Tag: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

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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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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House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

| 22/05/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Lord Ahmad said in the House of Lords Monday that the standards of the British Overseas Territories’ financial services on beneficial ownership information surpass international standards and admitted that by accepting a policy of imposing public registers, the UK government was disenfr [...]

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