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IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

| 22/07/2016 | 106 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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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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