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Tag: Tara Rivers

Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

| 05/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): If Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, remains on its projected path, it is not a direct threat for the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Home Affairs Minister Tara Rivers is nevertheless urging all residents of these islands to ma [...]

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New law boosts trade mark registrations

New law boosts trade mark registrations

| 04/09/2017
(CNS Business): Since the Trade Marks Law came into effect 1 August 2017, modernising legislation which originally dates from the 1970s, the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) has received 50% of the total number of applications to register trade marks usually submitted in a year. A [...]

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Consultants to review Cayman fire service

Consultants to review Cayman fire service

| 18/08/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The government has engaged another set of local consultants, this time to review the Cayman Islands Fire Service in order to “help develop an appropriate standard of operations for fire services, and to reshape the overall organisational structure”, officials said in a release Thursday. P [...]

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CIG reports to UK bosses on public finance

CIG reports to UK bosses on public finance

| 17/07/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman delegation to the special Brexit meeting in London turned to public finance when Premier Alden McLaughlin, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart and Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers met with Miriam Sachak, the head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Economics and Financial [...]

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UK Navy brings new rescue boat for fire service

UK Navy brings new rescue boat for fire service

| 10/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has received a new life boat as well as waverunners with rescue boards to step up local search and rescue capabilities for inshore waters. British Navy vessel, RFA Mounts Bay, delivered the new rigid inflatable boat, which was procured by the local government [...]

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Premier heads to UK for ‘Brexit’ JMC

Premier heads to UK for ‘Brexit’ JMC

| 07/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is heading to London this weekend with two Cabinet ministers, his assistant and three civil servants for a round of meetings with Foreign Office, Brexit and other UK government officials. The priority event is a special meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Minist [...]

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Premier takes multi-depts in surprising reshuffle

Premier takes multi-depts in surprising reshuffle

| 06/06/2017 | 108 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be taking on the reform of immigration and human resources among multiple other ministerial roles and departments in a Cabinet reshuffle that has thrown up some surprise assignments. Moses Kirkconnell has retained the same ministry he had in the previous administ [...]

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Ministers selected but portfolios not set

Ministers selected but portfolios not set

| 30/05/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The new Cabinet ministers have now been selected but details of the ministries and their portfolio of subjects has yet to be confirmed. At Wednesday’s Swearing In Ceremony, Progressives Leader Alden McLaughlin will once again be sworn as premier, while CDP Leader McKeeva Bush will be taking [...]

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$8.8M price tag revealed for school gym

$8.8M price tag revealed for school gym

| 16/05/2017 | 113 Comments
(CNS): The new John Gray High School (JGHS) gymnasium cost government CI$8.8 million, government has finally confirmed. The new 34,442 sq.ft. facility, reportedly finished  on time and under budget, has been handed over to education officials in time for the Year 10 and Year 11 external exams. The [...]

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Policy credited with better school behaviour

Policy credited with better school behaviour

| 23/01/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Students in government schools appear to be behaving themselves, according to statistics released by the Department of Education Services (DES). Sharply contradicting perceptions in the community that the schools are in turmoil, with children misbehaving at every turn, the number of infractio [...]

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Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

| 20/01/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that a second teacher at the primary school in West Bay had been placed on required leave by the department in November over an allegation of assault on a student. The revelation came at a meeting with the press Thursday, where Education Minister Tara Rivers [...]

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