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EX-chamber boss berates ‘dependency’ problem

EX-chamber boss berates ‘dependency’ problem

| 04/05/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce berated the dependency problem of successive governments looking to “pie in the sky” proposed developments for an economic miracle. Johann Moxam warned the Electoral Boundary Commission not to use “proposed plans for proposed developments” to guess where voter growth might be when they do their work. 

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Mac makes no apology, Alden sues

Mac makes no apology, Alden sues

| 01/05/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The premier said he had received no response at close of business on Friday to his request for an apology from the opposition leader regarding allegations he made in a private member’s motion about a conspiracy to topple the former leader from office. Alden McLaughlin told CNS that he was disappointed that McKeeva Bush […]

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Commission refuses to reassure North Siders

Commission refuses to reassure North Siders

| 01/05/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): North Side voters pleaded with the Electoral Boundary Commission on Thursday night not to recommend joining their constituency with East End. Despite a show of hands revealing that no one in the audience of over 40 people supporting the idea and impassioned pleas, the commissioners refused to make a commitment about any recommendations.

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Civil servants call for equity in pay

Civil servants call for equity in pay

| 30/04/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers are calling on government to address the frozen pay for long term, mostly local, civil servants whose pay packets have been the same for more than a decade after the cost of living allowances (COLA) is returned to them this July. In a statement released Thursday, the Cayman Islands Civil Service […]

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Brac flight losses remain secret

Brac flight losses remain secret

| 30/04/2015 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister refused to reveal how much it costs to operate CAL Express when questioned in the Legislative Assembly recently, as he said it was commercially sensitive information. MLA Ezzard Miller asked Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell about the 30-seat Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, which flies between the Brac and Grand Cayman, and how many […]

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Work only just begins on long awaited e-gov site

Work only just begins on long awaited e-gov site

| 29/04/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The much anticipated goal of moving more government services online to cut costs and improve efficiency still appears some way off. Despite promises from successive administrations that technology will be used to help reduce queues, bureaucracy and costs, e-government is still in the early stages.  Officials revealed that the new gov.ky service portal will not […]

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Cayman will ‘rue day’ of SMCs, says Mac

Cayman will ‘rue day’ of SMCs, says Mac

| 29/04/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader showed no signs of accepting the government’s move to introduce single member constituencies (SMCs) and one man, one vote (OMOV) during the Electoral Boundary Commission’s West Bay meeting Tuesday. The commissioners were in the district to listen to public views on where and how the boundaries for the new political landscape […]

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Boundary meetings face low turnout

Boundary meetings face low turnout

| 28/04/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): There were less than 40 people at the Electoral Boundary Commission’s public meeting in George Town Monday night, when the panel tasked with drawing up the recommended boundary lines for the country’s new political landscape arrived in the capital. With just a handful of voters turning up to the Sister Islands meetings and just […]

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Conservation will influence Cayman’s future

Conservation will influence Cayman’s future

| 27/04/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Environment Minister Wayne Panton has said that the entire National Conservation Law will be fully in force before the end of this year, when the preservation of the Cayman Islands’ valuable environment will finally be given equal weight as social and economic considerations when it comes to future development. With 80% of the law […]

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Premier flexes legal muscle against Mac

Premier flexes legal muscle against Mac

| 25/04/2015 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is turning to the courts for the next round in the fight with the opposition leader over his controversial allegations. The premier, who is also a qualified lawyer, is demanding a public apology from McKeeva Bush and a retraction of the ‘conspiracy’ allegations, which he has categorically refuted. McLaughlin’s lawyers have also […]

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Speaker takes on Mac’s conspiracy motion

Speaker takes on Mac’s conspiracy motion

| 24/04/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has mounted the first of what could be a number of hurdles to his controversial conspiracy motion being debated by the country’s parliament. The speaker has confirmed that she has accepted McKeeva Bush’s motion calling for an internal enquiry surrounding his arrest and subsequent trial ,which he says was a conspiracy […]

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Mac’s motion stirs up political fireworks

Mac’s motion stirs up political fireworks

| 23/04/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The premier and opposition leader could be heading for a major political fight on the floor of the Legislative Assembly but the men are not only at odds over the content of McKeeva Bush’s alleged conspiracy motion; they are also rowing over whether it can even be debated in the parliament. Last week Bush filed the […]

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Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

| 22/04/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has denied having any connection to the correspondence or actions of one of its managers in connection with a proposed fuel storage and transfer terminal project in East End. Following a CNS report Wednesday on the proceedings in the Legislative Assembly relating to Navasota’s proposal, Dart issued a statement making it […]

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Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

| 22/04/2015 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts has said government will not be dealing with one of Dart Realty (Cayman)’s executive officers when it comes to any future developments on a proposed new oil storage facility being explored by Texas-based oil firm, Navasota. Tibbetts read correspondence to the Legislative Assembly Friday which showed that Chris Pope, the purchasing and logistics manager for Dart […]

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Staffing plans to remain under wraps

Staffing plans to remain under wraps

| 20/04/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Government has rejected a private member’s motion to allow public access to all business staffing plans to help the unemployed learn more about career opportunities, training and scholarships available in the local market. Although government has talked about the need for more transparency regarding immigration via its new e-government initiative, the premier rejected this […]

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