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Custom X-ray building on time and on budget

Custom X-ray building on time and on budget

| 07/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS) Finance Minister Marco Archer had the giant scissors out this week to snip the ribbon and officially open the new building constructed to house the Customs Department’s $2.36 million critical mobile X-ray scanning truck that has been exposed to the elements for several years. Twelve mon [...]

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A surplus on our backs?

A surplus on our backs?

| 01/05/2017
101 writes: As the local political campaigns were heating up two weeks ago, GTC candidate Kenneth Bryan released a video via social media implying that while his competitor in George Town Central may be viewed as a good finance minister, he hasn’t actually done well by the people. Bryan used the i [...]

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PPM on track for $48M surplus

PPM on track for $48M surplus

| 27/04/2017 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The political arm of government received a welcome boost yesterday after the pre-election economic and financial update published by the finance ministry revealed that the central government operating surplus is forecast to be $48.1 million by the end of this year, which is $1.5 million more [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

| 10/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government is rolling out a new policy to promote good governance, officials have said. Later this month the civil service management will begin training public sector workers and begin a wide public education campaign aimed at stamping out corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing by govern [...]

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PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

| 28/03/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): With so much controversy still surrounding the Legal Practitioners Bill, despite efforts by government to seek agreement with the opposition benches, the premier pulled the proposed bill Monday, the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly before it is dissolved by the governor today, Tuesday [...]

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Poor lose out in budget cash shuffle

Poor lose out in budget cash shuffle

| 01/02/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The government has taken more than $2.5 million from various welfare cash allocations in the 2015/16 budget, according to the supplementary appropriations bill that it will be bringing to the Legislative Assembly later this month. In its reallocation of money originally appropriated in the la [...]

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Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

| 26/12/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): With the turmoil of political upheaval, wars and terrorism around the world, Cayman’s leaders focused on reasons to celebrate the peace and stability in the Cayman Islands and what Premier Alden McLaughlin said were its many blessings. “Fortunately, here at home we have had many reasons t [...]

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New finance bill proposes more reporting

New finance bill proposes more reporting

| 22/12/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Government has gazetted a list of amendments to the Public Management and Finance Bill that covers important changes when it comes to the reporting of how government is spending public cash. The Public Management and Finance (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2016 is expected to be debated in the Legi [...]

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Economy grows by 3%, passing predictions

Economy grows by 3%, passing predictions

| 20/12/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Government statistics released Friday indicate that the local economy grew by around 3% in the first six months of 2016, surpassing predictions and reflecting the best growth rate in the country since before the economic crisis. The forecast GDP growth for 2016 has now been adj [...]

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