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Activists to build on LGBT issues momentum

Activists to build on LGBT issues momentum

| 09/01/2017 | 104 Comments
(CNS): While 2016 was the year that Cayman began talking openly about equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, local activists hope that 2017 will be the year things really start to change. Building on the momentum from last year, Colours Cayman is hoping that th [...]

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Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

| 09/01/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, a declared candidate for George Town Central, close to the area where police shot and killed a Jamaican man thought to be here in the Cayman Islands illegally, says the penalties for whoever he was staying with while he was here need to be strictly enforced. There are two issue [...]

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Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

| 06/01/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The clock is ticking for new voters to register so that they can participate in the May 2017 General Election. The deadline for new voters to sign up is 16 January, which is also the date by which those already on the electoral roll must change their name, occupation or street address, becaus [...]

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Minister invites boxing legend to Cayman

Minister invites boxing legend to Cayman

| 05/01/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Manny Pacquiao, considered one of the greatest boxers of all times, will be arriving tomorrow for a brief visit to the Cayman Islands, where he will be attending two events on Grand Cayman Saturday and then flying to Cayman Brac on Sunday. Pacquiao (38), who is not only a sporting legend but [...]

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Our youth are politically apathetic

Our youth are politically apathetic

| 05/01/2017 | 47 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Apparently, a certain constitutional entitlement is rather unimportant in our democratic society. If there’s one thing that the Elections Office’s canvassing exercise reveals about Cayman’s youth, it’s this: politics disinterests them. That’s essentially the message our [...]

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Cayman tourism – fantasy destination or facade?

Cayman tourism – fantasy destination or facade?

| 05/01/2017 | 92 Comments
MM writes: There is no doubt that the Cayman Islands are blessed with beauty and some of the clearest, cleanest and safest beaches of the Caribbean. Our infrastructure boasts some of the finest four- and five-star accommodations in the region, with all the best amenities and most luxurious services. [...]

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Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

| 04/01/2017
Why does the Elections Office publish registered voters’ names and home address on its website? Surely this is an invasion of privacy. Is it law that they must do this? If not, can they just publish the names without the address? I feel sure this fact alone would deter some people from registering [...]

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Bush to run in West Bay West

Bush to run in West Bay West

| 02/01/2017 | 104 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has confirmed that he will be running in his own home district of West Bay West in the 2017 election under the new electoral system. McKeeva Bush revealed in his New Year message that he will be launching his election bid with a constituency council meeting on Monday ni [...]

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CIG on the ‘right track’, says premier

CIG on the ‘right track’, says premier

| 30/12/2016 | 40 Comments
(CNS): The government is on the “right track”, Premier Alden McLaughlin said in his New Year message. He said that as 2016 came to an end there was hope for the future, as he recapped what he said were the achievements of government this year. With a growing economy and improvements in the publi [...]

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CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

| 28/12/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that after the first year of implementing civil service reform under the umbrella of Project Future the government has demonstrated its commitment to its “ambitious agenda for change”, when it comes to the public sector. A new report published last week outlines the progr [...]

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New finance bill proposes more reporting

New finance bill proposes more reporting

| 22/12/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Government has gazetted a list of amendments to the Public Management and Finance Bill that covers important changes when it comes to the reporting of how government is spending public cash. The Public Management and Finance (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2016 is expected to be debated in the Legi [...]

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