Tag: National Trust for the Cayman Islands

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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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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Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

| 19/02/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a very short statement in the wake of Justice Tim Owen’s ruling Wednesday, in which he confirmed that government would be taking advantage of the judge’s offer to grant leave to appeal in the case. Despite the damning findings of the judge about how government handled the case, McLaughlin showed […]

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Activists press on with battle against plastic

Activists press on with battle against plastic

| 03/02/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on Sunday, activists in the Cayman Islands were cleaning up beaches on the Sister Islands and in West Bay, as well as preparing for more action on the myriad environmental threats, including the removal of mangroves and plastic pollution. Students from the Protect Our Future campaign and other […]

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Trust members back court case

Trust members back court case

| 13/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have overwhelmingly backed the non-profit organisation’s decision to take legal action against government over its proposed cruise port project. The Trust held its first ever extraordinary general meeting in its 33-year history last week to discuss the case. Executive Director Nadia Hardie told members that […]

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Historic house moved from path of development

Historic house moved from path of development

| 07/01/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has provided a new site for one of Cayman’s last remaining historic homes. In partnership with the culture ministry, the Trust has moved the Clayton Nixon House, which was built in the early 1800’s on what is now Goring Avenue, and relocated it to its Mission House […]

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Trust joins CPR legal case

Trust joins CPR legal case

| 04/12/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has confirmed that rather than pursuing a separate parallel case regarding the cruise port vote, it will become an interested party in the application brought by Shirley Roulstone, who is representing the Cruise Port Referendum grassroots movement. Following Tuesday’s court ruling delaying the people’s referendum until after […]

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Court delays vote to hear judicial review

Court delays vote to hear judicial review

| 03/12/2019 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Visiting Grand Court judge, Justice Tim Owen, has put a stay on the people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise dock in order to allow time for judicial review applications by both Shirley Roulstone, a CPR member, and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to be properly aired in the court. Justice Owen […]

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Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

| 26/11/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin accused the National Trust for the Cayman Islands of creating uncertainty surrounding Referendum Day after the non-profit organisation moved to apply for judicial review and the Cruise Port Referendum group applied for a protective order ahead of their own plans for a potential application for a JR. On Tuesday, before the […]

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Trust and CPR file official legal action on port vote

Trust and CPR file official legal action on port vote

| 25/11/2019 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Cruise Port Referendum group have now filed official legal actions over the decision to hold the people’s referendum on the cruise berthing project before critical information is available. Earlier this month the Trust sent a letter to government warning them that they were considering legal […]

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Trust and CPR taking port battle to court

Trust and CPR taking port battle to court

| 13/11/2019 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Both the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and campaigners behind the petition for a referendum on the cruise port have sent formal legal letters to the government warning of their intention to take legal action. Both the Trust and the Cruise Port Referendum group are seeking a postponement of the referendum until environmental […]

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