October 27, 2021

T&T PM fires housing minister

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By Azad Ali With just six months into the new Trinidad and Tobago government Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has fired his Housing and Urban Development Minister Marlene McDonald from his Cabinet. McDonald is one of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) three deputy political leaders — she will now shift from the front the […]

Jamaica: House Committee serves DPP another blow

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Inside parliament with Balford Henry From Jamaica Observer Sunday, December 06, 2015 Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn’s faint hope of a select committee of Parliament siding with her in the row with INDECOM Commissioner Terrence Williams over the public’s right to private prosecutions, were dashed Tuesday when the committee tabled its report. “The […]

Warner files judicial review to block extradition on corruption charges

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From CARIBBEAN360 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sunday November 29, 2015 – Corruption accused Jack Warner has filed an application for judicial review, challenging his extradition to the United States. Warner, through his attorneys Senior Counsel Fyard Hosein, Rishi Dass, Nyree Alfonso, Sasha Bridgemohansingh and Anil Maraj, is asking the High Court to stay the proceedings […]

The Editor Speaks: Why do we need outside help to resolve our legal problems?

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It has always been a surprise to me that it seems every time we have a legal problem, both the Attorney General and the Solicitor General seek outside help. Between 2010 and 2013 over $1.5M was spent paying outside legal fees. And this large sum is rising all the time. Nowhere can I find any […]

Open letter from Anthony Astaphan SC to Mondaq

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21st September, 2015 Mr Charles Aspinwall Mondaq London Office Dear Sir, I am instructed by the Honourable Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and the Attorney General on behalf of the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda with regard to an article written by one Ian Moncrief-Scott and published on Mondaq’s website on the […]

Some folks do have all the luck

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By David Walker From Caribbean360 SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, Thursday August 14, 2014 – In my early days of work, I had a colleague who was fond of saying “if it wasn’t for bad luck, I would have no luck at all”. Most of us have experienced times when my colleague’s words appear to have more than […]

Charities Bill, 2014 submitted for public consultation

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The Portfolio of Legal Affairs submits for public consultation the Charities Bill, 2014. The issue of the regulation of charities has been longstanding and there remains an urgent need to ensure that a proper legislative framework is in place which governs charitable activities and complies with the international obligations of the Cayman Islands. By way […]

The Editor Speaks: Law reform proposals mean “shut up”

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On 10th January 2014 the Law Reform Commission published for public comment a Consultation Paper on the law of contempt. The object of the paper, which was in response to an earlier referral by the Attorney General, was to generate debate on the extent to which the law of contempt should be reformed or codified […]

Attorney General’s address at Grand Court opening

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Address by Samuel Bulgin, Hon. Attorney General, at the Opening of the Grand Court for the year 2014 My Lord Chief Justice and Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, Madam DPP, Madam Solicitor General, COP, distinguished guests, colleagues at the bar, public and private, ladies and gentlemen. My Lords, as […]

The Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law: the Cayman Islands’ Confidentiality Legislation

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From Mourant Ozannes Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law (2009 Revision) Much has been made in recent times of the need for transparency in offshore financial centres. A variety of factors, including globalisation and the tumultuous state of international financial markets following the advent of the recession in 2008, have led to calls for accountability and greater […]