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Dozens in Cayman support Women’s March

Dozens in Cayman support Women’s March

| 23/01/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Joining millions in the US and worldwide who came out in support of women’s rights the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, about 50 people in Cayman gathered on the beach Saturday, 21 January, in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, DC. The diverse group repre [...]

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Premier calls last LA meeting for February

Premier calls last LA meeting for February

| 20/01/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED: The current administration’s last meeting in the Legislative Assembly before the parliament is prorogued by the governor will be in February, just over four weeks before Nomination Day. A letter was sent to the sitting members of the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the speaker ye [...]

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Premier: It’s great to be back

Premier: It’s great to be back

| 19/01/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin expressed his thanks and appreciation to doctors, medical staff and well-wishers and his delight at being back on the job after he returned to his desk at the Government Administration Building Wednesday. The country’s leader was admitted to hospital on 9 January wi [...]

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Over 21,000 registered to vote

Over 21,000 registered to vote

| 17/01/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): After a surge in registration over the last few days of the Election Office drive, more than 21,000 people are expected to be eligible to vote in the historic general election on 24 May. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell said that over 300 new voter registration applications were received [...]

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Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

| 17/01/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has awarded a contract to Rider Levett Bucknall to come up with an outline business case (OBC) for the new Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC). Officials said the consultants will review the cost of possible options to develop a new and expanded facility in a more centr [...]

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Voter deadline midnight tonight

Voter deadline midnight tonight

| 16/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The Elections Office will be open until midnight Monday, the last day that Caymanians eligible to vote can register for the electoral roll and vote in the May General Election. Today is the final opportunity for people who want to make that list in time before the cut-off for what will be the [...]

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CIG seeks input ahead of UK-Brexit talks

CIG seeks input ahead of UK-Brexit talks

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): As government leaders prepare for their trip to London for a special Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting in February to discuss the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, the Cabinet Office is seeking the public’s views on Brexit. Officials said [...]

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Policy advice

Policy advice

| 13/01/2017 | 25 Comments
MM writes: My knees get weak and I shudder whenever one of our elected representatives come forward and say, “I will be hiring a consultant to…”. My issue with this is that political candidates come forward so boastfully during their campaign attempting to indicate that they, at th [...]

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Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments
The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immigrat [...]

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Cultural policy to protect vanishing heritage

Cultural policy to protect vanishing heritage

| 11/01/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): One of the driving forces behind the government’s push to adopt a formal cultural policy has been the increased community awareness that many of Cayman’s traditions, arts, crafts and heritage are disappearing. With the beginning of a public consultation period on a proposed policy doc [...]

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Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

| 11/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Public Authorities Bill, 2016, which is expected to go before legislators over the next few weeks when parliament meets for the last time before the General Election, will, if passed, outlaw conflicts of interest for board members. The new legislation will standardise statutory authoritie [...]

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