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Cayman Islands Generali Worldwide Mercuryman sets date for 5th anniversary

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Rachel JoyceThe Generali Worldwide Mercuryman, Cayman’s only half iron distance triathlon, will celebrate its 5th anniversary on 22 January 2017, a significant milestone that reflects the triathlon’s popularity with both Cayman residents and international pro triathletes.
Mr Trevor Murphy, Mercuryman Race Director, said the organising committee were truly grateful for the support the race has received from the Cayman community, particularly those in the Eastern districts, as well as those from Cayman’s triathlon community.
“It may sound like a cliché, but we really could not have organised a race of these proportions without the support of so many people. From the local community and businesses in the Eastern districts, our ongoing sponsors, to Cayman’s triathletes and the international pro-triathlete community who have come down to race every year, we say thank you,” he said.
Mercuryman has marked the 5th anniversary occasion by adding, for the first time, an international distance event, a half iron distance duathlon and a children’s event.
“One of our visions for the race has always been to grow the sport of triathlon in Cayman and this still remains a top priority for us,” Mr Murphy said. “With the addition of the international distance event we hope that many more people from our triathlon and fitness community will come out and become part of Mercuryman.”
“We’ve added some children events on the Saturday to make it a weekend-long triathlon festival that can be enjoyed by the entire family.”
Mercuryman are also pleased to announce that the title sponsor for the 2017 Mercuryman will once again be Generali Worldwide.
“We are extremely honoured to be title sponsor for the Mercuryman triathlon for the third year in a row,” said Ms Karen Ebanks, Marketing Manager at Generali Worldwide. “We look forward to January and hope that many of Cayman’s triathletes will accept the challenge and take part in the race.”
Mercuryman are currently seeking other sponsors to support the race and ensure its continued success.
“We encourage any potential sponsors to reach out and get involved,” Mr Murphy said. “The triathlon is a high-profile sporting event that attracts top athletes from around the world. It is a perfect opportunity for businesses to get their brand and values into the public eye and to support a good cause.”
The 2017 Generali Worldwide Mercuryman will host the following races at its weekend-long triathlon festival:
*         Children’s events: Tykes Dash (4 and under); Beach Run (5-8); 1 mile run (8+)
*         Half Iron Individual/Team: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run
*         Half Iron Duathlon: 3.1 mile run, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run
*         Aqua Bike: 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike
*         International Distance Individual: 0.6 mile swim, 28 mile bike and 6.5 mile run
Athletes wishing to participate in the 2017 Generali Worldwide Mercuryman can register online at mercurymantri.com/registration.
Find out more by visiting mercurymantri.com or contact natalie@tower.com.ky for available sponsorship opportunities.

Final results announced for Cayman Islands Stroke and Stride

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14034864_1052905064795784_3591622466310649233_n 14063819_1052904921462465_8857893527239304242_nCongratulations to all who took part in the 2016 Jaguar Land Rover Stroke & Stride from the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association and the team at TRAC Automotive!
The event saw a record number of athletes take part this year, with 199 athletes total over the duration of the competition.
Stuart Bray dominated the men’s race, taking home the first place male title each week, and finishing the ultimate 800-meter swim and 2-mile dash in just 25 minutes 32 seconds.
The first place finisher in each category for each race is awarded 10 points, with 9 points for second, 8 for third, all the way up to 1 point for tenth place. This performance earned Bray a perfect 10 point score each week. Bray was followed closely behind in the points by the McCallum brothers, with Iain McCallum taking second place, and Alex third.
Meanwhile, Veronique Poirier took home the women’s first place title after 3 weeks of racing concluding Wednesday night’s race in a impressive 30 minutes 06 seconds. Andrea Kilam-Higgo finished in second, and Jane Hale took third place female overall.
Fastest male team across the finish line was Team 345 with Marius Acker and Dominic Dyer, followed by California Connection (Shane Blake and Steven Durksen) in second, and TRAC 2 (Dan Whiteside and Matthew Seegelaar) in third.
Splash and Dash (Cora Schwendkte and Brid Verling) earned the first place female team title, followed by Blonde & Blonder (Claire Ruby and Brittaney Riley) for second, and Team Cailini (Celine Macken and Lauretta Bennett) close behind in third.
Husband and wife team, Team Ando, (Elaine & Hugh Anderson) took first place in the mixed teams, with Team Swipe (Lauren Hew & Will Edwards) in second, and the deadly Silent Assassins (Maggie Tomlin and Matt Waterhouse) in third.
Check out our website for the complete results: http://www.triathlon.ky/results and the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association Facebook page for photos from the event! Be sure to tag yourself and your friends.
A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their support, including presenting sponsor Jaguar Land Rover, plus Health City Cayman Islands, Sunset House, Aguru Marketing, Vitamin Sea, Cayman Stand Up Paddle Company, X107 and Hurley’s Media.

