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Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

| 27/04/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The minister with responsibility for the environment has said that initial results from work currently underway by local environmental researchers to assess how much the natural environment is worth to the local economy suggests it is reaching almost $200 million a year – and thats just [...]

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Fuel bill aims to improve consumer confidence

Fuel bill aims to improve consumer confidence

| 06/04/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The minister of planning, who has responsibility for the fuel sector, has said that legislation passed in the Legislative Assembly last month to regulate the industry is about improving consumer confidence that the price of gas is competitive and fair. “We cannot afford to be captured or ap [...]

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Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

| 28/03/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): With so much controversy still surrounding the Legal Practitioners Bill, despite efforts by government to seek agreement with the opposition benches, the premier pulled the proposed bill Monday, the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly before it is dissolved by the governor today, Tuesday [...]

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UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

| 27/03/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Advice from a British lawyer instructed by a group of MLAs has fuelled further controversies surrounding the Legal Practitioners Law. The QC from London chambers claims that local law firms are breaching the existing legislation and conspiring to employ overseas lawyers unlawfully. The advic [...]

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Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

| 20/03/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton finally managed to steer the Legal Practitioners Bill through the Legislative Assembly with support from both sides of the House Friday. Following the closed-door meeting of MLAs on Thursday, all of the members supported the legislation on its second r [...]

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MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

| 16/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of arguing, acrimony and allegations between government and the opposition benches over the current Legal Practitioners Bill, all members of the Legislative Assembly have finally agreed to sit down and discuss the content and narrow down disagreement so that everyone can support i [...]

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PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

| 14/03/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The closed-door ‘pow-wow’ between the government and opposition benches planned for Monday to thrash out some of the concerns about the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill failed to materialise, CNS has learned. It is not clear why the meeting did not happen. Premier Alden McLaughlin r [...]

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Politicians still ‘on edge’ over private eyes

Politicians still ‘on edge’ over private eyes

| 13/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): When Alva Suckoo began his debate on the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill Thursday, he raised the issue of the claims he made about being followed by private investigators hired by local law firms. Although the police have said that they were unable to substantiate the allegations, the [...]

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Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

| 10/03/2017 | 75 Comments
(CNS): The premier has extended an olive branch to the opposition benches and asked them to sit down in private on Monday to try and reach consensus on the key provisions of the Legal Practitioners Bill before resuming the debate on the law in parliament on Tuesday, and he said all members had agree [...]

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Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

| 09/03/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Government has juggled the Legislative Assembly order paper and postponed Thursday’s usual ‘private member’s motions day’ to tackle the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, as the administration is keen to steer it through. On Wednesday Financial Services Minister [...]

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All jobs to get same points in new PR regs

All jobs to get same points in new PR regs

| 08/03/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Government has finally published revised immigration regulations regarding the controversial point system that forms the basis for granting or refusing permanent residency applications. In a short statement circulated by his office Wednesday, the premier said the changes to the regulations s [...]

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