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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): More than seven years after the Cayman Islands Constitution was implemented and three years after the Bill of Rights came into effect, the Constitutional Commission has revealed plans for an audio version for the visually impaired. The commission said the project was in “the preliminary [...]

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Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

| 02/12/2016 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The employment ministry has announced that the first of a long list of amendments made in May to the law dealing with the mandatory pension regime in the private sector will come into effect on New Year’s Eve. But it will take more than three years before the entire piece of legislation [...]

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ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

| 30/11/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned that “serious problems remain” across government as departments are still not updating or properly utilizing their websites to allow the public access to information. In its most recent review of 89 public authorities, the ICO foun [...]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and [...]

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Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

| 29/11/2016 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made it clear that if his long-time political friend and colleague, Kurt Tibbetts, sticks to his guns about his planned retirement from the political arena at the end of this administration, it would create a very difficult gap to fill in the PPM team. But speaking to the [...]

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Cayman must be ready for uncertain world

Cayman must be ready for uncertain world

| 25/11/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The premier has spoken of the “increasingly, bewildering and unpredictable seismic geopolitical changes” going on in the world creating uncertainty that Cayman must be prepared to navigate. Alden McLaughlin said the combination of ‘Brexit’ in the UK, the election of Donald Trump i [...]

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Archer targets revenue reporting

Archer targets revenue reporting

| 25/11/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said that government’s inability to confirm that the revenue collected into the public purse is everything it is owed and recorded in its financial statements is a major challenge that he plans to tackle. Marco Archer told civil servants at a conference Thursday [...]

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CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

| 21/11/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Government continues to wrestle with the best way to deal with at-risk children and is planning to undertake an outline business case on the future of the Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation, which is currently responsible for children the courts have remanded or ordered into its [...]

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Medical cannabis oil officially legal

Medical cannabis oil officially legal

| 21/11/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The governor has assented to an amended drug law to facilitate the prescription of medical cannabis oil. The step by government to legalise the medical use of ganja in the form of an oil or tinctures to treat cancer, epilepsy, or as a pain reliever for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthri [...]

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Lawyers accuse CIG of secrecy over LPB

Lawyers accuse CIG of secrecy over LPB

| 15/11/2016

(CNS Business): Efforts by Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton to steer through legislation to govern the Cayman Islands legal profession ahead of the next Financial Action Task Force review and after 15 years of failed attempts by previous governments have been undermined by more complaints [...]

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Expansion plans ahead for public works

Expansion plans ahead for public works

| 15/11/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department could be playing an even bigger role in future, according to a new strategic assessment by Project Future. The ministry of planning published three reports about several departments within its ministry designed to make them more efficient and cut the size of gov [...]

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