January 18, 2020

Cayman Islands: Two men arrested in George Town in connection with burglary

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From RCIPS Two men arrested in connection with burglar Two men were arrested on Wednesday, 22 July, in connection with a burglary at an unoccupied apartment in George Town that occurred sometime between 20 and 22 July. During the burglary, a bicycle was stolen. One male, age 48 years, is in police custody on suspicion […]

Cayman Islands Aud. Gen gives 2 scathing reports on CIG’s construction projects and social assistant programmes

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From Office of the Auditor General Cayman Islands #1 Poor management of construction projects significantly increased the Government’s costs Projects to construct high schools and build additions at four primary schools were badly managed by the Ministry of Education, significantly increasing construction costs, says the Auditor General in his report made public today. Due to […]

Cayman Islands Little league issue statement regarding brawl

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From Cayman Islands Little League Association The board of Cayman Islands Little League Association is investigating an altercation that took place Oct. 6 at the Field of Dreams in conjunction with a game in the adult coed league. Police were called and quickly responded. There was no arrests made nor medical attention sought. The association’s […]

The Editor Speaks: Gambling is a fever

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Gambling is a fever and millions are hooked on it. Many suffer grievously from the habit. When the trial of Cayman’s ex-Premier McKeeva Bush is over, whatever the outcome, I hope he gets counseling on what would seem to be a gambling fever he is inflicted with. It was revealed last Wednesday that Bush had […]

Fury over FCA including Cayman Islands on its “High Risk List”

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There has been much fury from the Cayman Islands over the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) placing the Cayman Islands on their High Risk List. The FCA states on its website: “We regulate the financial services industry in the UK. Our aim is to protect consumers, ensure our industry remains stable and promote healthy competition […]

Response by Minister to media story “Minister plans school sell-off”

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By Education, Employment and Gender Affairs Minister Hon. Tara Rivers This is in response to a posting on the website of Cayman News Service Tuesday morning titled “Minister plans school sell-off”. The report is erroneous from the beginning with that incorrect headline. Following is the statement I sent to CNS Friday afternoon in response to […]

New Third Party Rights legislation in the Cayman Islands

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Article by James Eldridge and Luke Stockdale From Maples and Calder The Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands has recently passed the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law, 2014 (the “Law”) which is expected to enter in to force shortly. The Law confers on third parties a statutory right of direct enforcement of contractual obligations […]

Cayman to welcome third party rights rules

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By Simon Raftopoulos and Liesl Richter From Appleby Currently under Cayman Islands law, a person who is not a party to a contractual agreement cannot enforce its terms directly, irrespective of whether the agreement expressly purports to grant to such third party any rights. In other words, strict ‘privity of contract’ principles apply. The Contracts […]

Draft National Disability Policy published and feedback sought

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Following the publication of a draft National Disability Policy the committee established to help shape the way forward to a much more inclusive society will be hosting a series of public meetings this month. Starting this evening in Cayman Brac (Thursday 3 April) the Cayman Islands Disability Policy Steering Committee (CIDPSC) will be seeking input […]

The Editor Speaks: Is it time for robotic judges?

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In reading some of the opinions published in both local and overseas media outlets, plus blogs and advocacy group campaigns with their indignant rages, plus new legislation in the pipeline, it would appear to me a lot of money could be saved if we had robots for judges. Judges are being torn apart for giving […]