Tag: sexual harassment

Lawyer’s ‘sexts’ lead to client’s successful appeal

Lawyer’s ‘sexts’ lead to client’s successful appeal

| 22/04/2024 | 57 Comments

(CNS): A Jamaican woman who was convicted of wounding in 2022 following a brawl at the beauty parlour where she worked was acquitted by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Friday as a result of the behaviour of her defence lawyer. Aisha Jamilah English (33), who was found guilty of stabbing a colleague, appealed […]

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Civil servant seeks $750k for minister’s crude joke

Civil servant seeks $750k for minister’s crude joke

| 23/10/2023 | 235 Comments

(CNS): Bernie Bush, the minister for youth, sports and culture, has issued a written apology to a well-known female public servant over a dirty joke he made to her, which she has said left her shocked and upset. Despite the written apology, the woman is seeking CI$750,000 in financial compensation from the government over the […]

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Men fear false sexual harassment accusations

Men fear false sexual harassment accusations

| 16/08/2023 | 206 Comments

(CNS): Two in five women in the Cayman Islands have been subjected to unwanted sexual harassment, which is higher than the global statistic of around 25%, according to local officials. And while around 10% of men report being sexually harassed, one in four fear being falsely accused more than becoming victims.

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Consultation extended on Sexual Harassment Bill

Consultation extended on Sexual Harassment Bill

| 10/08/2023 | 9 Comments

(CNS): More than fifteen years after local activists began the campaign for bespoke legislation to tackle the issue of sexual harassment, a stand-alone piece of legislation has been drafted to prevent this from happening. However, due to the level of response to a white paper that was published in March, this has been redrafted and […]

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Bush chooses Grand Court for assault trial

Bush chooses Grand Court for assault trial

| 28/03/2023

(CNS): Veteran MP McKeeva Bush (WBW) has elected to have the case against him for indecent assault tried in Grand Court where he can opt for a jury trial. Bush appeared in Summary Court Tuesday for the third time, and although he has still not formally answered the charges, the decision to transfer the case […]

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Consultation begins on Sexual Harassment Bill

Consultation begins on Sexual Harassment Bill

| 03/03/2023 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has unveiled the Sexual Harassment Bill, 2023, more than fifteen years after local activists began the campaign for such legislation and government formed a task force to examine the issue. The draft law has been published as a white paper and is open for public consultation until 15 April. This […]

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Stalker offers cash to women for sexual favours

Stalker offers cash to women for sexual favours

| 03/03/2023 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The police are on the lookout for a man who has been sexually harassing women walking home from work in George Town, offering them money in exchange for sex. The man was said to have approached three different women on three separate occasions in the evenings at around 7pm last month. The three incidents […]

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Bush facing historic sexual abuse allegation

Bush facing historic sexual abuse allegation

| 22/11/2022

(CNS): The RCIPS has opened another investigation into the former speaker, McKeeva Bush, after receiving a report of a historic allegation of sexual assault by the veteran West Bay MP. The police confirmed that Bush had been informed that a criminal investigation had begun based on a complaint dating back over twenty years.

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PACT MPs accept Bush’s resignation on his terms

PACT MPs accept Bush’s resignation on his terms

| 10/10/2022 | 108 Comments

(CNS): With the entire opposition boycotting the current session of parliament, the PACT Government voted to accept the resignation of Speaker McKeeva Bush on Friday without any debate or discussion. The resolution confirms the government’s support for the terms Bush set out in his resignation letter, paving the way for him to remain in the […]

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Bush finally resigns as police fold up inquiry

Bush finally resigns as police fold up inquiry

| 05/10/2022 | 137 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush has finally announced his resignation from the position of speaker of the House of Parliament, which will come into effect on 30 November. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has also announced that the RCIPS investigation into the allegations against him for sexual harassment is nearing completion.

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Ethics commission takes no action on Bush scandal

Ethics commission takes no action on Bush scandal

| 05/10/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Commission for Standards in Public Life (CSPL) has issued a press statement saying it remains “vigilant as to the outcome” of the police investigation into allegations against the speaker but has made no indication that it has opened its own investigation. Three weeks after McKeeva Bush was reportedly seen sexually harassing two civil […]

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