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Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

| 17/05/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Government has accepted a motion presented by the opposition MLA for George Town, Winston Connolly, to consider legislating a new energy policy to meet global standards on sustainable development and climate change, but it doesn’t appear likely to happen anytime soon. Despite a passionate debate by the former government backbencher about the desperate need […]

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Awareness campaign to start on pensions

Awareness campaign to start on pensions

| 13/05/2016 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Following some 50 amendments to the legislation surrounding Cayman’s mandatory, private sector pension regime, Employment Minister Tara Rivers said that the new law would come into effect gradually. While several of the sections will be implemented together, other sections will require a longer transition phase to allow for public education and for the administrators […]

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PPM steers through mammoth LA agenda

PPM steers through mammoth LA agenda

| 10/05/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Progressive-led government managed to steer through a significant amount of work last week during a legislative sitting that had a mammoth agenda of bills, motions, questions and reports. Despite its wafer-thin majority, government remained in control, and with broad support for most of the new legislation across the benches, the PPM survived to […]

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Rivers steers through imperfect pension bill

Rivers steers through imperfect pension bill

| 05/05/2016 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The employment minister managed to steer through what she admitted was a less than perfect amendment bill that makes more than fifty changes to the pensions law, including an increase in the retirement age from 60 to 65. Tara Rivers lauded the extensive consultation process her ministry held over the amendment bill and said […]

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CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

| 04/05/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Amendments were made Monday to the much-anticipated Standards in Public Life Bill, which was passed almost two years ago but never implemented because of opposition from people serving on government boards over the requirements of the law. The revised legislation passed through the Legislative Assembly with unanimous support on its second reading but there […]

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Law reformers seek input on bullying and consumer rights

Law reformers seek input on bullying and consumer rights

| 02/05/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The public is being urged to submit their thoughts, comments and relevant research on two new areas of proposed legislation. The Law Reform Commission is asking for input on how government can tackle the problem of bulling, especially in the school environment and online, as well as contributions to a proposed consumer protection law. […]

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Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government steered through a critical amendment to the Health Services Authority Law Friday in order to address a clause that has been in the legislation for twelve years and resulted in a shocking court judgment in February preventing a family from claiming damages due to negligence in connection with the birth of their now […]

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LA to debate police motions Monday

LA to debate police motions Monday

| 21/04/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The government has delayed the parliamentary meeting due to start next Monday until Wednesday, 27 April, in order to deal with the two private members’ motions relating to police issues, which were the subject of last week’s controversial meeting boycotted by the government benches. In a release from the premier’s office, officials said that […]

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Early election still on cards

Early election still on cards

| 20/04/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The challenges presented by the government’s wafer thin majority means Cayman voters could still be voting in a general election much sooner than May next year. The PPM administration’s problem was highlighted last week when the speaker called a special meeting of the Legislative Assembly. With two of its members overseas, the government was […]

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LA to debate over a dozen new laws

LA to debate over a dozen new laws

| 11/04/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The public has only two more weeks to digest more than a dozen pieces of legislation which the government hopes to steer through parliament when it convenes later this month. From changes to the Anti-corruption Law and the Standards in Public life Bill to a number of offshore finance bills, as well as the […]

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Government to bring revised ethics bill to LA

Government to bring revised ethics bill to LA

| 23/03/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s office has revealed that government plans to bring a revised version of the Standards in Public Life Law, which was passed in 2014 but has never been implemented. The law caused controversy because the requirements to uphold ethical standards and reveal interests was imposed, not just on politicians and civil servants, but also […]

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