January 23, 2020

A Petition – “Bring Back Cayman Islands Governor Choudhury”

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Circulating throughout the Cayman Islands is a people-initiated petition calling for the UK Government to “Bring Back Governor Choudhury”. Since the UK recalled Governor Anwar Choudhury on June 12, 2018 they have not released any information at all on the reasons why he was recalled or the subject of the investigation. Fresh in the minds […]

The Editor Speaks: What investigation?

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It would seem from Radio Cayman’s “For the Record” Talk Show that there was NO Investigation into the conduct of Operation Tempura’s lead officer, Martin Bridger. It was just an excuse given out by the Governor’s Office with help from RCIPS Commissioner Baines to stop or at least delay the FOI request. On the aforementioned […]

The Editor Speaks: Expected response from Commissioner

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On Thursday March 3rd we published under the heading “Cayman Islands MLA issues complaint against police commissioner for non-performance” (see: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-mla-issues-complaint-against-police-commissioner-for-non-performance/) a letter sent to us from West Bay MLA Bernie Bush. The letter was addressed to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Wesley Howell the Acting Chief Officer of the Home Affairs Ministry, and Peter Hayes […]

Cayman Islands Acting Information Commissioner orders parts of two Tempura Documents to be disclosed

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ICO releases Hearing Decision 45 involving the Governor’s Office The Acting Information Commissioner, Mr. Jan Liebaers, issued Decision 45 concerning two records relating to Operation Tempura, held by the Governor’s Office. This case has a long history, going back to a request made on 8 February 2012 under the Freedom of Information Law 2007 for […]

The Editor Speaks: An apology from the Governor to the media (but not directly)

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Evans finally gets reply to attack on Cayman’s media by the Governor’s Office Please see iNews Cayman story published July 17 2014 “Ex reporter stands up for Cayman’s media” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/ex-reporter-stands-up-for-caymans-media/ Also see my Editorial published July 15 2014 “I am proud to be part of Cayman’s media” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/the-editor-speaks-i-am-proud-to-be-part-of-caymans-media/ Both are referring to submissions […]

The Editor Speaks: Can the claims of a disgraced cop be taken seriously from his widow?

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Former Royal Cayman Islands Police Service police officer Raphael Williams was in disgrace because of allegations of attempting to illicit sexual favours from a woman after a routine traffic stop. He sadly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree. His body was found off Colliers Wilderness Drive in East End, days after he was […]

Cayman Islands Governor says “NO” to ICO FOI Tempura Decision – seeks Judicial Review

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From the Governor’s Office Operation Tempura – Response to Information Commissioner’s Freedom of Information Decision “I have considered the Information Commissioner’s Ruling of 10 July which ordered the disclosure of a complaint made in relation to Operation Tempura and my predecessor’s response [1] to this. There remain several allegations and cases related to Operation Tempura […]

The Editor speaks: “… the release of the documents held for … Operation T*** … would not be in the public interest.”

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If you filled in the blanks as (T) -“EMPURA” you would be wrong. The wording “the release … would not be in the public interest” is the main reason given for the non-publication of the Operation Tempura documents by the Foreign and Commonwealth office via the Cayman Islands Governor. Operation Tempura was executed here in […]

Ex reporter stands up for Cayman’s media

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John Evans, the Englishman who lit the fuse on the “Operation Tempura” fiasco when he was a reporter on Grand Cayman working for Cayman Net News has complained to a United kingdom Member of Parliament about what he calls is the an almost unprecedented attack on the media in the Cayman Islands by the Cayman […]

The Editor Speaks: I am proud to be part of Cayman’s media

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It was with great shock to learn after reading the submissions to the information commissioner that the governor’s office has given one of its reasons to suppress the findings of Operation Tempura is because Cayman’s media is “wholly unregulated and uncontrolled”. Perhaps the governor would like to give examples of our wholly unregulated and uncontrolled […]