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Commission backs need to clarify CI constitution

Commission backs need to clarify CI constitution

| 04/07/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): As Cayman marked the 59th anniversary of its original constitution this week, the commission which has responsibility for the national document has published the advice it has given to the government ahead of planned talks with the UK to amend the 2009 Constitution. The Constitutional Commiss [...]

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Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

| 03/07/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): At least nine Cuban men who are seeking asylum in the Cayman Islands, some of whom have now been detained for more than two years and consider themselves political prisoners, have begun a hunger strike. The men are members of the Cuban Nationalist Party (PNC), the unofficial opposition to the [...]

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Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

| 03/07/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Finance Committee has approved millions of additional dollars for the health minister after he revealed that the budget for overseas tertiary healthcare for Cayman Islands people who are indigent as well as elderly seamen and veterans had already overrun its budget allocation at the financi [...]

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MLA exposes abuse of 25-year PR certificate

MLA exposes abuse of 25-year PR certificate

| 02/07/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Government has agreed to review a provision in the immigration legislation that allows wealthy people, substantial business investors or certain skilled employees to acquire 25-year residency certificates, after the member for East End exposed potential but very serious abuse of the system. A [...]

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CIG resurrects SE Asian office idea

CIG resurrects SE Asian office idea

| 02/07/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The lure of Asian investment has placed the idea of opening a Cayman Islands office in Hong Kong back on the government’s agenda. Premier Alden McLaughlin has said it is time to explore again the possibility of an Asian presence, given the increasing importance of that market to the [...]

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New system to detect uninsured drivers

New system to detect uninsured drivers

| 29/06/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): Drivers who allow their motor insurance to lapse while still using their vehicles on the roads will soon be detected through the new electronic vehicle registration (EVR) system and a change in the traffic law that will allow insurance companies to update the Department of Vehicle and Drivers [...]

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WORC to open for business in January

WORC to open for business in January

| 29/06/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that the new labour agency, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), which will be taking on the work permit and residency elements of the immigration department and merging them with the responsibilities that were part of the National Workforce Development Agency [...]

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Cayman waiting on timeline for constitutional talks

Cayman waiting on timeline for constitutional talks

| 28/06/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin told his colleagues in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Thursday that he has already requested a time frame from the British government for when constitutional talks can begin and said he had been assured that the dates would be settled soon. The decision to [...]

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Immigration bill focused on local rights

Immigration bill focused on local rights

| 28/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said the latest amendment to the ever-changing immigration law reflected the government’s commitment to enhance and “streamline the immigration processes directly related to Caymanians and their dependents”, when he presented the bill. He said some o [...]

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Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

| 27/06/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by the Public Accounts Committee chairman to have the Legislative Assembly debate a contempt motion over allegations that the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, misled the committee during its October hearing were thwarted by the speaker of the House on Wednesday. [...]

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LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

| 27/06/2018 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The Legislative Assembly was due to convene Wednesday at 10am with a list of legislative work, including amendments to the Liquor Licensing Law to pave the way for Sunday sales at stores and a number of changes to the Immigration Law ahead of the creation of the government’s new workfor [...]

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