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Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

| 20/08/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Amendments to the Penal Code that government hopes to steer through the Legislative Assembly at next month’s meeting on Cayman Brac have been welcomed by the police, as they say it will help them and prosecutors convict sexual predators and abusers who groom young victims. The Penal Cod [...]

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NiCE workers to get certificates

NiCE workers to get certificates

| 20/08/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The government plans to give workers who have signed up for the summer National Community Enhancement Project (NiCE) clean-up programme a training and participation certificate, suggesting that it will be a “valuable addition” to the resumes of permanent job seekers as they look [...]

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Teacher denies indecent assault on girl

Teacher denies indecent assault on girl

| 19/08/2018
(CNS): Ruel Marcel Haughton, a teacher at John Gray High School, has denied charges of indecent assault, cruelty to a child and harassment in connection with an incident on the school premises last year regarding a female student under 16 years old. Few details were revealed when Haughton appeared i [...]

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Behaviour main concern for primary students

Behaviour main concern for primary students

| 17/08/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): The disruptive behaviour of some students remains a major concern, not only for parents of children at government schools but also for the students that are attending them, according to the results of stakeholder surveys conducted by the Office of Education Standards (OES) as part of its rec [...]

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Opposition pushes for referendum on port

Opposition pushes for referendum on port

| 16/08/2018 | 178 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has filed a private member’s motion calling on government to put the question of whether or not it should go ahead with the cruise berthing project to the people. Calls for a referendum on the issue have been mounting as public support for the increasingl [...]

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College scholarships to be means tested

College scholarships to be means tested

| 16/08/2018 | 107 Comments
(CNS): Recommendations that the Cayman Islands Education Council made to the Ministry of Education to introduce means testing for scholarships have been adopted, paving the way for resources to be concentrated where they are really needed, according to the council’s chairman, Dan Scott. The te [...]

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Inflation fuelling minimum wage challenge, says MLA

Inflation fuelling minimum wage challenge, says MLA

| 15/08/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): The MLA for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has finally received a written response from government to a parliamentary question he submitted at the beginning of the year; it said that the minimum wage will be under review by the end of this month. But the independent member said inflation [...]

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Private sector called on to landscape road

Private sector called on to landscape road

| 15/08/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has said that the private sector will take care of the landscaping along the new Linford Pierson Highway expansion but government has no plans to plant trees, shrubs, hedges or bush around the new road. The original natural landscape has been left along the sides of part [...]

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Emotions high after guilty verdict in gun case

Emotions high after guilty verdict in gun case

| 14/08/2018 | 80 Comments
(CNS): Emotions ran high in Grand Court on Tuesday when two local men were convicted of illegally possessing two handguns following a two-week trial. Gerald Jaleel Bush (21) and Rico Roy Walton (28) now face a minimum of ten years behind bars after a jury found them guilty of possessing a Colt 45 a [...]

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CIG signs deal paving way for ‘digital economy’

CIG signs deal paving way for ‘digital economy’

| 14/08/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has said that a partnership with TechCayman, a new venture from the business leaders of Health City, could make the Cayman Islands the “Silicon Valley” of the Caribbean. Speaking at a press conference last week to announce the deal, Hew spoke about the [...]

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Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

| 14/08/2018 | 84 Comments
(CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issu [...]

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