Tag: Anwar Choudhury

Governor lauds HSA facilities on first visit

Governor lauds HSA facilities on first visit

| 12/04/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The governor was singing the praises of the hospitals on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac following tours of both facilities. Anwar Choudhury told officials that the Health Services Authority (HSA) is comparable to some of the best hospitals in the UK, stating that the hospitals had “blown [...]

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NSC backs gun amnesty and safety officers

NSC backs gun amnesty and safety officers

| 12/04/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is expected to begin a gun amnesty this month after this was agreed to during Tuesday’s National Security Council meeting. Chairing his first NSC meeting, Governor Anwar Choudhury steered officials towards and approved a number of crime fighting m [...]

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Governor gets down to crime-fighting work

Governor gets down to crime-fighting work

| 11/04/2018 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Since his arrival in the Cayman Islands last month, the new governor, Anwar Choudhury, has said that he is prioritising security and the battle against crime. Having already had several meetings on the subject with the police commissioner and other officials, yesterday he chaired his first Na [...]

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Governor calls for balance over environment

Governor calls for balance over environment

| 04/04/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The governor has said that it is important to strike a balance in order to protect the Cayman Islands and that it is vital to protect the environment while protecting the country’s prosperity. Anwar Choudhury has stated on a number of occasions since his arrival that he will be prioriti [...]

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Immigration to split into new agencies

Immigration to split into new agencies

| 04/04/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): As government begins work on shaping a new border protection force, which will see the customs and immigration enforcement arms merge and the creation of a new human resources unit, the immigration department as it is now will no longer exist. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last month, [...]

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Cayman facing more pressure over ownership

Cayman facing more pressure over ownership

| 03/04/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands is likely to face increasing pressure over the coming months to make its beneficial ownership registry public. As the  British government seeks to sanction Russian oligarchs connected to the Kremlin in the wake of the poisoning in England of former spy Sergei Skripal and h [...]

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Governor hopes to oversee civil union law

Governor hopes to oversee civil union law

| 03/04/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The new governor has made it clear that the UK will not be pushing the Cayman Islands government to change the definition of marriage but he is hoping to see the government adopt legislation that will pave the way for same-sex civil partnerships and provide equal legal rights for gay couples. [...]

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Governor counts himself ‘lucky’ over new job

Governor counts himself ‘lucky’ over new job

| 28/03/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Governor Anwar Choudhury asked guests at Government House rhetorically, “How lucky am I, as an ambassador, to be given this wonderful placement?” Speaking at a reception at his new home Tuesday evening on his second day on island and clearly delighted with his new job, he also no [...]

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Premier calls on governor to make NSC work

Premier calls on governor to make NSC work

| 27/03/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): In his welcome address to the Cayman Islands’ new governor, Anwar Choudhury, Premier Alden McLaughlin called on him to help tackle the problem of rising crime and ensure that the National Security Council functions as it was intended. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly after Choudhury [...]

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Governor priorities security, rights and environment

Governor priorities security, rights and environment

| 26/03/2018 | 171 Comments
(CNS): The new Cayman Islands governor, Anwar Choudhury, has said that his first duty on taking up office is security. But the new UK representative also pointed to human rights and the environment as other key issues he will be turning his attention to, as well as helping to protect Cayman’s [...]

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Governor to be sworn in on arrival

Governor to be sworn in on arrival

| 20/03/2018 | 99 Comments
(CNS): Anwar Choudhury, the new governor of the Cayman Islands, will be sworn into office immediately after his anticipated arrival Monday, officials have confirmed. The ceremony will take place at the Legislative Assembly before the UK representative begins his official duties, with his first day [...]

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