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The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly voted along party lines Thursday night to oppose a motion that sought a referendum on whether the territory should accept same-sex marriages. All nine government members opposed the motion, while all opposition party and independent members supported it.
A man whose application for permanent residence took more than eight years from the date it was filed to when it was rejected by an appeals body has sued the Cayman Islands government, seeking re-consideration of the case.
The Department of Immigration has announced it will close its headquarters at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 29.
More than 500 non-Caymanians have applied for permanent resident status in the Cayman Islands over the past two years under the revised Immigration Law, but so far none have been awarded that status.
The Cayman Islands government will be delving back into certain areas of the territory’s Immigration Law to ensure legal issues raised by the chief justice last month are addressed.
A change is needed for immigration's business staffing plan regime, the premier says.
Work permit holders, Caymanian job-seekers and local businesses will soon have better access to immigration records and employment data.
One difference between civil servants and everyone else in the Cayman Islands is a parachute — or, more precisely, a paycheck that keeps showing up regardless if they are showing up for work.
Grand Court Justice Charles Quin, in a ruling released last week, said that the delays in the Tichina Rickfield case were justified.
The deputy governor's written warning to civil servants about customer service is a good first step, but one that is meaningless if he doesn't take the second step.
An immigration official was found not guilty Tuesday on eight charges relating to work permit issues.
The trial of Tichina Rickfield, assistant secretary to the Work Permit Board, continues with the defendant facing eight charges of the original 16 charges against her.
The investigation into alleged 'misconduct' by Cayman's top immigration officer could wrap up next week.
A government ministry reshuffle puts massive responsibility on the premier's shoulders and lightens the load for the former health minister.
A new trial is scheduled in February for Tichina Rickfield, who worked for the Work Permit Board, because of a juror becoming ill during the first trial.
Jurors began hearing evidence Monday in the trial of Tichina Rickfield, assistant secretary to the Work Permit Board in 2009-10, who is charged with misconduct in public office and making documents without authority.
The Department of Immigration announced when it will be closed during the festive season.
A senior immigration official is being investigated over allegations that she put false information on a work permit form.
Major changes are ahead in the Cayman Islands work permit system.
More companies are registered with the national workforce agency than are jobless Caymanians.
Fewer than half of the Caymanians said to be jobless have registered with the government agency responsible for finding work for those who need employment assistance.
Local companies are left in limbo following lengthy appeals of work permit denials.
Everybody knew and nobody told. We refer, of course, to the despicable behavior of the late publisher of Cayman Net News.
Opposition lawmakers want to exempt specialist nurses and caregivers from the rollover policy.
A new online database for Cayman Islands employers and job seekers goes live.
No permanent residence applications under Cayman's new Immigration Law have been heard, nearly five months after the legislation took effect.
A number of immigration-related appeals are starting to show up in the Cayman Islands Grand Court.
The board of directors of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank appointed David Ritch as its new non-executive chairman.
Be sure to plan around holiday hours for the Cayman Islands Immigration Department.
More than six months after taking office, government has yet to form a key immigration-related board.
Two key immigration-related boards get new members.
Government workers are still exempt from Cayman's rollover policy, but some efforts have been made to even things up a bit with the private sector.
A rating system assessing qualities including workforce skills, community involvement and financial stability is being devised to help adjudicate applications from foreign workers to become permanent Cayman Islands’ residents.
Huge changes are envisioned for Cayman's immigration policies in the coming months.
Some job categories could be reserved for Caymanians only under new legislation allowing political leaders to set quotas limiting work permits for certain professions.
Northside MLA Ezzard Miller has denied any wrongdoing in connection with an allegation about his conduct during his time as chairman of the work permit board.
Sharon Roulstone announces her candidacy in George Town.
Grand Court trials were set for six matters on Friday.
The Cayman Islands Immigration Department announces holiday closings.
The Cayman Islands will undergo major legal changes on 6 November.
Immigration is getting more service-oriented, but staff attitude and costs still need work.
Work permits processing times have improved, and records show completed applications are rarely turned down.
Hundreds are granted temporary reprieve from Cayman's rollover policy.
Sophia Dilbert is the latest chairperson in government's hottest hot seat.
The Immigration Department's new Director of Boards and Work Permits Kimberley Davis took her new job on Monday, 26 March.
Government reveals some surprising immigration numbers on key employee status grants.
Writer says there needs to be a standard for Cayman.
Immigration and labour concerns on work permits should be kept separate, members of a debate panel agree.
Cayman's rollover 'suspension' is now law, after the governor brushes aside a constitutional challenge.
Two-year exemptions from Cayman's rollover policy won't lead to a slew of permanent residence applications.
Opposition lawmakers agree Cayman's immigration system needs a change, but ask why the current one needs suspending.
Suspending the rollover policy is a good decision in light of Cayman's economic situation.
Premier McKeeva Bush says he'll seek to suspend Cayman's rollover policy for up to two years.
With the running of governemnt becoming increasingly difficult in Cayman, the time has come to consider using professional board members.
Cayman Islands Work Permit Board members may be hit with Hurricane Ivan in 2011.
Government seeks a better match between employers and Caymanian job seekers.
Work permit notifications will be sent out via email from now on.
The only way to fix Cayman’s economy in the short to medium term is to bring more people to the Islands, according to a panel of local business and education leaders.
Cayman's Work Permit Board denied a majority of key employee applications it received between February and October.
More changes to key immigration and labour boards in Cayman.