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CIG on track for whopping surplus

CIG on track for whopping surplus

| 12/11/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Government’s fiscal performance is on track for a record surplus. The financial results for the first nine months of this year show the public purse bursting at the seams with a net surplus of $183.8 million. A 99% increase on the projected figures, government has already collected $91 [...]

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CIG dragging feet on welfare reform

CIG dragging feet on welfare reform

| 06/11/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has raised concerns that the Cayman Islands Government has been very slow to implement recommendations made by her office and the Public Accounts Committee [...]

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Rule change paves way for more aid to BOTs

Rule change paves way for more aid to BOTs

| 01/11/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has agreed to a rule change that allows more aid to go to wealthier countries in the event of disasters, which means Britain could in future offer more financial support to its overseas territories, including Cayman, in the wak [...]

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Concerns raised over rushed legislation

Concerns raised over rushed legislation

| 01/11/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government plans to present more than 20 pieces of legislation when the Legislative Assembly meets on 14 November, but it appears it will only be sitting for a matter of days, despite the number of bills and other business being carried over from the previous sitting. Opposition Leader Ezzard [...]

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Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

| 31/10/2018 | 136 Comments
(CNS): In his address in the Legislative Assembly welcoming the new governor to the Cayman Islands, House Speaker McKeeva Bush urged him to stay out of legislative business. Using what he said was a regional turn of phrase, he warned Martyn Roper that “cockroach has no business in a rooster fi [...]

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Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

| 31/10/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear he will not be supporting the government’s plans to amend the gambling law because be believes the draconian move is a hopeless solution to the wrong problem that will be fraught with challenges. Ezzard Miller told CNS it was time to legalise and [...]

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Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

| 30/10/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): In an address to the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the premier appeared to signal that he wants the new governor, Martyn Roper, to deal with the contentious issue of same-sex unions and demonstrated his own reluctance to tackle it. Welcoming the UK’s representative to Cayman and speak [...]

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Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper has said that he will be serving as Britain’s representative here for between six to nine months but hopes he will be staying much longer. Addressing the Legislative Assembly after he was sworn into office on Monday, he acknowledged that his arrival [...]

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Manderson happy to see arrival of ‘new boss’

Manderson happy to see arrival of ‘new boss’

| 29/10/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was happy, he said, to see the arrival on Monday of his “new boss”, Martyn Roper, after standing in as governor for five months, the longest any Caymanian has ever served in the role. [...]

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CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

| 29/10/2018 | 161 Comments
(CNS): Government has not yet revealed how much public cash it has been spending on promoting its vision for cruise berthing facilities in George Town and trying to dissuade people from signing the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the topic. Campaigners who believe the people should hav [...]

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Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

| 26/10/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The reshuffling of ministries and the various departments under them every time a new administration takes over government has caused a number of anomalies in staffing allocations across the civil service, the Public Accounts Committee heard this week. PAC Chair Ezzard Miller said he believed [...]

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