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Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

| 25/08/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has given a clear indication of just how much his new government will be backtracking on environmental protection when he referred to one section of the National Conservation Law as “ridiculous”. He made it clear Thursday that he would be repealing the sec [...]

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Miller’s proposed health review rejected

Miller’s proposed health review rejected

| 24/08/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government rejected a proposal by the opposition leader to have a joint select committee review what he has described as the crisis in local healthcare provision in all areas. Ezzard Miller filed a private member’s motion asking for a six member panel made up of four government members [...]

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Premier: Opposition not fit to lead

Premier: Opposition not fit to lead

| 24/08/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin lauded the work his coalition did to arrive at a common policy for his new Government of National Unity, as he delivered its Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. But there was very little unity with his political colleagues on the oppositi [...]

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Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

| 24/08/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The premier has revealed that the coalition he is now leading is backing the previous administration’s cruise berthing and cargo port plans. Even though the CDP and some of the independents campaigned against this specific project, the minority members of the ‘Unity’ government have [...]

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Welfare one of winners in SPS

Welfare one of winners in SPS

| 23/08/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The elderly, indigent, disabled, veterans, seamen and retired civil servants will all be seeing a significant boost to their payments from government over the next three years after the premier announced a more than 36% increase in benefits and grants to all Caymanians who are struggling to p [...]

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‘Unity’ government to set out policies in LA

‘Unity’ government to set out policies in LA

| 23/08/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Almost three months after the coalition unity government was cobbled together in the wake of the indecisive election result the people of Cayman will get an idea today of the new ‘unity’ government’s policy platform when the premier and the finance minister present the Strat [...]

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Opposition calls for big boost to seamen’s benefits

Opposition calls for big boost to seamen’s benefits

| 16/08/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new opposition MLA for George Town Central, and his colleague, the deputy opposition leader and member for Newlands, Alva Suckoo, have filed a private member’s motion in the Legislative Assembly calling on the government to increase seamen’s benefits to $1,000 p [...]

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Over one third of applicants securing PR

Over one third of applicants securing PR

| 15/08/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Immigration staff and relevant board members have now reviewed 146 applications for permanent residency from a backlog of more than 1,000 submissions made over at least the last three years with just over a third approved to date. According to the latest figures from the Department of Immigra [...]

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Permit numbers reach near 25,000

Permit numbers reach near 25,000

| 14/08/2017 | 173 Comments
(CNS): The most recent figures released by the Department of Immigration reveal that 24,880 people in the Cayman Islands are holding jobs on work permits. The latest list of permits issued to employers shows that the tourism, financial services and construction sectors are still leading the growing [...]

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Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

| 02/08/2017
(CNS): With around 1,000 outstanding permanent residency applications still waiting to be considered, the new team of immigration administrators now assisting the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board have helped to pick up the pace, doubling the rate of reviews in their first week.  The t [...]

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Premier promises cops all the cash they need

Premier promises cops all the cash they need

| 31/07/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is expected to receive a boost to the annual budget this year after the premier promised at a public meeting last week to properly fund it and the police commissioner said the RCIPS was in a growth phase. Government will be funding a new Community Beat [...]

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