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Tag: Tara Rivers

Rivers takes aim at Anglin over contracts

Rivers takes aim at Anglin over contracts

| 18/10/2016 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The education minister slipped into campaign mode on the floor of the Legislative Assembly Monday, as she launched an attack on her predecessor in the education ministry, Rolston Anglin. During the debate on the Procurement Bill, Tara Rivers made thinly veiled allegations of corruption and a [...]

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Gender minister denies brief for LGBT issues

Gender minister denies brief for LGBT issues

| 12/10/2016 | 89 Comments
(CNS): Tara Rivers, the minister with responsibility for gender affairs, has denied that issues relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including the controversial question of same-sex marriage or civil unions, fall under her area of responsibility. In a statement to the Le [...]

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Privatisation idea for schools shelved

Privatisation idea for schools shelved

| 01/09/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Considerations that Education Minister Tara Rivers had given to private-public partnerships in the government education system have been shelved. The minister has confirmed that in the short term the ministry will not be introducing charter, grant-maintained or academy-type schools that invol [...]

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CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

| 30/08/2016 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that there are no plans to hold back, or ‘retain’, students in government schools if they don’t reach a certain reading or numeracy standard at the end of each school year because research has shown that doing so has a negative impact. Although many p [...]

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Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

| 28/07/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Seventeen local young men and women graduated from the latest Passport2Success 12-week programme last week but officials said that just seven of them have been able to find either full or part-time work as a result. This class was the 20th group to go through the government-funded initiative, [...]

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McAlpine secures gym contract at JGHS

McAlpine secures gym contract at JGHS

| 29/06/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): As the education ministry turns its attention back to the redevelopment of John Gray High School almost a decade after the project first started, the contract to complete the gymnasium on the abandoned site has gone to local contractor McAlpine. One of four companies to bid on the first phase [...]

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Ministry gets OK from OCC over pensions report

Ministry gets OK from OCC over pensions report

| 28/06/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Following amendments to the National Pensions Law, the Office of the Complaints Commissioner has agreed that the 21 recommendations made to the employment ministry in a report first published almost six years ago have finally been largely complied with. In a statement to her colleagues in the [...]

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Alden: Refusing permits would be disastrous

Alden: Refusing permits would be disastrous

| 21/06/2016 | 167 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has told opposition members that their idea of refusing work permits to create opportunities for Caymanians is “completely fallacious” and said it would have “disastrous consequences” for the country. As Finance Committee scrutinised the employment min [...]

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MLAs push for more education cash

MLAs push for more education cash

| 21/06/2016 | 42 Comments
(CNS): More than $145 million has been allocated to education in the 18-month budget, accounting for around 17% of the government’s entire 2016/17 spending plan, but opposition MLAs and the education minister pressed for more yesterday, when concerns were raised about failing schools identified in [...]

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Officials begin long road to new disability centre

Officials begin long road to new disability centre

| 24/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Following Cabinet’s approval of the case to build a new training facility for adults with disabilities to replace the Sunrise Centre facility, a steering committee has been formed to begin the long process towards making it a reality. Education Minister Tara Rivers said there was a need for [...]

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Awareness campaign to start on pensions

Awareness campaign to start on pensions

| 13/05/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Following some 50 amendments to the legislation surrounding Cayman’s mandatory, private sector pension regime, Employment Minister Tara Rivers said that the new law would come into effect gradually. While several of the sections will be implemented together, other sections will require a lo [...]

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