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Rubis boss quits ahead of impending fuel controls

Rubis boss quits ahead of impending fuel controls

| 04/09/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The managing director of Rubis has quit his job at the helm of the fuel supply company ahead of government’s impending plans to introduce a utilities commission to regulate the industry and possible price controls. A spokesperson for Rubis said the resignation of Donald Gary had “nothing to do with the pending implementation” of […]

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Gender minister won’t back gay marriage

Gender minister won’t back gay marriage

| 04/09/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): In her first public comment regarding the issue of gay marriage, the employment and education minister has stated that she believes marriage should be defined to be between a man and a woman. Just ahead of revelations this week that a gay couple will be seeking to have their legitimate marriage recognized by the […]

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Ministry defends choice of consultants

Ministry defends choice of consultants

| 01/09/2015 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The Education Ministry has roundly defended its decision to choose consultants with no experience at all inspecting government schools anywhere to conduct its baseline inspection of all the Cayman Islands’ government schools. The ministry has also strongly refuted accusations that this report has been doctored, as turned out to be the case with a […]

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Shapps: Civil liberties should be for all

Shapps: Civil liberties should be for all

| 01/09/2015 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s temporary overseas territories minister has said that the British government will not intervene regarding local legislation to provide for same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands but he made it clear that liberty is for everyone and not just some groups. As Cayman faces the question of addressing civil unions for members of […]

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Employment ministry adds month for discussion on laws

Employment ministry adds month for discussion on laws

| 01/09/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The public consultation period on the draft labour and pension bills has been extended by another month, official said Monday. The window of opportunity for individuals, businesses or organizations to submit comment on the two major pieces of legislation was due to end today but the employment ministry said it was extending the timeframe […]

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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 | 78 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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Ozzie pulls CIFA public cash

Ozzie pulls CIFA public cash

| 25/08/2015 | 72 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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OT temp minister to make snap Cayman visit

OT temp minister to make snap Cayman visit

| 25/08/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS) Grant Shapps MP, who is currently acting as the UK’s minister for the overseas territories, will make a short visit to the Cayman Islands on Thursday. The junior minister, who is standing in for James Dudderidge who is unwell, will be visiting Jamaica tomorrow and has tagged Cayman onto the trip. 

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Suckoo defends motion, apologises for offence

Suckoo defends motion, apologises for offence

| 21/08/2015 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Backbench MLA Alva Suckoo has apologised for offending anyone with the comments he made in the Legislative Assembly last week during the controversial debate on the preservation of marriage but has taken aim at the chair of the Human Rights Commission, James Austin-Smith, and the letter he sent to the premier Thursday. Suckoo claims […]

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