Today's Date: 31 August 2015
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Latest landfill report cites multiple risks
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Fires, combustible and poisonous gases, and offensive odors are again pointed out as the risks and nuisances associated with the George Town landfill in the latest of a series of reports about dump sites in the Cayman Islands. 

The report, by U.K. consultants Amec Foster Wheeler, is based on data collected from monitoring and surveying in April 2014. The report is dated Aug. 3, but it was not made public until Aug. 28.

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The latest in a series of reports has been released on the conditions at the George Town landfill. Here’s the abbreviated version: It’s poisonous. It smells. And it’s ugly.
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The permanent residence applications of two workers will be sent back to the Cayman Islands Immigration Appeals Tribunal for reconsideration following a ruling on Friday by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie.
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Football boss Bruce Blake has promised full cooperation with any investigation into the Cayman Islands Football Association’s finances after being confirmed as acting leader of the organization.
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George Washington Vaughan pleaded “guilty with explanation” Friday to attempting to murder his wife. Sentencing was set for Sept. 17.
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The Labour Relations Bill, 2015

Public consultation on the Labour Relations Bill, 2015 ends on August 31. What do you know about the proposed bill? Do you think there are many things wrong with the current Labour Law? If so, what are they? Would you still be in favor of a new bill if it were to have unintended consequences, like making it less likely employers will give job opportunities to those with marginal qualifications or troubled pasts? (Click here)

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In case you missed it
An argument against the proposed Labour Relations Bill, 2015 submitted by James Bergstrom.
An argument for the proposed Labour Relations Bill, 2015 submitted by George R. Ebanks.
The Labour Tribunal sided with disgruntled employees in the majority of unfair dismissal claims brought during a 12-month period reviewed by the Cayman Compass.
Over the past 27 years, the same arguments have come up time and again about proposed labor laws.
Cayman's businesses will have to spend time and money figuring out the latest rendition of government's employment requirements.
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