Archive for October 5th, 2013

Bermuda allows cruise ship casinos to open in port

| 05/10/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Bermuda’s House of Assembly passed the Cruise Ship (Casino) Act 2013 Thursday, allowing visiting cruise ships to keep their casinos open between 9pm and 5am when in port. Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell said the concession would ensure Bermuda remained competitive as a cruise destination, according to the Royal Gazette. He said the move would economically benefit the cruise companies from an increase in their on-board revenue, and Bermuda, which would collect licence fees. Casinos activities are limited to cruise passengers. No local residents or visitors to the ship will be allowed to participate, and cruise ships would have to be in port for one night or more to qualify for permission. Read more and comment on CNS Business

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Caribbean Court of Justice rules in Barbados case

| 05/10/2013 | 6 Comments

(Caribbean Journal): In a landmark decision, the Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled in favour of Jamaican national Shanique Myrie in her lawsuit against the government of Barbados. Myrie had brought an action in 2012 against Barbados alleging maltreatment at the Grantley Adams International Airport that included what she alleged was an inappropriate bodily search and unlawfully deported. The CCJ awarded her $37,500 USD in damages to be paid by the government of Barbados. The CCJ found that Myrie had been wrongfully denied entry into Barbados, subjected to a “humiliating cavity search” and had been unlawfully detained overnight in a cell and expelled from the country.

The judgment has major significance for a court that is seeking to gain legitimacy within a region most of whose governments still retain the UK Privy Council as their final court of appeal.

The court had jurisdiction because Myrie had alleged a breach of CARICOM law, namely her right to free movement within CARICOM under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

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Woman hurt in single vehicle crash in East End

| 05/10/2013 | 18 Comments

(CNS): There wa a serious road crash early Saturday morning on Seawiew Road, when a car travelling towards George Town ran off the right side of the road and collided with a number of trees. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said a 25-years-old female victim received serious injuries and was transported to Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town by ambulance. The police, fire service and ambulance responded to the report made at  3:11am (5 October). Police say the vehicle received extensive damages.

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