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Fair employment commission still in the works, Premier says 2019 date projected

Legislation to create Cayman’s Fair Employment Opportunities Commission will not be heading to the LA until sometime next year.
Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin made the announcement on Monday (19 November) night in the LA.
He said while work on the Commission is continuing its legislative framework will not be ready this year.

“I had hoped that we would have gotten that legislation here this year. That has not happened, there are too many other things competing for the legislative drafting resources, but if God spares life, and all things being equal, we will get it here next year,” the Premier said.

Earlier this year the Premier announced the creation of the Commission which he said will deal with reports of Caymanian discrimination in the job market.

On Monday night Opposition legislators voted with the government to approve changes to the Immigration law. Those changes will see the creation of the new Customs and Border Control agency and the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) agency.

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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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