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Opinion poll on hold till new vote date

Opinion poll on hold till new vote date

| 09/12/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC), who is planning to conduct a nationwide people’s opinion poll on Referendum Day to gauge voters’ positions on three key areas of potential public policy, has deferred the survey until a new voting day is set. Following the stay last week by the courts on the cruise port referendum until […]

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Gov’t says energy policy is a priority

Gov’t says energy policy is a priority

| 09/12/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Despite government’s very ambitious plan to wean Cayman off fossil fuels over the next decade, so far little concrete action has been taken to make the dramatic changes needed to meet the goal of cutting fossil fuel use by 70% here over the next 17 years. But the government has nevertheless said it is […]

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KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

| 07/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The government has revealed that it is working with the private sector auditing and consulting firm, KPMG, to create the public policy for the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs (MITIAMA), which is currently part of the premier’s ever-growing portfolio. Acting Chief Officer Andrea Fa’amoe said her team met with […]

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DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

| 08/11/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor doesn’t believe it is necessary for him to “comment on the conduct of public servants before the referendum law was passed or before my memo was issued”, he said after CNS sent a query to his office about the appearance of government workers in pro-port videos. Following the circulation of a […]

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Acting DG defends HR policy in CS

Acting DG defends HR policy in CS

| 02/08/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon defended the recruitment policies in the civil service last week, in response to criticisms made by MLA Kenneth Bryan after another failed attempt by the George Town Central representative to mandate that certain public sector jobs are reserved for Caymanians. McField-Nixon, who is chief officer of the Portfolio of […]

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No duty on some electric cars and bikes

No duty on some electric cars and bikes

| 30/07/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that it has cut the import duty on some electric vehicles and bicycles down to zero, while the tariff on hybrid vehicles will also be reduced. The commerce ministry said the goal was to encourage people to buy environmentally friendly cars. Minister Joey Hew, who has responsibility for roads, revealed the […]

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Committee to mull plastic ban

Committee to mull plastic ban

| 21/07/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Government has put the question of whether or not the Cayman Islands should ban single-use plastics into the hands of a committee, but based on the response to a parliamentary question, the decision appears to be a long way off. Answering a question in writing which had been asked in the Legislative Assembly by […]

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Culture policy back on agenda

Culture policy back on agenda

| 22/05/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): In a bid to advance government’s proposed Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan (CHPP) 2017-2026, a policy committee reconvened recently to develop a costed operational plan, according to a GIS release. It is almost three years since government conducted a survey based on its proposed strategic plan for a cultural policy, which was […]

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Opposition calls for Cayman cruise port referendum

Opposition calls for Cayman cruise port referendum

| 01/05/2018 | 91 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has announced plans to spearhead a campaign to collect enough signatures from registered voters to trigger a referendum on the proposed development of cruise berthing facilities in the George Town Harbour. Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller told CNS Tuesday that he believes the majority of Caymanians do not support this costly and risky […]

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DG: Cayman will need to tackle LGBTI issues

DG: Cayman will need to tackle LGBTI issues

| 07/03/2018 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has echoed the comments made by Governor Helen Kilpatrick before she left the Cayman Islands about the need for the government to address the inequities surrounding the relationships of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Although the issue remains controversial, Manderson said this was something that was “not going […]

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Opposition calls for crime select committee

Opposition calls for crime select committee

| 06/03/2018 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has called on government to form a select committee of all members of the Legislative Assembly to examine the question of rising crime in the Cayman Islands and to find cross-party solutions. Ezzard Miller told CNS Monday, in the wake of a police shoot-out with robbers at the weekend, that he […]

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