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Opposition weighs in on Legal Practitioners Bill

The Legal Practitioners Bill is yet to be tabled in this busy session of the LA, but Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush isn’t waiting to take the debate to the streets.  At a rally last night in West Bay, he was joined by attorney Anthony Travers who picked apart the bill which is aimed at streamlining the operations of law firms.  Around 120 people turned up at the four-way stop in West Bay to listen to Mr Bush and his team take on developments in the LA.

Mr Travers, an early architect of a Legal Practitioners Bill, says this reboot of the law misses the target.
“I think the accounting firms have done a better job with regard to Caymanian integration than some of the larger law firms. So I think the Accountants legislation would be a better model,” Mr Travers said.

The rally was designed for both policy and politics with Mr Bush kicking off the CDP bid for re-election saying Cayman needs vision, direction and systemic change.
“We have to fix our immigration system. It is not working for us because Government has messed with it too often and it is not helping local business nor is it helping foreign business,” Mr Bush said.

As for the Legal Practitioners Bill government has scheduled its own public forum on the bill for this Thursday evening 6:30 at the Family Life Centre.
Financial Services Minister Hon Wayne Panton and members of the Caymanian Bar Association and Law Society will be speaking.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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