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MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

| 22/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has filed another private member’s motion for debate in the Legislative Assembly, when the legislators meet next month, seeking to secure and reserve senior positions in the civil service and public authorities for Caymanians. Bryan is trying again to get the government to make a […]

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CPA not covered by PA law, claim officials

CPA not covered by PA law, claim officials

| 21/03/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Planning Director Haroon Pandohie and the chief officer in the ministry responsible for the Central Planning Authority have both said that the entity does not fall under the Public Authorities Law. Despite concerns from the public and some politicians that it is the Cayman Islands’ most conflicted board, the CPA does not fall under […]

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Inspectors: Prospect improves as Savannah struggles

Inspectors: Prospect improves as Savannah struggles

| 19/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Education inspectors have found that Prospect Primary School is improving, though it fell short of receiving a ‘good’ result because of a few areas that still need work, but Savannah Primary is still struggling. While Prospect was rated ‘satisfactory’ overall with many areas found to be ‘good’, Savannah was ‘weak’ in the majority of […]

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Lighthouse school shines following inspection

Lighthouse school shines following inspection

| 14/03/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Lighthouse School was described as “a good school” by education inspectors this month after it was rated ‘excellent’ in several categories and ‘good’ in the majority of areas inspected. It was rated satisfactory in just two areas and none at all were rated poorly. As government schools largely struggle to get past a […]

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UK politics in turmoil as MPs debate Brexit delay

UK politics in turmoil as MPs debate Brexit delay

| 14/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): British politics remained in turmoil Thursday as MPs began debating a delay to leave the European Union on the scheduled date of 29 March after they voted against a ‘no deal’ Brexit in the House of Commons on Wednesday. But the series of votes yesterday led to more resignations and rebellions from Prime Minister […]

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Turtle Centre finally pays off $50M debt

Turtle Centre finally pays off $50M debt

| 07/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Almost 15 years after the original Cayman Turtle Farm started borrowing the more than CI$50 million it needed to build what is now the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, officials said the debt is now clear. The loans have been serviced from money given to the Turtle Centre from the public purse over […]

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OfReg rewrites rules to satisfy stakeholders

OfReg rewrites rules to satisfy stakeholders

| 07/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The body established to regulate Cayman’s utilities sector and ensure fair competitive practices has redrafted rules on the penalties for any breaches of anti-competitive practices law. OfReg said this was in response to concerns by stakeholders, as the regulator released the new draft rules for final consultation this month. A release stated that when […]

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Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

| 05/03/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Cayman Islands may be a stable and peaceful place when compared to many other countries around the world at present but we cannot take that stability for granted. He said government needed to “work tirelessly” to maintain the stability and be vigilant against instability, as he outlined Cayman’s […]

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Bean counters work on public cash oversight

Bean counters work on public cash oversight

| 05/03/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Parliamentarians and auditors from the UK and its overseas territories are meeting in Miami, Florida, this week at the Oversight of Public Finances Forum to continue the UK-led project to improve the critical issue of oversight of public finances. A Cayman delegation led by the chairman of the Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard […]

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Opposition: UK report needs joint response

Opposition: UK report needs joint response

| 28/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has warned that the Cayman Islands needs to take a measured, serious and joint approach to the recently published report by the UK parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee about the British Overseas Territories (BOTs). Ezzard Miller said that Premier Alden McLaughlin’s recent response that he would lead the charge for independence if […]

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Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

| 26/02/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has given the first indication from a Cabinet member that the application by the owner of Calico Jack’s to clear turtle grass and build a dock in Barkers, paving the way for a new bar and tourist facility, could get the green light. Moses Kirkconnell alluded to possible “success” for Handel […]

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