Cayman Islands: CCUK hosts Third Annual Reception

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Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 1.52.15 PMNearly 70 guests consisting of students, government officials and private sector members recently met for an evening of networking, opportunities and refreshment.

On Thursday, 18 July 2016, Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) held its third annual reception at St. Ignatius, Loyola Hall from 6 – 8pm, preceded by a culture workshop from 5– 6pm.

Derived from the ‘Friends of Cayman’ organization, Cayman Connection UK was established to provide support and opportunities for Caymanians living, studying or working in the United Kingdom.

Prior to the networking event, approximately 20 students attended a special “UK Culture Workshop” headed by founder Jennifer Dilbert, MBE, and Friends of Cayman member Kate Kandiah, along with some student ambassadors.

This session touched on topics such as the importance of networking, the Cayman Islands and UK governments and political structures, the role of CCUK, the London Offices and the Department of Tourism, and lastly, the portrayal of the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry to the UK layperson and accompanying misconceptions.

The reception commenced with a short welcome by Kate Kandiah, event organizer. Ms Kandiah briefed the audience on the organisation and its growing numbers of almost 300 members. She also apologized for the absence of Eric Bush, the new London Office representative, and shared his message.

Remarks followed from Hon. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who assured the students that friends, family members and the entire Cayman Islands are cheering them on.

Hon. Tara Rivers, Minister of Education, added words of encouragement, stating, “We need to find each other, support each other and help each other succeed – that’s very much what CCUK is about”.

Mourant Ozannes representative, Alex Last, next spoke on behalf of the law firm. He offered the possibility of a career to students, as well as expressing the firm’s delight in giving back to the community by investing in students and sponsoring CCUK.

Student Ambassadors, Emily Sully and David Ramsaran then shared some of their personal experiences and the importance of CCUK.

Closing remarks and vote of thanks were given by a Student Ambassador Kenroy Millwood, who thanked the sponsors and guests for attending and making the event possible.

In regards to the CCUK organization and its purpose in creating such events, Organiser Kate Kandiah stated, “This annual CCUK event is a great opportunity for students to connect with other students who are studying in the UK, to share, advise and support for each other. We also are encouraging more private sector friends to get involved, so that they too, through CCUK, can support our students abroad”.

Ms Kandiah said she was delighted with the turn out for the pre-reception cultural workshop and looking forward to expanding the event next year. She also encouraged all interested to sign up online to CCUK as a student or a friend.

For updates and opportunities, students should register at www.caymanconnection.org , or e-mail hello@caymanconnection.org for more information.

