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Tag: Tara Rivers

LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

| 13/12/2016 | 106 Comments
(CNS): A local organisation standing up for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Cayman has asked the governor to identify who, if not Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers, is responsible for human rights. Having receiving no response from Governor Helen Kilpatrick to [...]

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Hewitts: UDP committed to pay challenge

Hewitts: UDP committed to pay challenge

| 13/12/2016 | 75 Comments
(CNS): John Gordon Hewitt faces bankruptcy today because of hefty costs the court ordered him to pay following an unsuccessful challenge and appeal against the election of Tara Rivers to a West Bay seat in the 2013 election. But he, his wife and an attorney have all sworn that the UDP had committed [...]

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Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

| 02/12/2016 | 85 Comments
(CNS): The employment ministry has announced that the first of a long list of amendments made in May to the law dealing with the mandatory pension regime in the private sector will come into effect on New Year’s Eve. But it will take more than three years before the entire piece of legislation an [...]

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Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

| 01/12/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): A consultant engaged by the education ministry to review its education plan of action has described it as “much too ambitious” and warned that the content of the plan is unmanageable within the short time frame set out for implementation. The respected Canadian educational leader, Dr Avis [...]

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Public works starts apprenticeship programme

Public works starts apprenticeship programme

| 28/11/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The government has placed eight boys from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) at the Public Works Department on the first of its kind apprenticeship programme. The teenagers will spend eight months working with a master technician in plumbing, electrical installation, air cond [...]

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55 people in jobs via Ready2Work

55 people in jobs via Ready2Work

| 22/11/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): From over 100 participants in the government’s newest job placement scheme, just half of them have been placed in jobs so far and only half of those have permanent positions. There are 55 people who have been placed with employers through the Ready2Work initiative, with just 23 in long-ter [...]

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Education law leaves room for private sector

Education law leaves room for private sector

| 20/10/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The education minister finally steered the education law through the Legislative Assembly Wednesday with support on both sides of the parliament. Describing the process of bringing the bill, Tara Rivers said it had been a “highly consultative process” and that the law had not been [...]

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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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