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HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

| 03/06/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stated that the government can place a vaccine requirement as a condition of work permit grants without breaching human rights. With a proposal being floated by government to mandate proof of vaccination for new and renewal work permit applications, the HRC said the government has a duty to protect […]

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Privy Council rejects rascals’ referendum appeal

Privy Council rejects rascals’ referendum appeal

| 07/05/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS) The UK Privy Council has refused to hear Shirley Roulstone’s appeal in connection with a legal case relating to the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, in which the local activist had challenged the constitutionality of the previous government’s decision to set a referendum on the cruise berthing project before it had passed general legislation relating […]

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Port marine life still protected, say officials

Port marine life still protected, say officials

| 24/03/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The George Town Harbour, which is now an anchorage zone and no longer a marine park after new regulations were implemented, is still protected because it remains a no-take zone, officials from the Port Authority and the Department of Environment have said. The new zoning also means that in future, divers will need to […]

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Refugee family allowed to stay together

Refugee family allowed to stay together

| 22/02/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has used its powers to allow the family of a refugee to stay together until a gap in the immigration legislation has been addressed. Erica Alvarez-Freites will be allowed to remain in Cayman and legally work for two years, by which time the law will have been changed to enable her to regularize […]

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Early election stalls bill for refugee rights

Early election stalls bill for refugee rights

| 18/02/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands government was expected to bring amendments to immigration legislation to Parliament in the first quarter of this year that would fix the conflict between the law and the country’s Bill of Rights as well the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. But the decision by Premier Alden McLaughlin to […]

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Activists call for probe into previous JR secrecy

Activists call for probe into previous JR secrecy

| 08/02/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): LGBT activists are calling for an investigation into why documents relating to a legal challenge to the passage of the Civil Partnership Law were kept from the public for several months. Following the recent release of an application, filed by Kattina Anglin, for a judicial review of the governor’s implementation of the law and […]

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JR application in civil union case released

JR application in civil union case released

| 02/02/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Three months after Kattina Anglin filed an application for a judicial review of the Civil Partnership Law, which was implemented last year by the governor under direction of the UK, the document has finally been released. After CNS published a related ruling allowing the application to proceed, which had also been withheld from the […]

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QC criticised for work in  ‘homophobic’ Cayman case

QC criticised for work in ‘homophobic’ Cayman case

| 28/01/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): British barrister Dinah Rose QC, who is representing the Cayman Islands Government in the now infamous ‘gay marriage’ case before the UK Privy Council next month, is facing pressure to step away from it by the academic community, which says she is representing homophobia. Rose, the president of the prestigious Magdalen College at Oxford […]

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Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

| 21/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge has cleared a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to pass the Civil Partnership Law after he found the case was of “public importance”. However, all the documents relating to it are being withheld from the public. CNS has acquired a copy of Justice Richard Williams’ […]

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Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

| 15/01/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A law suit filed by local conservative, Christian activist, Kattina Anglin, seeking a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to implement the Civil Partnership Law is still not publicly available, even though it appears the case was granted leave to proceed. The case was accepted by Justice Richard Williams in […]

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MPs back ‘imperfect’ lawyers law

MPs back ‘imperfect’ lawyers law

| 16/12/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Legal Services bill passed unanimously in parliament on Friday, even though both sides of the House pointed to imperfections in the legislation, which is expected to go through dozens of committee stage amendments, today. Formerly the Legal Practitioners Bill, this lawyers law has had a long and controversial history. Steering this latest version […]

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