Archive for January 18th, 2018

Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

| 18/01/2018 | 96 Comments

(CNS): The latest official government figures relating to efforts to address the backlog of permanent residency applications reveal that 496 people received PR in Cayman last year, while 242 people were turned down. The process was derailed for several years as a result of successful legal challenges to the points system used to judge the […]

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Law Society laments 30-year struggle for bill

Law Society laments 30-year struggle for bill

| 18/01/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Alasdair Robertson, the president of the Cayman Islands Law Society, made his annual call for the fundamental reform of the Legal Practitioners Law at the opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he reminded the lawyers and lawmakers present that the current legislation is unfit for purpose and was identified as being in need of reform […]

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Ex-civil servant charged with theft

Ex-civil servant charged with theft

| 18/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A former civil servant who was working as an administrator at the Facilities Management Department has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 from government coffers. The 38-year-old woman, who was arrested last August, was formally charged Wednesday with eight counts of obtaining property by deception, two counts of false accounting and one count of […]

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Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

| 18/01/2018 | 126 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie pulled no punches in his address at the 2018 Opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he criticised the government for failing to understand the constitutional crisis in the justice system and the urgent need for a new court-house. He has raised the issue almost every year  because the current […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.