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CUC boss says future of power is solar

CUC boss says future of power is solar

| 24/07/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Whether solar panels in the Cayman Islands should be mainly located on rooftops or on land farms to meet the proposed energy goals may be up for debate, but Richard Hew, the CEO of Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), is certain that the sun will provide the country’s future power needs. Appearing before the Public […]

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Private schools praised over home-learning

Private schools praised over home-learning

| 23/07/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Office of Education Standards has found that the private school system adapted well to the environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic school shut-down. While inspectors had found much to be concerned about in their report on the government schools last month, in a report released this week leaders and teachers in private schools […]

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OfReg set back ICT progress, says director

OfReg set back ICT progress, says director

| 20/07/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The executive director responsible for the regulation of the telecommunications sector under the umbrella utilities regulator, OfReg, has said the creation of this entity had not only failed to meet public expectations but had also undermined the progress of ICT regulation and development. Alee Fa’amoe told the Public Accounts Committee that the creation of […]

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‘We’ve been ripped off’ on gas prices

‘We’ve been ripped off’ on gas prices

| 30/06/2020 | 117 Comments

(CNS): The price of gas at the retail fuel pumps riled up several members of the Legislative Assembly on Monday, as they pressed the premier over what OfReg was doing to address the problem, given the dramatic fall in global oil prices this year. Chris Saunders (BTW) said, “We’ve been ripped off,” and everyone had […]

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PTU ignores bus complaints one year on

PTU ignores bus complaints one year on

| 23/06/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A passenger who made several credible complaints and provided documented evidence about drivers on the local bus routes last June was ignored, given the runaround and generally dismissed by the Public Transport Unit (PTU). And despite recommendations from the ombudsman, who found the unit was at fault, neither the PTU management nor the Public […]

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Pension boss justifies withdrawal fees

Pension boss justifies withdrawal fees

| 18/06/2020 | 114 Comments

(CNS): Varying fees being charged by private sector pension funds to people accessing their cash to help them weather the COVID-19 economic collapse, in line with the recent change to the law, were defended by government’s pensions boss on Wednesday. Concerns have been raised that some pension administrators are taking advantage of members by charging […]

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OfReg offers little hope on gas prices

OfReg offers little hope on gas prices

| 30/04/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Gas prices finally started to fall in Cayman this week but the utilities regulator, OfReg, which is tasked with tracking fuel costs around the world as well as regulating the sector here, has backed the local fuel suppliers’ claim that the lag in price decline is unavoidable. For years there have been concerns that […]

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Ombudsman offers info on data protection

Ombudsman offers info on data protection

| 23/01/2020

(CNS Local Life): The Office of the Ombudsman will be holding a meet and greet inside the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning, 28 January, in recognition of International Data Privacy Day, which will be celebrated in the Cayman Islands for the first time, following the commencement of the Data Protection Law (DPL) on 30 […]

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OfReg inches towards ICT protection

OfReg inches towards ICT protection

| 16/12/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The public is being asked to review the long-waited draft regulations relating to consumer protection in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The document was released during a weekend in which Flow customers experienced yet another long and frustrating service interruption.

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Montessori model gets another good grade

Montessori model gets another good grade

| 19/11/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Montessori School of Cayman, based in the South Sound area, became the fourth pre-school using this model given a ‘good’ grade by government inspectors. The Montessori model is dominating the successful inspection reports of early learning in Cayman, with only one other pre-school surpassing these four schools.

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Code of conduct sets standards for procurement

Code of conduct sets standards for procurement

| 04/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The government has published a code of conduct covering the expected behaviour of both public officials and suppliers of government goods and services. Setting standards that both sides must adhere to when it comes to procurement by government, it indicates that civil servants who break the code can be fired and suppliers will be […]

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