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Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 7 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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PPM undermining parliament, says MLA

PPM undermining parliament, says MLA

| 23/03/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side told CNS that he does not know how many times he needs to raise the issue about Legislative Assembly meetings before any government will make a change and accept that the failure to convene the parliament is undermining transparency and democracy. Ezzard Miller said the lack of parliamentary […]

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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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