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Press Releases: November 2009

World AIDS Day 2009
Cayman will once again join the world to show support for those who live with the disease.  30th November 2009, 5:09pm
World AIDS Day Message
World AIDS Day 2009 - Tuesday, 1 December
Universal Access and Human Rights  30th November 2009, 4:14pm
Free HIV Screenings
As part of World AIDS Day activities, HSA is offering free HIV screenings 30 November - 4 December. 30th November 2009, 4:08pm
School Restructuring Offers Benefits
The continuity provided by all-through secondary schools will let teachers get to know and nurture their students. 27th November 2009, 4:50pm
Clico Closing
As of 1 December 2009, Clico (Cayman) Ltd will no longer provide health insurance in the Cayman Islands. 27th November 2009, 4:01pm
New Judges Named
The Governor has appointed two judges to sit on the Grand Court's new Financial Services Division.  26th November 2009, 4:36pm
Cultural Milestones and More
This week on Spotlight: CNCF turns 25; the Sister Islands give thanks and countering disabilities with can-do attitudes. 26th November 2009, 1:11pm
JGHS Incident Under Investigation
Student altercation prompts investigation at John Gray High School. 25th November 2009, 6:34pm
Gov't Issues TJI Notice
Government says TJ International Ltd. is in breach of construction contract. 25th November 2009, 6:26pm
Governor Appoints QCs
Solicitor General Cheryll Richards is among five attorneys appointed Queen's Counsel by the Governor. 25th November 2009, 4:51pm
Hospital Project is Private
Health Minister Scotland confirms that while supported by government, the proposed Shetty Hospital is a private project. 25th November 2009, 4:20pm
Public Health Earns Kudos
Public Health's fight against vaccine-preventable diseases receives a regional accolade. 24th November 2009, 3:52pm
Flu Vaccine Order on Track
Cayman has secured the first batch of H1N1 vaccine from the UK which is expected to arrive in the next few weeks. 24th November 2009, 3:35pm
Studious Inmates Recognised
Inmates young and old, male and female, achieve educational successes. 23rd November 2009, 2:46pm
Focus on Community Needs
Staff development underway for government agencies and community workers.  23rd November 2009, 1:34pm
Success on the High Seas
This week on 'GIS Spotlight': Cayman's shipping registry blossoms; Interpol shares with RCIPS and ESO releases a new quarterly report. 20th November 2009, 4:19pm
HE Announces Departure Date
Mr. and Mrs. Jack will depart on 2 December; the Deputy Governor will act until the next governor arrives in January. 20th November 2009, 4:10pm
One More Hour
Valid liquor licence holders may open for an extra hour of business on New Year's Eve. 20th November 2009, 3:59pm
Domestic Violence Bill Welcomed
The domestic violence bill is being introduced to enhance protection for victims. 18th November 2009, 2:17pm
National Museum Tour
His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Stuart Jack, CVO, led a group visit to the museum on Harbour Drive. 17th November 2009, 5:52pm
Talking about Safe Sex
Better family planning and reproductive health programmes are the Health Ministry/UN workshop's goals. 17th November 2009, 3:38pm
Restructuring Secondary Education
The restructuring includes the introduction of two "all-through" high schools; more opportunities for technical and vocational subjects; a revamped core curriculum; an additional year of compulsory education; and improved career guidance services. 17th November 2009, 3:28pm
When the Lights Go Blue...
