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Cayman's way forward with labor legislation
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The Cayman Compass has produced an in-depth special report to shed light on what is being proposed in the draft Labour Relations Bill, 2015. This report includes arguments for and against the bill; a history of labor legislation; and articles to put the bill into perspective if it is passed into law.
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We highlight Antigua’s problems with landfill fires not for the purpose of reveling in schadenfreude about what has happened over there, but as a reminder — or a warning — of what could very well happen over here … again … at any moment.
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Inspection reports on all government schools show that standards are “simply not good enough” for the long term, says Education Minister Tara Rivers.
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More than half of the 240 people who sat the Immigration Department’s permanent residence exam between May and July answered at least 75 percent of the questions correctly.
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Building work on the Kimpton hotel on Seven Mile Beach is on schedule, project managers say, and the hotel is poised to open on Nov. 1, 2016.
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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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