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Activists demanding accountability from MPs

Activists demanding accountability from MPs

| 22/01/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Local activists who have increasingly been engaging in the public space are holding a meeting this weekend in order to urge more people to become actively involved in the democratic process. Most of Speaker McKeeva Bush’s political colleagues remained silent following his conviction for a violent offence against a woman, which many see as […]

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Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

| 21/01/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge has cleared a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to pass the Civil Partnership Law after he found the case was of “public importance”. However, all the documents relating to it are being withheld from the public. CNS has acquired a copy of Justice Richard Williams’ […]

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Just hours left to join roll for May election

Just hours left to join roll for May election

| 20/01/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office will be open today, Wednesday, until 7:00pm, leaving just hours for eligible individuals who are not registered to make the voters list that will be used on election day in May. The Elections Office and numerous activist groups as well as the candidates have been on a major voter drive ahead […]

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From $10.24 p/h to $235k p/a,  CS salary scale revealed

From $10.24 p/h to $235k p/a, CS salary scale revealed

| 18/01/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The government has gazetted the salary scales for 2021, which show how much core government workers are earning. The lowest pay for hourly workers is CI$10.24 per hour, which, depending on the hours worked, can be even less than trainees on the first rung of the salary ladder, who earn CI$1,700 per month. Meanwhile, […]

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The vagrancy of political campaign finance

The vagrancy of political campaign finance

| 18/01/2021 | 28 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The current Elections Law in the Cayman Islands has very limited provisions for the control of political campaign finance. The law specifies the maximum that a candidate can spend in an election campaign, the period for which expenses must be accounted and reported, and who can incur these expenses.

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HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

| 15/01/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Ronnie Dunn has been appointed to the new role of deputy chief executive officer at the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dunn, who is a veteran of the public sector and professional accountant, will have oversight of Finance, Information Technology, Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations, as well as Infrastructure and Support Services in this […]

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Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

| 15/01/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): A law suit filed by local conservative, Christian activist, Kattina Anglin, seeking a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to implement the Civil Partnership Law is still not publicly available, even though it appears the case was granted leave to proceed. The case was accepted by Justice Richard Williams in […]

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The People vs the PPM

The People vs the PPM

| 14/01/2021 | 52 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: Premier Alden McLaughlin and the PPM have proven skillful at doing nothing to change the political and socioeconomic status quo that fundamentally puts the poor Caymanian family and young people in this country at a severe disadvantage. His politics is one that enriches wealthy expat professionals and big business, while ignoring the […]

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Request issued for rollout of National ID card

Request issued for rollout of National ID card

| 12/01/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The government has taken the first step in its planned rollout this year of a national identification system, as it issued a request for proposals to develop the programme. The e-Government team in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure is looking for a suitable company to create the “suite of services and technology […]

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Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

| 12/01/2021 | 57 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The question Caymanians must answer is: Given our Christian heritage that has demanded very high standards of morals and ethics, particularly from our leaders, is it OK for McKeeva Bush to remain in the speaker’s position while serving a 60-day imprisonment sentence for criminal offences related to beating a woman?

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Premier’s discretion over pay a worrying move

Premier’s discretion over pay a worrying move

| 11/01/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Both of the independent opposition MPs have raised concerns about the flexibility that the new parliament management law gives the premier to award ministers and the new parliamentary secretaries additional pay. While public backlash has focused on the severance package that all of the members supported during the passage of the bill, Kenneth Bryan […]

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