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Tag: permanent residency

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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Board presses on with residency backlog

Board presses on with residency backlog

| 08/07/2017 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Another six applicants have been granted permanent residency over the past three weeks, as the Caymanian Status and Residency Board presses on with examining around 1,000 outstanding applications that need to be considered after the process was stalled in late 2013. The board has now consider [...]

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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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Activists want people’s vote on PR grants

Activists want people’s vote on PR grants

| 21/06/2017 | 364 Comments
(CNS): A group of local activists are making a bid for a people-initiated referendum to stop government from granting permanent residency to the backlog of applicants until the more than 1,200 unemployed locals and the 600 new graduates expected to hit the job market this year have found work. Worri [...]

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Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various probl [...]

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Lawyers blame ‘invisible hand’ in PR debacle

Lawyers blame ‘invisible hand’ in PR debacle

| 12/06/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): With no further movement by the relevant board to begin hearing the backlog of stalled permanent residency applications, one local law firm representing many of the people whose applications are waiting to be heard have accused an “invisible hand” of continuing to stall the proces [...]

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Premier to take on immigration challenge

Premier to take on immigration challenge

| 07/06/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said he hoped that before the end of this year he will have been able to merge the work permit application process with a human resource agency that will deal with all employment related matters in the Cayman Islands. Fulfilling a campaign promise that he said all of [...]

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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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Governor takes ‘nuclear option’ on Ritch Report

Governor takes ‘nuclear option’ on Ritch Report

| 04/04/2017 | 110 Comments
(CNS): In the most emphatic effort yet by the authorities to keep a lid securely on the controversial Ritch Report, which was commissioned by the premier, the governor has signed a certificate declaring that the Information Commissioner’s Office cannot see this secret report. Using what can only b [...]

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