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Some teachers to get raise this year

Some teachers to get raise this year

| 27/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Inequities in the salaries of teachers, where some local staff are earning less than their peers recruited from overseas, will be rectified in this school year, Education Minister Tara Rivers announced at the gathering of teachers Wednesday to mark the beginning of the new school year. She also said that the Portfolio of the […]

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UK minister has no issue with $200m cruise port

UK minister has no issue with $200m cruise port

| 27/08/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The UK acting overseas territories minister seemed entirely unfazed by the Cayman government’s plans to build a cruise berthing facility that could cost more than $200 million, despite still having control of the public purse. Grant Shapps, who made a flying morning visit to Grand Cayman Thursday on his route from Jamaica back to […]

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Challengers call foul on CIFA

Challengers call foul on CIFA

| 27/08/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The two challengers who have been barred from running in this weekend’s CIFA annual elections have said they are astonished by the revelations on CNS this week that the decision to reject their nomination was made by the committee made up of the very members who are all now running unopposed in the annual […]

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CIG needs to respond in LA to PAC reports

CIG needs to respond in LA to PAC reports

| 27/08/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly is not able to properly review the outcome and progress regarding the auditor general’s reports and recommendations as government is not responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s own reports on the public hearings held to examine the auditor’s findings. Ezzard Miller, the former PAC chair, said government was not following the […]

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Police tackle medical emergency in North Side

Police tackle medical emergency in North Side

| 27/08/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Two police officers who were the first on the scene at a medical emergency in North Side may have save a man’s life after using medical skills acquired through RCIPS training. At around 10:00am on Monday, Police Constables Zachary McLaughlin and Carlyle Nation were the first to arrive at a house in North Side […]

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YMCA ousts Outreach Association for afterschool contract

YMCA ousts Outreach Association for afterschool contract

| 25/08/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry’s Extended After School Programme will be delivered this coming academic year by the Cayman branch of the YMCA after the organisation was the winning bidder following a competitive tendering process for delivery of the programme. The programme, which costs government over half a million dollars a year, serves around 1,500 students […]

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Ozzie pulls CIFA public cash

Ozzie pulls CIFA public cash

| 25/08/2015 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The sports minister has pulled government’s contribution to the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) after the row over the refusal by the football body to accept two challengers to the long-entrenched members of the executive committee escalated this week. Osbourne Bodden said that government will, under the current circumstances, redirect the annual payment give […]

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Two bodies found in boat off LC coast

Two bodies found in boat off LC coast

| 25/08/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS) Updated: The RCIPS has towed a boat containing two male bodies to Cayman Brac after the police Marine Unit came across the vessel today while on patrol around the Sister Islands. A police spokesperson said the 28ft canoe was found adrift at around 11:45am Tuesday (25 August) about 13 miles southwest of Little Cayman with […]

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CIFA digs in over rejection of challengers

CIFA digs in over rejection of challengers

| 25/08/2015 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The local football body is standing by its decision to reject the nominations of two possible challengers to the entrenched executive committee at the annual general meeting and elections this weekend. Despite significant concerns about CIFA against the backdrop of the current FIFA scandals and investigations around the world, including the catalogue of charges […]

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