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MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector a [...]

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Cautions law presents second chance

Cautions law presents second chance

| 24/02/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The government has steered through a piece of legislation to help first time offenders avoid a criminal record over low-level crime such as possession of ganja or disorderly conduct. Premier Alden McLaughlin who, as the home affairs minister, brought the Cautions (Adult) Bill, 2017 to the [...]

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Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

| 23/02/2017 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has told the Legislative Assembly that around $4.5 million of the public cash pumped into the Cayman Turtle Centre in the last financial year went towards paying the loan to build the facility. Moses Kirkonnell said that the outstanding debt for the facility will not b [...]

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MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 116 Comments

(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, [...]

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LA to vote extra $3M for Cubans as more deported

LA to vote extra $3M for Cubans as more deported

| 21/02/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): When the Legislative Assembly begins its final sitting of this administration Wednesday, one of the items on its long agenda is dealing with the supplementary appropriations arising from the budgets spanning the Progressives’ term in office. For the 2015/16 budget MLAs will be voting on [...]

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Prospect candidate stands on conservative Christian platform

Prospect candidate stands on conservative Christian platform

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Elections): The first candidate that the CNS Election Section can formally confirm in the district of Prospect, despite rumours of many more in the seat bordered by Red Bay, Newlands and Savannah, is Allan Wagner. The 52-year-old businessman, who has declared himself to be a conservative Chr [...]

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CIG faces dozens of PR law suits

CIG faces dozens of PR law suits

| 20/02/2017 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed that government is facing as many as two dozen law suits or judicial reviews in relation to the delays in permanent residency applications. He said he has not seen the legal actions and did not know the details but he understood they ranged from people [...]

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Chamber calls for honesty in elections

Chamber calls for honesty in elections

| 17/02/2017

(CNS Elections): Kyle Broadhurst, the new Chamber of Commerce president, urged candidates not to neglect accuracy in the election campaign, given the recent democratic turbulence following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US elections, where politics became very divisive and “loud opinio [...]

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McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

| 17/02/2017 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The premier appeared confident he would be back in the job after the general election when he spoke at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit Thursday. Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity to plug his government’s achievements over the last few years, from economic growth to a fall [...]

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Courts to get power to issue sexual harm orders

Courts to get power to issue sexual harm orders

| 15/02/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Penal Code that is expected to be debated in the final session of the Legislative Assembly before it is prorogued ahead of the elections will make provision for sexual harm prevention orders. The change to the law will allow the director of public prosecutions, after co [...]

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TV, radio host launches campaign for GT South

TV, radio host launches campaign for GT South

| 15/02/2017

(CNS Election): Catherine Tyson, a former TV and current radio host, is the latest newcomer to the political scene to announce her plans to run for a seat in the Legislative Assembly. She is the first candidate to formally confirm her intention to run in George Town South, where rumours are alrea [...]

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