Water Authority Cayman Islands 2016/17 Scholarship recipient announced

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1471610998Photo 12-08-2016, 10 00 14 AMCayman is pleased to announce Kristina Powell as this year’s recipient of the Authority’s Annual Scholarship. Ms. Powell will begin her major in Management Information Systems (MIS) at The University of Tampa this fall. Every year the Authority offers a scholarship of up to CI$30,000 to a suitably qualified Caymanian to obtain an undergraduate academic or technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the Authority’s work. After discovering a passion for both accounting and information technology, Ms. Powell first achieved an associate’s degree in Business Administration at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
“It wasn’t until I was almost finished with my business degree that I realized how much I enjoyed working on and assisting my coworkers with their computer-related issues,” Ms. Powell explained. After graduating with her associate’s degree, Ms. Powell decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. “I decided to major in MIS because it encompasses elements of both an Information Technology and Business Administration degree,” Ms. Powell explained. “I think this is important because it allows the IT personnel to better understand the needs of the computer users.” Ms. Powell said that she appreciated the opportunity the Water Authority Scholarship provided her to pursue both her academic and career goals. “The Water Authority’s scholarship is significantly important to achieving my goals. Without this great opportunity I may not have had the chance to pursue the next major step of my tertiary education in order to fulfil my future career goals,” she said.
Water Authority Director Dr. Gelia Frederick-van Genderen said that the organisation was proud to support Ms. Powell. “Enabling Caymanian students to pursue their educational goals is very important to the Authority, particularly when it comes to the STEM subjects — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” she said. “The water industry in particular relies on professionals from these fields and the Authority is proud to support Ms. Powell’s educational and professional development. We wish her all the best as she pursues her bachelor’s degree.”
The Authority will begin accepting applications for the 2017/18 Scholarship early next year and the deadline for applications will close on 31 March, 2017. For more information about applying for the Authority’s Annual Scholarship, please visit www.waterauthority.ky/scholarships-how-to-apply.

New Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission announced

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Richard ColesOn Friday (19) The Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Secretariat announced the new civilian board.

The new board comprises:

Richard Coles, (ACC chair), is a former attorney general who previously served as chairman of the Human Rights Commission, deputy chairman of the Civil Service Appeals Commission and as a member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. He has also served as the chair of Cayman Finance.

Norman Bodden, OBE, of Bodden Corporate Services and Bodden & Bodden, served as a member of the Legislative Assembly and was tourism minister in the 1984-1992 government. A one-time MD of Cayman Airways and board member at the airline, he has also served on the Immigration Board. Bodden is also a justice of the peace.

Sophia-Ann Harris, a founder of Solomon Harris, is a well-known corporate attorney who is a past chair of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal and past chair of the Board of Directors of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd.

Kadi Pentney (née Merren) is a certified public accountant and was a manager at PwC until she left to become a full-time mother. A past president of the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, she was awarded the Young Caymanian Leadership Award last year.

Timothy Ridley
Tim Ridley, OBE was a senior partner for many years with leading Cayman Islands law firm Maples and Calder. A well-known offshore legal expert, he has wide regulatory and governance experience, having served on the boards of the Cayman Islands Health Services Commission and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. He has also served on various consultative committees that advise the Cayman Islands Government on matters relating to the financial services and local industries. He writes and speaks widely on Cayman Islands legal, financial and regulatory issues.

The ACC is responsible for the administration of the law and has broad-reaching powers to investigate reports of corruption, liaise with overseas anti-corruption authorities, and obtain court orders to freeze the assets of those suspected of committing corruption offences.

“The ACC has an exceptionally important role to play in the Cayman Islands’ commitment to combat and deter corruption,” said Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick. “The members of the ACC work diligently to enhance and promote the accountability of all public officials.”

Cayman Islands: Ogier announces 2016 scholarship recipient

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Lashonda Powell (2)Lashonda Powell (1)Ogier is pleased to announce that Lashonda Powell is the recipient of this year’s scholarship opportunity.

The firm reviewed a large number of qualified applicants for the scholarship this year and had the difficult task of narrowing the impressive field down to just a few for the short-list. All short-listed applicants were offered internships at the firm over the summer as part of the application process. During her internship, Lashonda stood out as the most talented and promising.

Lashonda will be heading to the University of Sheffield to do her LPC, having already successfully completed the Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) from the University of Liverpool and a BSc in Psychology and Political Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto. She has also undertaken several challenging courses such as the London School of Economics summer course: Advanced Negotiation and Mediation and the Stetson University College of Law Caribbean Law Clinic. Lashonda is a recipient of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold award and serves as assistant leader for the Girls’ Brigade at Savannah United Church.

