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$2 million courts upgrade project begins at Scotiabank building

Several years after government acquired the Scotiabank building in George Town, renovation efforts have finally begun, to create a temporary courtroom on the ground floor.

Promises, delays mark court’s online records efforts

The Cayman Islands Judicial Administration has been working toward digitalizing its court records for more than two years, according to a Freedom of Information request conducted by the Cayman Compass, and has entered into contractual obligations worth more than US$150,000 in order to make it happen.

Courts seeking applicants for ‘guardian’ panel

The Cayman Islands Judicial Administration is seeking applicants who wish to serve as “guardians ad litem” in court cases involving child welfare. The application deadline is Friday, April 6.

Cayman court records dispute enters international spotlight

The domestic dispute over the Cayman Islands court system’s new restrictions on photocopying public records has ballooned into a potential international incident.

EDITORIAL – Cayman police: To protect and serve (warrants)

A broken system is overloading our police, clogging up our courts, and engendering disrespect in our community for the concept of timely and efficient justice.

Arrest in peace

EDITORIAL – Cayman’s court of first resort

For many residents, Summary Court may be their sole point of contact with Cayman’s judicial system; for others, it’s just the beginning.

EDITORIAL: Judges wear wigs — not halos

Judges are only human, just like the rest of us. Some are great; many are good; and some have considerable room for improvement.

Chief justice establishes education committee

With the goal of maintaining a high level of professionalism through continued training, development and education of judges and magistrates, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie last week announced the formation of the Judicial Education Committee.

Justice Angus Foster retires

One of the founding judges of the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court has retired. A farewell ceremony, hosted by Governor Helen Kilpatrick, was held late last month for Justice Angus Foster.

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