Archive for February 23rd, 2017

No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothwell [...]

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Syed used salary advance to pay lover’s student loan

Syed used salary advance to pay lover’s student loan

| 23/02/2017
(CNS): The former UCCI president, Hassan Syed, admitted using more than $60,000 of the salary advance he got before he resigned from the college to pay off his former girlfriend’s student loan. Syed told the court that he had received approval for the CI$71,472 salary advance from Connor O’Dea, [...]

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ESO to begin workforce survey

ESO to begin workforce survey

| 23/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are urging the public to cooperate with their enumerators who will begin going door-to-door to at over a 1,000 random homes on Sunday 5 March to conduct the Labour Force Survey for this spring. The survey collects data from people curre [...]

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Digicel to cut one in four jobs in restructure

Digicel to cut one in four jobs in restructure

| 23/02/2017
(CNS Business): Digicel is a planning to cut a quarter of its workforce over the next 18 months, the firm said in a statement on its website. The company claims it is reorganising to be “fit for purpose for 2030 and beyond” and this means a 25% reduction of the global workforce over the next [&h [...]

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Police charge failed robber in cash van stick-up

Police charge failed robber in cash van stick-up

| 23/02/2017
(CNS): Jerome Cunningham (24), from George Town, was expected in court Thursday morning charged with attempted murder, wounding with intent, attempted robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the failed robbery of a cash van in the capital on Monday night. Police said that [...]

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Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

| 23/02/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has told the Legislative Assembly that around $4.5 million of the public cash pumped into the Cayman Turtle Centre in the last financial year went towards paying the loan to build the facility. Moses Kirkonnell said that the outstanding debt for the facility will not be p [...]

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MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 144 Comments
(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, pie [...]

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CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

| 23/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has said it will soon embark on a request for proposals for consultants to complete a business case to restart the John Gray High School project. Although the high school gym is nearing completion and McAlpine has already been contracted to do that work, the rest of the [...]

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