HR Manager at Ogier, Emma Graham-Taylor remarked, “Lashonda has proven herself to be a sincere and diligent individual. The senior associate who mentored her during her internship provided very positive feedback on her performance, noting that she is insightful, inquisitive and keen to learn.”

Ogier Regional Managing Partner James Bergstrom said “I am very pleased to have Lashonda as this year’s scholarship recipient. She impressed several members of our team and I am confident that she will continue to excel.”

Lashonda expressed her appreciation and said, “I am very grateful to Ogier for this scholarship, which will assist me greatly in my goal of becoming a lawyer.”

Ogier’s scholarship is awarded annually. Applications are accepted from January through April each year. Ogier’s scholarship programme is closely aligned with the firm’s summer internship programme and Ogier requires that scholarship applicants commit to a month internship with the firm in May, June or July as part of the application process. The scholarship is awarded and announced each year in August. For more information on student opportunities, please visit the Ogier website.

Photos: Lashonda Powell, Ogier 2016 legal scholarship recipient.

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Cayman Islands: RCIPS announces selection of new helicopter pilot

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Air Operations Unit_Image1The RCIPS is pleased to announce that a second helicopter pilot will be joining the Air Operations Unit (AOU) in mid-September of this year.  Richard Morcombe, currently a pilot with the UK National Police Air Service, will bring considerable operational experience to the AOU.  In 2003, before his current role, he completed twenty-six years of service with the UK Army, fourteen of which he served as a pilot in the UK Army Air Corps, flying Gazelle and Lynx helicopters in combat roles. 

 After the Army he joined the National Police Air Service and worked from its East Midlands base, conducting pilot policing duties for 13 years.  Altogether he holds 7,000 hours of operational flight experience, including numerous daytime and nighttime overwater operations around the world.

 Mr. Morcombe actually flew the Cayman Islands Police Helicopter in the UK for four years before it was purchased by the Cayman Islands Government in 2007, and has previously flown two relief duty periods in the Cayman Islands in 2010 and 2011.

 The RCIPS looks forward to welcoming Mr. Morcombe to its ranks next month.

Meet two more Cayman Islands’ finalists of Proud of Them: Ayanna Davis-Eden & Diarra Hoyte

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Ayanna Davis-Eden PressAyanna Davis-Eden

 Twelve-year-old Ayanna Davis-Eden is the youngest PoT recipient ever – and for good reason!

Ayanna has always had a natural curiosity for learning, as well as an aptitude that is already enabling her sweet successes.

According to family, she taught herself how to walk by watching her sister’s dancing recitals. When she was four-years-old, the precocious child served as the keynote speaker at her preschool’s leaving ceremony. Following, her natural gift for learning led to academic success in primary school.

At Prospect Primary School she was on the Principal’s Honour Roll each year. She also became a Prefect, Deputy Head Girl and a Hall Monitor. She was also involved in Rainbows, Brownies, Film Club and football. In addition, she entered the Department of Tourism’s “Cayman Through My Eyes” film competition; placing second and winning the People’s Choice Award.

Upon graduation from primary school she walked away with nine diverse awards: in sports, social studies, science, mathematics, language, Spanish, art, as well as academic excellence and citizenship.

Ayanna undertakes high school studies at Triple C School. During her first year she made the Principal’s Citizenship Honour Roll, Academic Honour Roll, and was awarded for perfect attendance. She was also named the most outstanding student in art, social studies, science, English and study skills.

Ayanna continued to show great results in her recent high school year, again landing on the Citizenship Honour Roll and Academic Honour Roll. She is also her school’s “Save Our Youth” club president, a member of the choir, band, swim team, and the “Youth Experiencing Salvation Club”.

Ayanna also stays very busy outside of school. She is co-host and musical director of the Youth Flex Show; a joint initiative of Radio Cayman and the Youth Services Unit that provides teens with opportunities to share their views.

