Tag: Cayman Islands governor

Cayman’s ‘Ivan’ governor dies aged 75

Cayman’s ‘Ivan’ governor dies aged 75

| 01/04/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Bruce Dinwiddy (1946-2021), who served as the Cayman Islands Governor from May 2002 until October 2005, has died in the UK. Dinwiddy was in office when the islands were struck by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 and was instrumental in leading the recovery. He had been appointed to serve in these islands after almost […]

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Governor’s role is to support, not interfere

Governor’s role is to support, not interfere

| 16/12/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s role in the Cayman Islands is to support institutions and ensure a system of good governance but not to interfere directly with devolved issues. With public confusion over why he stepped in to impose the Civil Partnership Law but hasn’t said anything about other topical and significant issues, Governor Martyn Roper told […]

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Date set for 2021 General Elections

Date set for 2021 General Elections

| 22/05/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands voters will go to the polls in twelve months time on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, a date that has now been confirmed by the Governor’s Office. However, it is still not known if the referendum on the government’s cruise port project will also take place that day, as urged by the Cruise […]

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Governor gets to unpack after securing 4-year post

Governor gets to unpack after securing 4-year post

| 24/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has confirmed that Martyn Roper has been officially appointed as the governor of the Cayman Islands and will now serve a four-year term. Officials said that Roper had completed a competitive recruitment process, though no details were given of that process. Roper said that he and his wife […]

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Governor Choudhury: the unfinished story

Governor Choudhury: the unfinished story

| 03/12/2018 | 21 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: In the excitement of welcoming the new Governor of the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper and his family to the Islands, it appears that the public and the media have forgotten Governor Anwar Choudhury and the apparent injustice that was dealt to him by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) when he […]

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Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

| 31/10/2018 | 136 Comments

(CNS): In his address in the Legislative Assembly welcoming the new governor to the Cayman Islands, House Speaker McKeeva Bush urged him to stay out of legislative business. Using what he said was a regional turn of phrase, he warned Martyn Roper that “cockroach has no business in a rooster fight”.

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Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

| 30/10/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): In an address to the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the premier appeared to signal that he wants the new governor, Martyn Roper, to deal with the contentious issue of same-sex unions and demonstrated his own reluctance to tackle it. Welcoming the UK’s representative to Cayman and speaking off the cuff, Alden McLaughlin gave a potted […]

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Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper has said that he will be serving as Britain’s representative here for between six to nine months but hopes he will be staying much longer. Addressing the Legislative Assembly after he was sworn into office on Monday, he acknowledged that his arrival was unusual and noted the difficulties, frustrations […]

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Manderson happy to see arrival of ‘new boss’

Manderson happy to see arrival of ‘new boss’

| 29/10/2018 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was happy, he said, to see the arrival on Monday of his “new boss”, Martyn Roper, after standing in as governor for five months, the longest any Caymanian has ever served in the role.

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Governor to be sworn in at Legislative Assembly

Governor to be sworn in at Legislative Assembly

| 29/10/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The new governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper, along with his wife Elisabeth, will be arriving at Owen Roberts International Airport this morning (Monday) at around 11am and is expected to be sworn in at the Legislative Assembly at 3pm today. The newly appointed UK representative, who was revealed just ten days ago, will be […]

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Premier told FCO what he wanted in a governor

Premier told FCO what he wanted in a governor

| 25/10/2018 | 77 Comments

(CNS): As the relationship between London and the Cayman Islands continues to be delicately balanced, the premier has said that he “offered advice” to the FCO about what he wanted in a governor before Martyn Roper was selected, and had held up Helen Kilpatrick as an example. In a statement released by his office on […]

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