Archive for December 1st, 2016

CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

| 01/12/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Around 1,500 civil servants will be getting an early Christmas present form government following an announcement Thursday evening that the stagnation in public sector workers’ pay was being addressed in this month’s pay packet. Following through on a promise made in the premier’s strategic policy statement more than one year ago, government workers were […]

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Man gets 11 years for home invasion

Man gets 11 years for home invasion

| 01/12/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): William David McLaughlin Martinez (39) was sentenced to 11 years in jail Thursday, immediately after a jury found him guilty of robbery in relation to a brutal home invasion in North Side in January. The local man admitted being the lookout in what he claimed was meant to be a burglary at an empty […]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits were tested on their knowledge of basic grammar, […]

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Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

| 01/12/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A consultant engaged by the education ministry to review its education plan of action has described it as “much too ambitious” and warned that the content of the plan is unmanageable within the short time frame set out for implementation. The respected Canadian educational leader, Dr Avis Glaze, commended the plan as “cogent, coherent […]

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Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

| 01/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Government is hoping to steer through amendments to the Companies Law in January to allow the development of a centralised platform for beneficial ownership information and is seeking comment on the proposals. The financial services ministry has stated that it will not consider the introduction of a public register until that becomes the […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library