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Government won’t tax banks for education fund

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

| 21/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly that his government would consider the idea of an education fund that could help plug the budget gaps and cover more scholarships for Caymanians, but he said his administration was not prepared to raise the cash by putting a tax on the spre [...]

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Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

| 21/11/2017
(CNS): Five people from West Bay crammed into the dock in the Grand Court Monday, as the crown opened its case against the group in relation to an attempted murder outside a West Bay Road nightclub earlier this year. Malik Mothen (35), Tashika Mothen (29), Kashwayne Hewitt (20), Daniella Tibbetts (2 [...]

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University calls for input on search for new president

University calls for input on search for new president

| 20/11/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, will be retiring next year, and in preparation for his departure the UCCI board is consulting with stakeholders about the job description before it advertises the vacancy. Officials said the next president will be expe [...]

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Police arrest suspect dealer at West Bay Road bar

Police arrest suspect dealer at West Bay Road bar

| 20/11/2017
(CNS): Late Sunday night police officers were called to an undisclosed bar close to Public Beach on the West Bay Road, where they arrested a 39-year-old George Town man on suspicion of possession of cocaine and ganja with intent to supply, as well as other drug-related offences. The police said the [...]

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Jury returns open verdict in post-op death

Jury returns open verdict in post-op death

| 20/11/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The jury hearing the inquest into the death of Lisa Anne Turner (61) recorded an “open verdict” Thursday, as they were unable to determine the circumstance that caused her death. The Canadian woman, who had lived in Cayman for many years, died earlier this year just days after an operati [...]

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CIG security could be reserved for locals only

CIG security could be reserved for locals only

| 20/11/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Government has accepted a proposal from the opposition to consider reserving security jobs at government ports and buildings for Caymanians only. On Thursday evening legislators briefly debated a private member’s motion on the idea by Chris Saunders (BTW), who said that it was normal f [...]

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Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

| 17/11/2017 | 42 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 | 95 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 | 49 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 | 6 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED Following renewed calls from the police for information on two missing people officers confirmed that a teenage runaway reported missing last week has been found safe and well. But there is still no news regarding a boater who was reported missing at sea last month. The RCIPS said Thu [...]

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PA law not followed in Archer’s appointment

PA law not followed in Archer’s appointment

| 15/11/2017 | 61 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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