RSSPolitics

Budget depends on accurate forecasts

Budget depends on accurate forecasts

| 24/11/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Following the passage of the government’s first two-year budget in the Legislative Assembly last week the administration can now get down to spending the cash and implementing its policies. But the more than $1.45 billion revenue government expects to fund the expenditure, pay down debt [...]

Continue Reading

CIG aiming for full local employment

CIG aiming for full local employment

| 23/11/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Among the Government of National Unity’s ambitions for the next two years, supported by its recently passed spending plan, is full employment for all Caymanians. According to various comments made by the premier over the last few weeks since he delivered the Budget Policy Statement, the [...]

Continue Reading

Over 90 new laws or amendments on agenda

Over 90 new laws or amendments on agenda

| 22/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Government has listed in the budget documents more than ninety pieces of new or amended legislation that it hopes to tackle over the next two years. But there is no sign of the much-needed legal practitioners legislation or the promised district councils law. Government had indicated it was g [...]

Continue Reading

CIG spends $1M to learn it can’t afford court

CIG spends $1M to learn it can’t afford court

| 21/11/2017 | 97 Comments
(CNS): The government has spent more than a $1 million over the last decade exploring the possibility of building a new courthouse, only to discover it can’t afford it. Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell told Finance Committee last week that the much needed facility is still several years aw [...]

Continue Reading

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

| 21/11/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly that his government would consider the idea of an education fund that could help plug the budget gaps and cover more scholarships for Caymanians, but he said his administration was not prepared to raise the cash by putting a tax on the spre [...]

Continue Reading

CIG security could be reserved for locals only

CIG security could be reserved for locals only

| 20/11/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Government has accepted a proposal from the opposition to consider reserving security jobs at government ports and buildings for Caymanians only. On Thursday evening legislators briefly debated a private member’s motion on the idea by Chris Saunders (BTW), who said that it was normal f [...]

Continue Reading

Legislators back 2-year $1.4B budget before LA adjourns

Legislators back 2-year $1.4B budget before LA adjourns

| 17/11/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Despite the criticisms hurled at government from the opposition benches during an intense week of Finance Committee, the budget got full support from the members of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday when it was put to the vote. With the exception of Bernie Bush, the CDP Unity government back [...]

Continue Reading

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could [...]

Continue Reading

Domestic workers will be included in survey

Domestic workers will be included in survey

| 16/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin visiting sample homes across Cayman where domestic workers are employed as part of the 2017 Occupational Wage Survey (OWS). The ESO has already started surveying businesses and government departments, but beginning today, Thursday 16 November, t [...]

Continue Reading

Business staffing plans target of reform

Business staffing plans target of reform

| 15/11/2017 | 93 Comments
(CNS): The business staffing plans submitted by larger firms to the immigration department, which are designed to show what companies are doing to support the education, training promotion and career development of Caymanians employees while facilitating the approval of necessary work permits, will [...]

Continue Reading

CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

| 14/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Despite myriad problems associated with the current health insurance environment in Cayman and government’s plans to review the system, the CINICO chief told Finance Committee Friday that he believed it was “ideal”. Lonny Tibbetts said he did not support a single pay system [...]

Continue Reading