October 17, 2019

Overseas Territories Attorneys General to meet in Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands hosts OTs Attorneys General annual meeting this year. ·Opening ceremony for two-day meet will be held on Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Attorney General Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC, will host this year’s Overseas Territories (OTs) Attorneys General two-day conference, starting Tuesday, 19 February 2019.             Attendees will include all UK OTs […]

Canadian High Commissioner visits Cayman Islands

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    High Commissioner of Canada visits Cayman Islands. ·        On first official visit, the diplomat pays courtesy calls on Government dignitaries led by His Excellency the Governor. ·        At a reception organised by the High Commission, she also met with Canadians on island. Grand Cayman (GIS) – High Commissioner of Canada stationed in Jamaica, Her Excellency Laurie Peters paid […]

The Editor speaks: Gambling

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The Cayman Islands Government’s plan to to increase the penalties for gambling and to review the existing law that goes back to 1964, has stalled. In a press release, see iNews Cayman story “Cayman Islands Gambling Law Amendments under further review” published on December 2nd, Attorney General, Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC. said: “….the Gambling (Amendments) […]

Cayman Islands Data Protection Law start postponed

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Data Protection Law, 2017 start date is put off. The law is now scheduled to come into force end September 2019. Government acceded to request from financial services industry. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Following representations from the Cayman Islands financial services industry, Cabinet has postponed the start date for the Data Protection Law, 2017, which […]

Commissions celebrate the publication of the Cayman Islands Constitution in braille and audio formats

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Last week the Constitutional Commission, together with the Human Rights Commission, launched audio and braille formats of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order, 2009 (the “Constitution”) for persons with sight or literacy impairments in Cayman.  The project came about when a member of the public who is visually impaired approached the Commissions about accessing the Constitution; […]

The Editor speaks: Stamp duty – Baines & The AG – UPDATE

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With the government’s recent initiative in relation to the collection of stamp duties on all leases a question has been raised on the recent tenancies by former Commissioner of Police David Baines in the Cayman Islands from 2009-2016. Cayman lawyer Peter Polack has asked government to confirm the following readily available information at their earliest […]