January 24, 2020

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

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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: Appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions

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His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Moran as the Director of Public Prosecutions.  The Judicial and Legal Services Commission (the “JLSC”) recently carried out an open recruitment process advertising the post both locally and overseas. Following a short-listing process, an interview panel interviewed a number of […]

OPINION:The whisper on Williams, and the public perception

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By Jolly Green Colin Williams is Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The whisper is he is leaving and seeks a new job as a High Court Judge. He has looked all over and it seems so far no one wants him in their domain, no position available, or perhaps […]

Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission considers Regulation of Accomplice Evidence

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Accomplice evidence From The Law Reform Commission For public comment is a short paper on the regulation of accomplice evidence (“Queen’s Evidence) and a Bill entitled the “Criminal Justice (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) Bill, 2017. NOTE: This area of review was brought to our attention by the DPP, one of our members as well […]

Director of Cayman Islands Public Prosecutions hits back at Cayman Compass Editorial

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Re: Editorial in Cayman Compass 11th September 2017* We write with reference to the editorial in the Cayman Compass of 11th September 2017. We do not appear to have received a single inquiry from the Cayman Compass in relation to the two investigations referred to in this editorial. Given the public interest in these matters, […]

Acting Cayman Islands Information Commissioner releases Hearing Decision involving Department of Immigration.

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ICO releases Hearing Decision 57 involving The Department of Immigration. In May 2016 an Applicant requested access to records relating to a fine imposed on an employer by the Department of Immigration. Some records were disclosed, but a ruling/advice provided by the Director of Public Prosecutions was withheld and remained in dispute. The Acting Information […]

Sugar Glider on Cayman Airways plane – 2 arrests

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From Cayman Islands Collector of Customs Statement from Customs Collector on Animal incident on Board Incoming Flight “The public will be aware that an unsecured animal created a scare on board Cayman Airways flight 107 from Miami to Grand Cayman on Wednesday night, 7th June 2017. The animal has been identified as a “Petaurus Breviceps” […]

The downward spiral of #vigilante justice

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By Dr Canute Thompson From Jamaica Observer There is a new form of vigilante justice that has emerged in our society — hashtag vigilante (#vigilante). The Jamaican justice system has failed to inspire confidence at various levels for several decades among a large sector of the population. Among the factors that have fuelled the loss […]

Cayman Islands: How the Cayman Islands updated its confidentiality law

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Article by Andrew Bolton and Jane Hale-Smith From Appleby Not so long ago, it used to be considered a good thing if a person’s private affairs were kept confidential. The right to privacy was enshrined in conventions and bills of rights in civilised countries. It still is, of course, but in recent years it has […]

Cayman Islands announces free domestic violence intervention training workshop

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The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is holding a free three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme workshop (Tuesday, 29 November to Thursday, 1 December 2016). Suitable for front-line professionals or those wanting to learn more about the dynamics of abusive relations and how to help others, the certificate course will take place at George Town Library, […]