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Home affairs invests $6M in new radios

Home affairs invests $6M in new radios

| 15/12/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Motorola has secured a lucrative CI$5.9 million contract to supply the Cayman Islands with a new  “P25” radio system, which officials have described as state-of-the-art and “the most advanced and modern radio system” in the region. The investment is designed to improve the qualit [...]

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67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

| 15/12/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Government officials are claiming that the majority of civil servants “are proud to say they are a government worker and are highly engaged” after civil service management conducted a survey in October. According to a press release from the portfolio, 61% of those who work in core [...]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 14/12/2017
While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of [&he [...]

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UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

| 13/12/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The British Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and is a long-time advocate for the interests of British Overseas Territories, has repeated his call for better and equitable representation for those territories. Speaking recently at a dinne [...]

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EU to outline next step in letter to Cayman

EU to outline next step in letter to Cayman

| 06/12/2017 | 99 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has just twelve months to address the issues that caused the EU to include this jurisdiction among the 47 on its ‘grey-list’, after it managed to avoid being placed on the black-list of countries that European leaders regard as uncooperative when it comes to fin [...]

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Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

| 05/12/2017 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has dodged the European Union Council’s black-list of 17 uncooperative nations after the much-anticipated tax list was published Tuesday. However, this jurisdiction and more than 40 other countries are on a ‘grey-list’ of countries that have agreed to take [...]

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Concessions renewed for builders and developers

Concessions renewed for builders and developers

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The government will be continuing the flat 15% import duty rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman for another year, officials have confirmed. The duty cut has been running for several years and Finance Minister Roy McTaggart claimed the concession was working and helping [...]

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BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

| 28/11/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the leaders of the British Overseas Territories to Downing Street Monday, after they arrived in London for the annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week. While the PM had good news for some territories, as her government has confirmed a new £70 m [...]

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Public beach access remains at risk

Public beach access remains at risk

| 28/11/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Resolving the issues surrounding public beach access rights has been identified by the current administration as an important priority. Nevertheless, during Finance Committee earlier this month MLAs raised a number of concerns about the increasing impositions being placed on people trying to [...]

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Cayman poised to draw line on global cooperation

Cayman poised to draw line on global cooperation

| 27/11/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Paradise Papers leak was designed to influence the consideration of the latest European blacklist and if Cayman is on it next month, it could mark the end of cooperation. Speaking to members of the Legislative Assembly, he suggested that the Cayman Island [...]

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CIG delegation heads to UK for JMC

CIG delegation heads to UK for JMC

| 24/11/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and a team of six local officials left for London Friday to attend what could turn out to be an important Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting of the leaders of the British territories and UK Officials. Topics on the agenda include tax transparency, [...]

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