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Disabilities law takes effect

The Solomon Webster Disabilities Law is now in effect.
HE Governor Helen Kilpatrick assented to the law last week and it’s now been gazetted.
The law is Cayman’s first piece of legislation specifically designed to address and protect those living with disabilities.
It also establishes a national council that will provide assistance to those facing discrimination in Cayman something Sunrise Adult Training Centre’s Kimberly Voaden welcomes.

“The national council for people with disabilities will act as a watchdog for our national disabilities policy which is a 30 year plan that was enacted last year and that plan encompasses action plans for every single ministry in government,” she says.
Now even though the law addresses discrimination it stops short creating criminal offences with penalties for those who engage in discrimination.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 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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