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Gov’t grants exemption to protesting Cuban couple

Cabinet has granted protesting Cuban couple Javier Freites and Erica Alvarez-Freites an exemption which will allow the mother of one to work in the Cayman Islands, Customs and Border Control has confirmed.

Human Rights Commission: Fixing gap in asylum seeker legislation must be ‘top priority’

While Cayman's next government may be a couple of months out from taking office, the Human Rights Commission has called for prospective leaders to make resolving the marriage gap for asylum seekers a top priority.

Human Rights Commission: ‘Dignity and respect’ key in same-sex debate

The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission made an appeal to Caymankind on Wednesday, reminding residents “to treat everyone with courtesy, dignity and respect” as debate on the Domestic Partnership Bill, 2020 nears in the Legislative Assembly.

Top spot left vacant at human rights body

The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission is currently a leaderless ship after lawyer James Austin-Smith stepped down from the chairman’s role.

Bush calls for human rights chair to be fired

Speaker McKeeva Bush led calls for Human Rights Commission chair James Austin-Smith to be fired for speaking out against the government’s decision to appeal an historic ruling legalising same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands.

UPDATE: Speaker Bush calls on governor to fire Human Rights chairman

Speaker McKeeva Bush has called for Human Rights Commission Chairman James Austin-Smith to be immediately fired by Governor Martyn Roper, following the commission’s statement Thursday criticising government’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage.

Human Rights Commission: Government appeal ‘ill-considered’

The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission has spoken out against government’s decision to appeal last week’s historic ruling legalising same-sex marriage, describing it as “ill-considered” and doomed to fail.

Human Rights Commission: Government’s same-sex marriage fight ‘inexcusable’

The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission has described government’s decision to fight a court challenge against same-sex marriage as an “inexcusable waste of public funds.”

Marchers walk in silence to honor victims of domestic violence

A group of about 50 people walked along Elgin Avenue, from the old government building to the center of George Town, Thursday night in support of victims of domestic abuse.
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EDITORIAL – A response to Mr. Austin-Smith’s response to us

We take letters such as Mr. Austin-Smith’s extremely seriously. Whenever we receive such letters, it is our inclination to publish them without comment. Let them have their say. After all, we have “our say” in this space every day of the week.

LETTER – Human Rights Commission: Our efforts to help Cuban migrants

Ordinarily I would not trouble to respond to inaccurate stories in the press; however, on this occasion you have unfairly maligned the staff of the Commissions Secretariat and undermined the work of the Commission. The record should be set straight.

LETTER – Human Rights Commission: Our efforts to help Cuban migrants

Ordinarily I would not trouble to respond to inaccurate stories in the press; however, on this occasion you have unfairly maligned the staff of the Commissions Secretariat and undermined the work of the Commission. The record should be set straight.

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