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Critically endangered plant protection approved

Critically endangered plant protection approved

| 21/11/2022 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved a species protection plan for the critically endangered Aegiphila caymanensis, an endemic plant that is unique to Grand Cayman, now only found in three known locations across the island with just fourteen confirmed surviving specimens. Also known as the spirit vine, it is a woody, clambering shrub with soft, downy leaves […]

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Privy Council’s stranglehold Caribbean LGBTQIA+ people

Privy Council’s stranglehold Caribbean LGBTQIA+ people

| 18/11/2022 | 52 Comments

(Colours Caribbean): The UK Privy Council, comprising judges of the UK Supreme Court, continues to enable the oppression of LGBTQIA+ people in the Caribbean by reversing progressive lower court decisions and upholding the enforceability and constitutionality of anti-LGBTQIA+ laws in those states (most of which were themselves introduced by the UK).

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Fines and jail time soar for illegal gambling

Fines and jail time soar for illegal gambling

| 10/11/2022 | 84 Comments

(CNS): Anyone convicted of illegal gambling could face a fine of up to $10,000 or four years behind bars as a result of an amendment bill that overhauls the current law, which dates back to the 1960s. The Gambling (Amendment) Bill 2022, which will be added to a long list of legislation the PACT Government […]

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Bill paves way for immunity deals for crown witnesses

Bill paves way for immunity deals for crown witnesses

| 08/11/2022 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The government is expected to pass a piece of legislation next month that will enable the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to cut deals with important witnesses who are implicated in a crime and provide immunity from prosecution or a commitment to a reduced sentence on a guilty plea. Currently, the […]

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Commission publishes Constitution Comic Book

Commission publishes Constitution Comic Book

| 02/11/2022 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Constitutional Commission has published a comic book that breaks down Cayman’s most important legally binding document to help young people understand and teachers explain the constitution and how it affects everyone. A release from the commission said the book presented the important information contained in the nine parts of the 2009 […]

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First steps made for controversial lawyers law

First steps made for controversial lawyers law

| 14/10/2022 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved the first steps in the rollout of the still controversial Legal Services Act (LSA), which was passed over two years ago but has not been implemented. Cabinet’s decision to implement just two parts in full and two sections of another part will pave the way for the formation of the Cayman […]

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Gov’t races through legislation at short meeting

Gov’t races through legislation at short meeting

| 12/10/2022 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A mandatory anti-bullying policy for schools, stricter drinking and driving laws and a historic overhaul of the poor law were just some of the pieces of legislation the PACT Government raced through before adjourning the latest parliamentary meeting in the absence of the opposition. The controversial sitting, which began Friday, wrapped up on Monday […]

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NCC learned of CPA plans to appeal in media

NCC learned of CPA plans to appeal in media

| 05/09/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The controversial decision of the Central Planning Authority to appeal the judgement in the ‘Boggy Sand case’ was conveyed to the chairman of the National Conservation Council via the media. Following the news, as first reported on CNS on Friday, that the CPA had made the decision at a special meeting on Tuesday, 30 […]

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CPA will appeal Boggy Sand judicial review ruling

CPA will appeal Boggy Sand judicial review ruling

| 02/09/2022 | 143 Comments

(CNS): At a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, 30 August, the Central Planning Authority (CPA) resolved to appeal the decision by Justice Alistair Walters regarding the power of the National Conservation Council to direct planning refusals in certain circumstances. The ‘Boggy Sand case‘ pitched two government entities against each other to clarify the legislation, but it […]

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CPA makes terse response to Boggy Sand ruling

CPA makes terse response to Boggy Sand ruling

| 26/08/2022 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Central Planning Authority Chairman Ian Pairaudeau issued a terse statement on Thursday about the Grand Court ruling in the judicial review of the ‘Boggy Sand ‘case indicating that the board’s lawyers are reviewing the judgment but made no comment on the findings. The ruling found that the CPA had acted unlawfully when it ignored […]

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Drinking and driving limit cut in change to traffic law

Drinking and driving limit cut in change to traffic law

| 16/08/2022 | 153 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to section 2 of the Traffic Act will, if passed by Parliament, reduce by around one-third the amount of alcohol people are allowed to consume before getting behind the wheel. The bill, which was published on Thursday, is expected to go before Parliament next month. Right now, drivers in the Cayman Islands […]

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