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Official opposition and Bryan part ways

Official opposition and Bryan part ways

| 22/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader who has said he wants the group of independents he is leading to form a cohesive alternative to government will no longer caucus with Kenneth Bryan as he told CNS that he does not believe the George Town MLA is “a good fit” with the official opposition. Ezzard Miller [...]

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MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

| 17/08/2017 | 249 Comments
(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and independent member for Newlands is urging government to act now in preparation for what many believe will be an exodus of ex-pat workers at the end of this year over changes to the pension law. Alva Suckoo said that out-of-work Caymanians need to be trained no [...]

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Prison transport contract up for grabs

Prison transport contract up for grabs

| 17/08/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The prison service has taken the controversial leap into the private sector by issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for security firms to take over the transportation of prisoners to and from Northward, Fairbanks and the courts. No formal announcement was made to the press or public but the [...]

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Report on social welfare reform waiting Cabinet nod

Report on social welfare reform waiting Cabinet nod

| 16/08/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): An outline business case (OBC) completed by KPMG on the reform of social welfare in the Cayman Islands has been completed and is awaiting Cabinet approval before it will be released to the public. Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee, Wednesday, the chief officer in the community affairs [...]

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PAC challenges planning over enforcement

PAC challenges planning over enforcement

| 16/08/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, and opposition leader, Ezzard Miller warned government officials that people are choosing to press ahead with development projects without planning permission because they believe they can get after-the-fact approval once something is built, rather [...]

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Bryan puts public housing on LA agenda

Bryan puts public housing on LA agenda

| 14/08/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the newly elected MLA for George Town Central, has joined forces with a member of the government backbenches for his first-ever private members motion. Bryan is proposing that government invest in up to 50 two-bedroom homes to provide those in temporary need with a safe, secure [...]

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Booze board’s gas station decision faces audit

Booze board’s gas station decision faces audit

| 09/08/2017 | 99 Comments
(CNS): A decision by the Liquor Licensing Board to grant Gary Rutty, the owner of the Peanuts convenience store and Rubis gas station in Red Bay, a licence to sell liquor seven days per week is to be reviewed by the government’s Internal Audit Unit. Commerce Minister Joey Hew, who now has responsi [...]

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MLAs get lessons in democracy

MLAs get lessons in democracy

| 07/08/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): A number of the country’s novice MLAs and some new Cabinet ministers spent two days learning about parliamentary democracy and how the Legislative Assembly works in a post-election seminar conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, last week. Speaker and veteran politician [...]

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Mac escapes charge in casino groping accusation

Mac escapes charge in casino groping accusation

| 07/08/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly will not face any charges following accusations that he groped a waitress in a Florida casino last month. McKeeva Bush had been arrested after the woman alleged that the veteran politician had touched her inappropriately while she was ser [...]

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CS has no time to improve cash collection

CS has no time to improve cash collection

| 03/08/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A recent review by the auditor general’s office of its 2015 report on the risks government faced when it comes to collecting revenue has shown that very little progress has been made to improve the systems surrounding the collection of public cash. Collecting Government Revenues was made pu [...]

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Data Protection Law to start in 2019

Data Protection Law to start in 2019

| 02/08/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Cabinet has set January 2019 as the implementation date for the Data Protection Law which was passed in the Legislative Assembly earlier this year. Over the next 18 months, a newly formed working group will develop the necessary regulations to complete the legislation and allow the law to [...]

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