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Privy Council upholds port referendum ruling

The UK's Privy Council has rejected Cruise Port Referendum Cayman's application for leave to challenge the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal's decision on people-initiated referendums.

26 couples register civil partnerships

A total of 26 civil partnerships have been registered in the Cayman Islands in the six months since the legal framework to formalise same-sex relationships was enacted last September.

Bermuda same-sex appeal heads to Privy Council this week

The Bermuda government's legal battle over same-sex marriage is set to begin next week in the UK's top court, the Privy Council.

Privy Council sets date for same-sex marriage appeal

The Privy Council has set 23 Feb. for hearing Caymanian couple Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush's challenge of the Court of Appeal's decision in their judicial review of Cayman's Marriage Law.

Privy Council approves constitutional changes

The UK Privy Council has given the green light to a number of amendments to Cayman's Constitution, including the changing of the name of the Legislative Assembly to Parliament.

Same-sex partnership bill challenges 500 years of history

Long before the Day and Bodden Bush marriage case reached the courts, same-sex rights had become a contentious topic of debate in the Cayman Islands.

Police retirement appeal heading to UK’s Privy Council

A three-justice panel gave leave Tuesday morning for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Association to appeal its case against the islands’ police service to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in London.

UK will not step in on same-sex marriage

The United Kingdom has no current plans force its overseas territories to legalize same-sex marriage through an order in council.
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Privy Council hears Vista Del Mar dispute

A dispute between Vista Del Mar Developments Ltd. and two people who purchased a plot of land there was heard last week by the territory’s highest court, the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Former solicitor general fails to block inquiry

Former Cayman solicitor general and current Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s attempt to stop an investigation into his conduct was struck down by the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Thursday.

Privy Council rejects challenge against CIMA

The territory’s financial regulator announced on Tuesday that the Privy Council has refused an application to appeal from an international stock trading platform, which had been challenging CIMA’s order to produce records for an ongoing investigation in Australia – records the entity claims to not have.

‘Claw-back’ case headed back to Grand Court

Liquidators of a hedge fund that collapsed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis scored a major victory last month, when the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled that payments the fund made to investors after it was already insolvent were unlawful.
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Liquidators attempting to ‘claw back’ Ponzi scheme payments

Repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis are still being dealt with by the Cayman Islands judicial system, with the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council hearing a case last week involving liquidators attempting to “claw back” payments made by a feeder fund to investors in early 2009, when the fund was already insolvent.

EDITORIAL – PR application delays: The consequences now loom larger

On today’s front page, in headline type so large that a legally blind patient taking an eye exam could read it, we share some extremely disconcerting news. It has to do with the risks the country is facing because of its inaction on more than 800 dormant permanent residence (PR) applications.

EDITORIAL – Permanent residence: A high price to pay for dawdle and delay

Our government’s deliberate inaction has put the country at great, and growing, risk of being taken to court, and losing – big time – with significant financial ramifications.

Privy Council rejects rape appeal

A man sentenced to 12 years for rape and indecent assault has had his appeal against conviction dismissed by the Privy Council.

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