Three years after an audit report highlighted systemic flaws in the Cayman Islands welfare system, government has made little progress in rectifying the situation, according to an update from the auditor general.
For Alexandra Cousteau there could never have been any other calling. The filmmaker, explorer and environmental activist has followed in the footsteps of her famous father and grandfather to emerge as an advocate for the world’s oceans.
Early in his career, Martyn Roper was among a group of British diplomats expelled from Iran. Just a few years later, he was in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein’s army invaded. He saw the helicopter gunships bombing the Emir’s palace and spent three weeks “held hostage” at the advent of the first Gulf War, when he was among hundreds of foreigners unable to leave the country in the early days of the Iraqi occupation.
Bills to establish a new workforce development agency, to create new concessions for first time Caymanian home buyers, and to increase penalties for illegal gambling are among those scheduled for debate at the next session of the Legislative Assembly.