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Opposition hits back at criticism over assent of Civil Partnership Law

Cayman's official Opposition has described the assenting of the Civil Partnership Law Friday as a "sad day" for the country as its Leader Arden McLean called on Premier Alden McLaughlin to end what he called "the blame game".

Governor approves same-sex partnerships law

Governor Martyn Roper has assented to the Civil Partnership Law, making same-sex partnerships legal in the Cayman Islands.
Premier Alden McLaughlin

Petition circulating for no-confidence motion in premier

A petition calling for citizens to support a purported no confidence motion in Premier Alden McLaughlin is making the rounds on social media.

Opposition writes to UK foreign secretary over governor’s position on same-sex union bill

Opposition Leader Arden McLean has written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over the governor’s decision to press ahead with the Domestic Partnership Bill.

Governor moves ahead with amended Domestic Partnership Bill

Governor Martyn Roper has made good on his promise to move forward with the Domestic Partnership Bill, publishing on Monday an amended version of the legislation together with 11 accompanying legislative amendments.

Domestic Partnership Bill debate begins

Debate on the Domestic Partnership Bill started in the Legislative Assembly on Monday as Premier Alden McLaughlin said it touched on the "most contentious issue" that he has seen since he entered the house 20 years ago.

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.

Opposition walks out after motions omitted from LA meeting

Opposition Leader Arden McLean led a walkout at the Legislative Assembly Wednesday after he flagged concerns over the omission of opposition motions and questions from the order paper.
Members of the Cayman Youth Parliament gather at the Legislative Assembly

Legislative Assembly sittings planned for next week

Lawmakers are set to meet next week to discuss changes to local legislation which would allow private sector employees access to their pension funds.

Premier ‘haunted’ by earthquake reactions

Reactions in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake have demonstrated the need for a massive national public education campaign on how to respond during such...

Premier: Port referendum “uncertain”

Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the 19 Dec. referendum is now uncertain given the legal action taken by the National Trust.

Airport cost overruns come under fire

Legislators question cost overruns in airport expansion project.

Green light: Constitutional changes move ahead

Cayman legislators agree on the UK's proposed changes.

Finance Committee’s scrutiny of $1.5 billion budget starts Wednesday

Lawmakers will begin delving into government’s $1.5 billion budget line by line on Wednesday after the fiscal package got the greenlight in the Legislative Assembly Monday night.

Lawmakers to meet on constitutional changes

Legislators are set to meet to discuss the UK’s proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday.

Traffic, vehicle import consultations delayed

The legislative committee tasked with creating plans to deal with traffic congestion and the production of standards for vehicle imports delay consultations.

McLean criticises government’s ‘election budget’

Opposition Leader Arden McLean knocked Government’s US$2 billion fiscal package which he called an election budget.

Opposition leader responds to constitutional changes

Opposition Leader Arden McLean has said he has yet to be briefed on the constitutional changes proposed by the UK.

Lawmakers underscore need for more modern Elections Law

Revision of Cayman’s Elections Law was discussed on Wednesday in the Legislative Assembly. Opposition Leader Arden McLean raised the issue during committee stage of the review of the Referendum Bill for the people initiated vote on government's $200 million cruise berthing and port project.

McLean criticises premier over 2012 referendum letters

Opposition Leader Arden McLean tables letters penned by Premier Alden McLaughlin in 2012 raising concerns about the one man, one vote referendum process and the conduct of the then government during the port debate this week.

McLean calls for review of port project job fair

Opposition Leader Arden McLean wants a review of government departments participating in the Verdant Isle job fair for the proposed cruise berthing and cargo project.

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