November 12, 2019

Prospect brightens for reducing gap in Cayman Islands District’s shelter provisions

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Following the posting of an advertisement in connection with the completion of the long-delayed Bodden Town Church of God multipurpose hall, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Newlands MLA Alva Suckoo, this week thanked Government for activating the project designed to help close the gap in the district’s hurricane shelter provisions. On completion, the building, whose […]

The Editor Speaks: Courthouse MUST not be left in limbo

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A new courthouse is not going to happen anytime soon. Maybe not during this administration. At the moment there is not even an interim solution to the problem that has plagued the judiciary for years – not enough room. This shocking development was announced by the Chief Justice in his speech at the Opening of […]

The Editor Speaks: How much for a new courthouse?

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At the Finance Committee this week we learnt that the government has spent over $1M on reports exploring the “where, what and when?” on a new courthouse. It has taken ten years to come to no conclusion whatsoever, except we can’t afford $177M. Now they want to spend $400,000 on another report! And while we […]

The Editor Speaks: It is no surprise private sector pension and health insurers are failing Cayman and so is CINICO

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In the Legislative Assembly last Tuesday (14) the Finance Committee were discussing the thorny subject of insurance – pensions and especially health. With the burden of the uninsured Cayman Islands citizens falling on government to address when they reach retirement age the current system cannot be allowed to continue. These are not entirely my words, […]

Cayman Islands Chief Education Officer on 2012 Behavioural Report

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From the Ministry of Education Statement by the Ministry of Education Chief Officer, Mary Rodrigues, on the 2012 Behavioural Report During the recent sitting of Finance Committee, questions were raised about an unpublished report on Behaviour, following a review in 2012. During the responses to questions in Finance Committee, and subsequent press coverage, the involvement […]

The Editor Speaks: Damage control

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Civil service in any country is not known for being very civil, nor especially very fast. In fact, if there were a race between a civil servant and a turtle to see who was quickest the turtle would win most times. Most times. However, in a response from Cayman’s civil service over the quizzing of […]