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UK won’t impose laws for LGBT rights

UK won’t impose laws for LGBT rights

| 23/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has said that it is better for the local parliament to introduce or amend the necessary legislation to deal with the discrimination against and the lack of protective rights for members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community rather than have the laws imposed by the United Kingdom. Helen […]

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Temporary airport lounge open to passengers

Temporary airport lounge open to passengers

| 23/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Government officials said that the new temporary departure lounge at Owen Roberts International airport will open to the travelling public this weekend. The 3,600ft temporary steel framed structure, which is designed for airport use, can accommodate up to 229 passengers, has four restrooms and is fully equipped with air conditioning and a PA system. The […]

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PR points system change to speed up delays

PR points system change to speed up delays

| 23/01/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Government officials believe that a number of changes and clarifications to the permanent residency points system should speed up the process and simplify the calculation for applicants regarding their investments in property or businesses. A new set of regulations was gazetted last Friday and explanatory notes have indicated that problems relating to ‘priority occupations’, […]

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Pioneers in health to be honoured on Heroes’ Day

Pioneers in health to be honoured on Heroes’ Day

| 22/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, lab technicians, emergency response service workers, medical assistants, counsellors, environmental health workers and therapists are among the 75 people who will honoured on Monday during this year’s annual National Heroes’ Day. The 2015 celebration is marking the contributions of historical, established and emerging pioneers in the field of health services […]

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UWC offers life-changing scholarship

UWC offers life-changing scholarship

| 21/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): UWC Cayman Islands, the local national committee of the global educational movement, is seeking applicants for its 2015 selection process, which begins with a written application due Tuesday 3 February. Since 1952, the mission of the United World Colleges has been to bring young people together from diverse backgrounds and use education as a force […]

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Job ad infractions continue

Job ad infractions continue

| 21/01/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The issue of recruitment advertisements in the local press is continuing to aggravate local job seekers still battling to find work. Over the last few months CNS has raised a catalogue of issues relating to infractions by employers who are trying to circumvent immigration and labour laws to retain work permit holders when Caymanians […]

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Failure to complete surveys on time to be an offence

Failure to complete surveys on time to be an offence

| 20/01/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is proposing to give more legal teeth to the Economics & Statistics Office (ESO) in the collection of data via surveys and to make it an offense to fail to return a survey form within the given timeframe or to knowingly provide false information. Announcing the start of a public consultation process on proposed changes to […]

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British naval patrol ship calls on Cayman

British naval patrol ship calls on Cayman

| 20/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s Royal Naval ship, HMS Severn, arrived in Cayman on Sunday for a short visit, having already paid a call on nine islands in the region over the last few weeks as it patrols the Caribbean Sea. The ship replaced HMS Argyll last month and it will remain in the region until July to […]

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Appeal court delays undermining justice

Appeal court delays undermining justice

| 16/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Colin McKie QC has criticised the Cayman Island Appeal Court over the ongoing lengthy delays in judgements. The editor of the Law Reports said some important judgements had been delayed for years, even though the appeal hearings were short. He warned that public confidence in the justice system was at risk because of the length […]

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Acting boss confirmed for vehicle department

Acting boss confirmed for vehicle department

| 16/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): After a year acting in the position, veteran civil servant Richard Simms has finally been confirmed as the director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES). Simms is responsible for managing almost 900 government vehicles, from mosquito foggers and surveying vehicles, to police cars and commercial heavy equipment.

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