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CIFA executive to meet as scandal rolls on

CIFA executive to meet as scandal rolls on

| 01/06/2015 | 40 Comments
(CNS): The first vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Bruce Blake, has confirmed that the executive committee of the local football body will be meeting Monday night and plans to issue a press release Tuesday in relation to the FIFA investigation and CIFA President Je [...]

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Teen charged with Bodden Town burglary

| 01/06/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 15-year-old boy appeared in court Monday charged with a break-in at a Bodden Town grocery store. The boy, who is a resident of Bodden Town, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of two counts of burglary at the Look-Out Mini Mart on Anton Bodden Drive on 26 and 27 May. Police said the bo [...]

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Dump equipment hire costs CIG $1M

Dump equipment hire costs CIG $1M

| 01/06/2015 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Leasing private sector trucks for garbage collection and equipment for the dump set government back over a million dollars in this financial year — and none of it was tendered — as a result of the fires and a high number of technical problems with the equipment. The premier, who took over [...]

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Insurance firms drive-up health costs

Insurance firms drive-up health costs

| 01/06/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): MLAs reluctantly voted for massive amounts of public money to cover the healthcare costs of those that are not properly covered by the private sector of government’s own insurance firm Monday. Alongside the millions of dollars that government pays for overseas healthcare for the poor and el [...]

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Primary learning gets smarter with IT

Primary learning gets smarter with IT

| 01/06/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The education minister has revealed that every government primary school will have smart boards in the classrooms by the start of the 2015-16 academic year. Interactive White Boards have been steadily added to government classrooms but 100% of primary classes and 60% of all public high school [...]

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English language standards in question

English language standards in question

| 01/06/2015 | 37 Comments
(CNS): An MLA has questioned the level of enforcement over English language standards among work permit holders after the Ritz Carlton recently undertook a recruitment campaign for a language tutor to improve the English spoken by hotel staff. Plans to mandate that permit holders sit a language test [...]

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Experts improve predictions as quiet season opens

Experts improve predictions as quiet season opens

| 01/06/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): With just 12 named storms expected this Atlantic hurricane season and improvements in prediction paths by experts, residents are less likely to find themselves taken by surprise over bad weather but that doesn’t mean the Cayman Islands won’t see another Hurricane Ivan and residents ar [...]

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