Archive for March 16th, 2018

CIG heading to Hong Kong innovation festival

CIG heading to Hong Kong innovation festival

| 16/03/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has outlined the details of the trip to Hong Kong that he and several other ministers and Cayman Islands representatives from the private sector will be taking this weekend to attend the Festival of Innovation as part of the UK delegation. In a statement to the Legisl [...]

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Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

| 16/03/2018
We have seen in the recent past the actions and articulations of the Cayman Islands Government (and at times other legislators) in regards to freedom of expression, free speech and freedom of the press. For instance: the Cayman(ian) Compass ad-pull and public rebuke by legislators (on both sides); t [...]

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Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

| 16/03/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is moving ahead with the plans for a national border force, merging the enforcement elements of immigration and customs. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that when it is complete, the country will have a single border force agency with staff trained to better protec [...]

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Opposition questions dump tender process

Opposition questions dump tender process

| 16/03/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller said that Health Minister Dwayne Seymour’s answer to his parliamentary question about the tendering process for the landfill contract had left him even more confused and concerned than he was before. Miller said he was trying to establish how many bidders [...]

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Minister says Ironwood road talks on hold

Minister says Ironwood road talks on hold

| 16/03/2018 | 75 Comments
(CNS): Minister Joey Hew, who is responsible for the National Roads Authority, told the Legislative Assembly this week that talks have stalled between government and the developers proposing a golf resort in Frank Sound over the construction of the East-West Arterial Road extension. Answering a parl [...]

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Commission planned to prevent local discrimination

Commission planned to prevent local discrimination

| 16/03/2018 | 120 Comments
(CNS): The country’s leader has announced the creation of a Fair Employment Opportunities Commission aimed at specifically addressing complaints about discrimination against Caymanian job seekers or those applying for promotion. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly Thursday, Premier Alde [...]

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