November 12, 2019

Gadget of the week

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Totallee Wireless Charger review: Slim and minimal From iMore Totallee’s wireless charger looks great on your desk or nightstand. Totallee’s wireless charger is thin and aesthetically appealing, much like Totallee’spopular cases. With its tweed cover and tasteful lightning bolt symbol, it looks good with just about any decor. It’s a Qi charger, so you can use it […]

Commonwealth Caribbean Conference opens in the Cayman Islands

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Governor Martyn Roper formally opens Commonwealth Caribbean integrity commissions and anti-corruption bodies’ conference. ·        Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, gave the main address. ·        Delegates will share their experiences combatting corruption in their respective jurisdictions during the three-day conference. Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Cayman Islands welcomed delegates from the Commonwealth Caribbean nations to an ongoing […]

Cayman Islands Opposition joins UK Constitutional Talks

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The Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller departs today for the UK where he and Mr. Alva Suckoo, the deputy leader of the Opposition, will be joining the Cayman Islands team for the Constitutional talks that begin on Friday (December 7, 2018). Mr. Suckoo has already departed for the UK. “I am honoured […]

The Editor speaks: Gambling

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The Cayman Islands Government’s plan to to increase the penalties for gambling and to review the existing law that goes back to 1964, has stalled. In a press release, see iNews Cayman story “Cayman Islands Gambling Law Amendments under further review” published on December 2nd, Attorney General, Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC. said: “….the Gambling (Amendments) […]

Appointments to the Panel of Acting Cayman Islands Grand Court Judges

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His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE, is pleased to announce the appointments of Her Honour Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Russell Flint, QC, and Hugh Southey, QC to the Panel of Acting Grand Court Judges (“the Panel”). During the first quarter of 2017, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission carried out an open recruitment process […]

Appleby said to retain well-known QC to ‘block further publication’ of docs

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By Helen Burggraf From International Investment Appleby, the offshore law firm at the centre of last year’s so-called Paradise Papers tax avoidance scandal, has retained a well-known UK legal figure, Hugh Tomlinson, QC, to block further publication of leaked documents detailing its clients’ tax avoidance schemes, according to a published report. Tomlinson is the chairman […]

Barbados: Clarke loses appeal in suit against First Caribbean

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by Emmanuel Joseph From Barbados Today Eight years after Shirley Clarke was fired from First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited for violating the bank’s code of conduct, gross negligence and misconduct, and just under seven years after then magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne ruled in the bank’s favour, the Court of Appeal has upheld the magistrate’s ruling. […]

Bahamas foreign minister accused of contempt of court

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By Artesia Davis Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — A prominent attorney said on Sunday he will seek to have Bahamas foreign affairs and immigration minister Fred Mitchell committed to prison for contempt of court over his statements on the court-ordered release of two Cuban nationals. Fred Smith, QC, represents […]

TCI: Judge dismisses Misick’s mistrial application

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From Jamaica Observer The mistrial application filed on behalf of former Turks and Caicos Island (TCI) Premier Michael Misick was yesterday dismissed by High Court Judge Justice Paul Harrison. A story in yesterday’s online edition of the Turks and Caicos Sun newspaper reports Justice Harrison as saying that he agreed with British prosecutor Andrew Mitchell, […]

The tiger at the bar: QC who helped win the fight to see Charles’s letters

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By Owen Bowcott From The Guardian UK After a whirlwind week in which she beat attempts to conceal royal communications, the ‘formidable’ Dinah Rose QC shows no signs of slowing Pivoting forward over a barrister’s lectern, flexing confidently on her toes, Dinah Rose QC invariably demonstrates absolute command of the courtroom. There is no undue […]