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Firefighters investigate ‘suspicious item’ at government building

Firefighters on Wednesday were dispatched to the Government Administration Building to investigate a suspicious item, according to Government Information Services.

Cuban protesters, baby released from police custody

Three Cuban protestors and a baby were taken into custody by police on Wednesday while demonstrating outside the Government Administration Building over ongoing denial of refugees’ marriage rights in the Cayman Islands.

Registering newborn babies during COVID-19

The General Registry has released details of new arrangements whereby parents can register their new-born babies during the COVID-19 restrictions. 
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Non-profits learn about money laundering risks

The registrar for non-profit organisations addressed dozens of charitable organisations on their money laundering, terrorist financing, targeted financial sanctions and proliferation financing risks at an information session on Thursday, 5 Sept.

Official funeral for Governor Long

Members of the public, civil servants and officials have been signing a condolence book at the Government Administration Building for the late Governor Athelstan Charles Long, for whom an official funeral will be held on Wednesday, 14 Aug.
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Solar carport planned for government centre

A new carport topped with solar panels will soon be supplying a portion of the power used by the Government Administration Building in George Town.

Students hold anti-plastic, anti-port demonstration

Cayman schoolchildren gathered on the steps of the Government Administration Building on Friday to call on the government to take urgent steps to protect the local environment.

Save Barkers Beach demonstrators gather

Some 20 protestors hold up signs calling for government to ‘Save Barkers Beach’ on the roadside by the Government Administration Building in George Town during Friday’s rush hour

Marking World Cancer Day

Government officials and staff, along with representatives of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Cancer Registry, gather outside the Government Administration Building Monday to mark World Cancer Day.

Hazard Management promotes self-heating food

Cayman Hazard Management experts are promoting a way residents can get hot dinners and snacks when the power is out and water supplies are low in disasters and emergency situations – add self-heating meal packets to preparedness kits.

Cayman organizers take stand against gender violence

Family Resource Centre staff, civil servants and members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club spelled out their opposition to gender violence on Friday as they gathered for a photo on the steps of the Government Administration Building.

Dates set for winter NiCE program

The traditional end-of-the-year National Community Enhancement project will run Nov. 26 to Dec. 14.

Acting Governor gets year’s first poppy

Cayman veterans presented the first symbolic red paper poppy to Acting Governor Franz Manderson at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday.

Disaster team tests satellite communications

If all phone and internet systems fail in the Cayman Islands, a new satellite communications system is available now for government and emergency response teams to contact the outside world, according to the Governor’s Office.

Easier access to justices of the peace

A service launched last month is providing access to a justice of the peace for the general public and civil servants three times a week in the lobby of the Government Administration Building.

Cayman makes deal with Airbnb

The Cayman Islands has become the latest destination to embrace Airbnb, the company which started as an informal couch surfing service and was once considered a threat to traditional tourism businesses and to government coffers.
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General Registry announces holiday hours

The General Registry will be following a holiday schedule. The Grand Cayman office in the Government Administration Building will close Dec. 20 at 12:30 p.m. and resume normal hours on Dec. 21.

Poppy pinning kicks off fundraising drive for veterans

“Veterans, attention!” Cayman Islands Veterans Association President Andrew McLaughlin said as Governor Helen Kilpatrick walked into the lobby of the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning.

New ombudsman sees ‘opportunity’ in office

Cayman Islands Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston sees “exciting opportunity” in her new position supervising two partially functioning departments and three others which are new to the Cayman Islands.

Pageant Beach hotel development hearing delayed by technicality

Four developers and their attorney, seven objectors and their attorney, three members of the public and the Central Planning Authority board packed into a conference room on the second floor of the Government Administration Building on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Longtime rivals join forces to form coalition government

For the second time in four days, longtime political rivals Alden McLaughlin and McKeeva Bush agreed to form a coalition government.

Lighthouse School students get a taste of working world

Six students in the graduating class of the Lighthouse School interned for a day last week at the Government Administration Building. Lauren Knight, manager of the Internal Audit Service, designed an initiative to allow the students to get a better understanding of workplace duties, protocols and expectations.

Flags at half-staff for London attack victims

The Union Jack and Cayman flag fly at half-staff Thursday at the Government Administration Building as a mark of respect for those who died Wednesday when a man drove an SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

‘Silent Witness’ march scheduled

A “Silent Witness” march to highlight domestic violence and bullying will be held next week. Marchers will gather outside the courthouse at Heroes Square in downtown George Town on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

EDITORIAL – Time to pull the plug on this nonsense

In regard to the Glass House, lethargy and inaction have been government’s standing orders for the past decade.

Public invited to Commonwealth flag raising

The public is invited to attend a flag hoisting ceremony on Monday, Commonwealth Day, at the Government Administration Building grounds on Elgin Avenue.

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