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UK’s Peru ambassador to succeed Kilpatrick

UK’s Peru ambassador to succeed Kilpatrick

| 26/06/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has appointed Anwar Bokth Choudhury as the next governor of the Cayman Islands. Choudhury (58), who is currently based in Lima as Britain’s ambassador to Peru, will take up his appointment in March 2018, according to a release from the FCO. The next g [...]

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Premier: No mass grants for PR

Premier: No mass grants for PR

| 24/06/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said there will be no mass grants as a result of the backlog of pending applications for permanent residency. The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR) began reviewing applications again this week after the process was stalled for more than three years [...]

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Council aims to ensure inclusion of disabled

Council aims to ensure inclusion of disabled

| 23/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Volunteers on the National Council for Persons with Disabilities have begun working on the goal of ensuring that disabled people can participate fully in society and enforcing the provisions of the Solomon Webster Disability Law, 2016. Magda Embury, the chairperson, explained that the primary [...]

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KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

| 19/06/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman islands government has contracted local consulting firm KPMG to operate a new whistleblowing hotline overseas to allow people to report fraud, corruption and conflicts relating to public sector or private sector entities and people doing business with government. Described by offic [...]

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CNS readers happy with make-up of Cabinet

CNS readers happy with make-up of Cabinet

| 16/06/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Despite the uncertainty and almost a week of horse-trading in the wake of the election almost 56% of people who responded to a CNS online survey posted on Tuesday said they were happy with the make-up of the new coalition Cabinet, given the results of the election. Another 19% said they were [...]

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Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various probl [...]

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Opposition organises a shadow Cabinet

Opposition organises a shadow Cabinet

| 13/06/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The independent members of the Legislative Assembly sitting in opposition have organised into a shadow Cabinet, enabling them to keep track of the work and actions of specific government ministers, which is a first for Cayman. In a press release sent out by Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Sucko [...]

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How much confidence do you have in our new government?

How much confidence do you have in our new government?

| 13/06/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Following a weekend of horse trading after the 24 May General Elections, Alden McLaughlin was able to form a government and retain his position as premier. However, in order to accomplish this, he had to form alliances with both McKeeva Bush’s Cayman Democratic Party and three Independe [...]

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British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

| 09/06/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May will be depending on the ten DUP members of the British parliament from Northern Ireland to prop up the Conservative government after she lost the Tory majority in yesterday’s election by eight seats. May was hoping to shore up the previous slender majority and cr [...]

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Capt Eugene to work on environment

Capt Eugene to work on environment

| 08/06/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The CDP member on the government back-benches, Capt Eugene Ebanks, the member for West Bay Central, will be working alongside Cabinet minister and independent member for Bodden Town East, Dwayne Seymour, as the councillor with responsibility for housing and the environment. Ebanks has served [...]

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Premier to take on immigration challenge

Premier to take on immigration challenge

| 07/06/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said he hoped that before the end of this year he will have been able to merge the work permit application process with a human resource agency that will deal with all employment related matters in the Cayman Islands. Fulfilling a campaign promise that he said all of [...]

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