Archive for July 2nd, 2018

Schools facing more frequent inspections

Schools facing more frequent inspections

| 02/07/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): All local schools are to be inspected every two years going forward instead of every four, as stipulated in the the Education Law, after the Education Council, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and the Office of Education Standards decided to increase the regularity of inspections to ensure that a high standard is achieved and consistently maintained by all […]

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MLA exposes abuse of 25-year PR certificate

MLA exposes abuse of 25-year PR certificate

| 02/07/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Government has agreed to review a provision in the immigration legislation that allows wealthy people, substantial business investors or certain skilled employees to acquire 25-year residency certificates, after the member for East End exposed potential but very serious abuse of the system. As he presented a private member’s motion on the issue in the […]

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Minister admits struggles with garbage

Minister admits struggles with garbage

| 02/07/2018 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has admitted that staff not turning up for work and failing equipment have continued to plague garbage collection. But in a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Dwayne Seymour claimed that the routes were staffed and the trucks had been serviced, as efforts were […]

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CIG resurrects SE Asian office idea

CIG resurrects SE Asian office idea

| 02/07/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The lure of Asian investment has placed the idea of opening a Cayman Islands office in Hong Kong back on the government’s agenda. Premier Alden McLaughlin has said it is time to explore again the possibility of an Asian presence, given the increasing importance of that market to the financial services sector. “About 70% of all companies listed […]

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Premier seeks CARICOM help with UK dispute

Premier seeks CARICOM help with UK dispute

| 02/07/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier is turning to regional organisation CARICOM for help in its fight with the United Kingdom over what he has termed as the “constitutional overreach” by the British government after it passed legislation imposing public beneficial ownership registers on the overseas territories. Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Samuel Bulgin are heading to […]

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Dishonesty charges mount against GT woman

Dishonesty charges mount against GT woman

| 02/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (52) has been charged with two counts of obtaining property by deception after accepting payments of $4,000 for undisclosed items which she then refused to turn over, police said in a release on Friday. Douglas, who has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on 5 July, […]

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CAL travellers to cough up for baggage

CAL travellers to cough up for baggage

| 02/07/2018 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Passengers flying coach with Cayman Airways can kiss good-bye to the days of free luggage as the airline has introduced a new baggage fee policy for international travellers. The baggage allowances and fees for domestic flights between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will remain unchanged but all bags on overseas trips will […]

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