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Police file writ claiming age discrimination

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Association (RCIPA) has filed a human rights petition in the grand court against the police commissioner and the attorney general, alleging age discrimination.

The group and 13 named officers are claiming the forced retirement of some police officers at the age of 55 and others at the age of 60 is discriminatory. The difference in those ages is a result of changes to the police law, which means that anyone below the rank of chief inspector who joined the RCIPS before November 2010 has a fixed retirement age of 55, while anyone joining any time after is not forced to retire until turning 60-years-old.

The RCIPA also claims officers recruited from the u-k have been treated differently when it comes to retirement. They believe this is an infringement of human rights.

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Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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