Archive for June 10th, 2019

Civil servants unhappy with pay and benefits

Civil servants unhappy with pay and benefits

| 10/06/2019

(CNS): Government workers are increasingly happier and more engaged in their work, according to an internal survey of civil servants, but they are not happy with pay and benefits. The 2018 survey found that only 37% were content with how they were rewarded despite the recent cost of living allowance (COLA) and other pay increases […]

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Gov’t secures extra $1.6M cash for home repairs

Gov’t secures extra $1.6M cash for home repairs

| 10/06/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government voted another CI$1.66 million for spending largely on home repairs for the most vulnerable. But given the significant surplus the public purse is expected to have at the end the year, there should be no negative impacts, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart told his colleagues at the relevant committee hearing Friday. The money was […]

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Driver 2½ times over limit when killed cyclist

Driver 2½ times over limit when killed cyclist

| 10/06/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The court heard Friday that Wilfred Ellington Myles Jr (29) was more than two and a half times over the legal alcohol limit, that he was driving on the wrong side of the road and travelling at more than 40mph in a 25mph zone when he struck and killed Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner (21) as […]

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Carter’s pay-off remains secret

Carter’s pay-off remains secret

| 10/06/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): How much the public purse coughed up to pay off the former director of the Department of Environmental Health, Roydell Carter, will remain a secret, as the Office of the Ombudsman has upheld a decision by government to refuse a freedom of information request made last September. Despite finding that government should not be […]

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Cayman bench loses popular local judge

Cayman bench loses popular local judge

| 10/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Justice Charles Quin QC died Friday evening at his George Town home surrounded by family and close friends, after a long battle with cancer. Justice Quin sat on the Grand Court bench for over a decade, dealing largely with criminal cases and some of the most tragic and complex trials. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie […]

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Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

| 10/06/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, and Eric Bush, the chief officer in the new ministry for International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs, led a delegation to Hong Kong last week to meet with officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to agree plans for the opening of the […]

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Kushner uses Cayman to move foreign cash

Kushner uses Cayman to move foreign cash

| 10/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): A real estate company partly owned by Jared Kushner has brought in around $90 million in investment from anonymous foreign sources since the US President Trump’s son-in-law entered the White House as an adviser. The Guardian reported that most of the cash flowed into the company, Cadre, in which Kushner is said to hold […]

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