Governor dismisses Levers

| 06/08/2010

(CNS): Following the recommendation by the Privy Council in London that the Cayman Islands Grand Court Judge, Justice Priya Levers, should be removed from the bench, the Governor’s Office issued a brief statement this morning that Justice Levers has been dismissed, effective today, Friday 6 August, in accordance to the Constitution. The Privy Council, which is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories, published its report 29 July, finding that “fatal flaws in a judicial career that has had many admirable features” led to the PC’s conclusion to recommend her removal.

The full statement from the Governor: “Following upon the advice of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council dated 29th July 2010, His Excellency The Governor, Duncan Taylor CBE, having received and considered that advice has in accordance with section 96(3) of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009 removed Madame Justice Priya Levers from the Office of Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. This is effective from the 6th August 2010.”

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  1. British Bulldog says:

    What a waste of talent.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I guess she won’t be required to pay back the legal defense that we paid for?

    Is she required to pay for anything? Does she get severence?

    • Anonymous says:

      No. The Tribunal had said that she should get 75% of her legal costs from CIG and 100% if she succeeded in defending the proceedings. 

      Why would she get severance? She has just been dismissed for serious misconduct.   

  3. Dean says:

    I hope you print my comment as you did not do the others I submitted on this  subject. as you are aware I hate anonymous, if you are bold enough to speak your mind put your name there.

    my name is DEAN  ITELETA ROBINSON-NELSON and I say to levers we (the people that she was biased to) should all have a parade. I told my friends for the past three years that for what she did to me and other women she was not going to be in that job long and she would leave in disgrace.

    Believe me when I say you would have to be in my shoes to understand and until then she got what she deserved and even worst.

    good riddance.

  4. Peace says:

    She caused many to suffer, stress, humiliation and anxiety with her thoughtless and sometimes vicious antics.  I pray for her; I pray she finds a GOD of her understanding and realizes that, I my opinion, along with spirituality, honesty, humility, gratefulness and grace lead us to a happy and fulfilled existence.

  5. Food for Thought says:

    Food for Thought.   What are the lessons for the future?

    Lesson 1.

    Pay off a "misbehaving" judges contract which will be less costly and definitely more cost effective that what we witnessed with the Levers fiasco.

    Lesson 2.

    By doing lesson 1, there will be less drama and consequently less negative international fall out for the Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Good point "Food for Thought".


      What CNS needs to do, is now apply under the F.O.I. law and find out exactly how much was the 75% that the government payed for Levers defence and compare that to XXXXXX

      That would be an interesting article to read, wouldn’t you agree ??   

      CNS: We get lots of suggestions as to what FOI requests we should make. But FOI is for everyone and we want to encourage the public to use it. You do the request and send us the response. See Who has the power?

  6. Anonymous says:

    While I am not rejoicing at this woman’s downfall I also have no sympathy to waste her way. Hopefully some big lessons have been learned by her and she will move ahead as a better person.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It goes without saying that you can never be TOO BIG AND MIGHTY in life, that one day you will be brought to your knees and be made as humble as a little lamb or be as a shamed little pup with it’s tail between it’s legs.

    Trust me, a lot more people in this country including many public/civil servants needs this same fate.

    I could name most of them, but of course CNS would not print their names for obvious reasons which I understand. 




    • Anonymous says:

      So True ! they will be founded out one day ! God dont like ugly .

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  9. Anonymous says:

    O Well…

    Another one bites the dust…

  10. Anonymous says:

    One could only surmise that decision was a fait accompli after the recommendation of the Privy Council regarding former Justice Levers.

    • Sheerluck Holmes says:

      No $#!T Sherlock!

    • Anonymous says:

      So cool.  You have a keyboard and a thesaurus.  Go for it!

      • Anonymous says:

        Sounds like some are threatened by the verbage used. Everyone dumb down your comments to not upset anyone.

        duh wha dou thik?///

        • Anonymous says:

          Words don’t frighten me.  The comment was in response to the incredibly insightful previous comment which seems to me to be in the same vein as "the sun is hot" and "water is wet". 

        • Dick Shaughneary says:

          The word you were looking for was "verbiage" which goes to prove the previous poster’s point.  Ironically "verbage" has been used as an insult to comingle "verbiage" and "garbage" which could mean that you were in fact using the correct word, but you did not know it and did not mean it.


    • noname says:

      why the Pomp?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Had to be done

  12. Anon says:

    And she has only been paid for the last two years without working!  How much is that from the public purse.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are forgetting that 3/4 of the costs of her defence was also paid from the public purse.  

  13. Anonymous says:

    Amen! One less on the waste of the Government/ MY money.