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Ritch report still not public after FOI review

Ritch report still not public after FOI review

| 30/09/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The government is still insisting that the report conducted by local attorney David Ritch into issues surrounding the immigration law is protected by attorney-client privilege and will not be released, despite the continued public interest. Ritch was asked by government more than a year ag [...]

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CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

| 28/09/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Government is preparing an outline business case for outsourcing inmate transport. In the first step towards the privatisation of a full public sector service, the Home Affairs ministry has released a strategic assessment on the possibility of contracting out the movement of inmates fro [...]

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MLAs’ meeting clashes with Clinton v Trump debate

MLAs’ meeting clashes with Clinton v Trump debate

| 26/09/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The independent MLAs will be in West Bay this evening, raising their concerns about the impact the raft of legislation that the government will be bringing to parliament next month will have on the community. But the meeting clashes with the first of the televised presidential debates in t [...]

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MLAs’ salaries too high

MLAs’ salaries too high

| 25/09/2016 | 88 Comments

MM writes: 18 political seats x average $10,000 per month salary = $180,000 per month (KYD2,160,000 per year). These politicians are getting a law firm partner’s salary with little knowledge of law or what proper policies to put in place to encourage economic stimulus. Each and every sittin [...]

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Government claims cost of living is falling

Government claims cost of living is falling

| 23/09/2016 | 77 Comments

(CNS): With electricity, gas and fuel still falling in price, inflation in Cayman continues to decline, according to the Economics and Statistics Office. Finance Minister Marco Archer says that this means Caymanians now have more spending power. In the latest Consumer Price Index report, which me [...]

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PPM starts campaign against Mac’s claims

PPM starts campaign against Mac’s claims

| 22/09/2016 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The People’s Progresssive Movement, a.k.a. the Progressives, has begun an online campaign disputing the claims that have been consistently made by Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush in various public forums about their track record. With six months to go before Nomination Day and the officia [...]

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CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

| 22/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): One of the many pieces of legislation that government plans to steer through the Legislative Assembly next month is a small but nevertheless significant change that government hopes will help it keep a tighter rein on the hospital. The Health Services Authority Law (2016) Revision, which w [...]

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MLAs lament long list of laws

MLAs lament long list of laws

| 22/09/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): With close to 30 pieces of legislation on the agenda for the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, the independent members claim to have been burning the midnight oil in order to scrutinize the upcoming bills. Criticising government for the number of laws coming before the parliament [...]

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Jobless total falls to new low of 3.9%

Jobless total falls to new low of 3.9%

| 22/09/2016 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A new Labour Force Survey has found that the total number of people out of work in the Cayman Islands this spring had fallen to 3.9%, the lowest jobless figure since 2007. The latest report from the Economics and Statistics Office indicates that the rate of unemployment among locals has al [...]

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Baroness picks Cayman for first OT trip

Baroness picks Cayman for first OT trip

| 21/09/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s new overseas territories minister will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month for a short visit, government officials confirmed Tuesday. Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, who has picked the Cayman Islands for her first port of call of any British territory will [...]

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Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

| 20/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government’s new procurement bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month will depend on the development of expertise in the civil service to make it work, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has stated. The draft legislation introduces what has been describ [...]

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