Archive for April 27th, 2016

DG says office ready for early election

DG says office ready for early election

| 27/04/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Elections Office will be ready for a general election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies no matter when an election is called, deputy governor has said. Franz Manderson told the Legislative Assembly Wednesday that the legal drafters hav [...]

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Needs Unit faces 340 applicant backlog

Needs Unit faces 340 applicant backlog

| 27/04/2016 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs minister has revealed further worrying numbers regarding the challenges faced by his under-resourced and overworked Needs Assessment Unit. Osbourne Bodden said that the NAU has a growing backlog of applications from people seeking permanent financial assistance that staf [...]

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Minister points to worrying trend at EU grilling

Minister points to worrying trend at EU grilling

| 27/04/2016
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands financial services minister says there is a worrying trend in attitudes towards offshore financial services in Europe that would go well beyond concerns about automatic exchange of information and public access to beneficial ownership. Wayne Panton said some Europe [...]

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Mental health presents major challenge for prison

Mental health presents major challenge for prison

| 27/04/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Life at HMP Northward can be very challenging for all inmates and staff because the country’s prison is no longer fit for purpose, bursting at the seams and massively under-resourced. But one of the most pressing difficulties is the incarceration of prisoners with, in some cases, very serio [...]

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Port remains CIG priority, says Kirkconnell

Port remains CIG priority, says Kirkconnell

| 27/04/2016 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The government has begun the search to find engineers to design the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town. Despite a major divide within the community and after public consultations largely rejected the idea, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said the government still considers th [...]

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