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EDITORIAL NOTE – A note on Compass style

Close readers will notice a difference in our pages today, as the Cayman Compass reverts to the use of British English in our reporting.

Cayman seeks to reduce governor’s power

Cayman Islands lawmakers want to take away the U.K.-appointed governor’s ability to disallow legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly in instances where the British Overseas Territory is not in breach of international legal and human rights standards.

Customs form scrapped for most Cayman travelers

Her Majesty’s Customs in the Cayman Islands will scrap a requirement to fill out bureaucratic forms for the majority of travelers to the British Overseas Territory.

OfReg seeks $1 million cash injection

Cayman’s recently formed utilities and commodities regulator, OfReg, has asked for a $1 million cash injection from government to make up a funding shortfall that the agency says was not addressed when the British Overseas Territory combined its various regulatory agencies last year.

Governor Choudhury sworn in

Anwar Choudhury was sworn in Monday afternoon as the Cayman Islands governor during a ceremony at the Legislative Assembly building in downtown George Town.

Letters – Giving a voice to the people

The free exchange of ideas is a necessary component of any healthy democracy. That is why the Compass reserves space in each issue for readers and leaders to share their perspectives as letters to the editor.

Premier: Cayman must reject ‘insular thinking’ and ‘prejudice’

The Cayman Islands must spurn isolationism and “over-protectionist” political policies if the British Overseas Territory is to continue to thrive as it has done for the past 40 years, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Monday night.

Third lawmaker backs limit on Caymanian status grants

Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo said Thursday that government should “strongly consider” limiting grants of Caymanian status only to individuals who were Caymanian by descent or who had received that status through marriage.

Bermuda’s first gay wedding raises prospect of change

Amid continuing community protests, Bermuda held its first gay wedding last week, sparking renewed confidence among campaigners in the Cayman Islands that the territory could soon follow suit.

Applicant wins residency appeal after it lay dormant for 7 years

An appeal of permanent resident status that lay dormant for more than seven years after it was initially rejected has finally been awarded to the applicant in the case, a former staffer of the Cayman Islands governor’s office.

EDITORIAL – The ‘British Invasion’: Baroness puts Cayman on gay rights notice

This week the Cayman Islands were the subject of dual “invasions”: one by U.S. military aircraft preparing to launch a disaster relief operation in hurricane-struck Haiti; and one by Baroness Joyce Anelay on her first visit to a British Overseas Territory under her ministerial aegis.

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