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HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

| 27/07/2015 | 184 Comments

(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 […]

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Speaker may face ACC probe

Speaker may face ACC probe

| 24/07/2015 | 100 Comments

(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 […]

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Private sector managing Cayman’s development

Private sector managing Cayman’s development

| 24/07/2015 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The bias of the Central Planning Authority towards development has led to private sector investors and developers shaping the Cayman Islands, with the parliament which represents the people losing control. The auditor general’s latest damning report regarding the mismanagement of public resources reveals concerns that go far wider than the usual abuse of taxpayers’ […]

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NRA-Dart and Shetty deals unlawful, says auditor

NRA-Dart and Shetty deals unlawful, says auditor

| 23/07/2015 | 131 Comments

(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 […]

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Workplace lawyers churn up fears over bill

Workplace lawyers churn up fears over bill

| 23/07/2015 | 52 Comments

(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 […]

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Wide disparity in pay for CIG board chairs

Wide disparity in pay for CIG board chairs

| 21/07/2015 | 35 Comments

(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, […]

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Premier heads to Bermuda for OT meeting

Premier heads to Bermuda for OT meeting

| 20/07/2015 | 8 Comments

(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 […]

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Temp UK minister takes on overseas territories

Temp UK minister takes on overseas territories

| 18/07/2015 | 24 Comments

(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.

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Minister urges public to wade in on labour debate

Minister urges public to wade in on labour debate

| 18/07/2015 | 34 Comments

(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 […]

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