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Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government steered through a critical amendment to the Health Services Authority Law Friday in order to address a clause that has been in the legislation for twelve years and resulted in a shocking court judgment in February preventing a family from claiming damages due to negligence in connection with the birth of their now […]

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Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

| 29/04/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush told government that “talk is cheap” after several ministers and backbenchers got up to praise the Meals on Wheel programme during a debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday. Debating a private member’s motion brought by Bush asking government to plug the funding gap for the charity, which is estimated […]

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DG says office ready for early election

DG says office ready for early election

| 27/04/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office will be ready for a general election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies no matter when an election is called, deputy governor has said. Franz Manderson told the Legislative Assembly Wednesday that the legal drafters have finished the work on the changes to the […]

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Governor agrees to JPs supporting MCA expert

Governor agrees to JPs supporting MCA expert

| 26/04/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Following the debate in the Legislative Assembly Monday at the special meeting called to deal with two private members’ motions dealing with police issues, the governor has taken on board the call from members for two local JPs to support Andrew Jenkins, the expert from the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency. However, Helen Kilpatrick […]

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Concerns over constitutional limitations emerge in debate

Concerns over constitutional limitations emerge in debate

| 26/04/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): MLAs largely avoided mentioning the word ‘independence’ during the debate in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Monday in the first of two opposition motions regarding the police, but the perceived shortcomings in the constitution when it came to the lack of control and limited influence the elected arm and local officials have over […]

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Ministry shows ‘blatant disregard’ for FOI

Ministry shows ‘blatant disregard’ for FOI

| 26/04/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs has been heavily criticised by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and reported to the deputy governor regarding a freedom of information request for records relating to national pensions that took more than a year. Acting Commissioner Jan Liebaers said the ministry’s response to the applicant was reluctant […]

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Compromise sees police motion pass

Compromise sees police motion pass

| 25/04/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly members unanimously supported the second controversial police motion late Monday night when a compromise was made to amend it, removing reference to the parliament having no confidence in the whole of the police service and instead calling on the governor to undertake a review of the police administration, its operating methods […]

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LA votes for 2 local JPs to work on SAR report

LA votes for 2 local JPs to work on SAR report

| 25/04/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly voted unanimously to support a slightly amended version of the opposition leader’s private member’s motion, debated Monday, that now calls for two local justices of the peace to be appointed to work alongside the UK expert appointed by the governor to undertake the review of the police search and rescue operation […]

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Cabinet made mistakes over chopper

Cabinet made mistakes over chopper

| 25/04/2016 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for East End said that mistakes were made by the PPM Cabinet he served in between 2005 and 2009 regarding the purchase of the police helicopter. As the lively and at times emotional debates got underway on Monday morning on two private members’ motions, Arden McLean admitted that he and his […]

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LA to debate police motions Monday

LA to debate police motions Monday

| 21/04/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The government has delayed the parliamentary meeting due to start next Monday until Wednesday, 27 April, in order to deal with the two private members’ motions relating to police issues, which were the subject of last week’s controversial meeting boycotted by the government benches. In a release from the premier’s office, officials said that […]

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FOI boss orders fee review on records search

FOI boss orders fee review on records search

| 21/04/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): In his latest hearing decision, the information commissioner has found that while there are instances when a public authority can charge a freedom of information applicant a fee to search for records, it must be reasonable. Following a hearing over a fee of more than $500 that was charged to recover deleted emails by […]

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