Tag: Juliana O’Connor-Connolly

Cross-ministry approach planned to tackle homes crisis

Cross-ministry approach planned to tackle homes crisis

| 10/12/2021 | 136 Comments

(CNS): At least four ministries from the PACT Government will be involved in a wide number of plans and policies aimed at tackling the emerging housing crisis impacting Caymanians from all walks of life, as the real estate sector has created an unsustainable situation relating to property prices across the Cayman Islands.

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PACT commits over $200M per year for education

PACT commits over $200M per year for education

| 09/12/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry accounts for more than 20% of the entire annual budget for 2022, as government has committed over $200 million for education, including scholarships and spending on school buildings, which is the largest amount for any single ministry. Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said education was the paramount consideration in the development of the […]

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Anti-bullying policy to become part of education law

Anti-bullying policy to become part of education law

| 27/10/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Government is planning to amend the Education Law to include the National Anti-bullying Policy and develop relevant regulations. In a message marking Anti-bullying Month, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said the policy, which was approved by the Education Council last November, has formed the bases for individualized policies in all government schools and around 70% […]

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Mid-term break sprung on parents as teachers isolate

Mid-term break sprung on parents as teachers isolate

| 07/10/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education has brought forward the autumn mid-term break for government’s primary and secondary schools on Grand Cayman as a result of the outbreaks of COVID-19 and because of the number of teachers in isolation. John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools are both closed today (Thursday), while all the primary schools, […]

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Schools included in government mask mandate

Schools included in government mask mandate

| 20/09/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Children will be wearing masks in school again for a while as government rolls out a mask mandate for all of its buildings. Guidance issued on Sunday by the Department of Education Services (DES) includes a requirement for all students over the age of five to wear masks when riding the bus and moving […]

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Over CI$58M added to 2021 budget

Over CI$58M added to 2021 budget

| 02/09/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): More than CI$58.1 million has been added to government’s 2021 budget after a Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday. There were some very significant increases in the budget, including another $28m to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, over $8m more for scholarships and $4m to help support tourism businesses. Tropical Storm Grace also added another $6m […]

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Free school meals and snacks to begin this term

Free school meals and snacks to begin this term

| 26/08/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government will be providing breakfast, lunch and snacks for students enrolled in all government primary schools starting this term. The groundbreaking move will also cover the Lighthouse School, and the ministry said money will be found in the next budget to provide all secondary students with free meals as well next […]

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Education minister reveals she is now vaccinated

Education minister reveals she is now vaccinated

| 23/08/2021 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has confirmed that she has been vaccinated, despite her original misgivings. For some time the minister’s vaccine status had been undisclosed and she was the only Cabinet member who had not publicly received the shots and encouraged her constituents to do likewise. This has been fuelling speculation that, despite government […]

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CI$100k scholarship for top undergrad students

CI$100k scholarship for top undergrad students

| 09/07/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Government has established the Cayman Scholar Award to provide full tuition support to the most outstanding Caymanian male and female students as they pursue overseas undergraduate studies. Starting this academic year, government will be giving two students, one male and one female, $100,000 per year to enable them to attend elite colleges around the […]

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PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

| 29/04/2021 | 94 Comments

Judy Singh Hurlston writes: Witnessing the PACT Government finally sworn in after a week of uncertainty invoked deep feelings of relief, pride and hope in my heart. So when the announcement of Cabinet ministries finally circulated late Monday afternoon, perhaps one of the greatest shocks was that Juliana O’Connor-Connolly was once again given the Ministry […]

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Juliana denies turning her back on Progressives

Juliana denies turning her back on Progressives

| 26/04/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Beginning her seventh term in office, Friday, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly justified why yet again she found herself on the government benches even though the party she ran with lost. The member for Cayman Brac East made the decision to desert the team she ran with and secure a seat in Cabinet yet again at the […]

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