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No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothw [...]

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Syed used salary advance to pay lover’s student loan

Syed used salary advance to pay lover’s student loan

| 23/02/2017

(CNS): The former UCCI president, Hassan Syed, admitted using more than $60,000 of the salary advance he got before he resigned from the college to pay off his former girlfriend’s student loan. Syed told the court that he had received approval for the CI$71,472 salary advance from Connor O’De [...]

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ESO to begin workforce survey

ESO to begin workforce survey

| 23/02/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are urging the public to cooperate with their enumerators who will begin going door-to-door to at over a 1,000 random homes on Sunday 5 March to conduct the Labour Force Survey for this spring. The survey collects data from people cu [...]

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CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

| 23/02/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry has said it will soon embark on a request for proposals for consultants to complete a business case to restart the John Gray High School project. Although the high school gym is nearing completion and McAlpine has already been contracted to do that work, the rest of [...]

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Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider enjoyed an increase in net earnings of some $2.4 million last year but CUC said the average cost of bills still fell by almost 32% by the year-end compared to consumer bills at the end of 2014. The power provider said that the combination o [...]

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New gym price tag remains secret

New gym price tag remains secret

| 21/02/2017 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Tax payers will not find out how much government spent on the new John Gray High School gymnasium, which has been prioritised over the rest of the school development for this year’s exams and a basketball tournament, before the May election. Government told CNS that although there “ha [...]

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Clerks back proposed lawyers law

Clerks back proposed lawyers law

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Business): A group of article clerks, law school graduates and students have offered their support in writing to the Legal Practitioners Bill. The letter sent to all 18 members of the Legislative Assembly from the trainee lawyers said they were the ones who stand to be “most affected” by [...]

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Cayman facing long-term drought

Cayman facing long-term drought

| 20/02/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned that the Cayman Islands and other western Caribbean countries are facing a worsening drought with several months of the dry season still to go. In a drought bulletin released Monday, the regional climate agency s [...]

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Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

| 17/02/2017

Who selects the speakers and why do they focus mostly on violence? Are there guidelines for what is appropriate and what is not when it comes to children? Why mess up children’s minds with horrors of violence? Anne Frank’s diary had been exploited and overused. No offence, but reliving a trag [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role a [...]

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Governor broke ribs in wet floor slip

Governor broke ribs in wet floor slip

| 16/02/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Officials have revealed a little more detail about the injuries the governor sustained at the weekend when she slipped on a wet floor. Her office said that Helen Kilpatrick was discharged from the George Town hospital on Thursday following treatment for collapsed lungs and four broken ribs [...]

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