February 21, 2024

Statement by the Attorney General, Hon. Samuel Bulgin QC on the Ruling in the Chantelle Day and Vicki Bodden-Bush Appeal

As Attorney General, I understandably welcome the extremely important confirmation by the Privy Council of the definition of Section 14 of the Constitution, previously provided by the Court of Appeal in its 2019 ruling. I am also mindful of the observations of all three courts, that is, the Grand Court, the Court of Appeal and […]

Attorney General leads Cayman’s CFATF plenary delegation

From CFATF The Attorney General, the Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC, led a 10-person delegation from the Cayman Islands to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) plenary held the week 22 November in Antigua. During the plenary, Cayman presented our First Follow-Up Report (FFUR), which was submitted to the CFATF in September. The report outlined […]

HE The Governor Mr Martyn Roper travels to New York in support of Cayman Islands’ Financial Services Industry

HE The Governor Mr Martyn Roper will travel to New York this coming Monday (21 January) to attend a series of events with US Financial Services associations including Cayman Finance’s breakfast briefing which is taking place in the city. The Governor will join the Premier, Minister Rivers, the Attorney General and the Managing Director of […]

The Editor speaks: Gambling

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

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 […]

Cayman Islands Governor Roper attends first Cabinet meeting

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE, attended his first Cabinet meeting at the Government Administration Building this morning (Tuesday, 6 November 2018). Participants were the Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, MBE, the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, Deputy Premier, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, JP, Ministers Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP, Hon. […]

CCJ expected to rule on Guyana’s cross dressing law

From Nation News GEORGETOWN – The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) says it us eagerly awaiting a ruling by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a case challenging the constitutionality of a law that criminalises wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose”. The SASOD said that the […]

Statement from Cayman Islands DG finding on Jennifer Ahearn

From the Office of the Deputy Governor. Statement from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson following the request by the Public Accounts Committee for disciplinary action to be taken against Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn. I have carefully reviewed the correspondence from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), recommending that I take disciplinary action against Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, […]

St Kitts and Nevis Government first to get unique Internet identifier

OECS Media Release Thursday, March 29, 2018 — BASSETERRE – The government of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has become the first in the Caribbean to have its own unique Internet identifier for its computer networks. The development allows the government to take better control over the design and management of Government’s networks […]

CCJ delivers judgements in matter BCB HOLDINGS LTD, THE BELIZE BANK LTD V. The AG OF BELIZE

CCJ, Port of Spain. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today declined to enforce an arbitral Award made by The London Court of International Arbitration (“the Tribunal”). The Award had ordered the State of Belize to pay to two Belizean Companies damages and costs totaling approximately US $44M with interest at 3.38% compounded annually. The […]