Archive for September 8th, 2016

Child obesity and the cost of living

Child obesity and the cost of living

| 08/09/2016 | 24 Comments

MM writes: Nice, we can all see that election is right around the corner. The notices are pouring in to parents from the public schools about all the great intervention programmes that are now being passed down from the Ministry of Education; and our premier himself has stepped out prompting us parents to pay better […]

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Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

| 08/09/2016 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Human-caused climate warming was a significant and measurable factor in the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana last month. Scientists with NOAA and World Weather Attribution (WWA) who conducted a rapid assessment of the role of climate on the historic heavy rain event were able to measure the impact of heat-trapping […]

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New law aims to protect public purse from abuse

New law aims to protect public purse from abuse

| 08/09/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): After many years of inadequate management of the public procurement process that has led to both waste and abuse of taxpayers’ cash, government will finally be bringing the long-awaited Procurement Bill to the Legislative Assembly at the next sitting. The proposed law is now open for public comment ahead of the debate in the […]

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CAL’s US$21M subsidy keeps airline flying

CAL’s US$21M subsidy keeps airline flying

| 08/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The latest audit of the national flag carrier has reinforced the fact that while Cayman Airways Ltd is turning its financial losses around, it is still very heavily dependent on a government subsidy of around US$21 million per year and would not be a viable entity without it. But the management team has […]

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HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

| 08/09/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The local hospital will be focusing on resolving its more than $90 million old and bad debt problems over the coming year by trying to collect around $10 million of its oldest debt, writing off what can’t ever be recovered, focusing on reducing the recent debt and stopping it from mounting in future. Speaking […]

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