Tag: Tara Rivers

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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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside [...]

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Mac makes veiled attack on Hewitts

Mac makes veiled attack on Hewitts

| 15/12/2016 | 97 Comments
(CNS): Falling short of denying or admitting his part in the election petition against Tara Rivers, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush took aim at Gordon Hewitt, his wife Velma Hewitt, who is a former member of the UDP, and their lawyers on his Facebook page Thursday without ever mentioning anyone’s n [...]

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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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