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Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

| 17/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Following comments by the premier in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that government would be running the annual Christmas clean-up, officials confirmed Friday that they are now seeking applicants for the three-week programme. The National Community Enhancement Project (NICE) 2017 will pro [...]

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LA votes status for teacher, ‘lost local’ and millionaire

LA votes status for teacher, ‘lost local’ and millionaire

| 17/11/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly voted to approve three Cabinet Caymanian Status grants Thursday for residents in three very different sets of circumstances. Chris Bounds, who taught in government schools for more than 30 years, Angelyn (nee Jackson) Zias, who was born and grew up in Cayma [...]

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MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

| 17/11/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Persistent efforts by opposition member Chris Saunders (BTW) to get more information from the government benches about the CarePay fiasco and who else should have been held to account in connection with the scandal was shut down by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly yesterday. Saunders w [...]

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Renewed calls for missing teen and boater

Renewed calls for missing teen and boater

| 16/11/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Police are renewing calls for information on two missing people: a teenage runaway reported missing this week and a boater who was reported missing at sea last month. The RCIPS said Thursday that Roseanna Redden (16), from Bodden Town, who is a repeat runaway from the Francis Bodden Children& [...]

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PA law not followed in Archer’s appointment

PA law not followed in Archer’s appointment

| 15/11/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson confirmed that the process set down in the new Public Authorities Law, which came into force on 1 June, was not followed by the Cayman Stock Exchange Board when it recruited its new CEO this year. Marco Archer, the former finance minister who lost his seat in t [...]

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Teenager reported missing for fourth time

Teenager reported missing for fourth time

| 15/11/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Roseanna Redden (16) from Bodden Town has been reported missing again. On this occasion, the fourth time she has run away, she was last seen leaving the Clifton Hunter High School campus Tuesday morning in a blue SUV, and the police are asking the public to help them locate her. Redden is ab [...]

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Unknown complications behind post-op death

Unknown complications behind post-op death

| 15/11/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): A 61-year-old woman who died four days after a relatively routine operation to remove an ovarian cyst was the victim of complications relating to the cystectomy and salpingectomy, according to the conclusions of a pathologist’s report. Lisa Anne Turner died on 14 February this year foll [...]

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Minister: Education won’t be political football

Minister: Education won’t be political football

| 14/11/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Following her silence in the budget debate, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly told the members of Finance Committee Friday that, if needed, she would get more cash for education. Facing a long day of questions, the minister stated several times that while she “was at th [...]

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Traffic flow changes accommodate work on LPH

Traffic flow changes accommodate work on LPH

| 13/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): As government continues with its road works programme in George Town, the next phase of work on the upgrade of Linford Pierson Highway to four lanes will see traffic flow changes in the area. The National Roads Authority said that from this week, east bound motorists will be diverted onto the [...]

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Ministry and service club launch reading initiative

Ministry and service club launch reading initiative

| 13/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): As the new Unity government comes under increasing pressure to invest more money in education and address what people still perceive as poor literacy and numeracy standards of government school graduates, the education ministry and Rotary Sunrise have launched a programme they describe as an [...]

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Minister offers services in absence of teacher

Minister offers services in absence of teacher

| 09/11/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The minister for education has committed to resolving the stand-off at East End Primary School regarding the continued suspension of the Year 5 teacher. Parents staged a demonstration at the school Thursday in order to attract attention to the absence of a teacher for that class and other cha [...]

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