Archive for January 18th, 2018

Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

| 18/01/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS): The latest official government figures relating to efforts to address the backlog of permanent residency applications reveal that 496 people received PR in Cayman last year, while 242 people were turned down. The process was derailed for several years as a result of successful legal challenge [...]

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Law Society laments 30-year struggle for bill

Law Society laments 30-year struggle for bill

| 18/01/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Alasdair Robertson, the president of the Cayman Islands Law Society, made his annual call for the fundamental reform of the Legal Practitioners Law at the opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he reminded the lawyers and lawmakers present that the current legislation is unfit for purpo [...]

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Ex-civil servant charged with theft

Ex-civil servant charged with theft

| 18/01/2018
(CNS): A former civil servant who was working as an administrator at the Facilities Management Department has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 from government coffers. The 38-year-old woman, who was arrested last August, was formally charged Wednesday with eight counts of obtaining prop [...]

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Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

| 18/01/2018 | 126 Comments
(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie pulled no punches in his address at the 2018 Opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he criticised the government for failing to understand the constitutional crisis in the justice system and the urgent need for a new court-house. He has raised the issue almos [...]

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