Archive for September 5th, 2018

Premier reveals plans for new ministry

Premier reveals plans for new ministry

| 05/09/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has unveiled plans for the creation of a Ministry of International Trade and Investment that will form part of his portfolio. As he delivered a speech to the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday at the official opening of the 2018/19 session, which took place on Cayman [...]

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Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

| 05/09/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Government workers can look forward to a pay increase of 5% in their pay packets next month, which will be backdated to 1 July. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the hike in the cost of living allowance (COLA) for civil servants on Wednesday during his address to the Legislative Assembly spe [...]

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Duty free allowance to increase to $500

Duty free allowance to increase to $500

| 05/09/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): From 1 November Caymanians and residents will see a $150 increase in the amount of goods they can bring home under their personal duty-free allowance. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the government’s decision as he began a ‘State of the Nation’ address during the special [...]

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Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 3.4%

Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 3.4%

| 05/09/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Unemployment in the Cayman Islands has fallen to its lowest level since before the global economic crash, according to figures released by the Economic and Statistics Office on Wednesday. The Spring 2018 Labour Force Survey estimates that the overall unemployment rate is now at 3.4% (down fr [...]

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Local lawyer to chair transplant council

Local lawyer to chair transplant council

| 05/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Following the recent implementation of the Human Tissue Transplant Law, paving the way for local organ donations and transplants, the government has now appointed the council to oversee the new area of medical practice. [...]

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Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

| 05/09/2018 | 161 Comments
(CNS): Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, has circulated a message to his supporters urging them not to sign the petition currently circulating asking for a referendum that would enable voters to say whether or not they support the proposed cruise birthing facil [...]

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CIG buys former Scotia building for court

CIG buys former Scotia building for court

| 05/09/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Court officials have confirmed that the government has purchased the Scotia complex on Cardinal Avenue in downtown George Town. The sale was reportedly completed on Friday and is part of a larger scheme for new court facilities, but in the meantime it will facilitate the short-term needs of t [...]

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