...Diabetes Awareness is in Focus. Many of Cayman's World Diabetes Day events were emphasised by blue lighting. 17th November 2009, 3:09pm
World Diabetes Day Message
"Health researchers pair the explosion of type 2 diabetes cases with the current obesity epidemic. Previously, type 2 was mainly an adult condition but now, many studies point to it being increasingly prevalent in overweight adolescents and children." 16th November 2009, 3:20pm
Warehouse Fees Up
Effective Monday, 16 November, there will be an increase in warehouse fees for air cargo only. 13th November 2009, 6:37pm
Community Outreach to Be Strengthened
Government staffers are learning to better engage communities. 13th November 2009, 6:33pm
Sickle Cell Support Group
At the Tuesday, 17 November, meeting the discussion will be on 'Infections and Sickle Cell Disease'. 13th November 2009, 3:21pm
Pirates Week Road Closures
Enjoy the National Festival! 13th November 2009, 3:16pm
Managing Diabetes
Public Health's quarterly diabetic public education course will be held 16-20 November. 13th November 2009, 3:10pm
Championing People with Disabilities
This week on 'GIS Spotlight' meet a new committee that works for the disabled; learn to eat right; and meet a super senior. 13th November 2009, 3:03pm
Legal Aid under Review
A new committee is to be established to review the issue of legal aid in the Cayman Islands.  12th November 2009, 5:39pm
Education Ministry on TJI
As outlined in the 2009-10 budget, government has all the necessary funding to meet our obligations for these projects. We have also budgeted contingency funds, in the event that these are necessary to cover any claims made by TJI. 12th November 2009, 5:34pm
Renewable Energy on the Agenda
The government is seeking to accelerate its renewable energy push. 12th November 2009, 5:26pm
Domestic Violence Intervention Training
The Family Resource Centre recently hosted the training session for police officers, social workers, and other frontline professionals. 12th November 2009, 5:19pm
Cayman Hosts 2010 CARIFTA Games
"The CARIFTA Games has grown to become one of the premier youth track and field games in the world, and it serves as a gateway for many of the Caribbean's great athletes." 10th November 2009, 2:18pm
Seniors Can Guide Youth
Increased interaction can strengthen the connection between youngsters and seniors, says Minister of Education at Older Persons Month event. 10th November 2009, 2:09pm
Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Governor Jack highlights the benefits of the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. 10th November 2009, 2:00pm
Spear Gun License Notice
The Marine Conservation Board reminds the public that provisional spear gun licenses are no longer valid. 10th November 2009, 1:53pm
A Rainy Remembrance Day
Despite stormy skies, Cayman paid tribute to those who fought and died for peace. 8th November 2009, 1:39pm
All Clear Given
At 6am, Sunday, 8 November, Hurricane Ida had moved further to the northwest. 8th November 2009, 7:53am
Warning for TS Ida
Slick roads, high seas, possible flooding -- a tropical storm warning has been issued for Grand Cayman as TS Ida passes west of the island. 7th November 2009, 11:56am
Premier Takes Office
I must say that I am humbled to assume the inaugural role of Premier, says the Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP. 6th November 2009, 7:23pm
Commencement Day
Cayman's leaders took the oath of office heralding in the country's new Constitution. 6th November 2009, 6:34pm
Remembrance Day Plans
The ceremony to mark the sacrifice of lives in wars takes place on Sunday on Harbour Drive. 5th November 2009, 4:53pm
Constitution Commemorative Plate
On sale tomorrow (Friday, 6 November) to mark the commencement of the new Constitution. 5th November 2009, 4:48pm
HE Supports AG's Port Queries
Constitution says the Auditor General is not subject to elected government's control. 5th November 2009, 4:31pm
Commencement Day Programme
Several regional heads of state will attend Friday's commencement ceremony outside the Legislative Assembly. 5th November 2009, 4:25pm
Minister Speaks on H1N1 Vaccine
With no delivery date from the UK, the Health Minister requests the Governor's intervention. 5th November 2009, 4:20pm
FACE Winners Named
Five civil servants were awarded the 2009 Governor's Five Star Award for Customer Excellence at Government House last night (4 Nov). 5th November 2009, 3:53pm
Cabinet Press Briefing Statements
The LoGB addressed rumours, the Commencement ceremony, the revenue study, cruise ship docking, marketing financial services, immigration, the Tobacco Law, and training for DCFS and the Ministry of Community Affairs and Housing. 4th November 2009, 4:58pm
Events for Commencement Day
The public is invited to the formal commencement ceremony for the new Constitution at the Legislative Assembly this Friday. 2nd November 2009, 2:24pm
Seniors Renew Vows
Three couples say "I do" for a second time. 2nd November 2009, 2:02pm