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Decriminalisation of suicide explored

Public consultation on a new proposal to remove the taking of one’s own life as a criminal offense is ongoing.
The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission recently published a new discussion paper on the issue, based on a recommendation from the Alex Panton Foundation.
It is recommending revisions to the Penal Code law to decriminalize the act of suicide, but retain attempted suicide and assisted suicide as offences.
On Wednesday (28 August) Cayman 27’s Kafara Augustine sat down with attorney Richard Barton to discuss the LRC’s proposal.

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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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