Archive for May 14th, 2015

Big budget surplus to be revealed

Big budget surplus to be revealed

| 14/05/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The government will be presenting what is expected to be a whopping surplus budget on Friday at the State Opening of the Legislative Assembly. The Throne Speech presented by the governor and the premier’s Policy Statement will all be delivered in the Legislative Assembly tomorrow before the finance minister spells out where government will be […]

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Tarpon academy leader bags JGHS deputy principal job

Tarpon academy leader bags JGHS deputy principal job

| 14/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Patricia Forbes has been appointed as the new deputy principal of John Gray High School (JGHS) for the 2015-2016 calendar year, government officials announced Thursday. Forbes, who was acting deputy principal of Tarpon Academy and the school’s teaching and learning coordinator, has been promoted after Matthew Holmes, the former deputy principal, stepped into the acting […]

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Connolly takes up torch for energy debate

Connolly takes up torch for energy debate

| 14/05/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): In the absence of any formal public debate regarding the development of a national energy policy, reducing costs and adopting more sustainable and alternative energy measures, government backbencher Winston Connolly is organizing a public summit on the matter for next month. While the responsibility for energy policy lies with cabinet minister for planning, Kurt […]

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Third of Shetty staff local workers

Third of Shetty staff local workers

| 14/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Officials from Health City Cayman Islands in East End have confirmed that around one third of the facility’s workforce is made up of Caymanians. Project Director Gene Thompson and Marketing Director Shomari Scott confirmed that the targets for local employment at the hospital in its first year of more than 25% had been exceeded as […]

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Jamaica takes step towards rejecting Privy Council

Jamaica takes step towards rejecting Privy Council

| 14/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Three pieces of legislation that may lead to the neighboring island of Jamaica ending its use of the UK’s Privy Council and creating a regional final court of appeal have been passed by the House of Representatives. The Jamaican government plans to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice as its last legal port of call […]

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Misick ‘s Privy Council bid for jury trial fails

Misick ‘s Privy Council bid for jury trial fails

| 14/05/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Michael Misick , the former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands who is facing corruption allegations, has lost his appeal in the UK’s Privy Council for a jury trial in the increasingly controversial case. In comments that mirror those made by the Cayman Islands own former leader, McKeeva Bush, about the UK authorities, […]

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CIG invests $120k to adapt GAB space for emergency ops

CIG invests $120k to adapt GAB space for emergency ops

| 14/05/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Millions of dollars are being saved by adapting existing space in the Government Administration Building (GAB) on Elgin Avenue for the National Emergency Operations Centre instead of developing a stand-alone centre, officials have said. A conference room on the second floor of the GAB is being reconfigured as an emergency centre for 911 operators […]

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Shetty hospital hopes for major patient jump

Shetty hospital hopes for major patient jump

| 14/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Health City Cayman Islands marked a major milestone on Wednesday when it announced that it had received accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). This means that Dr Devi Shetty’s first and only hospital outside India can now begin to target the US market in earnest as first intended. The hospital’s goal is […]

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