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UPDATE: Bush returns to Speaker’s chair

West Bay West MLA McKeeva Bush has returned to the Speaker’s chair for the first time since taking a leave of absence in February. On Wednesday, he presided over the first meeting of the 2020-2021 sitting of the Legislative Assembly.

New bill aims to give legislature administrative independence

A new bill seeking to give the Legislative Assembly independence to manage its own administrative and financial affairs will be debated at the next sitting.

Editorial: For the sake of country, be a leader

Good governance is based on quality leadership – leaders who have a vision and drive to lead their country successfully into the future. Governor...

MLAs vote in favour of changing Youth Justice Law

Lawmakers have voted in favour of amending the Youth Justice Law which will now prevent criminal trials from being called off, simply because the only evidence is the testimony of a child.

LA back in session

The Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands holds its second sitting of the sixth meeting of the 2019-2020 session Wednesday, 1 July. Click here for the order paper.

Miller renews call for clear timetable for LA meetings

North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has thrown his support behind the Opposition’s decision to walk out of the Legislative Assembly in protest Wednesday, saying they were right to do so.

Premier: Labour Law changes seek to reduce terminations

New Labour Law changes will now see employers continue to pay health insurance for dismissed employees for another 30 days while deferring severance packages for the same period.

Conolly elected as Deputy Speaker

George Town South MLA Barbara Conolly has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker.
In this screengrab from video, temporary Speaker of the House Anthony Eden presides of Thursday's meeting of the Legislative Assembly

Changes to work-permit process approved

Changes to Cayman’s immigration laws will allow employers to file work-permit renewal applications online, without the need for new police clearance and medical certificates

Rule change paves way for virtual Legislative Assembly session

Legislators voted Wednesday to change the rules of the Cayman Islands parliament to allow them to meet via ‘electronic means’ in times of crisis.

No code of conduct for legislators

As Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush faces allegations of assault, the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly confirmed this week that it does not have a code of conduct by which its members are required to abide.

Government’s $1.5 billion budget moves to next stage

Legislators vote in favour of government’s $1.5 billion budget.

Two-year budget plan approved

The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly unanimously approved a two-year spending plan Wednesday that includes nearly $2 billion in anticipated revenues and just more than $1.8 billion in public sector expenditures during 2018 and 2019.

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