Archive for May 15th, 2015

McLaughlin brags of ‘vast’ success

McLaughlin brags of ‘vast’ success

| 15/05/2015 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The premier said his government had made a choice to embrace change and progress, as he outlined his administration’s plans for the coming fiscal year during the opening of the budget meeting Friday. Boasting of “vast successes and accomplishments” in his policy statement, Alden McLaughlin said it was important that the prosperity government was striving […]

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Duddridge invited to Cayman

Duddridge invited to Cayman

| 15/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island governor has sent an invitation to the FCO’s junior minister, James Duddridge, to come visit the Cayman Islands at the earliest opportunity, following news the conservative MP kept his job in David Cameron’s Cabinet. In an exceptionally short throne speech that lasted just a few minutes at the opening of the […]

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Archer targets $121M surplus in 3rd budget

Archer targets $121M surplus in 3rd budget

| 15/05/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has predicted that government will clear a surplus of $121 million by the end of the 2015/16 financial year and reduce government debt to just over $500k in a budget that, for the first time in several years, meets all of the fiscal requirements of the Public Management and Finance Law. […]

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Footage released of West Bay serial sex pest suspect

Footage released of West Bay serial sex pest suspect

| 15/05/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS) Updated with CCTV footage: Following another two reports of sexual harassment and assaults in West Bay by a man on a bicycle, police have issued CCTV footage and images of a suspect taken on Birch Tree Hill Road. Detectives from the district police station are asking the public to help identify the man as […]

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2nd fuel duty cut coming NYD 2016

2nd fuel duty cut coming NYD 2016

| 15/05/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier has promised another cut in the duty placed on fuel imported by CUC, which will come into effect in January 2016, taking off a further 25 cents per gallon. He made the announcement as he delivered a policy statement in the Legislative Assembly Friday ahead of the finance minister’s budget, removing […]

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Pre-schools must make new grade

Pre-schools must make new grade

| 15/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Early years education in Cayman is undergoing a shake-up with the introduction of new standards and a national curriculum for toddlers. Having introduced a new licensing and registration regime for the sector, the Education Ministry is aiming for a cultural shift from child-minding to child learning. In order to stay in business pre-schools will […]

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