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Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

| 04/09/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The new health minister has hinted that the proposed mandatory register for cancer patients in the Cayman Islands, which was rejected after enormous public backlash, maybe resurrected. Although Dwayne Seymour gave very little away during the recent Finance Committee hearing when he was asked [...]

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Secret settlements cause MLA concern

Secret settlements cause MLA concern

| 04/09/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): An opposition member told the government benches that government must stop agreeing to non-disclosure when it comes to settling legal claims with public money. As the parliament was asked to vote an extra appropriation for the 2016 budget of $350,000 for the Ministry of Health and Culture as [...]

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Nine ‘blues’ released as conservation battle continues

Nine ‘blues’ released as conservation battle continues

| 04/09/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Researchers with the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme recently released nine more young blue ignanas into the wild at the Colliers Reserve in East End. But officials are warning that despite the overwhelming success of the project, which that has seen the iconic indigenous iguana brought back f [...]

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CIG stats predict rising cost of living

CIG stats predict rising cost of living

| 04/09/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The economic forecast the government presented in its recent strategic policy statement offers a stable picture for growth in the local economy and a fall in unemployment. But the inflation indicators warn that ordinary people could be in for a tougher time. If wages don’t go up over the ne [...]

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Cullers bag 8,500 iguanas as DoE mulls options

Cullers bag 8,500 iguanas as DoE mulls options

| 01/09/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Around 8,500 green iguanas have been culled over the last few months since a pilot seasonal cull of the invasive species began on Grand Cayman in May. The Department of Environment has announced an extension of the cull and said registered cullers will be able to continue bagging the pesky re [...]

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ICO analyst admits headbutting cop car

ICO analyst admits headbutting cop car

| 30/08/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): Cory Martinson, a senior appeals and policy analyst at the Information Commissioner’s Office, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and causing damage to a police car after a drunken night last December at the Seven Mile Public Beach. The government official was said to have cursed a [...]

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Budget scheduled for October delivery

Budget scheduled for October delivery

| 30/08/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Government is expected to deliver its first ever two-year budget in mid-October, the premier stated as the Legislative Assembly was adjourned Friday evening. This followed a three-day meeting in which the National Unity Government delivered its Strategic Policy Statement laying out the govern [...]

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No plans to move fuel depot following fire

No plans to move fuel depot following fire

| 30/08/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has confirmed that the government has no immediate plans to move the fuel tank storage facility at Jackson Point in South Sound, George Town, despite heightened concerns following what could have been a catastrophic fire in one of the tanks last month. Joey Hew told the [...]

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Over 50 cops on extended holidays

Over 50 cops on extended holidays

| 30/08/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): There are currently 56 police officers enjoying extended paid holidays because the RCIPS got into a potentially costly situation regarding the build-up of what is known as ‘comp time’. At the end of December 2016 police officers had racked up almost 52,000 hours of overtime, extra [...]

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Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages

Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages

| 30/08/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): MLA Alva Suckoo struggled to get a comprehensive answer to a key question in parliament Friday about the problems with the supply of critical medications at the hospital pharmacy. Dwayne Seymour, the new health minister, whose chief officer was on vacation and therefore unavailable, struggled [...]

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Land list published with PAC report

Land list published with PAC report

| 30/08/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Following a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee earlier this month, PAC Chair Ezzard Miller was able to secure a copy of what has, until now, been the secret list of land parcels that the government plans to sell off. The fact that the government had not revealed the potential sales to t [...]

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