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CIG still waiting on blacklist decision after EU trip

CIG still waiting on blacklist decision after EU trip

| 18/01/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): After around 13 meetings with various European Union leaders and technocrats, as well as officials from direct member states, the Cayman Islands delegation led by the premier is still waiting to hear whether this jurisdiction has “passed muster” to prevent any more blacklisting. Premier Alden McLaughlin, accompanied by Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers, Attorney […]

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Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

| 18/01/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The current deputy of the port authority board, Arek Joseph, has been appointed as the chair of the new Public Procurement Committee, set to replace the Central Tenders Committee under the new regime that will oversee government’s major projects and acquisitions. CNS has seen correspondence which confirms that Premier Alden McLaughlin appointed Joseph to […]

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Health insurance challenge dominates PAC

Health insurance challenge dominates PAC

| 17/01/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee member Chris Saunders (Bodden Town West) articulated the frustrations of PAC and the community when he expressed concern that the health ministry had failed to respond to shocking figures revealed more than three years ago that the local insurance companies made a collective profit of more than $51 million in 2015 […]

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May still in job but refuses to rule out ‘no deal Brexit’

May still in job but refuses to rule out ‘no deal Brexit’

| 17/01/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to rule out a ‘no deal Brexit’ Thursday, in the wake of surviving a no confidence vote on Wednesday. Just over two months before the UK will leave the European Union after some 45 years, May has now decided to invite cross-party discussions about a revised deal after […]

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NAU identifies trend of ageing customers

NAU identifies trend of ageing customers

| 17/01/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The director of the Needs Assessment Unit, Tamara Hurlston, told the Public Accounts Committee that her team had noticed a trend of increasing numbers of elderly people coming to them for help, especially indigent medical support, as meagre private sector pensions fail to stretch to the costs of health insurance.

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British PM faces no confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat

British PM faces no confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat

| 15/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Theresa May sustained a resounding defeat in the British House of Commons, Tuesday, when MPs voted against her much disliked Brexit deal 432 to 202, in the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in modern history. Given what he described as “a catastrophic defeat” for the prime minister, Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

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Social welfare plan taking shape, say officials

Social welfare plan taking shape, say officials

| 15/01/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Community Affairs has said that the work it has been doing over the past year or more is beginning to inform a strategic plan for the country’s social welfare programmes. Just days before officials from the ministry and various departments, such as the Needs Assessment Unit, are due to appear before the […]

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Tourism minister backs out of GT meeting over port

Tourism minister backs out of GT meeting over port

| 14/01/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the MLA for George Town Central, whose constituency will be home to the controversial cruise berthing facility if government presses ahead with the project, has cancelled a public meeting he had arranged for this week after Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said he would not attend. Bryan has been trying to get the […]

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UK PM makes last-minute plea for votes on Brexit deal

UK PM makes last-minute plea for votes on Brexit deal

| 14/01/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The British House of Commons is still on track to vote on the deal that Prime Minister Theresa May has presented as the country’s only path to Brexit. Speaking in the Commons on Monday, May made a last-ditch effort to rally the votes she needs but is very unlikely to get in order to […]

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CIG given almost 3,000 free ads for port promotion

CIG given almost 3,000 free ads for port promotion

| 14/01/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Radio Cayman has confirmed that the government received almost 3,000 free advertisements on the publicly-owned station between early October and the end of December. Responding to a freedom of information request from Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, the information manager said the station broadcast the public service announcements on behalf of the tourism ministry for […]

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DG silent on ethics law but welcomes report

DG silent on ethics law but welcomes report

| 14/01/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has developed a comprehensive national framework to prevent fraud and corruption, according to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who welcomed the Office of the Auditor General’s report on the subject made public last week. But in a press release issued on Friday, he said nothing at all about the OAG’s main […]

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