July 24, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Courthouse MUST not be left in limbo

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A new courthouse is not going to happen anytime soon. Maybe not during this administration. At the moment there is not even an interim solution to the problem that has plagued the judiciary for years – not enough room. This shocking development was announced by the Chief Justice in his speech at the Opening of […]

Global cross-Border Protocols on horizon for commercial courts

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Earlier this month senior judges from commercial courts from five continents gathered for the first time for the newly formed Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts. The purpose of the May 4 & 5 forum held in London was to develop protocols for cross-border collaboration and cooperation. Representation at the forum was at senior judicial […]

Multi-Billion-Dollar International litigation begins in Cayman Islands

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The eyes of the international financial community around the world will be on the Cayman Islands beginning Monday (18 July), when the largest trial in the history of this jurisdiction, with billions of dollars at stake, begins in Grand Court. The case, to be presided over by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, QC, involves worldwide allegations […]

Cayman Islands Chief Justice establishes Education Committee

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With a view to further promoting excellence and efficiency in the administration of justice for the people of the Cayman Islands, Chief Justice the Hon. Anthony Smellie, QC, today announced the formation of the Judicial Education Committee (the JEC), a part of a process to adopt a more formal framework for the training and continuing […]

The Editor Speaks: Backlog

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One of our stories posted today is titled “Jamaica: New court for old cases – Chief Justice takes step to clear up backlog”. Jamaica’s Chief Justice Zaila McCalla has announced “drastic measures to reduce the huge backlog of cases which has been plaguing the justice system for decades”. The article says “cases on the court […]

Father who sexually abuses his 8year old daughter has lenient sentence doubled

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A West Bay father (45) who sexually molested his 8 year old daughter and received only a nine month jail sentence from Cayman’s Chief Magistrate, Nova Hall, has had the nine months doubled to 18 after appeal. The offender actually only served six months in jail and although the sentence has been increased he will […]