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Government allocates another $28.5 million for COVID mitigation

Parliament’s Finance Committee approved an extra $28.5 million on Wednesday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and pay for mitigation measures including testing.

Parliament approves more funding to address storm damage

Members of Parliament on Wednesday approved additional government funding to help homeowners and farmers impacted by Tropical Storm Grace.

Government fiscal surplus larger than expected

Higher revenues and cost savings have generated a larger than anticipated fiscal surplus both for core government and the entire public sector in the...

Financial secretary clears up ‘row’ over government deficit

Financial secretary Kenneth Jefferson explained the $50 million gap between the 2020 budget deficit estimates of the former and the new government in Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday.

Government expects larger budget deficit

Government is projecting a larger budget deficit of $192 million this year, because previous forecasts did not factor in tourism stipend payments for all of 2021.

Government finances better than budgeted

Government earned a surplus of $196.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Government projects larger budget deficits in 2021 and 2022

Following a budget deficit of $38 million last year, government forecasts a much larger deficit for its core operations of $98 million in 2021 and of $59.6 million in 2022.

Core government’s 2020 budget deficit only $38 million

The Cayman Islands government would have achieved a budget surplus last year, had it not been for $65.4 million in unexpected COVID-19 pandemic-related additional healthcare spending and financial support for small businesses and displaced workers.  

McTaggart: Government finances better than expected

Government’s fiscal situation is not as serious as initially feared with government revenues higher and expenditures lower than forecast six months ago.

Government maintains budget surplus in third quarter

Despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cayman’s core government has maintained a surplus of $30.4 million in the first nine months of 2020.

Inside the ESO’s economic assessment and stimulus plan

The Economics and Statistics Office has this week released its COVID-19 Economic Impact Assessment and Stimulus Plan that is informing government policy on tackling the economic fallout from the pandemic. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart outlined the key findings of the report at the end of May, stating that the economy might contract by 12.2%, with nearly 10,000 jobs lost, including almost 3,000 Caymanian employees.

First-quarter government finances better than budgeted

The Cayman Islands government has started the tumultuous economic period in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic with better than expected first quarter fiscal results.

Auditors question NRA internal controls

The Office of the Auditor General in its latest report has flagged purchasing breaches within the National Roads Authority.

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