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Parchment sacked by NRA board

Parchment sacked by NRA board

| 01/11/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Paul Parchment, who was suspended from his job as managing director of the National Roads Authority in April, has been fired. The chairman of the board of directors released a statement on Thursday stating that Parchment had been terminated on Wednesday, but he gave few details of his alleged [...]

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Concerns raised over rushed legislation

Concerns raised over rushed legislation

| 01/11/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government plans to present more than 20 pieces of legislation when the Legislative Assembly meets on 14 November, but it appears it will only be sitting for a matter of days, despite the number of bills and other business being carried over from the previous sitting. Opposition Leader Ezzard [...]

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Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

| 31/10/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear he will not be supporting the government’s plans to amend the gambling law because be believes the draconian move is a hopeless solution to the wrong problem that will be fraught with challenges. Ezzard Miller told CNS it was time to legalise and [...]

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UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

| 31/10/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper may have arrived in the Cayman Islands at a time when the relationship between the UK government and the local administration is strained, but he has come with some good news over expanding the RCIPS Air Operations Unit and adding a new multi-use helicopter. Speaking to [...]

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Two acquitted in mixed verdict over EE robbery

Two acquitted in mixed verdict over EE robbery

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Fred Allon McLaughlin and Al Elford McLaughlin walked away from court on Tuesday, free men after a jury of five women and two men took less than four hours to reach a mixed verdict in a robbery conspiracy case involving cocaine that washed up on to the beach in East End last Christmas Eve. W [...]

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Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

| 30/10/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): In an address to the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the premier appeared to signal that he wants the new governor, Martyn Roper, to deal with the contentious issue of same-sex unions and demonstrated his own reluctance to tackle it. Welcoming the UK’s representative to Cayman and speak [...]

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Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper has said that he will be serving as Britain’s representative here for between six to nine months but hopes he will be staying much longer. Addressing the Legislative Assembly after he was sworn into office on Monday, he acknowledged that his arrival [...]

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Manderson happy to see arrival of ‘new boss’

Manderson happy to see arrival of ‘new boss’

| 29/10/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was happy, he said, to see the arrival on Monday of his “new boss”, Martyn Roper, after standing in as governor for five months, the longest any Caymanian has ever served in the role. [...]

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CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

| 29/10/2018 | 161 Comments
(CNS): Government has not yet revealed how much public cash it has been spending on promoting its vision for cruise berthing facilities in George Town and trying to dissuade people from signing the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the topic. Campaigners who believe the people should hav [...]

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Governor to be sworn in at Legislative Assembly

Governor to be sworn in at Legislative Assembly

| 29/10/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The new governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper, along with his wife Elisabeth, will be arriving at Owen Roberts International Airport this morning (Monday) at around 11am and is expected to be sworn in at the Legislative Assembly at 3pm today. The newly appointed UK representative, wh [...]

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Inspections reveal students’ opinion of schools

Inspections reveal students’ opinion of schools

| 26/10/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): As inspectors begin scrutinising private schools as well as those run by government, the first review of an independent school revealed that students are not as impressed with their school as those attending government’s three high schools. The latest reports to be published include Lay [...]

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