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MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

| 17/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Persistent efforts by opposition member Chris Saunders (BTW) to get more information from the government benches about the CarePay fiasco and who else should have been held to account in connection with the scandal was shut down by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly yesterday. Saunders w [...]

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Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could [...]

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PA law not followed in Archer’s appointment

PA law not followed in Archer’s appointment

| 15/11/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson confirmed that the process set down in the new Public Authorities Law, which came into force on 1 June, was not followed by the Cayman Stock Exchange Board when it recruited its new CEO this year. Marco Archer, the former finance minister who lost his seat in t [...]

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Business staffing plans target of reform

Business staffing plans target of reform

| 15/11/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The business staffing plans submitted by larger firms to the immigration department, which are designed to show what companies are doing to support the education, training promotion and career development of Caymanians employees while facilitating the approval of necessary work permits, will [...]

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CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

| 14/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Despite myriad problems associated with the current health insurance environment in Cayman and government’s plans to review the system, the CINICO chief told Finance Committee Friday that he believed it was “ideal”. Lonny Tibbetts said he did not support a single pay system [...]

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Minister: Education won’t be political football

Minister: Education won’t be political football

| 14/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Following her silence in the budget debate, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly told the members of Finance Committee Friday that, if needed, she would get more cash for education. Facing a long day of questions, the minister stated several times that while she “was at th [...]

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Inquest finds police killing of suspect lawful

Inquest finds police killing of suspect lawful

| 13/11/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): A Coroners Court jury returned a verdict of lawful killing Friday in the 6 January 2017 shooting death by police of Norval Maconia Barrett (34), who was in Cayman illegally and suspected of involvement in a series of armed robberies. The shooting occurred when police went to a Windsor Park re [...]

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Downtown club scene of double-trouble

Downtown club scene of double-trouble

| 13/11/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Police dealt with two separate and serious crimes at a downtown nightclub Friday, an assault and a shooting, but the suspects in both cases evaded arrest. Just before midnight a 19-year-old man from George Town was inside Margaritaville nightclub in George Town when he was hit in the face wit [...]

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Criminal records can now be wiped clean

Criminal records can now be wiped clean

| 10/11/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Caymanians who have minor drug convictions or who have had a crime free period of 15 years following a conviction for a non-serious offence can now wipe their criminal records clean. Officials have announced that the Criminal Records (Spent Convictions) Law, 2016, which replaced the Rehabili [...]

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Minister offers services in absence of teacher

Minister offers services in absence of teacher

| 09/11/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The minister for education has committed to resolving the stand-off at East End Primary School regarding the continued suspension of the Year 5 teacher. Parents staged a demonstration at the school Thursday in order to attract attention to the absence of a teacher for that class and other cha [...]

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Conflicts emerge over cruise project

Conflicts emerge over cruise project

| 09/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism ministry’s chief officer outlined a precise timeline for the progress of the cruise berthing project when he answered questions in Finance Committee Wednesday. But conflicting messages from the premier on the unresolved talks with the cruise lines, which were revealed Friday [...]

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