Archive for June 27th, 2018

Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

| 27/06/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by the Public Accounts Committee chairman to have the Legislative Assembly debate a contempt motion over allegations that the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, misled the committee during its October hearing were thwarted by the speaker of the House on Wednesday. Having signed off on the motion, Speaker McKeeva Bush claimed that […]

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Mandarin to manage proposed Beach Bay resort

Mandarin to manage proposed Beach Bay resort

| 27/06/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has said it will be managing the new resort in Beach Bay, Bodden Town, that has been in the works for years. A long-promised project at St James Point being developed by Melkonian Capital Management and RAL Development Services, the resort will include a 100-bed hotel and 87 residences branded by […]

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CUC cleared for 1.8% rate hike

CUC cleared for 1.8% rate hike

| 27/06/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office, OfReg, has given CUC a green light for another 1.8% base rate hike which the Grand Cayman monopoly power provider said is expected to increase the average residential bill by around $2.12. Light bills will be going-up, by what CUC said was a “marginal increase”,  on meter readings […]

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LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

| 27/06/2018 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly was due to convene Wednesday at 10am with a list of legislative work, including amendments to the Liquor Licensing Law to pave the way for Sunday sales at stores and a number of changes to the Immigration Law ahead of the creation of the government’s new workforce agency. The sitting is […]

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Ed ministry rolls out new inspection framework

Ed ministry rolls out new inspection framework

| 27/06/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands, including non-government institutions, will be measured under new standards from the start of the new academic year in September, education officials have said. The Office of Educational Standards has published a framework document, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students“, which sets out the new standards and serves as a self-evaluation tool […]

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