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Curfews to be extended and expanded

Curfews to be extended and expanded

| 02/04/2020 | 254 Comments

(CNS): As the battle to suppress COVID-19 in the Cayman community continues, alongside the news of a future mass testing campaign, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he is also extending and expanding the curfews. The hard evening curfew, which is due to end Friday, will be extended for two more weeks, while the soft curfew will […]

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Breach of gathering ban could mean jail

Breach of gathering ban could mean jail

| 14/03/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Government has said that it is serious about the ban on public gatherings where more than 50 people are in the same place at the same time. The ban aims to slow down and limit the inevitable spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cayman. People breaching it, unless in an exempted place such […]

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Ethics law depends on board members’ honesty

Ethics law depends on board members’ honesty

| 03/03/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The regulations accompanying the Standards in Public Life law, which finally came into effect on Sunday, have confirmed that people serving as directors on government boards and commissions have no need to reveal anything about their private finances unless they believe it may conflict with their role. Board members simply have to sign a […]

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Cayman faces long wait to get off EU blacklist

Cayman faces long wait to get off EU blacklist

| 18/02/2020 | 128 Comments

(CNS): As expected, following warnings last week the Cayman Islands was added to the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions regarding tax issues on Tuesday. It seems the jurisdiction will now have to wait until October before it gets off this list, which it has apparently landed on due to the tardiness in passing a […]

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Commission preparing for ethics law

Commission preparing for ethics law

| 12/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Commission for Standards in Public Life is preparing for the Standards in Public Life Law coming into force, with Regulations to follow shortly afterwards, following Premier Alden McLaughlin’s statement in the Legislative Assembly on 31 January that this would happen in the very near future. Saying that the commission members were “encouraged” by […]

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Cayman’s efforts to avoid blacklist fails

Cayman’s efforts to avoid blacklist fails

| 12/02/2020 | 177 Comments

(CNS): Despite passing a raft of laws in the Legislative Assembly to avoid being blacklisted by the European Union, it appears that the Cayman Islands will be added to the EU’s list of jurisdictions with lax standards for financial crime. The Financial Times has reported that while both Cayman and the British Virgin Islands were […]

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Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

| 04/02/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Changes to the Health Practitioners Law, apparently designed to help doctors and other professional healthcare workers at Health City Cayman Islands renew their licence to practice beyond the original six year cap, were brought in good faith and not to avoid government law suits, the health minister has said. Dwayne Seymour said they were […]

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LGBT activists ask who will enforce BoR

LGBT activists ask who will enforce BoR

| 04/02/2020 | 72 Comments

(CNS): With no sign of the legal framework for same-sex relationships that the government was directed to create by the appeal court, local LGBT activist group, Colours Cayman, is worried that no one is enforcing the Bill of Rights and the situation will be worse once the constitutional reforms are in place. In a letter […]

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Minister steers through bundle of offshore laws

Minister steers through bundle of offshore laws

| 03/02/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman authorities rush to meet the recommendations in last year’s damning CFATF review to plug gaps, address shortcomings and deal with vulnerabilities in the local protections against financial crime, Minister Tara Rivers steered through another bundles of laws last week. This latest batch of legislation focused on modernising the beneficial ownership regime […]

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Changed ethics law ‘soon come’, premier says

Changed ethics law ‘soon come’, premier says

| 03/02/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The long awaited Standards in Public Life Law, which was first passed in the Legislative Assembly more than six years ago and then amended and passed again in 2016, will be implemented on 1 March, the premier has said. In a statement to the LA on Friday, Alden McLaughlin said that the law will […]

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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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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.