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Court quashes Cabinet approval for private dock

The Grand Court has quashed a Cabinet decision which granted a coastal works permit to businessman Marcus Cumber to build a 128-foot private dock from his Vista del Mar property into Salt Creek.

Investigation uncovers ‘weaknesses’ in court system

An internal investigation into the Judicial Administration has revealed “weaknesses”, said Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, regarding conflicting accounts on the delayed publication of documents surrounding an impending judicial review of Governor Martyn Roper's use of his emergency powers.

Judge denies withholding judicial review documents from public

Grand Court Judge Richard Williams has denied instructing court staff to withhold from the public documents relating to a judicial review of Governor Martyn Roper's use of his constitutionally granted reserve powers.

Judicial review filed into governor’s use of emergency powers

An application has been filed in the Cayman Islands Civil Registry for a judicial review into Governor Martyn Roper's use of his emergency powers in September to assent to the Civil Partnership Law, which legalised same-sex unions in Cayman.

Anglin seeks judicial review of governor’s emergency powers use

Kattina Anglin has been granted legal aid as she seeks a judicial review of Governor Martyn Roper's decision to assent to the Civil Partnership Law, calling the move an unlawful and irrational use of his emergency powers.

Port battle continues, government files appeal

Government has appealed the Grand Court’s decision to strike down the port referendum law, which set out the conditions for a people’s vote on the controversial plans for new cruise piers in George Town Harbour.

Updated: Judge rules in favour of port challengers

Justice Tim Owen on Wednesday ruled in favour of Cruise Port Referendum Cayman’s Shirley Roulstone and the National Trust in a judicial review of government’s planned referendum on the proposed $200 million cruise berthing and port facility.

Attorney: Amended port vote question more neutral

Government’s amended port referendum question is a welcome change for the team behind the legal action challenging the vote on the $200 million project.

Port referendum question ‘tweaked’

Government says it has "tweaked" the question it plans to use for the referendum on its proposed $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project.

Beach-access fight heads to court

Government is facing legal action over its decision not to register more than 200 historic rights of way to the beach. A court date has...

Judge explains mosquito project decision

When lawyers of opponents to the genetically modified mosquito project filed an application for a stay and judicial review on July 13 – a review that could have ended the project – Justice Ingrid Mangatal suddenly had more than 598 pages worth of evidence and documents to review.
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Judicial review of GM mosquito plan gets under way

A lawyer representing opponents of a planned release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in West Bay told a judicial review Tuesday that a “proper risk assessment” of the project had not been done.

Cayman business in brief

Mourant Ozannes held its sixth annual Cayman Islands Regulatory Seminar on Feb. 25.

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