Comments sought on sex offender registry bill

With less than a month left for public consultation on the Sex Offender Registry Bill 2009, the Ministry of Health and Human Services are urging individuals to send in their comments.

Sex offenders who are prosecuted in the Cayman Islands and eventually released back into the community need appropriate supervision to help ensure the safety of victims and communities, increase accountability for their crimes and reduce the risk of re-offending, noted a press release.

As a result, the Sex Offenders Registry Bill 2009 seeks to establish a register of sex offenders.

‘Through this public consultative process, my ministry welcomes greater collaboration with government and non-government agencies as a means of raising awareness of this social issue that is threatening the stability of our families,’ said Minister of Health and Human Services, Anthony Eden.

‘I therefore urge all residents of the Cayman Islands to obtain a copy of the draft Bill, review it and provide written comments.’

Any input should be in writing and delivered to: The Ministry of Health and Human Services, Government Administration Building, attention to Debbie-Ann Whittaker or Sophy Broad. Please address the envelope: ‘Comments on Sex Offenders Registry Bill’.

Alternatively, comments can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected].

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