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IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

| 22/07/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Two expat lawyers who are in a legal same-sex marriage have won their immigration appeal. Dr Leo Raznovich is now a legal dependent on his husband’s work permit, settling the question once and for all that the Cayman Islands law provides for legally married people, regardless of gender, to be dependents, provided the usual […]

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Activists urge Cayman to speak-up on marine parks

Activists urge Cayman to speak-up on marine parks

| 22/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A group of community activists are urging the people to speak out about critical issues and have launched their democracy campaign with the current public consultation on the much needed enhancement of the national marine parks. The group of young volunteers has created a website that they hope will become a democratic platform for […]

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CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hospital. They found that the former hospital board chair Canover […]

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Baroness gets BOTs as part of cross-ministry portfolio

Baroness gets BOTs as part of cross-ministry portfolio

| 19/07/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Responsibility for the British Overseas Territories has gone to Baroness Anelay of St Johns (69), who has cross-ministerial responsibilities between the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development. The FCO confirmed Tuesday that the territories had been added to the baroness’s portfolio, despite incorrect announcements locally Monday that Sir Alan Duncan had been […]

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UK Cabinet selected but BOT minister still not set

UK Cabinet selected but BOT minister still not set

| 18/07/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Following the surprise appointment of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary by the new UK prime minister, Theresa May, three other new faces have been moved to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Sir Alan Duncan who was the first openly gay Tory MP, has been appointed minister of state at the FCO. Tobias Ellwood and […]

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Bryan out of the gate 10 months ahead of poll

Bryan out of the gate 10 months ahead of poll

| 15/07/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Former TV reporter and one-time political assistant to the premier, Kenneth Bryan, has formally launched his campaign to become the MLA for George Town central, ten months ahead of the national poll due in May 2017. Having resigned from the PPM, the local political hopeful is running as an independent. He is the first […]

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Brexit won’t affect right to petition ECHR

Brexit won’t affect right to petition ECHR

| 13/07/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, members of the community have been under the mistaken impression that this means the European Convention on Human Rights will no longer apply to Cayman. But Britain’s exit from the EU is unrelated to its relationship with the convention, which means that local people […]

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New auditor general to ‘help’ CIG manage public cash

New auditor general to ‘help’ CIG manage public cash

| 12/07/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The new auditor general, who took up the post at the government watchdog on Friday, has said that while the office is meant to hold government to account, she also plans to help it manage public resources and deliver effective services. Sue Winspear, who succeeds Alastair Swarbrick and acting auditor Garnet Harrison, comes to […]

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ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

| 11/07/2016 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights will have significant implications for a local case relating to a same-sex couple. The ECHR found that a refusal to grant a residence permit to a gay couple in Italy on family grounds was “unjustified discrimination”. Former law school professor Dr Leo Raznovich and his […]

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Report shows Cayman’s GDP growth slowed in 2015

Report shows Cayman’s GDP growth slowed in 2015

| 08/07/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The growth in the Cayman Islands Gross Domestic Product (GDP) slowed in 2015 compared to 2014, according to the Economic and Statistics Office, which released a number of figures relating to the last fiscal year this week. The Annual Economic Report revealed that the country’s GDP is expected to rise by an estimated 2% in […]

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EU exit provides chance to redo BOT relations, says UK minister

EU exit provides chance to redo BOT relations, says UK minister

| 07/07/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): James Duddridge, the British overseas territories minister who threw his support behind the campaign to leave the European Union, has told the Cayman Islands premier that the exit provides an opportunity for the UK to “recalibrate” its relationship with the BOTs. In a clear indication that the British government is going to be turning […]

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