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CIFA executives facing shake-up

CIFA executives facing shake-up

| 11/02/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Peter Campbell, will be questioned by the executive regarding his possible involvement in the misuse of money that belonged to CIFA, according to Acting President Bruce Blake. He said that CIFA was holding off on major changes to its statutes until after the FIFA Congress in Switzerland, when football’s governing […]

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Treasury boss promoted to deputy accountant general

Treasury boss promoted to deputy accountant general

| 11/02/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian accountant and former manager of the Treasury, Theresa Walters, has been appointed as the deputy accountant general in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Walters will be responsible for managing the preparation of the core government’s budget and consolidated reports for the entire public sector, including statutory authorities and government-owned companies. She is also the […]

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Court takes steps to mediate in family disputes

Court takes steps to mediate in family disputes

| 11/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to introduce mediation services for some family cases in the local legal system, a number of local judges, magistrates, attorneys and senior court staff have been involved in accredited mediation training by the London School of Mediation (LSM). Fifteen people are expected to sit the necessary examination for the official qualification […]

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Cubans still on the run, as migrant numbers surge

Cubans still on the run, as migrant numbers surge

| 11/02/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Immigration authorities are battling to cope with the surge in Cubans arriving in Cayman, with another vessel currently stranded in local waters. There are already more than 120 migrants held in various locations across Grand Cayman, as the main Fairbanks detention centre is full, and two are still on the run. On Tuesday officers […]

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Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

| 11/02/2016

(CNS Business): Stuck between a desire to rail against criticisms levelled at it by the employment minister and a wish to show its willingness to cooperate with government, the Chamber of Commerce responded with a short public statement Tuesday. “In order to keep the focus on moving forward, the Chamber will state only that it is concerned […]

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Royal Navy crew plans exercise with RCIPS

Royal Navy crew plans exercise with RCIPS

| 09/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A British Royal Navy vessel that is currently patrolling the Atlantic, offering support and standby assistance to UK territories as well as watching out for drug traffickers, will be visiting Grand Cayman this month. The crew from HMS Mersey, one of four Royal Navy River Class Offshore Patrol vessels, will conduct an exercise with […]

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PTAs raise concerns about education

PTAs raise concerns about education

| 08/02/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry has admitted that representatives from a dozen government school PTAs raised a catalogue of concerns about problems in the education system with the minister and government officials at a recent forum. In what was described as “an informative and sometimes heated discussion on issues relating to understaffing, disruptive student behaviour, lack of […]

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Rivers: Chamber has failed to deliver

Rivers: Chamber has failed to deliver

| 05/02/2016 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The apparent rapprochement between government and the Chamber of Commerce is not looking as harmonious as the new president implied earlier this week after the employment minister said the organisation had failed to deliver on promises to help government with employment initiatives. In a statement issued Friday criticising the outgoing president and the business body, […]

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Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

| 05/02/2016

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the government have agreed to work together to address the unemployment challenges facing the country. After several weeks of finger pointing between government and the Chamber over the issue of employing local workers, the newly elected Executive Committee said they had agreed to “identify ways to stimulate economic growth which […]

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