Archive for October 7th, 2015

FIFA plans to suspend beleaguered president

FIFA plans to suspend beleaguered president

| 07/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): In the face of the mounting scandals, executives at the world’s football governing body, FIFA, have finally indicated an intention to suspend their president, Sepp Blatter, but only on temporary suspension for three months. Officials from FIFA’s Ethics Committee recommended putting him o [...]

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MP says BOTs should have representation at Westminster

MP says BOTs should have representation at Westminster

| 07/10/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Conservative MP for Romford in the UK parliament has suggested there should be representation in Westminster for Britain’s overseas territories. Andrew Rosindell, who chairs the Parliamentary British Overseas Territories Committee, has said that the onset of devolution meant it could [...]

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Halfway house needs help from community

Halfway house needs help from community

| 07/10/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The Bridge Foundation, which helps men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, is seeking support from the community to continue with its work. Residents of the facilities are referred to the charity from the Parole Board, Probation, Drug Court, Caribbean Haven or the Counsellin [...]

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TB cases were contracted overseas, officials believe

TB cases were contracted overseas, officials believe

| 07/10/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The medical officer of health has said that he does not believe the recent cases of tuberculosis (TB) confirmed at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town were contracted in Cayman. Although investigations into how the patients were infected are ongoing, the travel history of the patients [...]

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OBC on cruise port remains under wraps

OBC on cruise port remains under wraps

| 07/10/2015 | 82 Comments
(CNS): The updated Outline Business Case which fuelled the premier’s announcement last week that the Cayman Islands Government is moving to the next step in the process to develop cruise berth piers in George Town will not be released to the public yet because Cabinet has not considered it, offi [...]

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Government offers ten-year visa to Jamaicans

Government offers ten-year visa to Jamaicans

| 07/10/2015 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is extending the length of visas that visiting Jamaicans can apply for from five to ten years. The premier said this new enhanced visa would assist business travellers, church officials and other frequent visitors from the neighbouring island. Costing $92, this i [...]

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CPA reappointments fly in face of good governance

CPA reappointments fly in face of good governance

| 07/10/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The decision by Cabinet to reappoint the entire membership of the Central Planning Authority just weeks after the auditor general recommended changing the membership to make it more balanced flies in the face of good governance, both the new Public Accounts Committee chair and Auditor General [...]

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