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Latest PR lawsuit based on three-year wait

Latest PR lawsuit based on three-year wait

| 18/07/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): A leading veterinarian and professor from St Matthew’s University is the latest person to file for judicial review in the courts as a result of the excessive delay on a decision regarding an application for permanent residency. Dr Samantha Shields, whose two children were born in the Ca [...]

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Premier urges elders to join new council

Premier urges elders to join new council

| 18/07/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The newly established Council for Older Persons is looking to recruit six additional members this month to represent the districts. The council, which includes up to seven government-appointed members, will meet once a month to discuss issues impacting the elderly in the community. Premier A [...]

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Two more receive PR from application backlog

Two more receive PR from application backlog

| 14/07/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Two more applicants received permanent residency this week, according to the latest figures released by government, as the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board inches through a backlog of more than 900 applications. Since the board resumed its work on the stalled PR applications in [...]

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Public input wanted on immigration reform

Public input wanted on immigration reform

| 12/07/2017 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The premier’s immigration ministry is calling on the public to weigh in on the government’s proposed overhaul of immigration through an online survey and a chance to submit their comments. Officials from the new ministry, which is working on the PPM campaign promise to create a N [...]

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Premier: No mass grants for PR

Premier: No mass grants for PR

| 24/06/2017 | 91 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said there will be no mass grants as a result of the backlog of pending applications for permanent residency. The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR) began reviewing applications again this week after the process was stalled for more than three years [...]

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Council aims to ensure inclusion of disabled

Council aims to ensure inclusion of disabled

| 23/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Volunteers on the National Council for Persons with Disabilities have begun working on the goal of ensuring that disabled people can participate fully in society and enforcing the provisions of the Solomon Webster Disability Law, 2016. Magda Embury, the chairperson, explained that the primary [...]

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Two PR grants made under new rules

Two PR grants made under new rules

| 16/05/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Two applicants who applied for permanent residency after the government changed the law in October 2013 have become the first people granted the right to live in Cayman under the new rules. After more than three years of problems relating to the point system used to assess who gets to stay an [...]

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More legal action as PR remains stalled

More legal action as PR remains stalled

| 04/05/2017 | 134 Comments
(CNS): A local law firm representing a number of applicants waiting on their permanent residency applications has filed at least one more case in the courts as the situation remains stalled. In correspondence with applicants, some of whom have been waiting for more than three years, the lawyers have [...]

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Immigration law a problem, admits premier

Immigration law a problem, admits premier

| 02/05/2017
(CNS Election): The leader of the Progressives is increasingly indicating that resolving the problems surrounding immigration legislation will form a central part of his government’s agenda if he gets a second chance to lead a PPM administration. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who has headed up the ho [...]

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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for herita [...]

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Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

| 10/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government is rolling out a new policy to promote good governance, officials have said. Later this month the civil service management will begin training public sector workers and begin a wide public education campaign aimed at stamping out corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing by govern [...]

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