Law books donated

The Cayman Islands National Archive has received three new volumes for the reference collection.


From left, CINA Director Roger Craig, with CILS Senior Lecturer, writer and donor Dr Simon Cooper and CINA Head of Archives and Records, Tamara Selzer. Photo: Submitted

The books – Conveyancing Law and Practice in the Cayman Islands; Perspectives on Cayman Islands Land Titles; and a Ph.D. thesis, Rectification and Indemnity in the Cayman Islands Land Registration System – were donated by senior law school lecturer Mr. Simon Cooper.

CINA Director Roger Craig said, “CINA’s library probably has the most comprehensive local collection of publications about Cayman and the wider Caribbean.

‘It is used by a large cross-section of residents and visitors and comprises publications on history, politics and culture. And now we have an expanded section on law.’

He added: ‘We wish Mr. Cooper every success with these and any future publications and we look forward to receiving further donations.’

Mr Craig explained that in accordance with the National Archive and Public Records Law 2007, the Archive may request two copies of any work published in the Cayman Islands, to ensure the long term preservation of such items for future generations. However, he said: ‘We always prefer to receive publications as donations.’

Mr. Cooper said: ‘I have studied and analysed the laws about Cayman land titles for many years and I am delighted to be able to share the fruits of this work with the public.

‘Past and present land registrars have enthusiasm and remarkable knowledge of the system they operate, and I hope these books will convey some of the mysteries of land titles to a wider audience. I especially hope they will be a springboard for understanding and improving the laws about land dealings in Cayman.’

For more information about the Cayman Islands National Archive please call 949-9809, email: [email protected]; or visit in person at 37 Archive Lane, George Town.

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The Cayman Islands National Archive provides two sets of services, one to the public and one to government. For the public, CINA acquires preserves and gives access to archives; for government departments it supports a modern records management service, ensuring that official records are properly managed from their creation until they are archived or destroyed.

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