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Tag: poverty

NAU challenged by ministry action and client numbers

NAU challenged by ministry action and client numbers

| 11/09/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Tamara Hurlston, the director of the Needs Assessment Unit, revealed that her department is helping more than 1,800 families but the number of people in need is growing. Painting a picture of a department challenged by the increase in people seeking help on one hand and a lack of direction fr [...]

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Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

| 04/05/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A homeless man who was sentenced in 2013 to six months in jail and fined around €100 fine (US$115) for stealing €4.07 (US$4.50) worth of cheese and sausage from a supermarket in Genoa, Italy, has seen his conviction overturned after a court rule that taking food out of necessity is not a [...]

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Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

| 29/04/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush told government that “talk is cheap” after several ministers and backbenchers got up to praise the Meals on Wheel programme during a debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday. Debating a private member’s motion brought by Bush asking government t [...]

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Ozzie: Caymanians strangers in own country

Ozzie: Caymanians strangers in own country

| 03/12/2015 | 249 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs minister described Caymanians as being strangers in their own land who are mistreated in the business environment by expatriate bosses who don’t care about their advancement or the successful development of the country. One of many MLAs who spoke on a private member [...]

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Homes being lost for want of $3,000

Homes being lost for want of $3,000

| 26/10/2015 | 51 Comments
(CNS): Politicians wrestled with the very real problem of poverty in Cayman during a debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday brought by the opposition leader. McKeeva Bush called on government to establish an emergency fund to prevent social deprivation and help the worst cases in the community [...]

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CIG must take homelessness seriously

CIG must take homelessness seriously

| 15/09/2015 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A local business man and former George Town candidate in the 2013 general election is calling on government to take homelessness seriously because he believes the numbers are growing and the situation will soon become a major problem for the wider community. Matthew Leslie is now a leading f [...]

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Data, policies and laws missing on poverty

Data, policies and laws missing on poverty

| 09/07/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): No research analysis or information gathering on who and how many people in the Cayman Islands are living in poverty or at risk of falling into it has been conducted since well before the 2009 economic crisis hit. Government does not have any defined policies or goals about how its social ass [...]

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