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Speaker drives opposition out of LA

Speaker drives opposition out of LA

| 12/09/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The entire Cayman Islands opposition walked out of the chamber of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday morning in solidarity after Speaker McKeeva Bush reprimanded Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo and directed the premier to move a motion to suspend him for the day. Suckoo had refused to ap [...]

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Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

| 11/09/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Following allegations by the opposition and persistent questions surrounding the integrity of the tender process for the government’s long-planned new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS), the Ministry of Health has denied that there was anything wrong with the bidding and h [...]

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OfReg chairs in near punch-up over CEO job

OfReg chairs in near punch-up over CEO job

| 11/09/2018 | 118 Comments
(CNS): The situation on the board of the Cayman Islands’ utilities regulator appears to be spinning out of control as leaked minutes of special board meetings last month show that Board Chair Linford Pierson threatened to ‘box’ Deputy Chair Ronnie Dunn in the head. This happened af [...]

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Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

| 10/09/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Children in the Cayman Islands could be given free health insurance in the future, as Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said he is looking into how all local kids can get access to the care they need. In a speech in the Legislative Assembly last week about the work his ministry has been doin [...]

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Opposition to join cruise PIR campaign

Opposition to join cruise PIR campaign

| 10/09/2018 | 85 Comments
(CNS): It was almost midnight on Thursday, before the Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller stood to wind up the debate on his motion calling on government to initiate a referendum on the proposed cruise port development. Following the government’s indication that it was not supporting the call for [...]

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Science to become core focus in schools

Science to become core focus in schools

| 10/09/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): A new National Science Education Strategy will be implemented in government schools over the next five years which, according to ministry officials, will “cultivate a scientific mindset” and bring the core subject to the forefront in all schools. Education Minister Juliana O’Con [...]

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Quarry operators win planning fight to block competition

Quarry operators win planning fight to block competition

| 09/09/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A planning application for a new quarry close to the protected conservation area of Meagre Bay Pond has been rejected by the Central Planning Authority, although the most vociferous objections were not from environmental campaigners but established quarry operations in the same location. The [...]

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Minister prices port around $200M

Minister prices port around $200M

| 07/09/2018 | 133 Comments
(CNS): The proposed port development will cost around $200 million, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. Speaking during the debate on the opposition leader’s private member’s motion to put the proposed project to a national ballot, Kirkconnell di [...]

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Anglin admits killing victim in failed appeal

Anglin admits killing victim in failed appeal

| 07/09/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Nine years after he killed Carlos Webster in a West Bay Road nightclub, Devon Anglin has admitted that he was the gunman on that fatal night. In a recent application to re-open an appeal against the murder conviction, Anglin, who is serving a life sentence of 30 years for shooting Webster in [...]

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Cargo cited as key part of port project

Cargo cited as key part of port project

| 06/09/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The government’s proposal to build a cruise ship berthing facility in the George Town Harbour is about more than developing piers for the mega ships but also about enlarging the cargo dock to get off the “small ship merry-go round” and reduce the cost of imports, Premier Al [...]

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Premier reveals plans for new ministry

Premier reveals plans for new ministry

| 05/09/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has unveiled plans for the creation of a Ministry of International Trade and Investment that will form part of his portfolio. As he delivered a speech to the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday at the official opening of the 2018/19 session, which took place on Cayman [...]

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