October 21, 2021

Peter Polack: 5,000 Days on Bail book excerpt

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By Peter Polack The day we first went to court my left hand started to shake so much I put it in my pocket like some half-Napoleon posture. It was not the first time this had happened but I feared embarrassment from a client who had put his life in my hands, a justice system […]

UK publisher Lime Tree Press has acquired the rights to Only the Young Shall Die by Peter Polack and Jack McCain about raising the age of military enlistment.

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27 April 2021 UK publisher Lime Tree Press has acquired the rights to Only the Young Shall Die by Peter Polack and Jack McCain about raising the age of military enlistment. The owners of Lime Tree Press had previously acquired the South Africa rights to The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. […]

The Editor speaks: Outstanding indictments

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I commence my Editorial today with the following statement from Chief justice Anthony Smellie’s Report to the Opening of the Courts last January 16th: “On the subject of case disposal, I begin by reference to the alarmingly high number of outstanding indictments, which, despite the standard time to disposal of six months mentioned by Madam […]

Cayman Islands’ Peter Polack’s new book “Guerrilla Warfare: The Revolution Kings”

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Casemate Publishing will release Guerrilla Warfare: The Revolution Kings by Peter Polack in October 2018. Guerrilla Warfare: The Revolution Kings is a compendium of prominent guerilla leaders worldwide including William Wallace,George Washington, Simon Bolivar, Mao Zedong and King Ibn Saud. The book profiles each leader and analyzes their military strategy for readers interested in biographies, […]

Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands: A Retrospective by Peter Polack

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By Peter Polack The recent qualified opinion by the office of the Auditor-General has provided a suitable pause to reflect on the operations of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands formerly the Shipping Registry. The figures below provide conclusions on the operations of MACI for the past 9 years up to 2014: Expenses has […]

The Editor Speaks: Social media and the use of police to collect fines.

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If it wasn’t for social media a lot of things that we now see would not be reported. That is a good thing. Yes. And no. I have always had a good respect for our police as a whole. They have a difficult job to do and with a police force approaching 400 and will […]

Peter Polack: The case against a new Cayman Court House

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By Peter Polack The present congestion and lack of court space has its genesis in several factors the greatest of which was the 2011 removal of the preliminary inquiries in the Summary Court. The brief and low resource preliminary inquiry still used in most of the Caribbean today was able to remove many cases destined […]

The Editor Speaks: Earthquakes

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It is a sobering thought that if we were struck with a Tsunami the majority of us would not have known about it. This is especially true if the event happened after 10PM. Last night at 10:46PM we received an Information Statement from Cayman Islands Hazard Management issued “regarding a possible tsunami threat for the […]

The Editor Speaks: Do we really need a new courthouse?

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I was under the impression we most definitely do. It has been a case of ‘soon come’ that means ‘no time soon’. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has long advocated the need for a new courthouse. Back in 2013 when the Chief Justice gave his Grand Court Opening Address he said: MR CROWLEY REMARKED ON THE […]

Peter Polack’s new book: “Jamaica Land of Film”

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing has acquired the rights to publish the definitive reference book Jamaica Land of Film by Jamaican author Peter Polack. Jamaica Land of Film will provide a historical record for a century of film production in Jamaica starting with the epic 1916 production, A Daughter of the Gods. The Jamaica Land of Film […]