Archive for October 28th, 2015

Port design proposal to be reviewed

Port design proposal to be reviewed

| 28/10/2015 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The government is taking another look at the proposed design for a cruise berthing facility, which has been at the centre of the work that has taken place so far, to move the controversial project forward. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell spoke a [...]

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Leadership remains weak point for CIG accounts

Leadership remains weak point for CIG accounts

| 28/10/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The adverse opinion issued by the auditor general on the government’s full set of annual accounts for the year-ending June 2014 is mostly down to a lack of leadership in the financial function at the centre of public accounting in the economics and finance ministry. Falling short of des [...]

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Victim pistol-whipped in GT mugging

Victim pistol-whipped in GT mugging

| 28/10/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): A 52-year-old man was hit in the head by a masked armed robber in the early hours of this morning during a violent street mugging. The victim, who lives in George Town, was robbed of his wallet at 2:00 Wednesday morning in Middle Road in the Walkers Road area of town by four men, […] [...]

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Cabinet approves cruise port

Cabinet approves cruise port

| 28/10/2015 | 96 Comments
(CNS): The government’s inner circle has approved the next step in the cruise berthing project, Premier Alden McLaughlin stated Wednesday. He and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said that their Cabinet colleagues and the Progressive and C4C joint caucus had given the nod to moving the controver [...]

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First EPS in a decade gets failing grade

First EPS in a decade gets failing grade

| 28/10/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): After ten years of trying, the first auditable set of consolidated government accounts have been given a failing grade by the auditor general. The entire public sector financials were given an adverse opinion for a catalogue of reasons, Alastair Swarbrick said in the report he completed befor [...]

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Drivers face licence loss over school zone speeding

Drivers face licence loss over school zone speeding

| 28/10/2015 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The penalties for speeding in a 15mph school zone when the lights are flashing will soon cost motorists their driver’s licence. Government has agreed to up the ante on the punishment, which is currently a fine of $200. The decision came following a private member’s motion brought by East [...]

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LA adjourned until mid-November for SPS

LA adjourned until mid-November for SPS

| 28/10/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Legislative Assembly was adjourned on Monday following a meeting that lasted just under two weeks and dealt with a number of bills and motions, including the historic adoption of ‘one man, one vote’. The members will return in three weeks, when the government will present its [...]

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