She is also involved in “Missionettes”, which helps younger children learn and encourages them to work hard to reach their goals. In her spare time, Ayanna likes to research the Bible, and cultures from around the world. She has a keen interest in the Mayan culture.

In addition to her love of learning, Ayanna has a passion for culinary arts, which was inspired at a young age by her parents, aunt and grandmother. She put her skills to the test in 2015 when she claimed the top spot in the “Teen Chopped Competition”. She also placed second in her school’s “Cupcake War”, and third in the “Home Gas Thanksgiving High School Cook-Off”.

Inspired by this exposure, the enterprising young lady has teamed up with her elder sister to create a business called “Gloria Rose Delights” – selling baked goods.

 

DIARRA HOYTE PressDiarra Hoyte

A talented, intelligent and thoughtful young man, Diarra Hoyte excels in academic pursuits, as well other special interests.

The 18year-old graduate of Clifton Hunter High School was a member of the “Gifted and Talented” mathematics class, and – ahead of schedule – gained a Grade 1 Distinction in his external exams. He attained 16 passes in GCSE and CXC exams. Named the Most Outstanding Student in his graduating class, he achieved high-distinction in mathematics, English, and science. He also received awards for ethics and technology.

At Clifton Hunter High School, Diarra’s aptitude for science was showcased when he placed first on three occasions in the Rotary Science Fair; in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Following his graduation from high school, Diarra undertook an associate’s degree in engineering technology at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI). He attained this degree in April 2016 with high academic standing.

Diarra’s goal is to become a mechanical/electrical engineer, and has received hands-on-experience through internships at Corporate Electric, Electra Tech and Caribbean Utilities Company.

Later this year he will attend the Florida Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

Science and mathematics aren’t Diarra’s only skills, as he is also musically gifted. He passed the Trinity College London Grade 5 clarinet exam, and has received awards for performances in the National Children Festival of the Arts.

In addition to playing the clarinet, he plays the steel pan and was a member of UCCI’s “Pademix” band. He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Marching Band and the Cadet Band.

Diarra also lends his technical know-how at his church, First Assembly of God, where he is a videographer. He also conducts the church’s junior choir and was Lead Camp Counsellor.

Other extracurricular activities include being on his school’s Flight Club and STEM Club, as well being a participant of the Toastmaster’s Youth Leadership programme.

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Proud of Them finalist Ayanna Davis-Eden

Proud of Them finalist Diarra Hoyte

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These are another two bios from the Proud of Them (PoT) reception held earlier at the George Town Yacht Club.  Youth Minister Osbourne Bodden and Education Minister Tara Rivers presented the 12 young people with certificates as well as $500 cash stipends.

 

 

Breitbart Chief Bannon joins Trump campaign

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7b14d686-9ac2-487f-aaef-042e1f00e7a0From Newsmax

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has slipped in the polls in recent weeks, has shaken up his campaign again.

The billionaire real estate mogul is bringing in Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News as chief executive officer — effectively demoting campaign Chairman Paul Manafort — and promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.

“I’ve known both of them for a long time. They’re terrific people, they’re winners, they’re champs, and we need to win it,” Trump told The Associated Press in a phone interview early Wednesday.

The move comes just 82 days before the November election and represents yet another overhaul of Trump’s tumultuous quest for the White House.

In confirming the campaign overhaul, Trump called Bannon and Conway “big people” who can help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.

Manafort, who formally took over the reins following the departure of Corey Lewandowski in June, will maintain his current title, Trump said.

Manafort deputy Rick Gates, who has been traveling often with Trump, is expected to maintain a senior role with the campaign.

The news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as opinion surveys show Trump trailing Clinton nationally and in a host of key battleground states following a difficult campaign stretch that saw him insulting the Muslim parents of a soldier who died in Iraq and temporarily refraining from endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was involved in a primary in his home state of Wisconsin.

In tapping Bannon for a top campaign role, Trump is doubling down on his outsider appeal rather than appeasing more traditional Republicans. The conservative Breitbart figure has been a cheerleader for Trump’s campaign for months and was critical of Republican leaders, including Ryan. Bannon is a former Goldman Sachs banker but does not bring presidential campaign experience to Trump’s White House bid.

