Tag: judicial review

Aster PAD approved in face of legal challenge

Aster PAD approved in face of legal challenge

| 15/05/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The proposed project for another medical tourism city, this time in West Bay, has been approved by the Central Planning Authority, despite the fact that the deal the developers struck with the government is subject to judicial review. While the PAD approval does not give Aster Cayman MedCity permission to begin construction of any […]

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Court mistakes led to access failure in JR case

Court mistakes led to access failure in JR case

| 29/03/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Following an independent review into why documents in a significant public interest case remained under wraps, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that Justice Richard Williams had no part in preventing the publication of the papers. The documents, which related to the judicial review application by Kattina Anglin into the use of the governor’s […]

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Chief justice appoints QC to look into JR secrecy

Chief justice appoints QC to look into JR secrecy

| 08/03/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has appointed a Queen’s Counsel to look into why documents relating to a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional power to implement the Civil Partnership Law were withheld from the public. According to a letter seen by CNS from the Attorney General’s Chambers, CJ Smellie has appointed […]

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Dr Lee in denial over court findings

Dr Lee in denial over court findings

| 10/02/2021 | 173 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has claimed that he had acted in what he believed to be the best interests of the public, despite the findings of the judge in the Doctors Express case, Justice Robin McMillan, who said he acted improperly and knew it. “At all material times I acted in good […]

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Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

| 09/02/2021 | 165 Comments

(CNS): A judge has found that a raid at Doctors Express in 2019, when police seized medical cannabis from the physicians at the private medical clinic, was illegal. The decision was based on an unlawful warrant, which in turn was based on an unlawful cease notice issued by the chief medical officer. In his ruling […]

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Activists call for probe into previous JR secrecy

Activists call for probe into previous JR secrecy

| 08/02/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): LGBT activists are calling for an investigation into why documents relating to a legal challenge to the passage of the Civil Partnership Law were kept from the public for several months. Following the recent release of an application, filed by Kattina Anglin, for a judicial review of the governor’s implementation of the law and […]

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Courts deny that judge withheld JR documents

Courts deny that judge withheld JR documents

| 03/02/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands courts have denied that an application for judicial review and a subsequent ruling were blocked from the public by the judge currently presiding in the case. In what appears to be a miscommunication among court staff, CNS and another media house were repeatedly denied access to the judicial application filed by […]

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JR application in civil union case released

JR application in civil union case released

| 02/02/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Three months after Kattina Anglin filed an application for a judicial review of the Civil Partnership Law, which was implemented last year by the governor under direction of the UK, the document has finally been released. After CNS published a related ruling allowing the application to proceed, which had also been withheld from the […]

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Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

| 21/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge has cleared a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to pass the Civil Partnership Law after he found the case was of “public importance”. However, all the documents relating to it are being withheld from the public. CNS has acquired a copy of Justice Richard Williams’ […]

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Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

| 15/01/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A law suit filed by local conservative, Christian activist, Kattina Anglin, seeking a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to implement the Civil Partnership Law is still not publicly available, even though it appears the case was granted leave to proceed. The case was accepted by Justice Richard Williams in […]

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Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): An eleventh hour disclosure of a damning email written by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that emerged Friday in a judicial review regarding a raid at Doctors Express by customs last year left little doubt that there was a conspiracy to curb the facility’s ability to dispense cannabinoids. Attorney James Austin-Smith said the […]

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