Just weeks after the huge debate surrounding what is now the Civil Partnership Law (formerly the Domestic Partnership Bill) - which is still smouldering - one of the central issues in that discourse has again surfaced.
The COVID-19 crisis has been a double-edged sword for the local and global media. This is as much evident in Cayman as it is in other countries. The press thrives on news but is driven by business. That’s the bottom line.
After an intensive round of media appearances and a series of meetings on the controversial Domestic Partnership Bill, HE Governor Martyn Roper was due to assent to what was expected to be known as the Civil Partnership Law this weekend.
The new school year is just weeks away and onsite inspections at Cayman’s government schools have taken place to ensure that they are safe for our young people to attend.
The 3rd annual Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum coming up this weekend is expected to not just address but chart a course forward on how best to resuscitate the jurisdiction’s economy in light of the battering it has taken from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In just four years of its existence, the Cayman Islands Ombudsman Office has established itself as a trustworthy point of referral and resolution for persons seeking redress from the government and its agencies.
The issue of same sex marriage is easily one of the most divisive topics Cayman has ever faced, and the outcome of the debate and vote on the Domestic Partnership Bill is indicative of that reality.
With an unemployment rate of 3.5% as at Fall 2019 according to the government’s Economics and Statistics Office(ESO), the Cayman Islands was heading toward an even more enviable employment rate, compared to the rest of the Caribbean and elsewhere.
In May, the Government passed a law mandating employers to post their jobs that required work permits on the new WORC JobsCayman site. They hoped that this change will attract job seekers to their site instead of heading to the newspapers to find jobs.
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