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Eden calls for independence from UK ‘noose’

Eden calls for independence from UK ‘noose’

| 21/10/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): One of the Legislative Assembly’s most conservative members made a radical call on Wednesday, when he said the next administration needed to consider independence for the Cayman Islands. Anthony Eden (SAV) implied that the British do not wish this country well and things had gone “haywire under this administration”. He said that whoever takes […]

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DG: No hidden agenda for local army

DG: No hidden agenda for local army

| 20/10/2020 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Government has agreed to make amendments to the Defence Bill, which was before the Legislative Assembly for debate this week, but Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has insisted there is no hidden agenda or conspiracy surrounding the law written to support the newly created Cayman Islands Regiment. The local force was established, government has said, […]

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LA law defines separation of powers

LA law defines separation of powers

| 19/10/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly Bill, which is expected to be passed later this month, will, after more than sixty years, finally formalise a fundamental part of Cayman’s democracy, which is the separation of the political house with the administrative arm of government and the governor. As he presented the draft law on Friday, Premier Alden […]

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All MLAs to review district council law

All MLAs to review district council law

| 19/10/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and opposition MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) came to a compromise in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday over a private member’s motion to immediately implement the long outstanding legislation providing for district councils. Bryan brought the motion because there is popular demand for these MLA advisory bodies, but the law, passed in […]

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Premier: UK won’t force voting rights change

Premier: UK won’t force voting rights change

| 16/10/2020 | 170 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he doesn’t believe the UK is considering forcing the Cayman Islands Government to expand voting rights beyond Caymanians or to allow those not born here to run for office. But speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, he warned there was no “magic spell” that local lawmakers could cast […]

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McTaggart to take over PPM leadership

McTaggart to take over PPM leadership

| 14/10/2020 | 126 Comments

(CNS): Reviewing the events of the last year, Premier Alden McLaughlin launched his own and the PPM’s election campaign on Wednesday from the Legislative Assembly when he announced that the finance minister, Roy McTaggart, will be his successor as leader of the party. McLaughlin said he was running to retain his Red Bay seat and […]

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Miller to quietly protest speaker’s return

Miller to quietly protest speaker’s return

| 13/10/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): When the Legislative Assembly opens tomorrow, the return of McKeeva Bush to the speaker’s chair will be quietly protested by the independent member Ezzard Miller (NS). Bush faces trial in summary court later this year on charges of assault in relation to a violent attack at a local bar but has chosen to return […]

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Gov’t still cautious over resort ‘bubbles’

Gov’t still cautious over resort ‘bubbles’

| 13/10/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The recent scare of a potential re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community has further fuelled government’s hesitancy over the concept of resort ‘bubbles’ as a way to kick-start the tourism sector. Premier Alden McLaughlin outlined at a recent press briefing the dilemma he feels the government faces over trying to protect the people of […]

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CIG finally offers free online access to laws

CIG finally offers free online access to laws

| 09/10/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The public can finally access all current Cayman Islands legislation free of charge on a single website with the launch of legislation.gov.ky. This long-awaited online library includes laws and regulations, as well as all bills tabled for consideration by the Legislative Assembly. The archive goes back to 1963 and is a recognition by government […]

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Complaints about gov’t surge post lockdown

Complaints about gov’t surge post lockdown

| 09/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has reported a surge in complaints about government, including maladministration, as well as data protection complaints (which also covers the private sector) since the COVID-19 lockdown. Members of the public made 97 enquiries during July, August and September, 74 of which were placed under investigation. During this quarter the […]

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School inspections to focus on local students

School inspections to focus on local students

| 08/10/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS) The Office of Education Standards has published a new document that will guide the inspection of schools from the beginning of next year. The document builds on the framework published in June 2018 but has some significant changes, including the decision to single out and compare the achievement of Caymanian students. OES Director Peter […]

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