Archive for January 13th, 2017

CIG seeks input ahead of UK-Brexit talks

CIG seeks input ahead of UK-Brexit talks

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments

(CNS): As government leaders prepare for their trip to London for a special Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting in February to discuss the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, the Cabinet Office is seeking the public’s views on Brexit. Officials said the information and feedback from the people will be collated and used […]

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Victim foils bag snatcher in West Bay

Victim foils bag snatcher in West Bay

| 13/01/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are continuing their increased patrols in the West Bay area as the crime spike continues in the district. Yesterday morning a woman foiled an attempt by a potential robber to snatch her purse in the latest disturbing attack on the community. Police said the mugging happened at around 6:30am Thursday morning (12 January), when […]

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CIG may fund struggling artists

CIG may fund struggling artists

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The plight of local artists who struggle to make end meets and cover basic needs, such as health insurance, during periods when they cannot sell their work could be funded by public cash, officials have said, as part of a support system for the local arts. As government engages in a public consultation regarding […]

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Fire officer acquitted in hit-and-run case

Fire officer acquitted in hit-and-run case

| 13/01/2017 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A magistrate has thrown out the charges against senior fire officer, John Bodden, for a hit-and-run in 2015, for which he was accused of colliding with two brothers who were crossing the street on a bicycle and fleeing the scene. One of the boys, who was just 14 at the time, sustained a fractured […]

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Cayman government to introduce no fault divorce

Cayman government to introduce no fault divorce

| 13/01/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The attorney general has revealed that government is planning to amend the marriage law over the coming year with a view to creating a single ground for divorce. Samuel Bulgin said that changes to the Matrimonial Causes Law will introduce the concept of the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, abolishing fault-based grounds. Announcing the […]

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Policy advice

Policy advice

| 13/01/2017 | 25 Comments

MM writes: My knees get weak and I shudder whenever one of our elected representatives come forward and say, “I will be hiring a consultant to…”. My issue with this is that political candidates come forward so boastfully during their campaign attempting to indicate that they, at that very point in time, are the answer […]

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Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments

The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immigration Law appear liable to automatically lose their […]

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