Archive for August 2nd, 2018

British MPs to meet press for 15 minutes

British MPs to meet press for 15 minutes

| 02/08/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Government officials have now confirmed that four visiting MPs will meet the press Friday for 15 minutes after what was shaping up to be a stealth visit. CNS reported yesterday that we had been unable to get anyone in government to confirm when the visiting British politicians were ar [...]

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Primary schools given failing grades

Primary schools given failing grades

| 02/08/2018 | 132 Comments
(CNS): Less than two-thirds of Year 6 students left government primary schools in 2017 having achieved the expected reading level, according to a new report from the Office of Education Standards published this week. Follow-up inspections of primary schools since the base-line inspections in 2014/15 [...]

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Local inflation increases by more than 3%

Local inflation increases by more than 3%

| 02/08/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): New figures from the Economics and Statistics Office show a worrying trend for Cayman, with inflation growing by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2018. Although the country saw what officials described as “robust growth” through 2017, with the gross domestic product rising by 2.9%, th [...]

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FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

| 02/08/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Two letters sent to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller in response to his correspondence confirm the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s decision to remain silent on the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury until the internal probe into allegations against him are concluded. One of letters [...]

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Opposition rejects push for local governor

Opposition rejects push for local governor

| 02/08/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo has said that appointing a Caymanian governor would be incompatible with the Cayman Islands Constitution and believes the petition calling for Acting Governor Franz Manderson to be given the job is a political ploy to push the country towards independence [...]

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Cruise port work could start in weeks

Cruise port work could start in weeks

| 02/08/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): The controversial cruise port berthing project could be underway in a matter of weeks, even though the entire bidding process has remained under wraps. Government appears to be on track to award a contract shortly and for the project to break ground in September, with a locally led consortium [...]

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NOAA climate report reveals record sea-level rise

NOAA climate report reveals record sea-level rise

| 02/08/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Sea-level rise, greenhouse gas emissions, droughts and extreme precipitation all broke records again last year, according to information published this week in the ‘State of the Climate in 2017‘, an annual report by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate, with input from more [...]

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K9-Unit nets suspect in Palm Dale home invasion

K9-Unit nets suspect in Palm Dale home invasion

| 02/08/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A 26-year-old man from North Side has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and other offences in connection with an armed home invasion, which took place in Palm Dale early Saturday morning. During a police operation in North Side early on Wednesday morning to find the suspect, officers spo [...]

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