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Privy Council allows retired cops to appeal RCIPS rehiring policy

The UK’s Privy Council has allowed an appeal by current and former police officers over the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service's previous policy of requiring officers to retire at 55 and then rehiring them at a lower rank.

Conference aims to shine light on colourism

Newly formed female-empowerment group ‘My Dear Melanin’ is hoping to spark discussion on the issue of colourism and racism in the Cayman Islands.
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Appeal begins for police discrimination lawsuit

An appeals hearing began on Tuesday involving former Caymanian police officers who claim they were discriminated against on the grounds of age and nationality when they were forced to retire or accept a demotion at age 55.

Gender tribunal refuses to explain ruling in prison case

Cayman’s appointed body that considers complaints regarding gender discrimination has told government officials it does not need to explain its decision in 2016 that Her Majesty’s Prison’s Service discriminated against four male prison supervisors.

RCIPS officers’ discrimination claims rejected

A Cayman Islands Grand Court judge has rejected claims in a 2016 lawsuit that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service employed discriminatory practices in deciding which senior officers should be retired and when those retirements should occur.

Lecturers to address discrimination, domestic abuse

Two visiting professors will speak on the subjects of gender discrimination and domestic violence next week at the Harquail Theatre. Verene Shepherd and Dalea Bean will be speaking as part of the University of the West Indies Open Campus’s Roaming Professors Series.

Police officers argue age, nationality discrimination

A human rights case of 10 Caymanian police officers who claim they were discriminated against on the grounds of age and nationality when they were forced to retire or accept a demotion at age 55 stalled in Grand Court on Tuesday.

‘Solomon Webster’ Bill aims to protect rights of disabled

Named for the slain former Cayman Islands Special Olympics athlete, the Disabilities (Solomon Webster) Bill proposes new legislation to protect the rights of disabled people and create a National Council for Persons with Disabilities and a voluntary disabilities register.

Colours Campaign aims to stop LGBTQ discrimination

A new effort is under way to help promote tolerance and stop discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman to host LGBT conference

The 7th annual Queering Paradigms conference, an international conference focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, will be held in Cayman in June.

Women’s rights treaty ratified for Cayman

After more than a decade of working toward the goal, the Cayman Islands government announced Tuesday that the United Nations would extend the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – often referred to as CEDAW – to the Cayman Islands.

10 police officers sue over age, nationality discrimination

Ten former and current Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers have sued the government, claiming they were forced to retire, with some accepting a lower rank in order to maintain employment after they reached age 55.

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