April 12, 2021

The Editor speaks: Auditor General implies Report on Summary Courts was difficult

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Cayman Islands Auditor General, Sue Winspear, appears to have had some difficulty in coming to positive conclusions in her recent report that centred mainly on the lower Summary Courts. We published the summary of her Report on iNews two days ago. “The need for a new court house is not in question as the current […]

Cayman: Auditor General reports on Efficiency of Summary Courts

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The importance of an efficient and effective justice system in promoting a fair and democratic society and contributing to economic growth is well documented. Fair, accessible and efficient courts serve to create positive relations among citizens and between the individual citizen and the state, helping to build public trust and confidence in the […]

Chief Justice Hon Anthony Smellie’s Report & Chief Magistrate Nova Hall’s Summary Court Review

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THE CHIEF JUSTICE’S REPORT TO THE OPENING OF THE COURTS 16TH JANUARY 2019 The proceedings commenced with Prayers led by Pastor Jeff Jefferson, Ministerial Secretary of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Salutations were extended to His Excellency the Governor; the Deputy Governor; Honourable Members of Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly; Members of the […]

The Chief Justice’s Report to the opening of the Cayman Islands Grand Court, 17th January 2018

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The proceedings commenced with Prayers led by Pastor Dr. Randall Von Kanel of the Cayman Islands Baptist Church. Salutations were extended to Her Excellency the Governor, the Hon. Premier, the Deputy Governor and other Honourable Members of Cabinet, Honourable Members of the Legislative Assembly, The Commissioner of Police and other distinguished guests. Thanks,first of all […]

The Editor Speaks: Court building – soon come or not come soon

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In the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, Anthony Smellie’s, 2017 Report he again brought up “this perennial subject of concern” – The Court Building. The Chief Justice seemed optimistic last year there would be start on such a project. In his speech last week he seemed less so. However, he pointed out the fast […]

Chief Justice’s Address to the Opening of The Grand Court on The 15th January 2014

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The proceedings commenced with Prayers led by Rev. Hazle of Elmslie Memorial United Church. Salutations were extended to Her Excellency the Governor, the Hon. Premier; the Hon. Deputy Governor and other Honourable Members of Cabinet; Honourable Members of the Legislative Assembly and other distinguished guests. The Chief Justice then invited the Hon. Attorney General, followed […]