Premier calls last LA meeting for February

| 20/01/2017 | 19 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED: The current administration’s last meeting in the Legislative Assembly before the parliament is prorogued by the governor will be in February, just over four weeks before Nomination Day. A letter was sent to the sitting members of the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the speaker yesterday indicating that the meeting will be on Wednesday, 22 February. The session is expected to have another long business agenda of bills, questions and motions.

The premier’s office said that the meeting will include the following bills:

  • A Bill for a law to amend the Health Insurance Law (2016 Revision) to enable the issue of certificates to approved insurers and for incidental and connected purposes;
  • A Bill for a law to repeal and replace the Legal Practitioners Law (2015 Revision) to regulate the practice of Cayman Islands Law both in the Islands and elsewhere;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Companies Law (2016 Revision) in order to require companies incorporated in the Islands to establish and maintain internal beneficial ownership registers which may be searched by the competent authority through a central access platform and amend the Companies Management Law (2003 Revision) as a consequence of amendments made by the Companies (Amendments) Law, 2016, and the Limited Liability Companies (Amendment) Law, 2016;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Limited Liability Companies Law, 2016, in order to require Limited Liability Companies registered in the Islands to establish and maintain beneficial ownership registers;
  • Bills for laws to appropriate executive financial transactions for the Financial Year ending 30 June, 2014, 2015 and 2016;
  • The Legal Aid Law, 2015 and the Legal Aid Regulations, 2016;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Complaints Commissioner Law (2014 Revision) as a consequence of the creation of the Office of Ombudsman;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Public Service Management Law (2013 Revision);
  • A bill for a law to amend the Public Management and Finance Law (2013 Revision);
  • A bill for a law to establish an overarching system of governance, accountability and management for public authorities and for incidental and connected purposes;
  • A bill for a law to create the Office of the Ombudsman charged with responsibility for investigating and resolving complaints made by members of the public against police officers;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Public Management and Finance Law (2013 Revision);
  • A bill for a law to allow certain companies to be registered as foundation companies;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Water Authority Law (2011 Revision);
  • A bill for a law to amend the Water (production and supply) Law, 2011;
  • A bill for a law to provide for the regulation of the fuel market in the Cayman Islands by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office;
  • A bill for a law to amend the Trusts Law (2011 Revision);
  • A bill for a law to allow the formation and registration of limited liability partnerships.


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  1. MM says:

    I believe the Companies Law must be the single most revised law in the Cayman Islands – got to keep it updated to ensure the latest methods of tax evasion are legally scripted I guess.

    Meanwhile, tenants still have no rights because the Landlords and Tenancies Law still does not exist.

    • Diogenes says:

      Well, the Companies Law drives the Financial services sector, which provides the majority of Cayman GBP, so I think it might just merit careful attention.

  2. PPM Distress Signal says:

    The UK”s wish list and instructions for the PPM stooges just in case they are not return to power and the instruments of our demise anyway .Rule Britannia Rule Colonialism forever!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe the PPM are so pathetic to allow this legal bill to go ahead. Thats the final nail in their political coffins. Take take take from Cayman, but just wait until the people stand up against you!

    • Anonymous says:

      I am just glad that you are not one of our representatives because you are pathetically ignorant. This government has the guts to do the rights things and get things done even when people like you who have no idea what they are talking about is making noise.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Repeal Aldencare!

  5. Anonymous says:

    How many days of actual “work” per year? How many hours/total comp? Many of these LA seat warmers don’t even show up on the few sessions that are actually convened. At least two sessions in last 12 mos were scuppered by bigoted rants about gays! This is the best we got?!?

    • MM says:

      With 72,000+ hours of “political advice” paid for per year – why would they have to go to work?

  6. Anonymous says:

    3:13 your lack of knowledge is staggering. Please don’t come near politics. Stay in the private sector.

  7. Anonymous says:

    wow…just one more session of excuses for the do-nothing ppm……
    told you 4 years ago they would sit on their hands for the entire term……

  8. Anonymous says:

    PPM have failed again
    CDP are not the option

    God help the Cayman’s

    • Anonymous says:

      Where are The Cayman’s?

    • Anonymous says:

      The “Caymans” What is that

      • Anonymous says:

        The Caymans are a group of islands comprising of Grand Cayman and the Lesser Caymans. It is a perfectly acceptable term, although some local residents seem to have a problem with it after the term was used less in local governance when politicians, pandering to the over-represented Lesser Caymans, started to use the term “Sister Islands”. The objection to the term “Caymans” is an affectation.

        • Anonymous says:

          Please piss off elsewhere. You have no regard for local culture or sentiment. No Caymanian would refer to these Islands in those terms, and many find the description incorrect and inappropriate. At least out of respect (if you have any) for those that welcomed you, desist.

          • Anonymous says:

            Having considered your suggestion, I think I’ll stay in the Caymans and call them the Caymans because there is nothing wrong with that. If it annoys a few with a Little Islander mentality that is their problem not mine.

        • Anonymous says:

          The Brac and Little Cayman may be smaller but the people are not. Those two islands produced persons who are/were the titans of commerce in the Cayman Islands.

  9. Anonymous says:

    So, work for a week, several weeks off and then the elections…I have got to get me voted in!!!

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