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Church schools reveal stark contrasts in standards

Church schools reveal stark contrasts in standards

| 18/06/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Parents paying for their children’s education at three of Grand Cayman’s leading private church schools are getting very different results for their money. Triple C has once again been judged ‘weak’ in its latest inspection, while Cayman Prep was graded ‘good’ and only a few steps away from an ‘excellent’ rating. First Baptist Christian […]

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Pension holiday rolls on for six more months

Pension holiday rolls on for six more months

| 18/06/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that Cabinet has agreed to a six month extension to the National Pensions Act to extend the freeze on the mandatory requirement for private sector workers and their employers to pay into a pension scheme. The holiday was introduced by the previous government more than one year ago as a result […]

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Stipends missing from pre-election budget forecast

Stipends missing from pre-election budget forecast

| 17/06/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The previous government failed to included the cost of funding the tourism stipend when it released the pre-election budget forecasts earlier this year, which, according to the new finance minister, Chris Saunders, means the deficit may be worse than predicted by the end of this year. But he said that so far the government […]

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Register of Interests online but not public

Register of Interests online but not public

| 17/06/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Public officials who are obligated to declared their interest, such as politicians, senior civil servants and members of statutory boards, are being offered an option to file their information for the register online. However, the public must still make an appointment with the Commission for Standards in Public Life (CSPL) to view the dozens […]

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Panton promises board diversity

Panton promises board diversity

| 17/06/2021 | 109 Comments

(CNS): As the country waits on government to change the line-up of several public boards, authorities, councils, commissions and tribunals, the premier has signaled that when PACT begins appointing new members, there will be a change to the old recycled politically connected faces who have dominated these institutions for decades. Making a commitment to gender […]

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Where is the premier? asks PPM

Where is the premier? asks PPM

| 15/06/2021 | 209 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has accused the current government of an absence in leadership, especially when it comes to making decisions on reopening Cayman’s borders. In a press briefing at the Progressives’ offices on Crewe Road on Tuesday, Roy McTaggart urged the government to confirm 1 September as the reopening date. He claimed that they […]

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DVDL offer more services online

DVDL offer more services online

| 11/06/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) has updated and relaunched its website to improve and increase the services it offers customers online. DVDL Director David Dixon said that modernising the website is one of the steps the department is taking to ensure customers receive quality service. “The redesign of our website is […]

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OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

| 11/06/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has said that an additional capacity of 3MW of Distributed Generation Resources (DGR) could be added to Grand Cayman’s transmission and distribution system to allow more domestic generation of renewable energy, given the level of demand, until CUC is able to complete its battery energy storage system (BESS) for its […]

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CIG appears unfazed by G7 tax deal

CIG appears unfazed by G7 tax deal

| 07/06/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The Cayman Islands Government appeared unfazed Monday when it responded to the weekend reports that the G7 wealthy nations have agreed a deal to establish a minimum global corporation tax of at least 15% for multinational companies that currently try to steer profits through countries with low or no tax rates.

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PACT hones policies ahead of key address

PACT hones policies ahead of key address

| 04/06/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The new PACT Government is expected to deliver its Strategic Policy Statement next month in line with the budget schedule. Premier Wayne Panton will delivery the key speech in Parliament, which will outline the policy plan for this new administration and define the spending plans that will be delivered later in the year. Given […]

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HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

| 03/06/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stated that the government can place a vaccine requirement as a condition of work permit grants without breaching human rights. With a proposal being floated by government to mandate proof of vaccination for new and renewal work permit applications, the HRC said the government has a duty to protect […]

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