Cayman 27 – ARCHIVE

Unanimous vote for Disabilities Bill

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Cayman has become the first overseas territory to have disabilities specific legislation as MLAs unanimously voted for the passage of the long awaited Solomon Webster bill.

The Bill was tabled by Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin says its a historic moment for Cayman.

Opposition MLAs welcomed the bill which provides protection for members of the most vulnerable segment in our community.
East End MLA Arden McLean urged traffic law changes to punish motorists using disability parking spots.
Special Olympics Committee founding member, West Bay MLA Bernie Bush also urged Government to ensure the bill is enforced.

“Let’s make sure this Bill has teeth. Let’s give the Council power to punish the offenders who do not show respect to the people or to the law and for us to make sure we always look out for these people,” the Deputy Opposition Leader said.

The Disabilities Bill was named in the honour of slain Special Olympian Solomon Webster. It’s the first time an individual’s name was included in a legislation here.

About the author

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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