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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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CIMA strikes off unfit directors

CIMA strikes off unfit directors

| 31/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority struck three directors off its registers this week, describing them all as not being “fit and proper persons” to hold the position. The authority gave few details about their removals in the relevant enforcement notices but it is understood at least one those struck off is facing fraud charges, […]

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Inspectors find excellence at GT pre-school

Inspectors find excellence at GT pre-school

| 24/10/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Another Montessori-style pre-school has been rated ‘good’ overall by the government’s school inspectors this month, as this particular model of early learning appears to be topping the list of nurseries in the Cayman Islands. Montessori del Sol in South Sound, George Town, was graded ‘good’ but achieved ‘excellent’ ratings in several areas examined by […]

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Child care centres rated weak

Child care centres rated weak

| 16/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As school inspectors returned to their work scrutinising the quality of education on offer in both the public and private systems last month, two early learning child care centres were rated ‘weak’ following their recent inspections. Inspectors found that most of the indicators at Quality Child Care were ‘weak’ with only a few areas […]

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Data protection finally implemented

Data protection finally implemented

| 01/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): After some ten years of discussions and drafting, the Data Protection Law (DPL), which was passed in the Legislation Assembly in 2017, has finally come into force. The law, which is modeled on data protection legislation in the European Union, was implemented on Monday. It is centred around eight data protection principles regarding the […]

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Another new boss appointed at OfReg

Another new boss appointed at OfReg

| 24/09/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has another new boss. According to the latest government Gazette published on Friday, the Cabinet has appointed Malike Cummings, as the chief executive officer for the beleaguered authority. Cummings, who has come to Cayman from a similar position in Turks and Caicos Islands, appears to have started […]

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OfReg dodges funding bullet from MLAs

OfReg dodges funding bullet from MLAs

| 24/04/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, came close to missing out on an additional $1.3 million in funding during the recent Finance Committee hearings after MLAs were tied on a vote for the money. Opposition members raised concerns over the regulator’s failings to address fuel pump prices and the wholesalers’ acquisition of gas stations. Several members […]

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Private school goes to top of the class

Private school goes to top of the class

| 15/04/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Prep and High School was given top marks by school inspectors from the Office of Education Standards, which is systematically reviewing every education facility in Cayman, from early years through high school. The all-through school received an overall ‘good’ grade, and the inspectors found that across all quality indicators almost all judgements were […]

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