October 22, 2017

Cayman Islands: Security officer assaulted at Kirk Market, Thur 19 October

From RCIPS Shortly after 6PM yesterday, Thursday 19 October, officers responded to a report of an assault at Kirk Market in George Town. It was reported that two security guards were speaking to a man on the premises when he became agitated and used a small machete to strike at one of the guards. The […]

Cayman Islands litigation scholar called to the Bar after joining Ogier

Deborah Barker-Roye, an associate in Ogier’s leading Cayman Dispute Resolution team,  was called to the Cayman Islands Bar this month. Deborah is the author of two leading texts on Cayman Islands law and procedure: ‘Criminal Litigation in the Cayman Islands’ and ‘Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands’. Before joining Ogier, she was Assistant Director of […]

Desperate quest for herpes cure launched rogue clinical trial in Caribbean

By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health News From Philly Inquirer As 20 Americans and Brits flew to a Caribbean island for a controversial herpes vaccine trial, many of them knew there were risks. The lead U.S. researcher, William Halford, openly acknowledged he was flouting Food and Drug Administration regulations in the consent forms they signed. He […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Registrar to unveil CBP at Small Business Expo Business owners in the Cayman Islands will get their first glimpse of a new online tool for submitting company information to the Registrar of Companies. The Registrar will unveil the Cayman Business Portal (CBP) at the Small Business Expo on Saturday, 21 October, at the […]

Jamaica: Ninja man taken back into police custody as murder trial begins

By Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer From Jamaica Gleaner Popular entertainer Ninja Man has been taken back into police custody as his murder trial begins. Justice Martin Gayle on Tuesday afternoon revoked the bail for Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne, at the end of day one of the long-delayed murder trial in the […]

Johnson & Johnson wins the reversal of a $72 million verdict over a cancer death linked to one of its popular products

By Nate Raymond, Reuters From Business Insider Oct 17 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. The Missouri Court […]

UK collected social media data as part of its mass surveillance

By Swapna Krishna from engadet There are few safeguards in place to prevent its misuse. It’s no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK’s security and intelligence organization GCHQ has been under fire for possible […]

Cayman Islands: Robbery in Prospect Tue evening 17 October

From RCIPS Shortly before 8PM Tuesday 17 October, officers responded to a report of a robbery in the vicinity of Mangrove Avenue in Prospect. Upon arriving home and exiting his vehicle a man was approached by a lone male carrying what appeared to be a gun. A bag containing a quantity of cash was taken. […]

Cayman Islands women’s prison launches new rehab course & receives updates

Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), in partnership with MAC Cosmetics, has recently launched a makeup training course at the Fairbanks salon. During the free 22-week course qualified MAC makeup artists will teach inmates the basic techniques and skills needed when professionally applying various cosmetic products. Prison Director Neil Lavis said the training course […]

Elizabeth Ohene rebukes media for low reportage on Togo crisis

From Peacefm online Ms Elizabeth Ohene, a writer, a distinguish journalist and a communicator, has rebuked African media for their low reportage on the ongoing political crisis in Togo. “Next door in Togo there has been a major political upheaval ongoing for many weeks now. You wouldn’t know this if you only watched or listened […]