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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

| 27/04/2017
101 writes: Now that Nomination Day is far behind us, it’s time for the promised Part 2 of grading the other representatives. Spoiler alert: there are no A*s in here. [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 20/04/2017
I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? [...]

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‘Candidate X’ disqualified from election

‘Candidate X’ disqualified from election

| 18/04/2017 | 110 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has ruled that a spent conviction for dishonesty has disqualified a candidate from office. As a result of a court order, however, the media has been banned from identifying the candidate to protect his character. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found that there are conditions [...]

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Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

| 17/04/2017
(CNS Elections): The idea of freezing all work permits until all Caymanians looking for employment have a job was a popular suggestion among the crowd that attended Thursday’s forum for candidates in Bodden Town East. The event at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, which had the largest crowd for the Q [...]

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Health insurance firm U-turns on Shetty hospital

Health insurance firm U-turns on Shetty hospital

| 12/04/2017
(CNS Business): Following a memo sent to British Caymanian Insurance customers last month by management blocking cover for treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in East End, the firm has made an about turn, and in a joint statement with HCCI has announced it will now extend cover to all services a [...]

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East End candidates conflict on GT port views

East End candidates conflict on GT port views

| 11/04/2017
(CNS Elections): John McLean Jr, who is running against the incumbent in East End and newcomer Isaac Rankine, was emphatic about his support for cruise berthing facilities, as he answered questions in the first Chamber of Commerce Forum Monday, but not for the current government plan. The independen [...]

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Election queries to be heard behind closed doors

Election queries to be heard behind closed doors

| 10/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie will hear challenges this week to candidates nominated last month who may not be qualified, but the hearings will be behind closed doors. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell has raised questions about the eligibility of three candidates that he wants [...]

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I’m tired!

I’m tired!

| 10/04/2017 | 25 Comments
Sweet Pea writes: I am tired reading the news every day and reading yet again of another crime (or two or three) committed. I am tired of hearing sob stories of why society should put up with illegal behavior of others who are “just trying to make a living” (a.k.a. illegal beach vendors/illegal [...]

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Insurance firm blocks cover at Health City

Insurance firm blocks cover at Health City

| 06/04/2017
(CNS Business): British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) will not cover patients to attend Health City Cayman Island for any treatment unrelated to cardiac care. In a memo sent to people who are insured by the agent that represents Colonial Medical Insurance, the firm said it wanted to review a [...]

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On that $200 thing…

On that $200 thing…

| 04/04/2017
101 writes: Prospect’s political candidate for the 2017 General Elections, Mathew Leslie, has been allegedly caught doing inappropriate stuff on Facebook messenger. He is running for office and in the wake of this mess, he has publicly admitted that he has “partied”, made mistakes, etc. But in [...]

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PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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