Tag: Osbourne Bodden

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. Accord [...]

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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 officials [...]

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NAU gets cash boost and expands hours

NAU gets cash boost and expands hours

| 31/05/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), which is dealing with hundreds of vulnerable people and families in need, is extending its hours of operation. Starting on 6 June, the unit, which has received a more than $1 million injection of funding in the budget, will now be opening Monday through Thursd [...]

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Needs Unit faces 340 applicant backlog

Needs Unit faces 340 applicant backlog

| 27/04/2016 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs minister has revealed further worrying numbers regarding the challenges faced by his under-resourced and overworked Needs Assessment Unit. Osbourne Bodden said that the NAU has a growing backlog of applications from people seeking permanent financial assistance that staf [...]

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Ozzie signs off on medical welfare cases

Ozzie signs off on medical welfare cases

| 14/03/2016 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Public Accounts Committee members were shocked to learn Friday that the law requires the community affairs minister to sign off on all cases of people who need medical care but do not have health insurance or are under-insured. Osbourne Bodden is currently the minister holding the cheque book [...]

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CIG spent $444k on 750 workers in clean-up project

CIG spent $444k on 750 workers in clean-up project

| 10/03/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman government’s Christmas clean-up was lauded a success this week by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden, who noted that 752 people were able to get some work over the holiday season and that the project cost $25,000 less than it was budgeted for, as he announced that there [...]

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New home helps separate troubled kids from kids in trouble

New home helps separate troubled kids from kids in trouble

| 02/03/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A new wing to accommodate boys at the Frances Bodden Children’s Home shows some progress by the community affairs ministry towards separating children and youths who are in trouble with the law from troubled young people who need a safe place to stay. Government still faces numerous problem [...]

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Blake willing to rethink CIFA review panel

Blake willing to rethink CIFA review panel

| 23/12/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Following the Office of the Auditor General’s refusal to take part in the independent review of the Cayman Islands Football Association’s books and the sports minister’s insistence that the CIFA executive remains well away from the review panel, the CIFA president has said he was [...]

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OAG won’t play ball with CIFA

OAG won’t play ball with CIFA

| 18/12/2015 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General will not be appointing anyone to the proposed Cayman Islands Football Association review panel. An OAG spokesperson stated that the public sector financial watchdog had not been approached by CIFA but even if it was, it would be inappropriate for the offic [...]

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Needs Assessment Unit confirms acting deputy

Needs Assessment Unit confirms acting deputy

| 15/12/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Following a competitive recruitment process, Matthew Hylton (32) has been formally appointed as deputy director at the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), after acting in the post for some time. The young Caymanian takes up the senior position at a time when the unit is at bursting point, according [...]

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Nominations sought for 5th ‘Proud of Them’ campaign

Nominations sought for 5th ‘Proud of Them’ campaign

| 09/12/2015
(CNS): With local teenagers facing numerous challenges and often getting a bad reputation for being troublesome, the minister responsible for youth is urging the community to nominate deserving young people for the latest round of the “Proud of Them” campaign. An initiative that puts young p [...]

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