Tag: Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

Appeal court orders new trial in status scam

Appeal court orders new trial in status scam

| 05/10/2020

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Judith Douglas for a status scam theft of almost $2 million. In a ruling delivered on Monday by Judge Cheryll Richards on behalf of the higher court, the panel found that Douglas did not get a fair trial because of comments made by […]

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Status scammer appeals ‘bias’ by judge

Status scammer appeals ‘bias’ by judge

| 14/09/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas, who was convicted in July 2019 of conning an expatriate business owner out of almost $2 million in a Caymanian status scam, has appealed her conviction, largely based on the way she was treated by the acting Grand Court judge who heard the case. Douglas’ attorney argued that the comments made by […]

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Appeal judges criticise gov’t on port vote law

Appeal judges criticise gov’t on port vote law

| 02/07/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal criticised the government’s false starts over the cruise port referendum law and for creating an uneven playing field, despite finding in its favour on Thursday. The senior justices said that, given the circumstances of the case, they understood why the judge in the judicial review, which was brought […]

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CPR has ‘won’, no matter what

CPR has ‘won’, no matter what

| 02/07/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone said the Cayman Islands owes a debt of gratitude to the founding members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign for the petition that ultimately stopped the controversial project. Despite the appeal court’s decision Thursday to allow government’s appeal over the constitutionality of its referendum law, the people “have won so much more […]

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Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

| 02/07/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has found in favour of government on the constitutional question surrounding the cruise port referendum law. According to a brief summary of the decision, the senior justices said that the government’s port referendum law, which was quashed by the Grand Court, was in fact constitutional and did not […]

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QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

| 12/05/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government engaged in what was “little short of a propaganda campaign”, misleading the public about the impact the proposed cruise port development would have on the marine environment, a lawyer representing the National Trust argued last week. Tom Lowe QC told the appeal court that the Trust “was shocked” by this […]

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CPR lawyers defend judge’s ruling

CPR lawyers defend judge’s ruling

| 08/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The judge presiding over the successful legal challenge by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, to the bill government passed last year paving the way for a people’s vote did not get it wrong when he found it was unconstitutional, lawyer Chris Butler said Thursday.

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Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

| 06/05/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judges on the the Court of Appeal panel put the government’s lawyer, Alan Maclean QC, through his paces on Wednesday, as he argued that Justice Tim Owen got it wrong when he found that lawmakers should have passed general legislation before creating a bespoke referendum law to provide for the people’s vote on the […]

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AG rehashing port ref  arguments in appeal

AG rehashing port ref arguments in appeal

| 05/05/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The Attorney General’s Chambers plan to rehash all the arguments made during a judicial review, which was brought by a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, at an appeal on Wednesday. Last month the premier claimed that the appeal was going ahead in order to address the overreach by the court and not […]

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Premier: No cruise vote in this term

Premier: No cruise vote in this term

| 16/04/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The cruise port referendum will not happen any time during this term, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Thursday, as he pointed to the national health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the people’s vote would now be a matter for another government as his administration was going to be focused on continuing to […]

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Appeal set against people’s port vote

Appeal set against people’s port vote

| 15/04/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Listings for the Court of Appeal spring session published Wednesday show the Cayman Islands Government is still, regardless of the circumstances, pursuing its appeal against a court ruling on how it handled the people’s referendum for the cruise port project. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is instructing the government lawyers making the appeal, said […]

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