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Premier makes most of NY trip

Premier makes most of NY trip

| 24/01/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): As Grand Cayman’s dump ignited with one of its worst blazes in years and government’s lawyers were in court arguing that the cruise port referendum law was fine, Premier Alden McLaughlin and his delegation were enjoying a visit to New York this week. The trip to Manhattan was to promote the offshore services sector […]

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Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

| 24/01/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has argued that, regardless of the criticisms and problems with its port referendum law, it is still lawful and constitutional. Mark Shaw, QC, who is representing the CIG in the judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, said the Constitution does not compel […]

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Ombudsman offers info on data protection

Ombudsman offers info on data protection

| 23/01/2020

(CNS Local Life): The Office of the Ombudsman will be holding a meet and greet inside the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning, 28 January, in recognition of International Data Privacy Day, which will be celebrated in the Cayman Islands for the first time, following the commencement of the Data Protection Law (DPL) on 30 […]

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Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

| 22/01/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Lawyers acting for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who have been battling in the courts for the right to marry or at least engage in a lawful civil union, have filed an application to take the fight to the Privy Council in the UK. Attorney Ben Tonner confirmed Wednesday that the […]

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400+ more voters join new register

400+ more voters join new register

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections or claims raised during the revision period, which opens Tuesday. The new lit of voters shows another significant increase compared to the list that came into effect at the beginning […]

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Another Cabinet member on the road

Another Cabinet member on the road

| 20/01/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): While the premier, the attorney general, the financial affairs minister and the governor are all in New York this week, the infrastructure minister is also on the road as he heads to Jamaica for a conference, officials have revealed. Joey Hew is attending the fourth annual Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2020) in Kingston, 21-22 […]

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Ex election boss to chair port board

Ex election boss to chair port board

| 17/01/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for the next four years, officials have now confirmed. Gomez was appointed from 2 January, according to a release from government, though it was not issued, formally announcing the appointment, […]

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Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

| 17/01/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will need to keep a close eye on his WhatsApp messages next week, as he heads to New York for meetings there with Cayman Finance, if he wants to keep tabs on the legal case opening Monday regarding the cruise port referendum. A press release from his office said that he […]

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45 pieces of legislation gazetted

45 pieces of legislation gazetted

| 17/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Government has now gazetted 45 pieces of legislation since the beginning of the year, including new bills, amendments and regulations, which it appears the Legislative Assembly will be debating during the upcoming session due to start at the end of the month. Although the bulk of the legislation relates to the financial services sector, […]

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Court project delayed by  redtape

Court project delayed by redtape

| 16/01/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that red-tape is holding up the redevelopment of the Scotia Building, acquired by the government more than a year ago to provide much needed new court rooms. Speaking at the annual official opening of the Grand Court, on Wednesday, he told the legal fraternity gathered for the event […]

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Matrimonial vows of UDP and PPM

Matrimonial vows of UDP and PPM

| 14/01/2020 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: The 2005-2009 election cycle resulted in the PPM-led government, the administration that piloted the Cayman Islands headfirst into a global recession, despite being warned by local and foreign consultants that we were not immune or exempt from this potential collapse. In the words of then minister of education, Alden McLaughlin, “only God” […]

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