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Commission asks if Cayman needs bullying law

Commission asks if Cayman needs bullying law

| 28/01/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission (LRC) is asking the public to weigh in on a discussion paper about the need for new laws or policies to deal with the growing problem of bullying and cyber bullying. The paper raises a number of talking points about this global issue, which has a particularly negative […]

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WB speed limit cut delayed again

WB speed limit cut delayed again

| 21/01/2016 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The reduction in the speed limit on the West Bay Road is being delayed ministry officials have confirmed as a result of other pending changes to the traffic law. Plans to cut the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph, not least because of the numerous accidents on the road which runs parallel to Seven […]

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MLA calls for ‘release letter’ opinion to be published

MLA calls for ‘release letter’ opinion to be published

| 10/01/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The legal opinion over whether or not a release letter is required for a work permit holder to move from one job to another should be published, according to North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, as the issue continues to cause concern among both politicians and the business community. During November’s parliamentary meeting MLAs heard […]

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Disability bill to go public ‘soon’, says premier

Disability bill to go public ‘soon’, says premier

| 03/12/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A draft Disabilities Bill will soon be out for public consultation, the premier said in a statement released by his press office Thursday to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Calling on the country to commit to a more inclusive society, Alden McLaughlin said his government’s commitment to empowering the disabled was demonstrated […]

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Work begins on consumer protection law

Work begins on consumer protection law

| 03/12/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission (LRC) is inviting the community to wade in on the subject of consumer protection with the release of a discussion document, as it begins to draft potential legislation to protect people from misleading or unfair practices in everyday commercial transactions. Currently, there is no specific legislation to protect people in this […]

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Urgency increases to address same-sex discrimination

Urgency increases to address same-sex discrimination

| 02/12/2015 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed an urgency by the government to address discrimination in immigration legislation impacting same-sex couples but he said the goal was to stave off the need to recognise same-sex unions rather than a step towards them. He said that the British government has been approached by Argentina’s ambassador to the […]

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CIG to stop job-hopping expats

CIG to stop job-hopping expats

| 24/11/2015 | 88 Comments

(CNS): The government is reviewing section 50 of the immigration law due to an increase in the number of expatriate workers who are job-hopping while still on a work permit without a letter of release from their bosses, according to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. Following what appears to be a reinterpretation of the law by the […]

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No gay unions but CIG to look at dependents

No gay unions but CIG to look at dependents

| 23/11/2015 | 192 Comments

CNS): The Human Rights Commission has published correspondence between Premier Alden McLaughlin and the HRC chair on the controversial issue of civil rights for gay couples. In a letter to James Austin Smith, McLaughlin said Cayman wasn’t ready to accept or legalise same-sex partnerships but government may consider changing the immigration rules to allow gay […]

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CIG plans action over deficient internet speeds

CIG plans action over deficient internet speeds

| 20/11/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Local telecommunication providers are soon going to be held to account for the internet service they provide, as government has said it is preparing changes to the Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) legislation to make them give customers what they pay for or suffer the consequences. In a debate on a private member’s […]

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