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Premier flex’s legal muscle against Mac

Premier flex’s legal muscle against Mac

| 25/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is turning to the courts for the next round in the fight with the opposition leader over his controversial allegations. The premier, who is also a qualified lawyer, is demanding a public apology from McKeeva Bush and a retraction of the ‘conspiracy’ allegations, which he has categorically refuted. McLaughlin’s lawyers have also […]

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Speaker takes on Mac’s conspiracy motion

Speaker takes on Mac’s conspiracy motion

| 24/04/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has mounted the first of what could be a number of hurdles to his controversial conspiracy motion being debated by the country’s parliament. The speaker has confirmed that she has accepted McKeeva Bush’s motion calling for an internal enquiry surrounding his arrest and subsequent trial ,which he says was a conspiracy […]

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Mac’s motion stirs up political fireworks

Mac’s motion stirs up political fireworks

| 23/04/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The premier and opposition leader could be heading for a major political fight on the floor of the Legislative Assembly but the men are not only at odds over the content of McKeeva Bush’s alleged conspiracy motion; they are also rowing over whether it can even be debated in the parliament. Last week Bush filed the […]

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Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

| 22/04/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has denied having any connection to the correspondence or actions of one of its managers in connection with a proposed fuel storage and transfer terminal project in East End. Following a CNS report Wednesday on the proceedings in the Legislative Assembly relating to Navasota’s proposal, Dart issued a statement making it […]

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Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

| 22/04/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts has said government will not be dealing with one of Dart Realty (Cayman)’s executive officers when it comes to any future developments on a proposed new oil storage facility being explored by Texas-based oil firm, Navasota. Tibbetts read correspondence to the Legislative Assembly Friday which showed that Chris Pope, the purchasing and logistics manager for Dart […]

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Staffing plans to remain under wraps

Staffing plans to remain under wraps

| 20/04/2015 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Government has rejected a private member’s motion to allow public access to all business staffing plans to help the unemployed learn more about career opportunities, training and scholarships available in the local market. Although government has talked about the need for more transparency regarding immigration via its new e-government initiative, the premier rejected this […]

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Info boss warns PA’s not to hide behind confidentiality clauses

Info boss warns PA’s not to hide behind confidentiality clauses

| 17/04/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The information commissioner was forced to uphold the legal department’s refusal to release the amount of public money it spent to pay off three senior police officers in the fallout of Operation Tempura because of a court order. But in his latest appeal ruling Jan Liebaers urges public authorities not to hide information behind such […]

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Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

| 16/04/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said no to a proposed increase in the duty allowance from $350 to $500 because it will cost too much. Marco Archer said government has limited options for raising fees and it cannot afford to cut off revenue streams, when he revealed government was not supporting a private member’s motion […]

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Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government will be naming the first endemic species and land areas that will be protected under the National Conservation Law when more of the main elements of the law come into force next week. Environment Minister Wayne Patton told his legislative colleagues Wednesday that significant parts of the law will commence on Earth Day.

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Be careful what you wish for, Alden tells Mac

Be careful what you wish for, Alden tells Mac

| 14/04/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin emphatically denied that there was “irrefutable evidence” that he was involved in a conspiracy regarding the opposition leader. In the wake of allegations made in a private member’s motion filed in the Legislative Assembly by McKeeva Bush Tuesday, McLaughlin said, “I believe the leader of the opposition has finally […]

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CIG won’t ‘send civil servants home’

CIG won’t ‘send civil servants home’

| 14/04/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government will not be using job cuts as a way to reduce the costs of the public sector, the premier said Monday when he spoke about the progress he claimed was being made to keep a lid on public spending. While the government has not yet made any decisions regarding the privatization of any […]

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Election ‘not fair’, Bush claims

Election ‘not fair’, Bush claims

| 14/04/2015 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has suggested that there are serious question marks over the outcome of the 2013 election. McKeeva Bush has implied that the “powers that be” may have undermined the integrity of the democratic process in their efforts to ensure that not only did he lose the leadership contest but that he also lost […]

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Mac seeks to expose conspiracy in LA

Mac seeks to expose conspiracy in LA

| 14/04/2015 | 46 Comments

(CNS) Updated with video: The leader of the opposition is calling for a public enquiry into what he says was a conspiracy to oust him from office and change the political landscape of Cayman with false criminal allegations. But McKeeva Bush is planning to use the theatre of the LA to expose what he claims […]

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CIG aims to contain growing CS

CIG aims to contain growing CS

| 13/04/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The goal to increase efficiency and at least contain the growing cost and size of government is progressing, the premier stated Monday when he outlined around half a dozen areas where work is now underway to merge and cut public sector services and functions. Project Future, as the reform is known, is based on […]

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Ombudsman office could merge commissioners

Ombudsman office could merge commissioners

| 13/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The government is pressing ahead with the idea of merging the work of the complaints and the information commissioners’ offices into a single ombudsman’s office, which would also incorporate the proposed independent police complaints office and data protection services. However, it is not clear if this means the current commissioners’ jobs will all be […]

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