November 19, 2019

The Editor speaks: It’s all ‘hope”, “anticipation”, “expected”, “most”, and “should”

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Whilst Mount Trashmore gets bigger and our garbage gets collected less we finally get an update from government on the proposed new waste cycling centre. Or more correct, the ISWMS facilities (Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), Composting facility, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), End of Life (ELV)/Scrap Metals facility, Maintenance building, new Weigh Bridge facility, Construction […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Health Statement on progress of ISWMS negotiations

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Negotiations between CIG and the Preferred Bidder (PB) have been going well.  CIG and the PB have been in numerous meetings over the last year to get to the stage where we can finalize the ISWMS Contract and it has included the following: CIG and the PB have updated the technical layouts for the ISWMS […]

Cayman Islands; OfReg receives partial interim funding from CIG for 2018

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 23 July 2018 OfReg, the independent multi-sector regulatory authority protecting Cayman consumers in the areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), fuels, electricity and water, has received confirmation that the 2018 funding from the Cayman Islands Government is now in place for the fuels sector. Arrangements for sustainable revenue sources from […]

Statement on World Refugee Day

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From Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission World Refugee Day will be recognised around the world on 20 June 2018, and the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission joins the United Nations (UN) and other countries in standing #WithRefugees. This year’s theme indicates how the responsibility of supporting families forced to flee their homes due to war […]

Cayman Islands family sends open letter to MLA’s re Damages Claim against CIG

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To MLA”s Bullet Points – New Cayman Trademark Law – Damages Claim against CIG – Expropriation of Private Property n 2006 Commercial Services td, the ,Polack family company, registered the Cayman trademark for three classes of foodstuffs as part of their Cayman Sea Salt business which has just celebrated 10 years of operation. See UK […]

The Editor Speaks: Government departments are masters of stalling

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Back in 2009 Iain Franklin from the Director of Lands & Survey wrote a Memo to the Financial Secretary, Director Budget Management Unit re Stamp Duty on Residential Leases. See attachment. Franklin was pursuing the “lack of enforcement of Stamp Duty payable on Residential leases”. He said “a revenue stream which is already on statute […]

The Editor Speaks: The review of the RCIPS has already been executed

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A very confidential review of the RCIPS “fell” into my hands and I have been given the go ahead to publish it. This review was carried out by Peter Polack using the preambles and subtitles. A full report can quickly be completed by someone familiar with all the issues who has the public confidence. Perhaps […]

Cayman Islands lawyer inquiry regarding collection of stamp duty for unregistered leases

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Peter Polack, a Cayman Islands lawyer, is concerned about the collection or non-collection of stamp duty for unregistered leases. Polack, speaking to iNews Cayman said, “In a time of government austerity and no progress for tenant rights under the Registered Land Law it would be useful if the Chief Officers of the relevant CIG [Cayman […]

Cayman Islands Government IT Security report warns of serious threats to its security

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From The Office of The Auditor General Cayman Islands September 2015 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Cayman Islands Government (“CIG”) is highly dependent on information technology for the management of its business and the delivery of public services. As it looks to provide information and deliver public services more efficiently, effectively and with increased customer focus, through […]

Cayman Islands Aud. Gen gives 2 scathing reports on CIG’s construction projects and social assistant programmes

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From Office of the Auditor General Cayman Islands #1 Poor management of construction projects significantly increased the Government’s costs Projects to construct high schools and build additions at four primary schools were badly managed by the Ministry of Education, significantly increasing construction costs, says the Auditor General in his report made public today. Due to […]