Premier Alden McLaughlin on Wednesday sought to address the controversy over the legal status of a track coach who was convicted and sentenced last year for convincing a 14-year-old girl to send the coach topless pictures of herself.
Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer David Hails is under contract for just one more year, and five of the six senior officers directly reporting to him are currently “acting” – not permanently appointed – in those jobs. The situation has led to significant uncertainty in the Cayman Islands Fire Service, according to a report.
Ato Modibo Stephens will be allowed to remain in the Cayman Islands despite a court’s recommendation that he be deported following his conviction last year for convincing a 14-year-old girl to send him topless photos of herself.
A draft of what would be Cayman’s first Consumer Protection Law seeks to shield buyers from unfair trade practices, bogus advertising and contract rip-offs, but prescribes no specific legal penalties for many of those activities when they occur.
With Brexit looming and more international focus than ever on the offshore financial services sector, Cayman Islands representatives have taken over leadership positions in the British Overseas Territories Association at a key time.
The two-year, $10 million-plus Cayman Islands corruption probe known as “Operation Tempura” first came to the attention of most local residents on March 27, 2008 – when three senior police officers, including the police commissioner, were suspended in connection with the investigation.
Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson was ordered Thursday to pay the government US$1.12 million (CI$925,995.58) over his role in the CarePay hospital swipe-card fraud, for which he was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Nearly four years after former Complaints Commissioner Nicola Williams decried a culture of fear within the Cayman Islands government service, the British territory’s first law solely aimed at protecting whistleblowers – those who report wrongdoing within organizations – takes effect.
Former Cayman Islands Governor Stuart Jack decided in early 2008 that there should be a “full investigation” of a police-directed entry into a local newspaper publisher’s office, contrary to legal advice that stated such a probe would not be in the public interest.
Though a similar measure in the U.K. House of Lords was recently voted down, British MPs are expected to try again – perhaps as early as February – to force overseas territories to enact a public company registry that lists the beneficial owners of those entities.
FIFA racketeering defendant and Cayman Islands businessman Jeffrey Webb is trying to sell his remaining properties in Georgia, USA, as part of an asset forfeiture agreement with American authorities, according to U.S. court records made public Monday.
The Cayman Islands civil service has vastly improved how it tracks public money spent on various government entities each year, but according to auditors, public accountability – as defined under the law – remains to be achieved.