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School PTA petitions for more resources

School PTA petitions for more resources

| 26/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Concerned by an unsatisfactory level of academic achievement and an increase in behavioural problems at Savannah Primary School, the Parent-Teacher Association has launched a petition to make the education ministry address inadequate staffing resources. Ahead of the budget, due to be delivered on Monday, the PTA said they want to see increased resources for […]

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BNP Paribas closes Cayman branch as offshore pullback continues

BNP Paribas closes Cayman branch as offshore pullback continues

| 26/05/2016

(CNS Business): French bank BNP Paribas is closing one of its two remaining branches in the Cayman Islands, as it continues to scale back its international offshore operations, having closed two Cayman subsidiaries in 2015. However, it will retain a banking presence in Cayman, which it does not classify as a “fiscal paradise”.

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Flow battles latest IT problems in Miami

Flow battles latest IT problems in Miami

| 26/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Local telecommunications provider Flow was re-routing internet traffic Thursday morning after a physical fibre cut in Miami in the early hours of Wednesday morning caused an internet outage. Officials said that traffic was re-routed automatically to the secondary backup circuit but traffic was impacted through yesterday and today. Local users reported to CNS that […]

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CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

| 25/05/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Electricity bills will be going up next month on Grand Cayman after the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) approved a base rate hike of 0.1%. CUC customers can expect to see an increase of a few cents on their monthly bills, officials said in a release confirming the price increase. The energy charge component on […]

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McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

| 25/05/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has signed a CI$42.5 million contract with McAlpine to build the second phase of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project. The contractor beat out Arch & Godfrey to secure the two-year plus project after the Dart Group’s contractor, DECCO, pulled out of the bid. The project is expected […]

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Howell bags chief’s job at home affairs

Howell bags chief’s job at home affairs

| 24/05/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Veteran civil servant Wesley Howell has secured the post of chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, one of the most senior positions in the Cayman Islands civil service, officials said Tuesday. Currently the deputy chief officer in that ministry, Howell will take up the post on 1 July when the current CO, […]

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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 a new purpose-built facility because the […]

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CUC responds to Viewpoint

CUC responds to Viewpoint

| 23/05/2016 | 18 Comments

CUC writes: We refer to the Viewpoint titled “The CORE Energy Issue”, which was carried on your news site on May 19, 2016. In this article the writer states: “As CORE output represented just a little over 1% of CUC’s general output from 2015, and any excess production would be a fraction of that, the […]

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More fines coming for telecoms firms

More fines coming for telecoms firms

| 23/05/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Information and Communication Authority has said that it cannot yet reveal the names of telecommunication firms that have been fined for breaches of the law and regulations surrounding the sector, but said more fines are expected as investigations continue. The minister with responsibility for communications recently revealed that the regulator had issued its […]

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CoP shortlisting ‘soon come’

CoP shortlisting ‘soon come’

| 23/05/2016 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s office has confirmed that more than 50 people have applied for the post of commissioner of police, despite claims that the circumstances surrounding the current top cop’s departure would deter candidates. Among the applicants is at least one Caymanian but officials have not given any further details ahead of the shortlisting process, […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Gabriel’s Grill

Golden Spoons Review: Gabriel’s Grill

| 23/05/2016

(CNS Foodie): Let’s switch gears here and go to a food truck for a quick and easy lunch. Today we chose to check out Gabriel’s Grill, currently parked on Dorcy Drive across from the Honda Dealership. The owners are currently waiting for approvals from Planning to move into the building that is located on that […]

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