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MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector a [...]

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Cautions law presents second chance

Cautions law presents second chance

| 24/02/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The government has steered through a piece of legislation to help first time offenders avoid a criminal record over low-level crime such as possession of ganja or disorderly conduct. Premier Alden McLaughlin who, as the home affairs minister, brought the Cautions (Adult) Bill, 2017 to the [...]

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MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 133 Comments

(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, [...]

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Courts to get power to issue sexual harm orders

Courts to get power to issue sexual harm orders

| 15/02/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Penal Code that is expected to be debated in the final session of the Legislative Assembly before it is prorogued ahead of the elections will make provision for sexual harm prevention orders. The change to the law will allow the director of public prosecutions, after co [...]

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Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

| 11/01/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Public Authorities Bill, 2016, which is expected to go before legislators over the next few weeks when parliament meets for the last time before the General Election, will, if passed, outlaw conflicts of interest for board members. The new legislation will standardise statutory authori [...]

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UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

| 08/12/2016 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The government may soon be faced with no other choice but to grant permanent residency to many of the more than 800 applicants awaiting a decision because of the delay in resolving the human rights and legal issues surrounding the current point system. In response to enquiries from CNS abo [...]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 07/12/2016

(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legisl [...]

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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): More than seven years after the Cayman Islands Constitution was implemented and three years after the Bill of Rights came into effect, the Constitutional Commission has revealed plans for an audio version for the visually impaired. The commission said the project was in “the preliminary [...]

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Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

| 02/12/2016 | 85 Comments

(CNS): The employment ministry has announced that the first of a long list of amendments made in May to the law dealing with the mandatory pension regime in the private sector will come into effect on New Year’s Eve. But it will take more than three years before the entire piece of legislation [...]

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Medical cannabis oil officially legal

Medical cannabis oil officially legal

| 21/11/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The governor has assented to an amended drug law to facilitate the prescription of medical cannabis oil. The step by government to legalise the medical use of ganja in the form of an oil or tinctures to treat cancer, epilepsy, or as a pain reliever for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthri [...]

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Lawyers accuse CIG of secrecy over LPB

Lawyers accuse CIG of secrecy over LPB

| 15/11/2016

(CNS Business): Efforts by Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton to steer through legislation to govern the Cayman Islands legal profession ahead of the next Financial Action Task Force review and after 15 years of failed attempts by previous governments have been undermined by more complaints [...]

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