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MLA calls for pleasure boat pilot licences

MLA calls for pleasure boat pilot licences

| 04/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A private member’s motion is being filed with the Legislative Assembly by the North Side representative to persuade government to introduce a licence for private pleasure boaters as a result of what he says are growing numbers of inexperienced boat users on the water in private craft. Ezzard Miller said he believes too many people […]

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HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

| 27/07/2015 | 208 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission has said government needs to legalise same sex unions before the country finds itself in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights and its own constitution. The HRC has pointed out that, while the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009 defines marriage as a union between a man and a […]

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Workplace lawyers churn up fears over bill

Workplace lawyers churn up fears over bill

| 23/07/2015 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The draftsmen need to go back and have another look at several provisions in the labour bill, local lawyer Huw Moses has said. As employers packed the Chamber of Commerce meeting room Wednesday, Moses and attorney Venesha McLean gave an overview of the draft labour law, stirring up concerns about the challenges the legislation […]

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Minister urges public to wade in on labour debate

Minister urges public to wade in on labour debate

| 18/07/2015 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The two month long public consultation period on the draft bill for a new labour law will provide the ministry with an opportunity to refine the proposed legislation before it is presented to parliament, the minister said at the first public meeting Tuesday. Tara Rivers urged people to write in and submit comments and […]

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Decade old law implemented to protect species trade

Decade old law implemented to protect species trade

| 15/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A law passed in Cayman in 2004 that had not come into force has finally been implemented to manage and protect the trade of plants and animals. The Endangered Species (Trade and Transport) Law, 2004 (ESTTL) will not only prevent people from removing and selling protected endemic flora and fauna, but it will also facilitate […]

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Integrity slips from government’s agenda

Integrity slips from government’s agenda

| 14/07/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): With the Standards in Public Life legislation stalled and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) missing three members, the issue of integrity in government, a central platform of the PPM campaign, appears to no longer be a focus of its agenda. Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick, a permanent member of the corruption watchdog, confirmed last week that the commission […]

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Ministry plans roadshow for new laws

Ministry plans roadshow for new laws

| 09/07/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent publication of both the draft labour bill and extensive amendments to the pensions law, the employment minister and her ministry team are hitting the road next week to begin the task of presenting the proposed new legislation to the public. Starting with the Labour Law, which is a complete overhaul of […]

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Enforcement key to success of new bills

Enforcement key to success of new bills

| 01/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The struggle government has enforcing workplace legislation has been one of the considerations in the development of the new and amended labour and pension bills, which are now going through public consultation. The bills are expected to come before parliament later this year, but once the drafts have been finalized and passed, it will […]

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Most civil servants can sign PIR petition

Most civil servants can sign PIR petition

| 01/07/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor has confirmed that most civil servants can sign petitions relating to people initiated referendums and has recirculated the public sector policy on petitions. With the launch of a new petition Monday seeking a people’s national poll on the issue of the cruise port, civil servants have questioned whether they can safely […]

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