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Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

| 18/04/2018 | 473 Comments
(CNS): A woman from the Cayman Islands and her fiancée are taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence was rejected Monday by the General Register because they are in a same-sex relationship. Chantelle Day, who is Caymanian, and her partner Vickie Bodden, who is British, ha [...]

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New bills pave way for no fault divorce

New bills pave way for no fault divorce

| 16/04/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands public is being invited to weigh in on three draft bills that government is proposing to modernise the legislation surrounding marriage and family life. The new laws include major changes to the process of divorce with the introduction of irretrievable breakdown as a no fau [...]

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Draft regulations published for Data Protection Law

Draft regulations published for Data Protection Law

| 03/04/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Government has published draft regulations in preparation for the implementation of the long-awaited Data Protection Law, which comes into effect in January next year. The public now has one month to submit any comments they have about the regulations, which provide for exemptions to the law [...]

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Still no chairperson for conservation council

Still no chairperson for conservation council

| 13/03/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three months after Christine Rose-Smyth resigned from her position as chair of the National Conservation Council, government officials have still not appointed a replacement. The NCC is scheduled to meet Wednesday for its first meeting of 2018, when it will be dealing with a wide range of is [...]

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More public input sought on consumer protection bill

More public input sought on consumer protection bill

| 05/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): More than two years after work began on drawing up a Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, the Law Reform Commission has extended the public consultation period until the end of March. The idea of having a piece of legislation to protect consumers has considerable public support but the [...]

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Consumer protection bill goes public

Consumer protection bill goes public

| 30/10/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A new piece of legislation designed to safeguard the interests of consumers when it comes to the supply of goods and services has been published for public comment. The draft bill follows an earlier public consultation on a discussion paper to formulate the law and assess public sentiment on [...]

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Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

| 25/08/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has given a clear indication of just how much his new government will be backtracking on environmental protection when he referred to one section of the National Conservation Law as “ridiculous”. He made it clear Thursday that he would be repealing the sec [...]

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Booze board’s gas station decision faces audit

Booze board’s gas station decision faces audit

| 09/08/2017 | 99 Comments
(CNS): A decision by the Liquor Licensing Board to grant Gary Rutty, the owner of the Peanuts convenience store and Rubis gas station in Red Bay, a licence to sell liquor seven days per week is to be reviewed by the government’s Internal Audit Unit. Commerce Minister Joey Hew, who now has responsi [...]

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Data Protection Law to start in 2019

Data Protection Law to start in 2019

| 02/08/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Cabinet has set January 2019 as the implementation date for the Data Protection Law which was passed in the Legislative Assembly earlier this year. Over the next 18 months, a newly formed working group will develop the necessary regulations to complete the legislation and allow the law to [...]

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Law to protect old folks comes into play

Law to protect old folks comes into play

| 17/07/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Older Persons Law, 2017, which was passed by the Legislative Assembly in March, came into effect Monday. The legislation aims to promote, protect and advance the wellbeing of seniors in the community and requires that a Council of Older Persons is set up to identify and advance senior [...]

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Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

| 27/04/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The minister with responsibility for the environment has said that initial results from work currently underway by local environmental researchers to assess how much the natural environment is worth to the local economy suggests it is reaching almost $200 million a year – and thats just [...]

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