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Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

| 20/03/2017 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton finally managed to steer the Legal Practitioners Bill through the Legislative Assembly with support from both sides of the House Friday. Following the closed-door meeting of MLAs on Thursday, all of the members supported the legislation on its second r [...]

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MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

| 16/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of arguing, acrimony and allegations between government and the opposition benches over the current Legal Practitioners Bill, all members of the Legislative Assembly have finally agreed to sit down and discuss the content and narrow down disagreement so that everyone can support i [...]

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PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

| 14/03/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The closed-door ‘pow-wow’ between the government and opposition benches planned for Monday to thrash out some of the concerns about the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill failed to materialise, CNS has learned. It is not clear why the meeting did not happen. Premier Alden McLaughlin r [...]

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Politicians still ‘on edge’ over private eyes

Politicians still ‘on edge’ over private eyes

| 13/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): When Alva Suckoo began his debate on the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill Thursday, he raised the issue of the claims he made about being followed by private investigators hired by local law firms. Although the police have said that they were unable to substantiate the allegations, the [...]

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Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

| 10/03/2017 | 75 Comments
(CNS): The premier has extended an olive branch to the opposition benches and asked them to sit down in private on Monday to try and reach consensus on the key provisions of the Legal Practitioners Bill before resuming the debate on the law in parliament on Tuesday, and he said all members had agree [...]

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Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

| 09/03/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Government has juggled the Legislative Assembly order paper and postponed Thursday’s usual ‘private member’s motions day’ to tackle the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, as the administration is keen to steer it through. On Wednesday Financial Services Minister [...]

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All jobs to get same points in new PR regs

All jobs to get same points in new PR regs

| 08/03/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Government has finally published revised immigration regulations regarding the controversial point system that forms the basis for granting or refusing permanent residency applications. In a short statement circulated by his office Wednesday, the premier said the changes to the regulations s [...]

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The real commotion behind that Motion

The real commotion behind that Motion

| 07/03/2017 | 116 Comments
101 writes: The initial discussions surrounding the recent private member’s motion put forward by MLAs Winston Connolly and Arden McLean centre rightly on the seriousness of the allegations and the potential damage those allegations pose to the financial services industry and the Cayman Island [...]

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Premier promotes 3D land parcels

Premier promotes 3D land parcels

| 06/03/2017
(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience of realtors, surveyors and property developers that his government plans to steer through legislative amendments during the current session of the Legislative Assembly to facilitate the registration of volumetric, or three-dimensional, land p [...]

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Old folks law gives teeth to policy

Old folks law gives teeth to policy

| 01/03/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Following the launch of a policy to promote the interests and protect the rights of pensioners and those over 65 years old, the Legislative Assembly has now passed the legislation to support the policy. The bill presented by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden will pave the way for a c [...]

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Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

| 28/02/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): As the row rolls on between the opposition and government benches over the Legal Practitioners Bill, Arden McLean, the independent member from East End, has denied that the controversial motion he filed at the Legislative Assembly is intended to harm the offshore sector for political gain. Sp [...]

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