the challenges that lay ahead, and to hear from you, your ideas and thoughts of how we can all pull together..." 27th August 2009, 3:06pm
New Emergency Tracking
The Sat-Trak system monitors emergency vehicle dispatch and movement. 25th August 2009, 3:29pm
Focus on Gender Affairs
Work is progressing to promote gender equity in Cayman. 25th August 2009, 3:21pm
Regional Partnerships Boost Agriculture
Cayman's Minister with responsibility for agriculture recently led a team to Jamaica's 57th Annual Denbigh Agricultural Show, one of the region's largest. 25th August 2009, 3:12pm
Record Scholarships; System to be Examined
A record number of 126 students received government scholarships this year, and the administrative and approval processes for the programme will be reviewed. 24th August 2009, 5:20pm
Donating School Supplies
The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens donated $500 to DCFS to assist families with purchasing school supplies. 24th August 2009, 5:06pm
Minister Reaffirms, Explains
The Hon. Rolston Anglin supports the new Education Law, and says it will be implemented. 24th August 2009, 4:58pm
Justice's Case to Privy Council
Justice Levers has been suspended, and the Governor will ask Her Majesty to refer the case to the Privy Council 20th August 2009, 3:12pm
Brac Basketball Camp Thrives
Improving technical skills, like ball-handling, dribbling, passing, shooting and defence, kept 27 young people busy. 19th August 2009, 2:02pm
Littering -- an ongoing problem
An unsightly blemish, litter mars the beauty of surroundings, is a health and safety hazard and poses a threat to wildlife. 19th August 2009, 11:20am
Two Years: Market at The Grounds
With the planned purpose-built vendors market, the agro-processing facility, and an entertainment site, The Grounds will become the centrepiece of the effort to expand links between tourism and agriculture. 18th August 2009, 6:02pm
Ready for New School Year
Most government schools received minor capital works upgrades in time for the new school year. 18th August 2009, 5:55pm
Financial Services Agenda Set
Minister Bush called on public service financial entities to unite in work and purpose. 17th August 2009, 4:52pm
Veteran Officer Retires
Family and former Immigration colleagues celebrate Mrs. Sonia Gould-Thomas's retirement. 14th August 2009, 3:20pm
Cayman, UK Talk Hurricanes
How to access help from the UK after a hurricane, and best practices, were on the agenda. 14th August 2009, 3:11pm
GIS Spotlight on Museum Face-lift
On this week's show: New museum experiences; diving in with Staycation specials and the Kid's Zone playground at the agricultural grounds. 14th August 2009, 2:55pm
On GT Cruise Berthing Facility
Government will take precautions. However, any precautions we take must be balanced with this reality: We are facing time constraints, says Minister for Development, the Hon. McKeeva Bush. 14th August 2009, 2:47pm
Kid's Zone Opens
At the agricultural grounds in Lower Valley, agri-tourism development received a boost with the opening of Kid's Zone, a play area with a maze, Cayman style cottage, petting zoo and playground. 13th August 2009, 5:20pm
Spiritual School Supplies
A church's generous donation of school supplies eases demand on DCFS. 13th August 2009, 5:10pm
Company Fined
Health Insurance Commission wins court case. 13th August 2009, 5:04pm
Glass House Parking Ban
Vehicles left in the restricted zones will be ticketed. 13th August 2009, 4:28pm
Pension Advisory Group Formed
A new working group will advise Cabinet on implementing a suspension of pension payments. 12th August 2009, 6:16pm
Helicopter Prep Continues
Preparations are underway to mobilize the RCIPS helicopter. 12th August 2009, 6:12pm
Soccer Kids Score
The annual summer soccer camp in Bodden Town scored big with campers, for almost 100 children of all ages attended. 11th August 2009, 4:00pm
Minister Invests in Youth
35% of 15 -19 year olds are unemployed. Intent on reducing these figures, Labour Minister Rolston Anglin has introduced a youth employment strategy. 11th August 2009, 3:53pm
Alexander Hotel Opens
A host of dignitaries and well-wishers turned out to celebrate the official opening of Cayman Brac's newest luxury resort. 11th August 2009, 3:46pm
New Legislative Assembly Clerk
Mrs. Zena Merren-Chin is appointed Clerk of the Cayman Islands Parliament. 7th August 2009, 8:49pm
Update Your Travel Documents
Summer travellers urged to plan ahead and confirm the validity of passports and visas. 7th August 2009, 8:40pm
HPV Vaccine Available Soon
A six-month pilot project is being undertaken by the Ministry of Health and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. 7th August 2009, 8:32pm
Serving Bodden Towners
The Bodden Town District Council is working for a safer and better community. 7th August 2009, 8:24pm
Full and Quick Recovery Expected
I'm feeling much better and thank the hospital staff for their excellent care, says Minister Anglin. 7th August 2009, 8:17pm
Check CI Honours Register
Public asked to confirm accuracy of Honours and Awards Register data. 7th August 2009, 8:14pm
GIS Spotlight Shares Job Secrets
On this week's show: Reducing crime through employment; cooking smart with gas, and adopting-the Boatswain's Beach way. 6th August 2009, 5:00pm
Early Closure for Government
Civil Servants are to attend an important CISCA meeting regarding the current financial situation. 5th August 2009, 6:31pm
Kerry Nixon to Retire
Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Kerry Nixon announces retirement plans. 5th August 2009, 6:26pm
Latest FOI Newsletter
Read the newest issue of the FOI newsletter - Yes, You Can! 5th August 2009, 6:19pm
Cayman and the Commonwealth
Have an opinion on its relevance to these Islands? Then join the global conversation! 5th August 2009, 8:39am
Minister Meets Young Footballers
Promoting his vision to get all children active, Minister of Youth and Sport the Hon. Mark Scotland met with young footballers at the East End Football Camp. 4th August 2009, 4:20pm
Cars and Garage Damaged
Investigations continue as Fire Service officials try to determine the fire's origin. 4th August 2009, 3:46pm
Cadet Exchange Broadens Horizons
Visiting cadets say their best experience involved scrambling through caves and exploring centuries-old graffiti on the walls. 4th August 2009, 3:36pm
New HSA Board Tours Hospital
The recently appointed Board checked out the Cayman Islands Hospital's strengths and needs. 4th August 2009, 3:17pm