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EU accepts local LGBT activists’ legal petition

EU accepts local LGBT activists’ legal petition

| 09/11/2017 | 264 Comments
(CNS): The legal institutions of the European Union will be giving consideration to claims of discrimination by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community after a petition delivered to the European Parliament by Colours Cayman was accepted. This is a small but important first step for t [...]

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Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

| 16/05/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The first non-governmental organisation in Cayman formed to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community is lobbying the European Union to force the UK to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights in its territories. Colours Cayman wants European le [...]

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Alden: Independence would be ’asinine’

Alden: Independence would be ’asinine’

| 04/07/2016 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The premier said the Cayman Islands is much too small in population terms to consider independence and the people would have to be “lunatics” to make such a decision. As the country took a day off Monday to mark its first constitution signed in 1959, the premier said the current 2009 docu [...]

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‘Great uncertainty’ ahead, says premier

‘Great uncertainty’ ahead, says premier

| 24/06/2016 | 110 Comments
(CNS): The unexpected exit of Britain from the European Union and the possible break-up of the United Kingdom has caused the Cayman government some concern as a result of the uncertainty generated by the leave result in yesterday’s referendum. Premier Alden McLaughlin pointed to the volatility of [...]

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Britain’s EU exit shakes world economy

Britain’s EU exit shakes world economy

| 24/06/2016 | 146 Comments
(CNS): With more than 17 million people in Britain voting to leave the European Union after more than 40 years, the global economy was facing a period of uncertainty and uncharted waters Friday as British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned. The impact locally as a result of the volatility ahead i [...]

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Minister: Brexit will see UK focus on BoTs

Minister: Brexit will see UK focus on BoTs

| 20/06/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The UK minister with responsibility for the British overseas territories has said that a British exit from the European Union will be an advantage for the BoTs because the UK will be able to focus on traditional relationships with them and what he described as the English-speaking world. Jame [...]

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OT minister will back exit campaign in EU poll

OT minister will back exit campaign in EU poll

| 22/02/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): James Dudderidge, the FCO junior minister who looks after the affairs of the British overseas territories, is one of 100 MPs who will be campaigning over the next few months for the UK to leave the European Union, as Britain prepares for the in-out referendum on its membership. Prime Minist [...]

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Cayman on new EU blacklist

Cayman on new EU blacklist

| 17/06/2015
(CNS Business) Updated: Government appeared to brush off the latest blacklisting of the Cayman Islands when it released a short statement on Wednesday at around 5pm following revelations by the EU that the jurisdiction had been cited as facilitating tax evasion. “It is unfortunate that the EU [...]

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