July 7, 2020

A 4th July essay on statues, meaning in the Anglo-American world and historical facts

BY COURTENAY FRANCIS RAYMOND BARNETT By vocation I am a lawyer; by disposition I am a reader and a thinker. On the latter limb in the year 2020 A.D. I note that the statues of formerly venerated persons in the personage of U.S. Confederate Generals and slave owners are being toppled  – while on the […]

CARICOM COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey

By Carol A. Gaskin Development Coordination Officer, Programme Communications and Advocacy, United Nations Barbados and the OECS General call for participation in Round 2! Friday, July 3, 2020 — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recently launched the second round of the Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Survey, which aims to analyze how livelihoods, food security and markets have […]

OECS border officials trained in cross border displacement

Over 160 officials benefited from the one-month training course that focused on human mobility in disaster and climate change scenarios Thursday, July 2, 2020 — More than one hundred and sixty (160) border officials across nine (9) Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are now better prepared for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane […]

Cayman Premier’s statement to LA re- CofA ruling overturning Referendum ruling by Judge Owen

Statement on Court of Appeal ruling By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 2 July, 2020 Legislative Assembly Madam Speaker, Earlier today the Court of Appeal ruled that, contrary to the earlier ruling of Acting Grand Court Judge Owen, section 70 of the Constitution does not require a general framework law for a people-initiated […]

Multiyear Surveillance Campaigns discovered targeting Uyghurs

July 1, 2020 | By Apurva Kumar, Kristin Del Rosso and Christoph Hebesien The Lookout Threat Intelligence team has discovered four Android surveillanceware tools, which we named SilkBean, DoubleAgent, CarbonSteal, and GoldenEagle. These four interconnected malware tools are elements of much larger mAPT (mobile advanced persistent threat) campaigns originating in China, and primarily targeting the Uyghur ethnic […]

NEW CAMPAIGN: Foreign investment fuels forced labor in Eritrea

By Carlo Ladd, From Freedom United  Imagine being conscripted by your government and trapped indefinitely in state-sponsored forced labor.  It’s the alarming reality for hundreds of thousands of adults in the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, where the government’s program of mandatory and indefinite conscription—known as the National Service—forces citizens into military and civil posts, including […]

Hong Kong Protests

From South China Morning Post Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets on Wednesday under the new reality of a sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing. Police had banned the annual July 1 rally for the first time since the city’s 1997 handover to Chinese rule, citing the threat of violence as well as Covid-19 pandemic rules […]

Ruling to be handed down in case of Cabinet and LA of CI vs Shirley Roulstone and National Trust on July 2nd

The case of CICA 006 of 2020 (1) The Cabinet of the Cayman Islands and (2) The Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands v Shirley Roulstone and The National Trust of the Cayman Islands (Interveners) will be handed down on 2 July 2020 at 10.30 a.m. in Courtroom 5 ( 2nd Floor Kirk House). Notes: In […]

Coronavirus: Law360 Briefing June 30

From Media & Entertainment Law360 TOP NEWS Katten To Lay Off Some Workers Furloughed Amid Pandemic Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced at a town hall meeting Monday that it will lay off some of the employees that it had furloughed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of July. Coronavirus: How Law Firms […]

Cayman: Single-vehicle collision in West Bay

From RCIPS June 29 2020 Shortly after 10:00PM on Sunday, 28 June, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Hell Road in West Bay. A grey Daihatsu had been travelling westbound along Hell Road when it left the roadway and collided with a fence in the vicinity of Miss Daisy Lane. The […]