January 18, 2020

The Editor speaks: Government agencies have “too much red tape to humbug progress”

How many times have we, the public at large, had to deal with government agencies executing willy nilly “too much red tape to humbug progress”? All the time. And now our Lord Chief Justice,Anthony Smellie, has encountered it and uttered the exact statement I have used in my Editorial title – “too much red tape […]

German judicial scan commends Caribbean Court of Justice

From CCJ A recent study conducted by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German corporation for international co-operation, found a high level of confidence in the integrity and independence of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Judicial Integrity Scan also commended the Court for its institutional design, organisational capacities and the competencies of […]

Allison Donahue: US lawmaker Peter Lucido probed for comments to reporter

From BBC A US lawmaker is facing investigation for telling a reporter schoolboys “could have a lot of fun” with her. Allison Donahue, 22, said she felt “humiliated” by the comment Michigan state senator Peter Lucido made when she went to him for comment on a story. His remark was “belittling and it came from […]

Address of Colin McKie Q.C. on the Occasion of the Opening of the Grand Court on 15 Jan 2020 given on behalf of the Cayman Islands Law Reports

My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, Mr Attorney, Mr Director, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special and Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen If it may please my Lord. I am privileged to be able to associate myself with the motions to open the Grand Court […]

Cayman: The Chief Justice’s Report to the Opening of the Courts 15th Jan 2020

The proceedings commenced with Prayers led by Pastor David Woods of the Red Bay Church of God. Welcome and salutations were extended to His Excellency the Governor; the Deputy Governor Mr Franz Manderson; The Honourable Premier Mr Alden McLaughlin; The Honourable Speaker Mr McKeeva Bush; Members of Cabinet and of the Legislative Assembly; Members of […]

Address of David Collins President of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association at the Opening of the Grand Court on 15 Jan 2020

My Lord Chief Justice, Honourable Judges of the Grand Court, Honourable Chief Magistrate, Honourable Magistrates, Honourable Attorney General, Madam Solicitor General, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special and Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen. If it may please my Lord. My Lord, my address at the opening of the Grand Court last year focused on […]

Cayman: Opening of the Grand Court 15th Jan 2020 Address of the Director of Public Prosecutions

My Lord Chief Justice, Honourable Judges of the Grand Court, Honourable Chief Magistrate, other Honourable Magistrates, President of the Justices of the Peace Association, Honourable Attorney-General, Madam Solicitor-General, President of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, President of A.L.P.A., distinguished colleagues at the Bar, distinguished Special Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. I rise to second the […]

Cayman: Address by Hon. Samuel Bulgin QC, Attorney General – Grand Court Opening

Address by Hon. Samuel Bulgin QC, Attorney General – Grand Court Opening January 15, 2020 My Lord Chief Justice, other Honourable Judges of the Grand Court, Honourable Chief Magistrate, and other Honourable Magistrates, President of the Justices of the Peace Association, Madam Solicitor General, Director of Public Prosecutions, President of Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, […]

Meghan Markle’s father could be called to testify against her in the Mail on Sunday court case

By Mikhalla Friel From Business Insider Meghan Markle’s father could be called to testify against her in court.  The Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday over the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and breach of the Data Protection Act 2008 after it published excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father […]

Cayman: Two men charged with several offenses in relation to sexual assault incident

From RCIPS Jan 15 2020 A man, age 29 of East End, has been arrested and charged with several offenses, including Possession of an Imitation Firearm with Intent to Commit an Offence, Wrongful Confinement, Threats to Kill, and several counts of Assault by Penetration. The charges relate to an incident on 30 December where a […]