• Programming note

    Watch LIVE coverage of the Commonwealth Games on Island 24. Some 26 athletes will be representing Cayman in athletics, boxing, cycling, swimming, shooting, squash, and gymnastics to the Commonwealth Games, which is from 23 July to 3 August in Glasgow, Scotland.

Government continues to wait

Government officials are still waiting to get the budget approved by the United Kingdom.

Sources tell Cayman 27 that a second draft budget has been sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for approval, the first one included the proposed expat payroll tax that is now off the table.

We also understand Premier Bush is hoping to bring the budget to the Legislative Assembly by as early as Friday or by Monday. Government officials have been busy working towards getting an approved budget. The big question tonight is how soon will that happen?

At a recent meeting Premier Bush outlined a number of revenue generating proposals including the tourist tax mentioned earlier in the newscast. We will continue to bring you any developments on the national budget.

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    Tourists are our life blood…!

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