Tag: beneficial ownership

CARICOM backs BOTs in constitutional fight with UK

CARICOM backs BOTs in constitutional fight with UK

| 09/07/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED with comment from Premier: Caribbean leaders have expressed their solidarity with the British Overseas Territories in the region that are being adversely affected by the unilateral action of the UK to legislate domestic policy constitutionally devolved to them without the consent an [...]

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Premier seeks CARICOM help with UK dispute

Premier seeks CARICOM help with UK dispute

| 02/07/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier is turning to regional organisation CARICOM for help in its fight with the United Kingdom over what he has termed as the “constitutional overreach” by the British government after it passed legislation imposing public beneficial ownership registers on th [...]

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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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UK MPs double down on demand for public registers

UK MPs double down on demand for public registers

| 14/06/2018 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The leaders of the British Overseas Territories impacted by the UK parliament’s vote in April to impose public ownership registers are currently in London, battling to reverse the decision and, in Cayman’s case, attempting to change the constitution. However, the British MPs behin [...]

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CIG officials make ‘great progress’ on constitution

CIG officials make ‘great progress’ on constitution

| 12/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands London representative Eric Bush, who has been coordinating meetings in the UK for the premier’s delegation this week, said that “great progress” is being made in efforts to improve the constitutional relationship between Britain and the Cayman Islands. Premier [...]

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Constitutional reform focus of premier’s UK trip

Constitutional reform focus of premier’s UK trip

| 11/06/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is currently heading a delegation on a trip to London, where he and his officials will be meeting with fellow overseas territory leaders and British government representatives to discuss a number of issues, with constitutional reform at the top of the agenda. McLaugh [...]

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Miller seeks speedy constitutional change

Miller seeks speedy constitutional change

| 05/06/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader is hoping to see a speedy advancement of plans to change section 125, the last and shortest clause in the Constitution that allows the UK government to impose domestic law on the Cayman Islands. Given the Conservative Party’s precarious hold on power, given its sli [...]

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Elder MLAs to shape constitution proposal

Elder MLAs to shape constitution proposal

| 30/05/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): A ‘Council of Elders’ comprising members of the Legislative Assembly that have served at least two full terms will be established shortly to hammer out a proposal to amend the Cayman Islands Constitution, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said. The government, supported by the oppositi [...]

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Lord Ahmad: We didn’t want this

Lord Ahmad: We didn’t want this

| 30/05/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The British government did not want to be in the position it finds itself regarding the recent vote in parliament which has resulted in the imposition of public beneficial ownership registers on the Cayman Islands and other overseas territories, according to Minister of State for the Commonwe [...]

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Opposition calls for UK media campaign

Opposition calls for UK media campaign

| 28/05/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): The opposition is urging the government to engage in a targeted media campaign in the UK to tell the Cayman Islands’ story and engage the people there in influencing their representatives. Chris Saunders, the opposition spokesperson, said government should begin a sustained public info [...]

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Cayman to bring fight over BO to local courts

Cayman to bring fight over BO to local courts

| 23/05/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said that the Cayman Islands will resist the Order-in-Council from Britain if it seeks to impose a public beneficial ownership register before the rest of the world adopts this model of transparency. Alden McLaughlin said that having taken advice from leading constitutional la [...]

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