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Archive for February 8th, 2017

Will candidate affiliation affect your vote?

Will candidate affiliation affect your vote?

| 08/02/2017
(CNS Elections): So far, two parties have said that they will be fielding candidates in the May elections: the ruling Progressives (a.k.a. the PPM) and the Cayman Democratic Party (CDP), which was formerly the United Democratic Party (UDP). Two of the declared candidates have said that they are runn [...]

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Officials refute existence of Syed’s card policy

Officials refute existence of Syed’s card policy

| 08/02/2017
(CNS): The chief officer in the education ministry at the time Hassan Syed was president of the UCCI, Angela Martins, and college board member, Deborah Drummond, the deputy financial secretary at the time, as well as the college dean at the time, Dr Brian Chappell, gave evidence Tuesday that there [...]

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Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

| 08/02/2017
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands financial services minister has been doing the rounds in Brussels and London over the last week to persuade European officials that Cayman should not be on any grey or blacklists and to talk about the continued pressure from the UK for Cayman and the other territo [...]

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Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

| 08/02/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs ministry has signed a deal with KPMG to develop an outline business case for a future social welfare programme, but it is unclear exactly what the bean counters will be creating. In a release Monday, ministry officials said Minister Osbourne Bodden had “discussed the g [...]

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CIG plans 70% cut in fossil fuel by 2037

CIG plans 70% cut in fossil fuel by 2037

| 08/02/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The government has suggested that in the next twenty years it intends to massively reduce the country’s reliance of fossil fuels for energy and transport. In what may seem like an improbable target, officials have said that from a current starting point of a mere 0.9% of power generated fro [...]

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