Archive for August 23rd, 2017

Welfare one of winners in SPS

Welfare one of winners in SPS

| 23/08/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The elderly, indigent, disabled, veterans, seamen and retired civil servants will all be seeing a significant boost to their payments from government over the next three years after the premier announced a more than 36% increase in benefits and grants to all Caymanians who are struggling to p [...]

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CIG targets $1/4 billion surplus over term

CIG targets $1/4 billion surplus over term

| 23/08/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Government is expecting to generate operating surpluses during this current administration that will exceed a quarter of a billion dollars. The new finance minister, Roy McTaggart, who moved from the backbenches to fill the shoes of his former colleague, Marco Archer, told the Legislative As [...]

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Bus crash compounds morning traffic jam

Bus crash compounds morning traffic jam

| 23/08/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): A public bus crashed into a wall in Lower Valley at around 7:44am, Wednesday, turning the back-to-school traffic commute into a nightmare for drivers coming into town from the Eastern Districts. Facebook was lit up with seething drivers stuck in long lines of traffic after the single-vehicle [...]

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Canadian secures job as supra-ombudsman

Canadian secures job as supra-ombudsman

| 23/08/2017 | 132 Comments
(CNS): Sandy Hermiston, the General Counsel for the Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner in Alberta, Canada, will be the Cayman Islands’ first-ever supra-ombudsman created under the Ombudsman Law, 2017. The Canadian lawyer beat out four other people who were shortlisted for the job, one [...]

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‘Unity’ government to set out policies in LA

‘Unity’ government to set out policies in LA

| 23/08/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Almost three months after the coalition unity government was cobbled together in the wake of the indecisive election result the people of Cayman will get an idea today of the new ‘unity’ government’s policy platform when the premier and the finance minister present the Strat [...]

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Jamaican fugitive charged with illegal landing

Jamaican fugitive charged with illegal landing

| 23/08/2017
(CNS): A Jamaican national who is on the run from the law in that country appeared in the Cayman Islands Summary Court Tuesday, charged with illegal landing, and has been remanded in custody. O’Brien Ellis, who is from Westmoreland, is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Jamaica as he is [...]

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