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Drugs law draft allows for cannabis extracts

Drugs law draft allows for cannabis extracts

| 22/08/2016 | 26 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 debated in the Legislative Assembly […]

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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, critical public agencies and entities, such as the Central Planning Authority, are […]

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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 that questions remain about how […]

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Premier denies delay over cannabis oil laws

Premier denies delay over cannabis oil laws

| 08/08/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The government has denied any delay in paving the way for the medical use of cannabis oil, following concerns that patients have been waiting more than nine months for the promised legislation. Premier Alden McLaughlin said officials have only been working on the necessary legal amendments since May, in the face of some opposition […]

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Much-needed cannabis oil stalled by CIG

Much-needed cannabis oil stalled by CIG

| 08/08/2016 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A local woman with cancer was told by government more than nine months ago that legislation would be amended to enable her to import cannabis oil to ease her suffering, but she is still waiting. Despite public declarations by the premier in May during his budget address that this was a “matter of urgency” […]

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Murdered local man named in new disabilities bill

Murdered local man named in new disabilities bill

| 02/08/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The government has published its new disabilities bill based on the current administration’s policy to protect people with disabilities in Cayman from having their civil and political rights infringed across the community and not just by government. The Disabilities (Solomon Webster) Bill, 2016 has been named in remembrance of a local special Olympian who […]

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IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

| 22/07/2016 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Two expat lawyers who are in a legal same-sex marriage have won their immigration appeal. Dr Leo Raznovich is now a legal dependent on his husband’s work permit, settling the question once and for all that the Cayman Islands law provides for legally married people, regardless of gender, to be dependents, provided the usual […]

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ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

| 11/07/2016 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights will have significant implications for a local case relating to a same-sex couple. The ECHR found that a refusal to grant a residence permit to a gay couple in Italy on family grounds was “unjustified discrimination”. Former law school professor Dr Leo Raznovich and his […]

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CS fully behind new retirement age

CS fully behind new retirement age

| 28/06/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor has said that members of the civil service are “overwhelmingly in support” of legislative changes that pave the way to allow government workers to stay in their jobs and the public service pension scheme until they are 65 years old. Franz Manderson presented two amendment bills to parliament Friday that will […]

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McLean calls for end to status grants

McLean calls for end to status grants

| 07/06/2016 | 187 Comments

(CNS): The member for East End has called on government to end Caymanian status grants for foreigners living and working here with the exception of spouses and those entitled to status due to their heritage. During his contribution to the budget debate Monday, Arden McLean said too many people had already been given Caymanian status […]

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Governor pats CIG on back over budget

Governor pats CIG on back over budget

| 30/05/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick praised the Cayman government Monday as she delivered what is likely to be her last throne speech. In the relatively short address ahead of the delivery of the budget, Helen Kilpatrick congratulated the PPM led government on its “careful stewardship and adherence to the principles of good governance”. She […]

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