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2008 Grand Court dates

Dates have been gazetted for the four sessions of Grand Court in 2008. The court will convene on 9 January, 2 April, 2 July and 1 October.

Police celebrate 100 years

Hundreds of people gathered at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Wednesday night for the annual Police Officer's Ball and to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Court can halt bankruptcy probes

The Cayman Islands' Attorney General can be restricted from conducting a criminal prosecution of companies that are in the process of liquidation, according to a revision in the Companies Law approved earlier this month by the Legislative Assembly.

Glitch found in Firearms Law

A proposal which could change how Cayman's mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence for firearms offences is applied has been put on hold after defence attorneys raised concerns about it.

Security licences now required

In whats seen as a first step toward a wholesale revamp of the private security services industry in Cayman, lawmakers have approved a bill that strictly regulates who can become a security guard and who is allowed own a private security company.

Witness protection a concern

Protecting witnesses in high profile criminal cases remains a major concern of Caribbean political leaders, according to Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin.

Cayman in legal aid quagmire

Nearly $1.8 million will have been spent by the end of Cayman's current budget year on free legal help in criminal and civil cases for people who can't afford lawyers.

Young offender’s sentence reviewed

A young person who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2001 returned to Grand Court last Friday for a review of his sentence.

Civilians may serve summons

In response to a backlog of warrants and witness summons in the Cayman Islands court system, Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan has suggested hiring civilian employees to help cut through the paperwork.

Legal Dept. loses clerk, gains Crown Counsel

When Jenesha Bhoorasingh was called to the bar last week, Attorney General Sam Bulgin moved the application for her admission and Solicitor General Cheryll Richards helped her don her robe and wig.

Delegates off to DC

Leader of Government Business. Kurt Tibbetts is leading a group from the Cayman Islands Government to Washington, DC, this week for three days of meetings to build relationships with stakeholders

Symposium considers at-risk youth

Cayman Islands government's efforts to combat the problem of at-risk youth are under way. As this conference is about youth, Im going to take my jacket off, said Governor Stuart Jack

Conferences stress safety, sentencing

For the first time, delegates from separate law enforcement and legal conferences met together in Grand Cayman this week to discuss how best to secure the region from threats of crime and terrorism.

Long-serving civil servants celebrate

Tributes, plenty of applause and much respect was recently bestowed upon more than 330 civil servants who have spent between 20 and 40 years of their lives in continuous service to the people of the Cayman Islands.

Annual London office reception held

The Cayman Islands Government London Office held its Annual Reception on 22 November at Skinners' Hall in the City, according to a release from the UK. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Government Representative in the UK, Ms Jennifer Dilbert, 170 guests attended the event.

Delegates attend OTCC meeting

A Cayman delegation is in the United Kingdom this week attending the eighth annual meeting of the Overseas Territories Consultative Council at the Foreign Commonwealth Office in London.

Pre-law course pioneered at St. Ignatius

Nine students are pioneers in a pre-law course made possible through the collaboration of Walkers law firm, the Cayman Islands Law School and St. Ignatius High School.

Report reveals seeds of criminality

The seeds of criminal behaviour are sown early in the lives of the convicted criminals in the Cayman Islands prison system, and not enough is being done to prevent it, a new report has revealed.

Drug Court plans detailed

The proposed Drug Court will allow the Cayman Islands to deal with addicts in ways never possible before. Addicts will receive the help they need. They will be able to remain in the community to hold jobs and support their families.

New appointees at LRC

The Law Reform Commission has enhanced its expertise through the services of two legal luminaries. Cabinet approved the appointment of Langston Sibblies as chairman on 18 July.

Jody Powery is Crown Counsel

Jody Powery-Gilbert has been called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands and is now a Crown Counsel with the Legal Department.

Mr. Barton is new Crown Counsel

There were so many people in Grand Court on the morning of 1 June that Mr. Justice Karl Harrison thought at first they were jurors waiting for selection in a new case.

BB-gun sentencing postponed

A man who pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed BB-gun has had his sentencing adjourned.

Plans free up prison space

Bills for laws to establish a Drug Court and provide for alternative sentencing options will be sent to Cabinet in a few weeks, Attorney General Samuel Bulgin QC announced yesterday.

US gives Cayman $1.7M

Cayman Islands and the United States' top officials had cause for much mutual admiration Thursday in Washington, DC, when both countries were on the receiving end of cooperative efforts.

US, Cayman cases discussed

Cayman Islands Government representatives met Thursday morning with US Department of Justice officials to discuss the status of some 17 cases on which the two countries are cooperating under the terms of the Cayman Islands Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the United States.

Winners may take seats Wednesday

The 15 candidates elected to serve as Members of the Legislative Assembly are expected to take their oath of office on Wednesday, 18 May.

Four admitted to ‘inner bar’ as QCs

The announcement was made last year, but the ceremony in Grand Court on Friday brought home to onlookers both the respect and responsibility that come with the title of Queen's Counsel.

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