(CNS): The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission has said government needs to legalise same sex unions before the country finds itself in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights and its own constitution. The HRC has pointed out that, while the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009 defines marriage as a union between a man and a […]
(CNS): The former minister for district administration and planning may be subject to an Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC) investigation after the auditor general raised concerns again about her use of public money on Cayman Brac. In his latest report Alastair Swarbrick pointed to what could be a “breach of trust” by Julianna O’Connor-Connolly, who is currently the speaker […]
(CNS): Government’s deal with Dart Realty regarding the development of the hotel on Seven Mile Beach and the closure of the West Bay Road, as well as the hospital development in East End were unlawful, the auditor general has said. In another damning report from Alastair Swarbrick and his team, government and in particular the […]
(CNS): The draftsmen need to go back and have another look at several provisions in the labour bill, local lawyer Huw Moses has said. As employers packed the Chamber of Commerce meeting room Wednesday, Moses and attorney Venesha McLean gave an overview of the draft labour law, stirring up concerns about the challenges the legislation […]
(CNS): The fees that chairmen and directors receive for serving on government company or authority boards varies widely, according to a recent FOI release requested by a CNS reader. Although volunteers, most board members are given some kind of fee to cover expenses for attending meetings but the payments being made vary widely for no apparent reason, […]
(CNS) Updated: Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin will be heading to Bermuda this week for a meeting of overseas territories leaders. The premier’s office confirmed the trip, Tuesday, to this year’s host territory for the annual pre meeting ahead of the Joint Ministerial Council in London later this year. The leaders will be discussing economic development, security matters and the territories relationships […]
(CNS): The UK’s junior foreign office minister with responsibility for the overseas territories has been temporarily replaced after being admitted to hospital. James Duddridge’s portfolio has been taken over by Grant Shapps, who is currently a junior minister with responsibility for international development. Duddridge (43) has fallen ill again following a gall bladder operation last year.
(CNS): The two month long public consultation period on the draft bill for a new labour law will provide the ministry with an opportunity to refine the proposed legislation before it is presented to parliament, the minister said at the first public meeting Tuesday. Tara Rivers urged people to write in and submit comments and […]