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Opposition challenges constitutional reform

Opposition challenges constitutional reform

| 08/08/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition is challenging government’s attempts at constitutional reform. MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) has written to the overseas territories minister in the UK, Lord Tariq Ahmad, asking him not to allow any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution without a referendum. The opposition MLA appears to be supported by other members of the […]

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Schools face legal requirement on bullying

Schools face legal requirement on bullying

| 19/07/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands will be required by law to introduce and follow written anti-bullying policies once new legislation is passed. The Law Reform Commission is circulating a draft amendment to the Education Law that calls for the mandatory implementation of disciplinary penalties on students who contravene school policy and relevant regulations. […]

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Constitutional change stirs up controversy

Constitutional change stirs up controversy

| 03/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Talks between the Cayman Islands and UK governments over amendments to Cayman’s Constitution have concluded, but even though they have not yet been disclosed, the changes have already begun to stir up controversy. CNS has learned that the amendments have not been confirmed by officials in London and, contrary to claims that there has […]

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Changes made to controversial builders law

Changes made to controversial builders law

| 24/04/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Joey Hew is urging contractors to prepare to register following changes to the controversial Builders Law that were passed recently in the Legislative Assembly. The “significant amendments” address concerns about the original legislation from the construction sector, Hew said as he presented the bill earlier this month. The criteria, categories and process […]

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CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

| 03/04/2019 | 224 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that he has instructed the attorney general to file an appeal against Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling last Friday that legalised same-sex marriage. The government has also asked for a stay of the ruling and is hoping to overturn the landmark judgment that ushered in […]

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CIG wasted public cash on LGBT case, says HRC

CIG wasted public cash on LGBT case, says HRC

| 14/02/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has accused government of an “inexcusable waste of public funds” that are “purely for political reasons” in its fight against Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who were refused a marriage licence last summer. In a paper submitted to the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into […]

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Poor law rename much more than cosmetic

Poor law rename much more than cosmetic

| 23/01/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Community of Affairs, André Ebanks, has said that the overhaul of the outdated poor law desperately needs a name change and it that will be much more than just a bit of cosmetic tinkering. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee last week, the senior ministry official, […]

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Premier agrees new offshore regime will boost population

Premier agrees new offshore regime will boost population

| 19/12/2018 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The offshore legislation that government steered through the Legislative Assembly on Monday to avoid being placed on the latest European Union blacklist will likely fuel population growth in the Cayman Islands, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told the Legislative Assembly, echoing recent statements by opposition MLA Chris Saunders. As he defended the eleventh hour bills, McLaughlin […]

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Offshore laws pave way to major population growth

Offshore laws pave way to major population growth

| 14/12/2018 | 114 Comments

(CNS): Chris Saunders, the opposition spokesperson on financial services, believes that government should have had a much more open and honest conversation with the people of the Cayman Islands about the draft laws coming before Legislative Assembly on Monday, which many say will turn the local financial industry on its head. Saunders told CNS that […]

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New laws to shake up offshore sector

New laws to shake up offshore sector

| 07/12/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Government has unveiled three new bills that will result in fundamental changes to the way some exempted companies do business in the Cayman Islands. Just weeks before the European Union’s deadline for offshore financial centres to address requirements over what it sees as unfair tax practices in order to dodge the latest black-list, Financial […]

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Preventing release of personal information

Preventing release of personal information

| 06/12/2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been hearing a lot about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lately, most recently on the ‘60 Minutes’ programme. The list of registered voters in Cayman is public, with voters’ names, residential addresses, and occupations. Doesn’t that fall afoul of GDPR, or the local data protection laws?

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