Archive for December 14th, 2023

Sir Alden challenges the reality of UPM budget

Sir Alden challenges the reality of UPM budget

| 14/12/2023 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The new speaker of the House, Sir Alden McLaughlin, challenged the reality of the government’s budget Wednesday when he took his seat in the chamber as a member of Finance Committee. He suggested the United People’s Movement had “fixed the numbers” to match what they had needed, but it was not a real budget.

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Christmas bonus and pension rise cleared for payment

Christmas bonus and pension rise cleared for payment

| 14/12/2023 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved a $250 Christmas bonus for those who receive long-term financial assistance through the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) and recipients of the Seafarers and Veterans Ex-Gratia Benefit. Officials have also confirmed that the increase from $950 to $1,250 for former public sector workers receiving the ex gratia pension, promised by Premier Juliana […]

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One man found guilty of murder as co-accused acquitted

One man found guilty of murder as co-accused acquitted

| 14/12/2023 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Shaun Antonio Jackson has been convicted of the murder of Randy Kelsey Robinson, who was stabbed to death during a fight at a George Town bar earlier this year. Jackson was charged with murder alongside Matthew Glasgow and Jonathan Alexander Woodhouse, but both of those men were acquitted of killing Robinson outside the Caribe […]

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Officials release dates for 2024 public holidays

Officials release dates for 2024 public holidays

| 14/12/2023 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Cayman will be back to just eleven public holidays next year as there are no special royal events to add to the list. Beginning with New Year’s Day on Monday, 1 January, through to Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day), this year’s list includes Emancipation Day on 6 May, which has replaced the former Discovery […]

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Local KC to chair Human Rights Commission

Local KC to chair Human Rights Commission

| 14/12/2023 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Ben Tonner KC has been appointed as the chairperson of the Human Rights Commission (HRC). Tonner has been a member of the HRC for over four years, from 2015 to 2018 and again from September last year to date. Tonner was appointed by Governor Jane Owen, and his tenure as the chair […]

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Fee waivers to remain in place for small business

Fee waivers to remain in place for small business

| 14/12/2023 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the fee exemptions or major discounts for micro and small businesses will not change next year. Owners will continue to pay either no fees or significantly reduced fees for trade and business licences in 2025 as part of the continuation of the Small Business Incentive Programme (SBIP), which began […]

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