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RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

| 20/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Local police welcomed a delegation of law enforcement officials from regional British Overseas Territories to Cayman this week as the RCIPS began its role as a focal point for ballistic work in crime fighting. The information network for ballistics will see UK territories in the Caribbean exc [...]

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Cayman has obligation to LGBT equality, says OT minister

Cayman has obligation to LGBT equality, says OT minister

| 04/10/2016 | 122 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s overseas territories minister, Baroness Anelay, told the Legislative Assembly Tuesday that the continued discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community placed the Cayman Islands Government in breach of its legal obligations. Addressing MLAs at the openi [...]

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Baroness picks Cayman for first OT trip

Baroness picks Cayman for first OT trip

| 21/09/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s new overseas territories minister will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month for a short visit, government officials confirmed Tuesday. Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, who has picked the Cayman Islands for her first port of call of any British territory will be [...]

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Baroness commits to championing OT interests

Baroness commits to championing OT interests

| 25/07/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The new minister for British Overseas Territories, Baroness Anelay, has said she plans to champion the interests of the BOTs across Whitehall in the face of the uncertainties presented by the referendum result last month for the UK to exit the European Union. The premier has already written t [...]

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EU exit provides chance to redo BOT relations, says UK minister

EU exit provides chance to redo BOT relations, says UK minister

| 07/07/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): James Duddridge, the British overseas territories minister who threw his support behind the campaign to leave the European Union, has told the Cayman Islands premier that the exit provides an opportunity for the UK to “recalibrate” its relationship with the BOTs. In a clear indication tha [...]

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Alden: Independence would be ’asinine’

Alden: Independence would be ’asinine’

| 04/07/2016 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The premier said the Cayman Islands is much too small in population terms to consider independence and the people would have to be “lunatics” to make such a decision. As the country took a day off Monday to mark its first constitution signed in 1959, the premier said the current 2009 docu [...]

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Premier’s comments met with summit hostility

Premier’s comments met with summit hostility

| 17/05/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his comments about the hypocrisy of the United States were not greeted very well during last week’s anti-corruption summit in London. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, he said the “temperature in the room fell about 10 degrees” when he pointe [...]

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UK should hand police over to Cayman government

UK should hand police over to Cayman government

| 12/04/2016 | 90 Comments
(CNS): The premier believes the United Kingdom would be better off and the Cayman Islands would be further ahead if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relinquished control of national security and the management of the police service to the Cayman government via a police authority. Speaking on Radi [...]

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Deal won’t end push for public owners register

Deal won’t end push for public owners register

| 11/04/2016 | 32 Comments
(CNS): A new deal signed between the UK and the Cayman Islands regarding an enhanced regime to disclose the beneficial owners of offshore companies will not bring an end to the push for a public register, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at a press conference Monday. While he was pleased Cayman had man [...]

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Government too busy for special meeting

Government too busy for special meeting

| 08/04/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman government is already too busy preparing bills for the LA meeting it has called later this month, the 2016 Budget and now dealing with the pressures surrounding the Panama Papers to attend the special meeting called by opposition members, Premier Alden McLaughlin has stated. Despit [...]

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McLaughlin prepares for UK fight

McLaughlin prepares for UK fight

| 08/04/2016 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has engaged a constitutional lawyer in the United Kingdom to defend the interests of Cayman via legal challenge and representations to the United Nations following calls by the UK’s Labour party leader for direct rule. As the fallout from the Panama [...]

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