November 15, 2019

Connecticut investment banker allegedly killed hotel worker while on Caribbean vacation

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By Michelle Boudin From People Gavin Hapgood, a 44-year-old UBS financial advisor, is charged with manslaughter A Connecticut investment banker who was vacationing on the Caribbean island of Anguilla is accused of murdering a hotel worker. Gavin Hapgood, a 44-year-old UBS financial advisor, is charged with manslaughter in the death of Kenny Mitchel. According to […]

Guyana: Police ‘Took Bribe’ to protect wanted man – Judge says she believes so

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian A high court Judge has said that she do believe that certain senior members of the Guyana Police Force have accepted bribes to protect the elusive David Singh, a defendant in a case that is before her. As a matter of fact, the Judge was shocked to learn that […]

CCJ rules Guyana’s cross-dressing law unconstitutional

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From CCJ (PRESS RELEASE) — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional. The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the […]

ECSC paving the way to a modern, efficient judiciary for the Eastern Caribbean

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From Searchlight Last week the body of legal professionals across nine Caribbean countries gathered for a full ceremonial Opening of the Law Year, for the first time since 2016. The normal routine for the Opening of the Law Year consists of church ceremonies being held simultaneously in the nine member states of the Organization of […]

Rich-lister Eric Watson’s Cullen Group defends $60m tax avoidance allegations in High Court [Cayman Islands named]

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By JOHN ANTHONY From STUFF The IRD alleges Eric Watson’s company Cullen Group avoided paying nearly $60m in taxes. A company belonging to rich-lister, Eric Watson owes the government nearly $60 million in unpaid tax, the commissioner for the Inland Revenue alleges. The complex tax trial for Watson’s Cullen Group opened at the High Court […]

The court issues a final order to Yida Zhang [BCQS Grand Cayman to execute valuation]

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From The Daily Observer The court issues a final order to Yida Zhang December 24, 2017 OSERVER Media The Big Stories 13 Comments The High Court has issued a final order for the sale of stock that YIDA Zhang holds in the company Yida International Investment Antigua Limited. Yida is the sole shareholder. Justice Rosalyn […]

Caribbean Cinemas appeals ‘landmark’ judgement

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From St Lucia Times Caribbean Cinemas filed an appeal Tuesday against the judgment of the High Court which allowed the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO), to claim damages as a non-exclusive licensee of several copyright organizations, a statement from Caribbean Cinemas has said. Caribbean Cinemas said it is determined to ensure that […]

UK: Charlie Gard parents end legal fight for ‘beautiful’ baby

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From BBC The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment. A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court “time had run out” for the baby. Mr Gard said it meant his “sweet, gorgeous, innocent little boy” will […]

Prison conditions worsen in Antigua

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By Martina Johnson, Antigua Observer From St Lucia Online ANTIGUA OBSERVER – The head of the prison said harsh conditions at the facility are worsening and the authorities continue to fail to deliver on promises to invest in upgrading the facility; thus, the morale of prison staff and inmates is dipping. Prison Superintendent Albert Wade’s […]

Five star Caribbean resort wins $11m damages claim against ex-accountants

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From Travel Weekly UK The firm behind a luxury Caribbean resort has won a High Court battle and damages of more than $11 million against its former accountants. Harlequin Hotels and Resorts which owns Buccament Bay in St Vincent and the Grenadines, hosts weddings and sports masterclasses from ex-pros such as tennis star Pat Cash […]