Tag: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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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BOTs bureaucrat makes flying visit to Cayman

BOTs bureaucrat makes flying visit to Cayman

| 26/11/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Ben Merrick, Foreign and Commonwealth Director for the Overseas Territories, visited Grand Cayman on Friday, where he met with Cayman Islands officials and held discussions on relevant areas of interest to the UK as well the forthcoming constitutional talks in London. Merrick’s brief one-day visit was revealed by the Governor’s Office a day after the […]

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Cayman-UK relations ‘no longer fit for purpose’

Cayman-UK relations ‘no longer fit for purpose’

| 18/10/2018 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has taken a very different position from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office over the current balance in the relationship between the UK and Cayman. In its submissions to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee for the review currently underway, the CIG has described the constitutional relationship as insecure and outdated, and […]

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UK committee reviewing relations with BOTs

UK committee reviewing relations with BOTs

| 06/08/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Government makes plans to renegotiate parts of the country’s 2009 Constitution and its relationship with the UK, the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament is reviewing how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to its overseas territories and how it envisages their future. A release last month said the […]

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Governor Choudhury’s removal ‘not political’

Governor Choudhury’s removal ‘not political’

| 25/06/2018 | 120 Comments

(CNS): As salacious allegations that Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury was removed because of bullying and asking a staff member for a shirtless back massage appear in the British tabloid press, CNS has learned that there are no political reasons behind the new UK representative being called back to London. Sources close to the governor’s […]

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Boris calls for another 60 years of British rule in Cayman

Boris calls for another 60 years of British rule in Cayman

| 16/05/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The dispute between the Cayman Islands and the British government over the potential imposition of a public beneficial ownership register was put aside Monday, when the celebrations in London to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms got underway. However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made it clear that the UK […]

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Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

| 29/01/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not giving up on his efforts to sue government for what he has always maintained were trumped-up charges designed to drum him out of office when he was premier. Lawyers acting for McKeeva Bush have filed an application in Florida’s Southern District court asking for a subpoena to be […]

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UK’s Peru ambassador to succeed Kilpatrick

UK’s Peru ambassador to succeed Kilpatrick

| 26/06/2017 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has appointed Anwar Bokth Choudhury as the next governor of the Cayman Islands. Choudhury (58), who is currently based in Lima as Britain’s ambassador to Peru, will take up his appointment in March 2018, according to a release from the FCO. The next governor was born in Bangladesh and […]

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BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

| 13/06/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Another Conservative peer has taken over the Foreign Office job overseeing the British Overseas Territories after Baroness Anelay was moved in Prime Minister Theresa May’s post election Cabinet reshuffle. The Baroness has gone to the so-called Brexit department created to oversee the UK’s departure talks with the European Union and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon […]

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RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

| 20/04/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Local police welcomed a delegation of law enforcement officials from regional British Overseas Territories to Cayman this week as the RCIPS began its role as a focal point for ballistic work in crime fighting. The information network for ballistics will see UK territories in the Caribbean exchanging forensics, collaborating in the battle against illegal […]

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