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Barton says Spent Convictions Bill will help with Caymanian employment

One Caymanian attorney says the ability to expunge criminal is something that should be welcomed in Cayman because ti could benefit Caymanians looking for employment.

Attorney Richard Barton says right now, those from jurisdictions that expunge records have an advantage over Caymanians in the local job hunt because they have the ability to have their records wiped clean.

“If we are to draconian in our rehabilitation measures, what you will find is it places us at a distinct disadvantage in terms of the global labour force,” Mr. Barton said. “If someone’s record is expunged in the United States, for instance, and they were to apply for a job, currently it is such that the Caymanian would be at a disadvantage because their record would be revealed.”

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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