Tag: Osbourne Bodden

Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

| 08/02/2017 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs ministry has signed a deal with KPMG to develop an outline business case for a future social welfare programme, but it is unclear exactly what the bean counters will be creating. In a release Monday, ministry officials said Minister Osbourne Bodden had “discussed th [...]

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Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

| 07/02/2017 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Pressure from property owners in the relatively affluent area of Coral Gables in West Bay has managed to derail the government’s plans to expand the Bonaventure Boys’ Home to house more kids at risk or in trouble as well as a secure remand unit for young people. Last weekend, the m [...]

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Ozzie rues need for sports anti-abuse policy

Ozzie rues need for sports anti-abuse policy

| 01/02/2017 | 29 Comments

(CNS): With the launch of a new policy aimed at local sports associations to help them prevent the abuse of young athletes, Sports Minister Osbourne Bodden said that Cayman has regrettably changed and development has led to greater risks for kids playing sport. The policy is designed to deter an [...]

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Minister invites boxing legend to Cayman

Minister invites boxing legend to Cayman

| 05/01/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Manny Pacquiao, considered one of the greatest boxers of all times, will be arriving tomorrow for a brief visit to the Cayman Islands, where he will be attending two events on Grand Cayman Saturday and then flying to Cayman Brac on Sunday. Pacquiao (38), who is not only a sporting legend [...]

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CIG offers three weeks of clean-up work

CIG offers three weeks of clean-up work

| 09/11/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The government has announced plans to repeat the seasonal clean-up, offering work to the unemployed for just three weeks to Caymanians before Christmas. Officials said the project will cover repairs and maintenance, gardening and cleaning parks, beaches and roadsides. The programme [...]

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Older persons policy not costed

Older persons policy not costed

| 01/11/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden revealed his much-anticipated older person’s policy Monday, but confirmed that officials have no idea yet how much it will cost to implement and achieve the ambitious goals of meeting the diverse needs of Cayman’s aging population. The Cayma [...]

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Ozzie settles on policy for old folks

Ozzie settles on policy for old folks

| 28/10/2016 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs minister has announced that Cabinet has approved a policy that will deal with the issues directly impact people over the age of 65 years old for the next two decades. Government is expected to release the full policy document Monday but in statement released by the mi [...]

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National lottery not on Progressive agenda

National lottery not on Progressive agenda

| 27/10/2016 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Sports and Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden has said that the Progressives are not campaigning for a national lottery, despite comments he made to a reporter from the Bahamas. The minister told CNS that while he personally looks favourably on a lottery to help boost government co [...]

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Athletics association in leadership turmoil

Athletics association in leadership turmoil

| 24/10/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A successful legal challenge has put the Cayman Islands Athletics Association leadership into turmoil after the elections were stayed by the courts by an injunction that was granted until administrative and financial records have been handed to the executive. Local attorney and member of t [...]

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Three homes burned in GT arson attack

Three homes burned in GT arson attack

| 01/08/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Police have confirmed that a wooden house caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning (31 July) on Cruz Lane, George Town. The report was made to 911 at 1:43am and fire fighters were sent to the scene. Police said the Cayman Islands Fire Service had the blaze under control by 2am. Ac [...]

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Minister turns attention to needs of elderly

Minister turns attention to needs of elderly

| 30/06/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Government is beginning the process of forming a policy to advance and protect the rights of the more elderly members of the community for the next twenty years. Officials from the community affairs ministry will be hosting a stakeholder workshop Friday, where pensioners, government offici [...]

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