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Minister agrees to tackle traffic troubles

Minister agrees to tackle traffic troubles

| 18/04/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Government has agreed to examine setting emissions and other standards for vehicles imported into the Cayman Islands and address other issues fuelling congestion on local roads. Responding last week to a motion on the weight of traffic and the importation of vehicles, a merger of two private members’ motions, Joey Hew, the minister responsible […]

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MLA claims success going it alone

MLA claims success going it alone

| 18/04/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Despite being a single, independent member of the Legislative Assembly sitting on the opposition benches, Chris Saunders claims he has demonstrated that it is possible for a representative to be successful out of government and not part of a political group. Saunders disputes the idea that it takes being the member of a political […]

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Heavy investment planned for law enforcement

Heavy investment planned for law enforcement

| 17/04/2019 | 55 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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Cracks deepen on opposition benches

Cracks deepen on opposition benches

| 16/04/2019 | 83 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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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 | 62 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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$100M surpluses forecast for next 3 years

$100M surpluses forecast for next 3 years

| 15/04/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over the next three years core government is forecast to have operating surpluses of near or over $100 million, as Finance Minister Roy McTaggart predicts that Cayman’s economy will continue to grow by at least 2% per year from now until 2022. As he delivered the facts and figures to support the government’s strategic […]

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Police make arrest in fatal hit and run

Police make arrest in fatal hit and run

| 15/04/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have arrested a 28-year-old-man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle whilst disqualified, driving a vehicle without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident after a cyclist was killed on the road this morning. An as yet unidentified man, who is a resident of Cayman from overseas, […]

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East-West Arterial put on fast-track

East-West Arterial put on fast-track

| 12/04/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the construction of the East-West Arterial extension will be fast-tracked, bringing construction forward by two years. The project to extend the road to Bodden Town would be financed in the next budget, he said as he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement on Friday. The decision to accelerate the $18 […]

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Gov’t expecting boost to coffers this year

Gov’t expecting boost to coffers this year

| 12/04/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The government is expecting to increase revenue significantly next year over and above the originally forecasted earnings. Last week legislators voted to appropriate over $93 million more for public spending this year but the government is still expecting a surplus of more than $60 million. Despite voting an additional $53 million in operating expenses […]

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HRC chair stands ground despite Mac’s rebuke

HRC chair stands ground despite Mac’s rebuke

| 11/04/2019 | 107 Comments

(CNS): James Austin-Smith has stood by a press release issued by the Human Rights Commission criticising government’s decision to appeal Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage. The HRC chairman did not apologise to the Legislative Assembly, despite demands from Speaker McKeeva Bush. In a letter to the speaker, he said that he did […]

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