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Work begins on $6.6M CIG vehicle depot upgrade

Work begins on $6.6M CIG vehicle depot upgrade

| 23/02/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The infrastructure minister and other government officials were out in force with golden shovels Friday breaking ground on a $6,655,000 redevelopment project at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES). What the minister described as “long-awaited” upgrades at the North S [...]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

| 21/02/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell, appearing before the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday, told members that the situation at the court was dire. Called as a witness by the committee to talk about the qualifications for the audit of the judicial administration’s books, Bothwell was [...]

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Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

| 20/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Less than four weeks after Sharon Roulstone was appointed to the Office of the Ombudsman to handle complaints about the civil service, senior officials have announced that she is being seconded to the National Human Resources Department to head up the new department. Government began the recr [...]

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MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

| 19/02/2018 | 97 Comments
(CNS): In 2013 the government passed legislation that would enable lawmakers to make certain jobs and senior posts in the public sector the reserve of Caymanians only and Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, is calling on government to use that change to the immigration law [...]

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Premier gets CI$86k 2nd-hand Range Rover

Premier gets CI$86k 2nd-hand Range Rover

| 12/02/2018 | 143 Comments
(CNS): The government has recently spent around CI$218,000 on four cars for the premier, the speaker and visiting dignitaries. Premier Alden McLaughlin is now being driven around in a CI$86,000 second-hand Range Rover Autobiography, which officials from the Protocol Office said was purchased oversea [...]

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Housing trust begins project for 16 BT homes

Housing trust begins project for 16 BT homes

| 07/02/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) is beginning a project in Bodden Town to build 16 affordable homes on a 10-acre site off Lake Destiny Drive, close to 20 existing affordable homes that were constructed in 2012. The homes will be made available for sale at between $110,000 and $ [...]

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More public input sought on consumer protection bill

More public input sought on consumer protection bill

| 05/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): More than two years after work began on drawing up a Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, the Law Reform Commission has extended the public consultation period until the end of March. The idea of having a piece of legislation to protect consumers has considerable public support but the [...]

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Opposition mulling options on CIG beach access failures

Opposition mulling options on CIG beach access failures

| 31/01/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader plans to press the issue of the government’s failure to act on registering and preserving beach access points, which many people fear are going to be lost forever, despite the current administration’s promises to address the problem. Ezzard Miller told CNS th [...]

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Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

| 30/01/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority has appointed the local law firm HSM Chambers to collect cash from patients that have not paid their hospital bills. HSA officials said the firm won an open tender process last year and it has since entered into an agreement on how the debt, which has plagued t [...]

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Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

| 29/01/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not giving up on his efforts to sue government for what he has always maintained were trumped-up charges designed to drum him out of office when he was premier. Lawyers acting for McKeeva Bush have filed an application in Florida’s Southern D [...]

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