RSSPolitics

Parliament break – breaks records

Parliament break – breaks records

| 25/02/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side has accused the current administration of hypocrisy over its management of the legislative timetable. Speaking to CNS Tuesday, Ezzard Miller said he had just learned that the Legislative Assembly will not meet again until the middle of April, almost five months after it last sat and the longest […]

Continue Reading

Questions raised over legal department

Questions raised over legal department

| 25/02/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A local independent attorney has said that there are too many unanswered questions in relation to the legal authorities in Cayman that are of significant public concern. With a number of freedom of information requests soliciting very little information because of poor record keeping or refusals to release information, Peter Polack said that the […]

Continue Reading

Auditor seeks advice on valuing government assets

Auditor seeks advice on valuing government assets

| 24/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has given the nod to the Cayman Islands Office of the Auditor General on a government evaluation of its land and building assets, following an independent review of the process. In 2013 the government undertook its first ever valuation since the implementation of the Public Management and Finance Law […]

Continue Reading

Information boss cannot call back released data

Information boss cannot call back released data

| 20/02/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) begins an enquiry into the recent release of a swathe of data relating to work permits, officials confirmed that the ICO cannot step in to resolve disputes over personal information until Cayman has a data protection law. Jan Liebaers, the acting information commissioner, said Thursday that he was […]

Continue Reading

Fast-track services rolling out at ORIA

Fast-track services rolling out at ORIA

| 13/02/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): All visitors arriving at the airport on Grand Cayman will soon be able to enjoy fast track services if they are willing to pay for it, as a pilot project at the Owen Roberts International Airport begins a wider roll-out. The airport authority is expanding its meet-and-greet service and is working closely with immigration, […]

Continue Reading

GT spruce up beginning with roads

GT spruce up beginning with roads

| 10/02/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The much-anticipated rejuvenation of the country’s capital is due to start within the next few weeks on the roads, the premier has stated, beginning with Godfrey Nixon Way, the first road to be upgraded, widened and improved. The premier has promised to breathe new life into George Town, with upgrades to Smith Road and […]

Continue Reading

CIG to create utilities commission

CIG to create utilities commission

| 10/02/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The government is making plans to create a public utilities commission, which will among other things regulate the fuel sector. Premier Alden McLaughlin is calling on the two oil suppliers to be more transparent about fuel pricing. Falling short of announcing possible price regulation at the pump, he said his government was “prepared to […]

Continue Reading

Labour will demand public register for UK’s territories

Labour will demand public register for UK’s territories

| 09/02/2015

(CNS): If the Labour party wins the UK general election in May, the Cayman Islands and other British overseas territories will be required to introduce publicly accessible beneficial ownership registries or face blacklisting. Ed Miliband has reportedly written to all of the UK’s overseas territories to warn them what he will expect should he be […]

Continue Reading

Budget pressures fuel outburst by CS boss

Budget pressures fuel outburst by CS boss

| 06/02/2015 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry of planning has cited budget pressures as the reason why he reportedly launched a verbal attack on one of his deputies during a meeting last month. The details of what took place have not been widely circulated compared to the now infamous ‘Ozziegate’, in which the health minister […]

Continue Reading

PPM claws back 50% Dart tax

PPM claws back 50% Dart tax

| 05/02/2015 | 59 Comments

(CNS): After more than a year and a half of talks with the islands’ largest investor, the PPM administration has managed to renegotiate the terms of the controversial NRA Agreement between government, the National Roads Authority and Dart Realty. Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed that the 50% accommodation tax rebate on all of the investor’s tourism […]

Continue Reading

Local inequality subject of CEO panel debate

Local inequality subject of CEO panel debate

| 03/02/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Walkers’ Global Managing Partner, Ingrid Pierce; the premier’s senior political advisor, Roy Tatum; local businessman and author, Paul Byles; and consultant Tom McCallum will be discussing the widening inequality gap this week at the annual Cayman Economic Outlook conference. The premier’s State of the Nation address and the panel debate usually draw the crowds […]

Continue Reading

PAC has failed Cayman, says ex-Chamber boss

PAC has failed Cayman, says ex-Chamber boss

| 28/01/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee has let down the people of Cayman by its failure to call the former deputy premier and her chief officer to account for their questionable spending of public cash, the former president of the Chamber of Commerce has stated. Johann Moxam said the representatives of the people should not be picking […]

Continue Reading

Ozziegate was ‘unfortunate’, says governor

Ozziegate was ‘unfortunate’, says governor

| 23/01/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has become the first person in authority to offer any disapproval regarding a verbal attack on a chief officer last month by a minister. Speaking about gender equality in Cayman on Thursday evening at a law school event, Kilpatrick said that the “unfortunate incident” that no one would condone was […]

Continue Reading

Lawyers claim data protection too costly

Lawyers claim data protection too costly

| 21/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands continues to wait on laws to address the legislative gap it has regarding protecting information, the legal profession has made it clear that it feels there is no hurry to introduce the proposed Data Protection Law because it will cost too much. One of many stakeholders that have been involved in the […]

Continue Reading

Still no sign of clean full government audit

Still no sign of clean full government audit

| 21/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has stated that he will be disclaiming the government’s entire public sector accounts for the financial years 2011/12 as well as 2012/13 and that ongoing difficulties and delays are also impacting hopes of at least a qualified opinion for 2013/14. It is now almost 12 years since government produced a full […]

Continue Reading