Tag: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

UK organised crime expert gets DPP job

UK organised crime expert gets DPP job

| 11/01/2022 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Simon Davis, a UK barrister based in Birmingham, has been appointed as the director of public prosecutions (DPP) on a three year contract from 1 March 2022. Davis is not a QC but officials said he will come to the Cayman Islands “with significant prosecutorial, leadership and management experience”. Davis has a history of […]

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Legal exec acquitted in corruption case

Legal exec acquitted in corruption case

| 02/08/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year veteran of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) was acquitted on Friday of one count of breach of trust after a seven-week trial. Evita Ann Dixon (38) had worked as a legal executive in the legal department and the ODPP for almost two decades but was accused in 2019 […]

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Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

| 29/06/2021

(CNS): Evita Ann Dixon (38), a legal executive in the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), is facing charges under the Anti-Corruption Law for attempting to hide a legal file documenting her son’s arrest for possession of ganja. Dixon, who has denied charges of breach of trust, appeared before a jury on Tuesday.

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Deputy to act as top prosecutor

Deputy to act as top prosecutor

| 19/05/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Candia James-Malcolm, the current deputy director of public prosecutions, has been confirmed as the temporary director following the sudden and still mysterious departure of Patrick Moran, the former top prosecutor. James-Malcolm was appointed by Governor Martyn Roper on advice from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. The appointment is effective from today, 19 May, […]

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Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

| 10/05/2021 | 59 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: The recently announced departure of the current director of public prosecutions (DPP) and the imminent appointment of a new DPP both highlight the need for transformative positive change within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) and creates an opportunity for such change. The struggles and apparent deficiencies within the […]

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Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

| 06/05/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions, Patrick Moran, has suddenly resigned from the job for what officials say are “personal reasons”, but officials are refusing to comment on allegations that it was driven by an internal complaint. A short press release announcing Moran’s imminent departure as the chief prosecutor was issued Wednesday afternoon, stating that […]

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Gov’t lawyers misuse FOI law

Gov’t lawyers misuse FOI law

| 01/06/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The ombudsman has ordered the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to disclose the identity of the person who wrote an important report relating to a complaint by an applicant when she was a minor. In her latest appeal decision, Sandy Hermiston found, for several reasons, that the government lawyers wrongly refused […]

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Anti-Corruption Commission has 7 active cases

Anti-Corruption Commission has 7 active cases

| 07/11/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The annual report of the Anti-Corruption Commission reveals that at the of June this year it had seven active cases. The body that is tasked with dealing with corruption allegations against public officials and members of the public who attempt to corrupt public officials keeps a tight lid on the details of investigations until […]

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Attorney describes legal aid bill as band-aid solution

Attorney describes legal aid bill as band-aid solution

| 05/10/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A local lawyer has described the new legal aid bill as an “attempt by the attorney general to put more band-aids on the legal aid system” that will only oppress those charged with crimes and undermine the ability of defence attorneys to fairly represent them. The new legal aid bill is being debated in […]

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Crown ends pursuit for bank robber’s cash

Crown ends pursuit for bank robber’s cash

| 30/09/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions has given up her efforts to try and seize assets from four men convicted of armed bank robbery. While it is not clear what assets that David Tamasa, Rennie Cole, George Mignot and Andre Burton have that the crown could have confiscated, the men stole more than $500,000 in a […]

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Review of DPP statement on the Pines

Review of DPP statement on the Pines

| 23/09/2015 | 16 Comments

Peter Polack writes: The recent and rare statement issued by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) came more in the form of an extract from the UK Crown Prosecution Service manual than a believable explanation to the public of the Cayman Islands.

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