Archive for December 17th, 2015

Waiting time info and wifi aim to ease immigration pains

Waiting time info and wifi aim to ease immigration pains

| 17/12/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The immigration department has introduced a new service to give customers an idea of waiting times for a given service ahead of their visit to the office in Elgin Avenue and is also offering a free wifi service while they wait to see an immigration officer to make dealing with one of government’s busiest […]

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Hospital offers cut-price non-brand medicines

Hospital offers cut-price non-brand medicines

| 17/12/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Patients at the George Town hospital pharmacy will soon be able to fill prescriptions for $4.50 if they choose generic, cut-price versions of the medications they are taking. The Health Services Authority described the cheaper drug offer as an “alternative prescriptions option” that identifies a generic alternative in all prescription categories, in accordance with the […]

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Ironwood duty deal signed but no road agreement

Ironwood duty deal signed but no road agreement

| 17/12/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Government has entered into a duty concessions deal worth almost US$22 million with the developers of a proposed golf resort in Frank Sound but there has been no agreement on the construction of the East-West arterial extension. Under the deal signed by government officials and the developers of the planned Ironwood project on Thursday, the […]

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Conservation council hits back at critics

Conservation council hits back at critics

| 17/12/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council has hit back at criticisms levelled at it by a local newspaper and defended its position on the port issue and against a number of other misleading comments made in opinion pieces. Christine Rose-Smyth said that the main function of the council is to promote biological diversity, […]

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CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

| 17/12/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association, which remains embroiled in the wider international football scandal, has announced plans to convene a panel to review donations that it received for Goal, a grassroots project funded by FIFA. CIFA has received almost US$2 million from the global association and questions have been asked about where the cash has gone.

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