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Disabilities Law could have made a difference for Webster

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The new Disabilities Law could have made a difference in the life of a former Special Olympics athlete murdered two years ago.

The law is named for Solomon Webster, who was killed by a gunman in West Bay in September 2014. Senior Policy Advisor Shari Smith knew him and said Mr. Webster was doing well for himself.
He was working and wanted his independence. They tried to get him an apartment, but he was denied.

Ms. Smith made her comments on last week’s episode of The Panel. The Disabilities Law also calls for a council which will act as a watch dog of disabled rights and create an anonymous, non-mandatory registry of special needs clients.

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Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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