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MLAs lament long list of laws

MLAs lament long list of laws

| 22/09/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): With close to 30 pieces of legislation on the agenda for the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, the independent members claim to have been burning the midnight oil in order to scrutinize the upcoming bills. Criticising government for the number of laws coming before the parliament [...]

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Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

| 20/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government’s new procurement bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month will depend on the development of expertise in the civil service to make it work, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has stated. The draft legislation introduces what has been describ [...]

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LA to deal with over two dozen laws

LA to deal with over two dozen laws

| 16/09/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The government has confirmed that the Legislative Assembly will meet on Tuesday 4 October and it will be dealing with a massive lists of bills, as well as reports and motions. In addition to the misuse of drugs law amendments to pave the way for the legal medicinal use of cannabis oil, am [...]

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New law removes old convictions

New law removes old convictions

| 15/09/2016 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The arrival of the Criminal Records (Spent Convictions) Bill, 2016 will be a welcome move for many people in Cayman who have found it difficult to find work, get loans or travel overseas because of old or minor convictions that are blighting their record and preventing them from getting a [...]

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Utilities office will oversee IT, power, water and fuel

Utilities office will oversee IT, power, water and fuel

| 15/09/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Government’s plan to create an umbrella utilities commission to oversee and regulate all of the utility related sectors in Cayman are now well underway and four pieces of legislation required to change the current regime and provide for the new office will be debated in parliament ne [...]

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Non-profit sector draft bill heads to LA

Non-profit sector draft bill heads to LA

| 12/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): After many years of discussion and numerous public consultations, government is bringing legislation to the parliament next month to govern the operation of non-profit entities. One of a long list of bills that the PPM government will be presenting at the next meeting of the Legislative As [...]

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New law aims to protect public purse from abuse

New law aims to protect public purse from abuse

| 08/09/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): After many years of inadequate management of the public procurement process that has led to both waste and abuse of taxpayers’ cash, government will finally be bringing the long-awaited Procurement Bill to the Legislative Assembly at the next sitting. The proposed law is now open for [...]

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Over 760 people in PR limbo

Over 760 people in PR limbo

| 30/08/2016 | 97 Comments

(CNS): As government holds onto the completed Ritch report meant to help it address the legal hurdle it encountered regarding the points system associated with the permanent residency application process, the immigration department has released the latest numbers on outstanding applications. As [...]

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Drugs law draft allows for cannabis extracts

Drugs law draft allows for cannabis extracts

| 22/08/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Government has published the much-anticipated changes to the Misuse of Drugs Law to provide for the importation and dispensing of cannabis oil under prescription by a doctor for medical purposes. The public now has more than 21 days to comment on the amendment before it is excepted to be d [...]

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Law paves way for environment priorities

Law paves way for environment priorities

| 15/08/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The last two crucial parts of the National Conservation Law came into effect on Monday when the environment minister announced its implementation, which will finally see environmental considerations given lawful weight in government decision-making. With the commencement of Parts 5 and 7, [...]

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Cannabis oil legislation faces hurdles

Cannabis oil legislation faces hurdles

| 11/08/2016 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The government has said that it plans to bring three pieces of legislation to the next meeting of the country’s parliament to legalise the medicinal use of cannabis oil but there are still a number of hurdles to overcome. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who holds the health portfolio, has said [...]

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