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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 | 91 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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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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More laws coming to tighten offshore regime

More laws coming to tighten offshore regime

| 10/01/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers is presenting another bundle of draft legislation to her colleagues in the Legislative Assembly to debate when it meets at the end of this month to help the jurisdiction meet the findings of last year’s FATF review. The draft bills deal with changes to the oversight of open-ended and […]

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CIG seeks feedback on constitution changes

CIG seeks feedback on constitution changes

| 12/12/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Even though government has already steered its motion through the country’s parliament, as it will now be called, adopting the constitutional changes agreed with the UK, it is still seeking input from the public. The package of changes has been agreed by the Cayman government, the UK and all members of the opposition, eliminating […]

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Rules change on pension refunds

Rules change on pension refunds

| 12/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): From the end of this year onward workers in the private sector will only be able to access refunds from their pension when they leave Cayman if there is less than CI$5,000 in the account. The changes made to the National Pensions Law, which will come into effect on 30 December, largely impact expatriate […]

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Constitutional changes a ‘power grab’

Constitutional changes a ‘power grab’

| 08/12/2019 | 25 Comments

The Constitutional Critic writes: This entire package is just an attempt to prop up governments in future because the PPM knows they will have a hard time forming majority governments; they essentially only win in George Town and the Sister Islands.

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Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

| 06/12/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the main issue government wanted to address with the pending constitutional change “falls short of where we wanted to be” in the draft agreement that has been settled with the UK. But as he presented the government motion to the Legislative Assembly about the draft amendments on Friday, McLaughlin […]

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Opposition still unclear on constitution change

Opposition still unclear on constitution change

| 18/11/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has still not made it clear where he and his team stands on Cayman holding a referendum on the changes to the Constitution that government has negotiated with the UK. Before seeing the draft order, Arden McLean and other members of the opposition had called for a national poll where the […]

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UK agrees constitutional changes

UK agrees constitutional changes

| 13/11/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said the UK has made some “incredible” concessions regarding amendments to the Cayman Islands Constitution and members of the Legislative Assembly “would be fools if we were to look this gift horse in the mouth”. Reading a letter from the UK overseas territories minister on Wednesday, McLaughlin outlined what he said […]

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Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

| 11/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): As government drags its heels over an order to implement a legal framework equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples, a local group advocating for LGBTQ equality in Cayman has said that until same-sex couples can marry, they will not be equal. Following the appeal court ruling overturning the chief justice’s decision to legalise gay […]

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