Tag: Samuel Bulgin

Youth law change allows evidence from kids

Youth law change allows evidence from kids

| 30/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): After changes to the Evidence Law to allow uncorroborated testimony from children to be admitted in criminal trials and considered by a jury without a warning, the Youth Justice law was amended this week to bring that legislation in line. The Youth Justice Law had required a jury to be directed to acquit when […]

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Cayman meets CFATF assessment deadline

Cayman meets CFATF assessment deadline

| 27/02/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Following the blow to the Cayman Islands financial sector after it was blacklisted by the European Union as being non-cooperative on tax issues because it missed the deadline to pass relevant laws, Cayman continues efforts to get on good international standing on other fronts, namely to be seen as a jurisdiction that does not […]

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Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

| 21/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin has said Cayman is suffering from “review fatigue” over the scrutiny the jurisdiction faces relating to its vulnerability to financial crime in the offshore sector and related industries. Despite the ongoing engagement with international initiatives relating to taxes, anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing, the constantly changing rules require more […]

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MLAs push AG to deport gay lawyer

MLAs push AG to deport gay lawyer

| 24/11/2019 | 194 Comments

(CNS): Several members of the Legislative Assembly, led by Anthony Eden (SAV), who has made a number of homophobic statements in the past, were pushing the attorney general on Friday to deport Dr Leo Raznovich, who is a legal resident in the Cayman Islands.

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Consumer protection still in consultation

Consumer protection still in consultation

| 05/08/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Work on consumer protection legislation that was first circulated as far back as 2015 remains in the consultation phase, as the business community had asked for even more time to submit proposals. Answering a question from opposition MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) in the LA last month, Attorney General Sam Bulgin said that the Law […]

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Major risks found in Cayman’s finance sector

Major risks found in Cayman’s finance sector

| 20/03/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is faced with a long ‘to do’ list to address “major deficiencies” inhibiting the jurisdiction’s “ability to analyse and understand its risks”, according to a new report. Well aware that the latest peer review on how Cayman combats money laundering and terrorist financing was likely to be damning, the premier […]

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CIG still waiting on blacklist decision after EU trip

CIG still waiting on blacklist decision after EU trip

| 18/01/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): After around 13 meetings with various European Union leaders and technocrats, as well as officials from direct member states, the Cayman Islands delegation led by the premier is still waiting to hear whether this jurisdiction has “passed muster” to prevent any more blacklisting. Premier Alden McLaughlin, accompanied by Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers, Attorney […]

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Gambling law change stalled for further review

Gambling law change stalled for further review

| 03/12/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Government’s plans to review the gambling law to increase the penalties have been stalled. An amendment bill was supposed to go before the Legislative Assembly for debate during last month’s meeting but the draft law never made it to the order paper, as officials have now revealed that other provisions in the existing laws […]

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FOI exemptions grow, data protection delayed

FOI exemptions grow, data protection delayed

| 30/11/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Changes to the Freedom of Information Law passed in the Legislative Assembly earlier this month, without the support of the opposition, will see further areas of legal exemption added to government documents and allow ministers more input in decisions on whether or not to grant applications. Changes to the law largely refer to records […]

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LA votes to make ‘grooming’ an offence

LA votes to make ‘grooming’ an offence

| 13/09/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Amendments to the Cayman Islands Penal Code that government steered through the Legislative Assembly on Thursday will add a number of sexual offences to the law, in particular grooming, to aid the prosecution of this type of predatory threat to children and vulnerable people. The attorney general explained that the changes dealt with the […]

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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 the overseas territories. Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Samuel Bulgin are heading to […]

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