December 13, 2019

Cayman Islands Attorney General answers FOI requests

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A Summary of FOI responses by the Cayman Islands Attorney-General to local lawyer Peter Polack 1. The Attorney General has 19 employees 2. The Attorney General Earns over CI$150,000 per annum 3. 3 employees of the Attorney General earn over CI$100,000 4. 12 employees of the Attorney General earn over CI$100,000 5. The Attorney General […]

Jamaica: ABUSE OF POWER? – DPP under fire for stopping trial before judge could rule on no-case submission

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From The Gleaner Jamaica Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is facing heavy flak over her decision to stop a trial shortly before a judge was scheduled to give a ruling on a no-case submission. Llewellyn’s decision has been met with sharp criticisms in legal circles, with some persons claiming that this could represent […]

St Lucia PM rejects US criticism over extrajudicial killings probe – faults DPP’s office

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From Stabroek News St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has rejected criticisms by the US that his government has failed to prosecute police for extrajudicial killings and laid the blame on the island’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). On January 12th, the US Embassy for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean issued […]

Peter Binose: The Mockery of Frivolous and Malicious Gun Charges

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By Peter Binose The Mockery of Frivolous and Malicious Gun Charges in SVG Designed to Take Our Minds off Election Fraud and the Brave Protesters. What is an offensive weapon? Any object that has been made or adapted to cause injury and can cover anything from purpose built weapons such as guns, cutlass and knives, […]

Jamaica: New court for old cases – Chief Justice takes step to clear up backlog

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By Zaila McCalla The Hilary session of the Home Circuit Court opened Thursday (7) with Chief Justice Zaila McCalla announcing drastic measures to reduce the huge backlog of cases which has been plaguing the justice system for decades. One of the measures is for cases on the court list for more than five years to […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands judge tells media to note cases concluded in a timely manner

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By Georgina Wilcox In the case of James Romano Whittaker who was accused and found guilty in a judge alone trial of robbery, Justice Charles Quin during sentencing on September 10th said it was “important that the media and those commenting on the criminal justice system apprise themselves of all the facts. In this case […]

The Editor Speaks: Why we should remember/Letter to the Editor

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Editorial Why we should remember This weekend it is Remembrance Day. Many of us will be at Elmslie Memorial Church to watch the moving ceremony there as we remember. The majority of those there will not have anything to remember. They are too young. Even myself in my early 70’s have only very vague memories. […]

Prosecution team receives death threats following Vybz Kartel murder trial

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From Caribbean360 The Jamaica Observer newspaper reported Friday that the death threats had been made to the DPP and the prosecution team and that security had been beefed up. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 4, 2014, CMC – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, has confirmed that deaths threats have been made against her […]

Burglaries on the rise in Cayman

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With 111 people arrested on suspicion of burglary in the Cayman Islands last year the Royal Cayman islands Police Service has said the “rise is of major concern”. Scores of suspects arrested but burglaries still on the rise, yearend crime stats 2013 Last year saw 111 people arrested on suspicion of burglary in Cayman, however […]