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UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

| 08/12/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The government may soon be faced with no other choice but to grant permanent residency to many of the more than 800 applicants awaiting a decision because of the delay in resolving the human rights and legal issues surrounding the current point system. In response to enquiries from CNS abo [...]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 07/12/2016

(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legisl [...]

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ICO passes PR report case to courts

ICO passes PR report case to courts

| 07/12/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The legal challenges are mounting for government over the permanent residency controversy generated by the point system for occupations in the new law. As well as the action requesting a judicial review on the applicant’s 29-month wait for a decision, the premier is about to face ano [...]

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PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

| 06/12/2016 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Three years after government stopped hearing permanent residency claims because of a legal hurdle that officials seem unable to tackle, an applicant has finally turned to the courts for judicial review. Mark Edmunds, who works in the offshore sector and made his application to become a per [...]

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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): More than seven years after the Cayman Islands Constitution was implemented and three years after the Bill of Rights came into effect, the Constitutional Commission has revealed plans for an audio version for the visually impaired. The commission said the project was in “the preliminary [...]

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Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

| 02/12/2016 | 85 Comments

(CNS): The employment ministry has announced that the first of a long list of amendments made in May to the law dealing with the mandatory pension regime in the private sector will come into effect on New Year’s Eve. But it will take more than three years before the entire piece of legislation [...]

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ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

| 30/11/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned that “serious problems remain” across government as departments are still not updating or properly utilizing their websites to allow the public access to information. In its most recent review of 89 public authorities, the ICO foun [...]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and [...]

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Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

| 29/11/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made it clear that if his long-time political friend and colleague, Kurt Tibbetts, sticks to his guns about his planned retirement from the political arena at the end of this administration, it would create a very difficult gap to fill in the PPM team. But speaking to the [...]

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Cayman must be ready for uncertain world

Cayman must be ready for uncertain world

| 25/11/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The premier has spoken of the “increasingly, bewildering and unpredictable seismic geopolitical changes” going on in the world creating uncertainty that Cayman must be prepared to navigate. Alden McLaughlin said the combination of ‘Brexit’ in the UK, the election of Donald Trump i [...]

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Archer targets revenue reporting

Archer targets revenue reporting

| 25/11/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said that government’s inability to confirm that the revenue collected into the public purse is everything it is owed and recorded in its financial statements is a major challenge that he plans to tackle. Marco Archer told civil servants at a conference Thursday [...]

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