Tag: Bill of Rights

CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

| 03/04/2019 | 224 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that he has instructed the attorney general to file an appeal against Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling last Friday that legalised same-sex marriage. The government has also asked for a stay of the ruling and is hoping to overturn the landmark judgment that ushered in […]

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Suspected Jamaican killer fights deportation

Suspected Jamaican killer fights deportation

| 29/09/2017 | 61 Comments

(CNS): A Jamaican national who is currently being held on remand at HMP Northward, having been charged with illegal landing, is fighting deportation to his native country over fears he could be executed because he is a murder suspect there. The Jamaican authorities believe O’Brian Ellis, from Westmoreland, murdered his brother, Steadman Sterling, last December […]

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Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’

| 05/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): More than seven years after the Cayman Islands Constitution was implemented and three years after the Bill of Rights came into effect, the Constitutional Commission has revealed plans for an audio version for the visually impaired. The commission said the project was in “the preliminary stages” and said they hoped to have it completed […]

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Change to definition of marriage not needed for appeal

Change to definition of marriage not needed for appeal

| 07/04/2016 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Although there are apparently no grounds to reject the appeal, the Immigration Appeals Tribunal has still made no decision in the case of Dr Leonardo Raznovich and his husband, a lawyer with Maples and Calder, six months after the couple appealed an immigration decision not to allow Dr Raznovich to be listed a dependent […]

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HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

| 27/07/2015 | 210 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission has said government needs to legalise same sex unions before the country finds itself in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights and its own constitution. The HRC has pointed out that, while the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009 defines marriage as a union between a man and a […]

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