Tag: Standards in Public Life Law

Ethics law depends on board members’ honesty

Ethics law depends on board members’ honesty

| 03/03/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The regulations accompanying the Standards in Public Life law, which finally came into effect on Sunday, have confirmed that people serving as directors on government boards and commissions have no need to reveal anything about their private finances unless they believe it may conflict with their role. Board members simply have to sign a […]

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Regs to come after ethics law starts

Regs to come after ethics law starts

| 28/02/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): More than four years after passing the original legislation, government has issued the commencement order for the Standards in Public Life Law, but the regulations will not be published until after the fact. Last month the premier said the issues that had concerned those serving on public sector boards had been addressed through the […]

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Commission preparing for ethics law

Commission preparing for ethics law

| 12/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Commission for Standards in Public Life is preparing for the Standards in Public Life Law coming into force, with Regulations to follow shortly afterwards, following Premier Alden McLaughlin’s statement in the Legislative Assembly on 31 January that this would happen in the very near future. Saying that the commission members were “encouraged” by […]

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Changed ethics law ‘soon come’, premier says

Changed ethics law ‘soon come’, premier says

| 03/02/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The long awaited Standards in Public Life Law, which was first passed in the Legislative Assembly more than six years ago and then amended and passed again in 2016, will be implemented on 1 March, the premier has said. In a statement to the LA on Friday, Alden McLaughlin said that the law will […]

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Politicians no-shows at anti-corruption event

Politicians no-shows at anti-corruption event

| 03/06/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): No elected ministers, government backbench or even opposition MLAs were in attendance for the opening of a regional Commonwealth anti-corruption seminar on Monday, even though invitations were sent to all 19 members. While the governor and senior civil servants attended the opening with guest speaker Baroness Scotland, there was not a single politician in […]

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Cayman hosting anti-corruption conference

Cayman hosting anti-corruption conference

| 03/06/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Heads of anti-corruption agencies and government integrity commissions from across the Caribbean part of the Commonwealth will be meeting in Grand Cayman this week to discuss the fight against corruption. This is the first time that Cayman has ever hosted the conference but it does so five years after the government passed but failed […]

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Ethics bill still under review

Ethics bill still under review

| 10/05/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Some four months after the cabinet secretary told the Public Accounts Committee that government was once again reviewing the Standards in Public Life Law, there is still no date for when it will be implemented. CNS understands that it is still being reviewed, but Governor Martyn Roper is interested in seeing government enact the […]

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CPA not covered by PA law, claim officials

CPA not covered by PA law, claim officials

| 21/03/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Planning Director Haroon Pandohie and the chief officer in the ministry responsible for the Central Planning Authority have both said that the entity does not fall under the Public Authorities Law. Despite concerns from the public and some politicians that it is the Cayman Islands’ most conflicted board, the CPA does not fall under […]

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Ethics board chair in dark over missing law

Ethics board chair in dark over missing law

| 20/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Rosie Whittaker-Myles, chair of the Standards in Public Life Commission, said that neither she nor the members had been given any new information about the long missing law to underpin the work of that commission, which was passed by legislators almost six years ago but has never been implemented. Speaking to the Public Accounts […]

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Ethics law undergoing another review

Ethics law undergoing another review

| 30/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The long-awaited Standards in Public Life Law, which was first passed by the Legislative Assembly more than four years ago, is going through another review because of backlash from private sector board members, who don’t want their information being made public, government officials told the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday. Although the law was amended […]

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DG silent on ethics law but welcomes report

DG silent on ethics law but welcomes report

| 14/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has developed a comprehensive national framework to prevent fraud and corruption, according to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who welcomed the Office of the Auditor General’s report on the subject made public last week. But in a press release issued on Friday, he said nothing at all about the OAG’s main […]

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