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Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government will be naming the first endemic species and land areas that will be protected under the National Conservation Law when more of the main elements of the law come into force next week. Environment Minister Wayne Patton told his legislative colleagues Wednesday that significant parts of the law will commence on Earth Day.

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Mac seeks to expose conspiracy in LA

Mac seeks to expose conspiracy in LA

| 14/04/2015 | 46 Comments

(CNS) Updated with video: The leader of the opposition is calling for a public enquiry into what he says was a conspiracy to oust him from office and change the political landscape of Cayman with false criminal allegations. But McKeeva Bush is planning to use the theatre of the LA to expose what he claims […]

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$120M surplus budget set for May

$120M surplus budget set for May

| 01/04/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Government is hoping to deliver its 2015/16 budget on Friday 8 May if the Annual Financial Plan meets with the UK’s approval. However, with $540 million budgeted for core government spending and an anticipated surplus of over $120 million, the premier was confident that he would get the nod from the foreign and Commonwealth […]

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PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

| 30/03/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The current government is re-introducing the caregivers’ special immigration certificate that will exempt those looking after the sick, elderly or disabled from rollover, regardless of any failure to achieve permanent residency (PR). The certificate was originally introduced by the UDP government in 2010 to allow some domestic workers to stay in Cayman past the work […]

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HRC: Too much data wanted in cancer law

HRC: Too much data wanted in cancer law

| 11/03/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has questioned the need for the amount of information that the proposed cancer registry law will require and is calling on government to justify the encroachment it plans to make on privacy rights in the new bill. The chair of the HRC has submitted an open letter to the health […]

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Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

| 03/03/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The premier has said that there is nothing deliberate or “sinister” about the long break between sittings of the Legislative Assembly. The more than five month gap is down to the preparation of important government legislation, Alden McLaughlin told CNS. He said government needed to prioritise its business and ensure the bills it will […]

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Parliament break – breaks records

Parliament break – breaks records

| 25/02/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side has accused the current administration of hypocrisy over its management of the legislative timetable. Speaking to CNS Tuesday, Ezzard Miller said he had just learned that the Legislative Assembly will not meet again until the middle of April, almost five months after it last sat and the longest […]

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Information boss cannot call back released data

Information boss cannot call back released data

| 20/02/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) begins an enquiry into the recent release of a swathe of data relating to work permits, officials confirmed that the ICO cannot step in to resolve disputes over personal information until Cayman has a data protection law. Jan Liebaers, the acting information commissioner, said Thursday that he was […]

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Lawyers claim data protection too costly

Lawyers claim data protection too costly

| 21/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands continues to wait on laws to address the legislative gap it has regarding protecting information, the legal profession has made it clear that it feels there is no hurry to introduce the proposed Data Protection Law because it will cost too much. One of many stakeholders that have been involved in the […]

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Immigration law needs to allow same-sex dependents

Immigration law needs to allow same-sex dependents

| 16/01/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The local government will have to start addressing legislation that discriminates against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, a leading professor of law has warned. The need to reform the immigration law to allow same-sex dependent partners on work-permits and anomalies in the decriminalization of homosexual acts are some of the things that […]

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