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Heavy investment planned for law enforcement

Heavy investment planned for law enforcement

| 17/04/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): With over $9 million added to law enforcement budgets for 2019 and a long list of future plans for the various agencies, such as the police and border control, government has committed to investing heavily in fighting crime over the next few years. Money has already been appropriated for this year to buy land […]

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How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

| 17/04/2019

A job ad was published in the print news asking specifically for a man (see photo below). The Cayman Labour Law states that discrimination based on sex is illegal yet this company makes being male the first requirement to fill the position. Clearly this is wrong and illegal. But what agency polices this kind of […]

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Court tries missing US woman over gun

Court tries missing US woman over gun

| 16/04/2019

(CNS): An American woman who had a suitcase containing a loaded gun that was sent to Grand Cayman to meet a cruise ship last month, failed to appear for her trial this week. But the crown is pressing on with the charges against Carol Ann McNeil-Skorupan (68), from Wisconsin. Prosecutors said she knowingly directed the […]

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Cracks deepen on opposition benches

Cracks deepen on opposition benches

| 16/04/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The four independent members of the Legislative Assembly who had made up the official opposition under the leadership of Ezzard Miller have fallen short of asking him to resign but have asked him not to speak on their behalf. Alva Suckoo, Anthony Eden, Arden McLean and Chris Saunders all signed a letter, sent on […]

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Man arrested for drug possession on Little Cayman

Man arrested for drug possession on Little Cayman

| 16/04/2019

(CNS) UPDATED WITH CLARIFICATION:  A 48-year-old-man has been bailed following his arrest on Saturday afternoon on suspicion of possessing cocaine and ganja. Police said the man was arrested after he was spotted “acting suspiciously” outside a bar where officers were making checks. When they approached the man they saw him throw something away.

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GoFundMe page created for cyclist killed in hit-and-run

GoFundMe page created for cyclist killed in hit-and-run

| 16/04/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS: Police have now identified the man who was killed when he was knocked off his bicycle on North Church Street in George Town early yesterday morning. Ignacio “Nacho” Kirzner (21), an Argentinian national, was riding to work at the Kimpton when he was hit by a vehicle and left in road at around 5:30am. […]

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Dump gets only passing mention in SPS

Dump gets only passing mention in SPS

| 16/04/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Despite being very high on the priority list for many people in the Cayman Islands, the issue of the ever-growing George Town dump and plans to address the constant garbage problems were only mentioned in passing in the Strategic Policy Statement delivered Friday. Premier Alden McLaughlin dedicated less than half a page in his […]

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CIG bags $99M more in 2018 than forecast

CIG bags $99M more in 2018 than forecast

| 16/04/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government collected a whopping CI$830 million in 2018, according to the preliminary unaudited results released Friday by the Ministry of Finance. Although the CIG spent around CI$6 million more than it expected, it still netted a surplus of $180 million for the year ending 31 December. Operating revenues were $830.2 million, […]

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Ed ministry to introduce school boards

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

| 15/04/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed plans to introduce new governing bodies across Cayman Islands government schools, giving them the responsibility for raising students’ levels of achievement. As he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, he suggested that the education department may not be “best placed to make decisions about what […]

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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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Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

| 15/04/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Organisers and volunteers coordinating a petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the government’s controversial proposed cruise berthing project have now verified the names and voting status of almost 4,300 signatures on the petition and are confident that the remaining 1,000 will soon be confirmed, paving the way for a national vote. Cruise Port […]

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