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Compass Statement

In the circumstances, the decision is that there will be no criminal proceedings instituted against Mr. Brent Fuller and or the Caymanian Compass.

—Samuel W. Bulgin QC, JP Hon. Attorney General

On 9th December 2010, the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands approved by majority vote a motion asking the Attorney General to prosecute Mr. Brent Fuller and the Caymanian Compass as provided for in sections 18 and 19 of the Legislative Assembly (Immunities, Powers and Privileges) Law (1999 Revision), ("the Law").

It is the view of the majority of Honourable Members of the Legislative Assembly that an article in the 8th December 2010 publication of the Compass entitled "Closed-Door FOI Review Set", and continuation of the said article on page 9 under the caption "Secret FOI Review Planned" written by Mr. Brent Fuller, a Reporter with the Compass; and an accompanying editorial also on December 8, 2010 entitled "On Wikileaks" violated the Law.

I understandably took some time to consider my decision on this matter given its seriousness and obvious public interest.

Following a very careful consideration of all the circumstances including the article, editorial, the statement of the Honourable Speaker, debate in the Legislative Assembly, and the Law including relevant case law, I am of the opinion that there should be no prosecutions in this matter.

In the circumstances, the decision is that there will be no criminal proceedings instituted against Mr. Brent Fuller and or the Caymanian Compass.

For further information contact: Lennon Christian