Conway joined Trump’s campaign earlier this year as a senior adviser. A longtime Republican strategist and pollster, she has close ties to Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Trump long has resisted pleas from fellow Republicans to overhaul the flame-throwing approach on the campaign trail that powered his surge to the top of the GOP field in the primary season. Instead of working to broaden his appeal, Trump has largely hewed to the large rallies and attention-grabbing comments that appealed to the Republican Party base.

“You know, I am who I am,” he told a local Wisconsin television station Tuesday. “It’s me. I don’t want to change. Everyone talks about, ‘Oh, well you’re going to pivot, you’re going to.’ I don’t want to pivot. I mean, you have to be you. If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.”

Conway called the moves “an expansion at a critical time in the homestretch.”

Details of the new pecking order were hashed out at a lengthy senior staff meeting at Trump Tower Tuesday while Trump was on the road. Additional senior hires are expected in the next few days.

Trump, whose campaign is built on his persona as a winner, said several times Wednesday that the campaign was “doing well,” and said his speech hours earlier in Wisconsin Tuesday was well-received.

“We’re going to be doing something very dramatic,” Trump added.

Trump’s campaign announced earlier that it would finally begin airing its first ads of the general election next week in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

While polls have shown Clinton building a lead following the Philadelphia convention, Democrats are fearful that a depressed voter turnout might diminish support among the minority, young and female voters who powered Obama to two victories.

Clinton said at a voter registration event at a Philadelphia high school that she’s “not taking anybody anywhere for granted” in the race for the White House, saying the stakes “could not be higher.”

In the Wisconsin outing Tuesday, Trump accused Clinton of “bigotry” and being “against the police,” claiming that she and other Democrats have “betrayed the African American community” and pandered for votes.

“We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes — that’s all they care about,” the GOP nominee said in remarks delivered not far from Milwaukee — the latest city to be rocked by violence in the wake of a police shooting.

Trump has been lagging in the polls since he was crowned the GOP standard-bearer in Cleveland last month. He charged that Clinton has been on the side of the rioters in Milwaukee, declaring: “Our opponent Hillary would rather protect the offender than the victim.”

“The riots and destruction that have taken place in Milwaukee is an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and to live in peace,” he said.

Clinton campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri responded with a statement early Wednesday accusing Trump of being the bigot instead.

“With each passing Trump attack, it becomes clearer that his strategy is just to say about Hillary Clinton what’s true of himself. When people started saying he was temperamentally unfit, he called Hillary the same. When his ties to the Kremlin came under scrutiny, he absurdly claimed that Hillary was the one who was too close to Putin. Now he’s accusing her of bigoted remarks — We think the American people will know which candidate is guilty of the charge,” she said.

Image: Breitbart Chief Bannon Joins Trump Campaign
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

For more on this story go to: http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/US-Campaign-2016/2016/08/17/id/743877/#ixzz4HbIAmLSX

Cayman Islands announces changes to Cayman Islands Constitution regarding judges

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Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 11.09.16 AMCHANGES TO CAYMAN ISLANDS CONSTITUTION

In order to clarify sections of the Constitution relating to the tenure of Grand Court Judges and responsibility for the disciplinary oversight of the Judiciary, the Governor recently requested that the Minister responsible for the Overseas Territories consider two minor amendments to the Cayman Islands constitution.

This request was fully supported by the Honourable Premier, the Honourable Leader of the Opposition and the Judiciary.

The Minister agreed to the amendments, which came into force by proclamation on Friday, 12 August 2016.

Note to editors:
The Cayman Islands Constitution (Amendment) Order 2016, SI 2016 No.780 was published in the Cayman Islands Gazette on 12 August 2016.

The first amendment changes the normal retirement age of judges from 65 to 70.

The second amendment transfers the power to exercise disciplinary control over judges of the Grand Court and the Court of Appeal from the Governor to the Chief Justice and the President of the Court of Appeal respectively.