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Howell bags chief’s job at home affairs

Howell bags chief’s job at home affairs

| 24/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Veteran civil servant Wesley Howell has secured the post of chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, one of the most senior positions in the Cayman Islands civil service, officials said Tuesday. Currently the deputy chief officer in that ministry, Howell will take up the post on 1 July when the current CO, […]

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Officials begin long road to new disability centre

Officials begin long road to new disability centre

| 24/05/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Following Cabinet’s approval of the case to build a new training facility for adults with disabilities to replace the Sunrise Centre facility, a steering committee has been formed to begin the long process towards making it a reality. Education Minister Tara Rivers said there was a need for a new purpose-built facility because the […]

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CUC responds to Viewpoint

CUC responds to Viewpoint

| 23/05/2016 | 13 Comments

CUC writes: We refer to the Viewpoint titled “The CORE Energy Issue”, which was carried on your news site on May 19, 2016. In this article the writer states: “As CORE output represented just a little over 1% of CUC’s general output from 2015, and any excess production would be a fraction of that, the […]

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More fines coming for telecoms firms

More fines coming for telecoms firms

| 23/05/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Information and Communication Authority has said that it cannot yet reveal the names of telecommunication firms that have been fined for breaches of the law and regulations surrounding the sector, but said more fines are expected as investigations continue. The minister with responsibility for communications recently revealed that the regulator had issued its […]

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CoP shortlisting ‘soon come’

CoP shortlisting ‘soon come’

| 23/05/2016 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s office has confirmed that more than 50 people have applied for the post of commissioner of police, despite claims that the circumstances surrounding the current top cop’s departure would deter candidates. Among the applicants is at least one Caymanian but officials have not given any further details ahead of the shortlisting process, […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Gabriel’s Grill

Golden Spoons Review: Gabriel’s Grill

| 23/05/2016

(CNS Foodie): Let’s switch gears here and go to a food truck for a quick and easy lunch. Today we chose to check out Gabriel’s Grill, currently parked on Dorcy Drive across from the Honda Dealership. The owners are currently waiting for approvals from Planning to move into the building that is located on that […]

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Minimum wage job requires answers to over 70 Qs

Minimum wage job requires answers to over 70 Qs

| 21/05/2016 | 105 Comments

(CNS): Candidates applying for a minimum wage clerical position at a local company advertised with the NWDA can expect the sort of grilling that would normally be reserved for people taking top jobs at a multi-national corporation. The application requirements were spotted by local activist Sandra Hill, who said the absurdly difficult questionnaire that applicants […]

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HRC urges people to embrace Cayman’s diversity

HRC urges people to embrace Cayman’s diversity

| 20/05/2016 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission is calling on Cayman to embrace the cultural diversity here that stems from the multiple nationalities that make up the community. In a statement to mark the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the commission pointed out that enhancing cultural diversity is important to ensure […]

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Beached Cuban boat irritates residents

Beached Cuban boat irritates residents

| 20/05/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): An abandoned Cuban boat that is currently beached at the water’s edge in South Sound, near to Miss Lassie’s House, is irritating residents. A group of Cuban migrants arrived in the vessel two weeks ago and it has been sitting there since. Despite complaints, the authorities explained that there are some challenges in moving […]

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Police find missing man safe and well

Police find missing man safe and well

| 19/05/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Police who were seeking the public’s help to find a West Bay man who was last seen on Saturday night, 14 May say they have found him. Hector Cruz, who also goes by the name Hector Delacali, a 40-year-old Cuban national, was found safe and well on Thursday night. Cruz had been reported missing Monday by his […]

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UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership

UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership

| 19/05/2016

(CNS Business): The government has released the response it received from Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to the letter sent to him by Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton about the Cayman government’s position on the sharing of beneficial ownership information. The UK’s senior Cabinet minister has accepted that any new future regime or […]

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