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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 | 77 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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Viewpoint: New hope? No chance.

Viewpoint: New hope? No chance.

| 21/08/2015 | 34 Comments

101 writes:For the past two or three political terms, just before the elections, we hear talk about a very popular ‘what if’. What if we could secure the election of a few younger/more progressive legislators in the LA? That might change the way things work. After all, these potential new persons have watched on the […]

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Governor relaxed over increased LA costs

Governor relaxed over increased LA costs

| 21/08/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The additional costs the country will incur when, or if, government adopts the recommendations of the Electoral Boundary Commission to increase the number 0f seats in the LA to nineteen need to be weighed against the advantages, Governor Helen Kilpatrick said when she received the report from the EBC Thursday. So far, the even […]

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HRC: MLA abused privilege for hate speech

HRC: MLA abused privilege for hate speech

| 20/08/2015 | 146 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has called on the premier to condemn the “unstatesmanlike, inaccurate, vitriolic, and thoroughly hateful” comments made against the LGBT community by a veteran MLA during a debate on traditional marriage. The shocking comments made by Anthony Eden in the Legislative Assembly last week abused parliamentary privilege, James […]

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CIG vows to act on auditors’ NBF findings

CIG vows to act on auditors’ NBF findings

| 20/08/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Government leaders have agreed to “fully implement” the recommendations made by the auditor general in his latest damning report regarding the potential misuse and mismanagement of taxpayers’ money. Following the release of Alastair Swarbrick’s findings in an audit of the controversial Nation Building Fund,the premier and the deputy governor said in a joint […]

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Panton offers backing to LGBT community

Panton offers backing to LGBT community

| 19/08/2015 | 304 Comments

(CNS): A Cabinet minister has taken a stand against comments condemning homosexuality made in the Legislative Assembly last week during a private member’s motion on traditional marriage. Saddened by the content and tone of the debate, Wayne Panton said he did not want to be associated in any way with much of what was said […]

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