Archive for April 9th, 2019

Appeal court mulls stay of gay marriage law

Appeal court mulls stay of gay marriage law

| 09/04/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is expected to deliver a decision Wednesday on the government’s application for a stay of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s 29 March ruling, in which he legalised same-sex marriage. The ruling came after he found in favour of a case brought by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden. But Premier […]

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Woman’s appeal fails in $2M theft case

Woman’s appeal fails in $2M theft case

| 09/04/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Michelle Bouchard, who was convicted in April 2016 of more than two dozen counts of theft and other offences related to the theft of over $2 million from her elderly companion, James Handford, failed to have her appeal heard at the first hurdle on Tuesday. The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal denied her application, […]

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Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

| 09/04/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that employers and workers will have to pay more into private pension schemes because many retirees are not able to cover health insurance costs when they quit work, which means government is picking up their costly medical bills. As members of Finance Committee voted Monday for an additional $11.5 […]

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LGBTI advocate takes campaign to Vatican

LGBTI advocate takes campaign to Vatican

| 09/04/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Dr Leo Raznovich, a former professor at the Truman Bodden Law School who has been a leading voice for LGBTI rights here in the Cayman Islands and around the world, took the campaign to the Vatican last week. In the historic and significant audience with a high-ranking cardinal and other church officials, Raznovich was […]

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Cayman’s homophobia has British roots

Cayman’s homophobia has British roots

| 09/04/2019 | 122 Comments

Madeleine Rowell writes: As a queer Caymanian woman, I was happy to hear the news of Justice Smellie’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Cayman. Rights gained for our community should be celebrated, and I am so grateful for the other LGBTQIA+ people in Cayman who made this possible, including Chantelle Day, Vickie Bodden Bush, […]

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CIG to spend millions addressing CFATF report

CIG to spend millions addressing CFATF report

| 09/04/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government will be spending many millions of dollars to improve the anti-money laundering, counter terrorism and financial crime regime in Cayman over the next year, following the recent findings of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, Premier Alden McLaughlin told Finance Committee on Friday. He said the more than $600,000 appropriation for the […]

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