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Harris canned from radio talk show

Harris canned from radio talk show

| 29/05/2015 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The long-standing host of a local radio breakfast time talk show, Austin Harris, has been canned and will be replaced in the short-term by former PPM West Bay political candidate Woody DaCosta. Officials from Rooster confirmed Friday that on Monday morning Harris will no longer be on air as DaCosta takes over the phone-in […]

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Rivers wants mandatory training to protect kids

Rivers wants mandatory training to protect kids

| 29/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Following the revelations in a recent PAHO report about the sexual health of young people in the Cayman Islands that many are facing significant abuse, the education minister is calling for mandatory training for people in all professions connected to children. Tara Rivers said the incidence of sexual activity and abuse of Cayman’s children […]

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Alden: Bush is a destabilizing force

Alden: Bush is a destabilizing force

| 28/05/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said the opposition leader possessed a magnetic ability to “attract scandals” and described McKeeva Bush as a destabilizing force on most of the governments he had served in during his more than 30 years in politics. As McLaughlin wound up the week-long budget debate Thursday, ahead of a unanimous vote, he […]

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Grand Cayman power bills face new hike

Grand Cayman power bills face new hike

| 28/05/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The local regulator has cleared a new base rate hike for CUC, pushing up the cost of electricity again for consumers on Grand Cayman. The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) confirmed that it had approved a 0.9% increase in the rate the monopoly power provider is allowed to charge. Customers will see the increase immediately […]

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Photo gag falls flat as Mac takes aim at PPM

Photo gag falls flat as Mac takes aim at PPM

| 27/05/2015 | 58 Comments

(CNS): A photoshopped image of the opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly showing him supposedly napping during the budget debate has failed to raise much of a giggle among politicians. McKeeva Bush took aim at the PPM Wednesday saying he believed the image reportedly sent to the local paper by the premier’s press secretary was […]

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PPM veteran rejects time change

PPM veteran rejects time change

| 27/05/2015 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Political veteran and government backbencher Anthony Eden has urged his frontbench colleagues to rethink the decision to introduce daylight savings (DLS) time for a catalogue of reasons, and his objections were echoed by independent member Ezzard Miller during the current budget debate. While some in the business community have called for the clock change, the MLAs’ […]

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More businesses to open Sunday

More businesses to open Sunday

| 26/05/2015

(CNS Business): The age old debate on Sunday trading has officially been decided and establishments such as tourist-related shops, gas stations and retail businesses that sell food and beverages that are less than 4,000 square feet will be exempted from the ban. Government has revised the Sunday Trading Law by adding more types of businesses […]

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Struggling locals concern for backbencher

Struggling locals concern for backbencher

| 25/05/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the government’s backbench Bodden Town MLA, said he still had concerns about the difficulties Caymanians were having finding opportunities and the high cost of living for those that are working. Speaking during the budget debate last week, Suckoo said that although the unemployment rate was down, government still had to do more […]

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