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Glass House faces demolition

Glass House faces demolition

| 31/08/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department is looking for a demolition firm to bring down the Glass House before the end of January next year. The former government headquarters on Elgin Avenue in George Town, which has been empty for six years, is earmarked to become a public park as part of the George Town redevelopment. […]

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CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

| 31/08/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The chief justice has ordered the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT) to rehear two cases after describing a catalogue of problems in the points given to two women whose applications for permanent residency were refused. In a judgment likely to impact many more future cases, Anthony Smellie pointed to a substantial wrong and a miscarriage […]

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Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

| 29/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are expected to bring unsettled weather to Cayman this weekend, according to local forecasts. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) warned that the weather associated with the Storm will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms as it travels west across Cuba. Erika, which wreaked havoc in Dominica, dissipated […]

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Some teachers to get pay rise this year

Some teachers to get pay rise this year

| 27/08/2015 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Inequities in the salaries of teachers, where some local staff are earning less than their peers recruited from overseas, will be rectified in this school year, Education Minister Tara Rivers announced at the gathering of teachers Wednesday to mark the beginning of the new school year. She also said that the Portfolio of the […]

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UK minister has no issue with $200m cruise port

UK minister has no issue with $200m cruise port

| 27/08/2015 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The UK acting overseas territories minister seemed entirely unfazed by the Cayman government’s plans to build a cruise berthing facility that could cost more than $200 million, despite still having control of the public purse. Grant Shapps, who made a flying morning visit to Grand Cayman Thursday on his route from Jamaica back to […]

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Challengers call foul on CIFA

Challengers call foul on CIFA

| 27/08/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The two challengers who have been barred from running in this weekend’s CIFA annual elections have said they are astonished by the revelations on CNS this week that the decision to reject their nomination was made by the committee made up of the very members who are all now running unopposed in the annual […]

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CIG needs to respond in LA to PAC reports

CIG needs to respond in LA to PAC reports

| 27/08/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly is not able to properly review the outcome and progress regarding the auditor general’s reports and recommendations as government is not responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s own reports on the public hearings held to examine the auditor’s findings. Ezzard Miller, the former PAC chair, said government was not following the […]

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Police tackle medical emergency in North Side

Police tackle medical emergency in North Side

| 27/08/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Two police officers who were the first on the scene at a medical emergency in North Side may have save a man’s life after using medical skills acquired through RCIPS training. At around 10:00am on Monday, Police Constables Zachary McLaughlin and Carlyle Nation were the first to arrive at a house in North Side […]

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YMCA ousts Outreach Association for afterschool contract

YMCA ousts Outreach Association for afterschool contract

| 25/08/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry’s Extended After School Programme will be delivered this coming academic year by the Cayman branch of the YMCA after the organisation was the winning bidder following a competitive tendering process for delivery of the programme. The programme, which costs government over half a million dollars a year, serves around 1,500 students […]

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