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General secretary resigns from CIFA

General secretary resigns from CIFA

| 01/09/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Paul Macey has resigned from the Cayman Islands Football Association just days after he and most of the other members of its executive committee were re-instated during the annual general meeting on Saturday. The news comes against the backdrop of a possible local corruption probe into the local football body after its annual audit […]

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Ministry defends choice of consultants

Ministry defends choice of consultants

| 01/09/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Education Ministry has roundly defended its decision to choose consultants with no experience at all inspecting government schools anywhere to conduct its baseline inspection of all the Cayman Islands’ government schools. The ministry has also strongly refuted accusations that this report has been doctored, as turned out to be the case with a […]

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Glass House faces demolition

Glass House faces demolition

| 31/08/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department is looking for a demolition firm to bring down the Glass House before the end of January next year. The former government headquarters on Elgin Avenue in George Town, which has been empty for six years, is earmarked to become a public park as part of the George Town redevelopment. […]

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CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

| 31/08/2015 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The chief justice has ordered the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT) to rehear two cases after describing a catalogue of problems in the points given to two women whose applications for permanent residency were refused. In a judgment likely to impact many more future cases, Anthony Smellie pointed to a substantial wrong and a miscarriage […]

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Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

| 29/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are expected to bring unsettled weather to Cayman this weekend, according to local forecasts. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) warned that the weather associated with the Storm will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms as it travels west across Cuba. Erika, which wreaked havoc in Dominica, dissipated […]

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Some teachers to get pay rise this year

Some teachers to get pay rise this year

| 27/08/2015 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Inequities in the salaries of teachers, where some local staff are earning less than their peers recruited from overseas, will be rectified in this school year, Education Minister Tara Rivers announced at the gathering of teachers Wednesday to mark the beginning of the new school year. She also said that the Portfolio of the […]

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UK minister has no issue with $200m cruise port

UK minister has no issue with $200m cruise port

| 27/08/2015 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The UK acting overseas territories minister seemed entirely unfazed by the Cayman government’s plans to build a cruise berthing facility that could cost more than $200 million, despite still having control of the public purse. Grant Shapps, who made a flying morning visit to Grand Cayman Thursday on his route from Jamaica back to […]

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Challengers call foul on CIFA

Challengers call foul on CIFA

| 27/08/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The two challengers who have been barred from running in this weekend’s CIFA annual elections have said they are astonished by the revelations on CNS this week that the decision to reject their nomination was made by the committee made up of the very members who are all now running unopposed in the annual […]

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CIG needs to respond in LA to PAC reports

CIG needs to respond in LA to PAC reports

| 27/08/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly is not able to properly review the outcome and progress regarding the auditor general’s reports and recommendations as government is not responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s own reports on the public hearings held to examine the auditor’s findings. Ezzard Miller, the former PAC chair, said government was not following the […]

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