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Waste management project still months away

Waste management project still months away

| 06/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Integrated Solid Waste Management System for the Cayman Islands is still many months away from being implemented, as talks roll on between government and the Dart-led consortium that was selected as the preferred bidder, the premier revealed Wednesday. Addressing the Legislative Assembly, [...]

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Premier reveals plans for new ministry

Premier reveals plans for new ministry

| 05/09/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has unveiled plans for the creation of a Ministry of International Trade and Investment that will form part of his portfolio. As he delivered a speech to the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday at the official opening of the 2018/19 session, which took place on Cayman [...]

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Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

| 05/09/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Government workers can look forward to a pay increase of 5% in their pay packets next month, which will be backdated to 1 July. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the hike in the cost of living allowance (COLA) for civil servants on Wednesday during his address to the Legislative Assembly spe [...]

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Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

| 05/09/2018 | 161 Comments
(CNS): Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, has circulated a message to his supporters urging them not to sign the petition currently circulating asking for a referendum that would enable voters to say whether or not they support the proposed cruise birthing facil [...]

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Utility regulator appoints more bosses

Utility regulator appoints more bosses

| 04/09/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): J. Paul Morgan, the first CEO of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), has left office after just over 18 months on the job and the board of directors has now appointed two people to act in the post while a recruitment process to fill the CEO post is undertaken. Officials s [...]

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Cayman Islands: a political tragedy in paradise

Cayman Islands: a political tragedy in paradise

| 02/09/2018 | 60 Comments
Gilbert Connolly writes: This article focuses on the historical and current role of the Caymanian politician in providing, or not providing, socio-economic and political protection for the Caymanian people. It assumes that Caymanians are the first responsibility of local politicians. It also asserts [...]

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School curriculum facing future changes

School curriculum facing future changes

| 29/08/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): By 2021, the Cayman Islands education curriculum will be changed, teachers will have an increase in salary and the John Gray High School will be built, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly promised teachers during the annual education professionals welcome last week. It will be an [...]

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Calls intensify for teachers’ pay hike

Calls intensify for teachers’ pay hike

| 17/08/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the member for Newlands, has filed a private member’s motion for the next Legislative Assembly sitting calling on government to increase pay for all teachers on the education ministry pay-roll. The target of paying government school teachers at leas [...]

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Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

| 14/08/2018 | 84 Comments
(CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issu [...]

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Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

| 13/08/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the elected and administrative arm of the Government of National Unity have claimed that a number of measures being introduced to the public sector are cutting red-tape, improving efficiency and helping implement the 5-Year Strategic Plan. They include the Department of Immigra [...]

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Public purse bulging as surplus grows

Public purse bulging as surplus grows

| 13/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): With earnings up more than 8% and spending down by 5%, the government coffers are overflowing at the year’s halfway mark, with the surplus running at more than $201 million, about 50% higher than the budget forecast. Finance and Economics Minister Roy McTaggart released the unaudited fi [...]

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