Tag: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Bush grilled about UK-Cayman relationship

Bush grilled about UK-Cayman relationship

| 16/10/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Eric Bush was asked if the Cayman Islands was on a collision course with the British government over the issue of beneficial ownership when he faced questions from UK members of parliament on Tuesday, when he appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee. The committee [...]

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EU issue remains ‘fluid’ as deadline approaches

EU issue remains ‘fluid’ as deadline approaches

| 04/10/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers described the situation between the Cayman Islands and the European Union over the looming threat of blacklisting at the end of this year as “fluid” following meetings in Brussels last month. The Cayman Islands avoided the latest offshore fi [...]

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UK-Cayman row over cooperation intensifies

UK-Cayman row over cooperation intensifies

| 18/09/2018 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The row between the Cayman Islands Government and the UK intensified on Monday, as Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials stood by the National Crime Agency’s complaints, while Premier Alden McLaughlin continued to deny that Cayman was the cause of the disagreement over what the UK s [...]

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CIG denies uncooperative claims by UK crime agency

CIG denies uncooperative claims by UK crime agency

| 15/09/2018 | 85 Comments
(CNS): The premier’s office has denied allegations made by Donald Toon, Director Prosperity (Economic Crime and Cyber Crime) of the UK’s National Crime Agency, that the Cayman Islands Government has not been cooperative with the NCA’s investigations. In a BBC report on Saturday, [...]

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Visiting MPs support constitutional change

Visiting MPs support constitutional change

| 06/08/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The four members of the UK parliament who visited the Cayman Islands this weekend have offered their support for constitutional change regarding how all of the British Overseas Territories are managed. They described the governance as “a bit of a muddle” and emphasised the need fo [...]

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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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Bermuda court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Bermuda court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

| 07/06/2018 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled that elements of the recent ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The recently enacted Domestic Partnership Act barred same-sex couples from marrying, despite the findings of the court in a decision in May last year where they upheld the right o [...]

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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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