Archive for May 31st, 2016

Government to spend $6M from environment fund

Government to spend $6M from environment fund

| 31/05/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government will spend more than $6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to buy land to set aside for protection and conservation of the country’s endangered habitats and species. But it will also be spending $1 million from that same fund to remove tyres fro [...]

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CIG makes plans to take on ex-offenders

CIG makes plans to take on ex-offenders

| 31/05/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The government is working on a new policy that will set out guidelines on employing people with a criminal record. Although the Public Works Department and the Department of Environmental Health have historically employed former offenders, not many other core government departments, companies [...]

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NAU gets cash boost and expands hours

NAU gets cash boost and expands hours

| 31/05/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), which is dealing with hundreds of vulnerable people and families in need, is extending its hours of operation. Starting on 6 June, the unit, which has received a more than $1 million injection of funding in the budget, will now be opening Monday through Thursd [...]

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Petition launched to stop release of GM mosquitoes

Petition launched to stop release of GM mosquitoes

| 31/05/2016 | 98 Comments
(CNS): A group of concerned Caymanians has launched an online petition calling for the suspension of the planned release in West Bay of genetically modified mosquitoes. The group believes Caymanians are being used as “lab rats” in the pilot project by the UK-based bio-technology firm Oxi [...]

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Premier urges people to quit smoking

Premier urges people to quit smoking

| 31/05/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Tobacco-related illnesses contribute to the strain on the public and private health services, the premier said in his World No Tobacco Day statement Tuesday, as he urged smokers to quit. Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, said people must take responsibility for their own heal [...]

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CIG signs amended deal with Dart

CIG signs amended deal with Dart

| 31/05/2016 | 88 Comments
(CNS): After three years of talks over the final amendment to the controversial deal with Dart, government has signed the third amendment, though few details have been released. In his Budget Statement delivered Monday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said the deal had been signed, but it is not clear what [...]

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