Tag: governor’s office

Quarantine questions raised over private flights

Quarantine questions raised over private flights

| 09/07/2020 | 98 Comments

(CNS) The question of potential quarantine breaches has been a persistent public concern since government closed Cayman’s borders and introduced a mandated 14-day quarantine for all returning residents in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But allegations that some, especially those arriving on private charters, have avoided the government isolation have not been substantiated. Officials […]

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100s more expats leave on repatriation flights

100s more expats leave on repatriation flights

| 07/07/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Government has not given an official estimate for the current population of the Cayman Islands but evacuation flights continue, with hundreds more expatriates leaving this weekend on flights to India, Jamaica and the US. More flights will be departing this week and next to Canada, Miami and Kingston. According to unofficial estimates, the population […]

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BA finds way to get Indian nationals home

BA finds way to get Indian nationals home

| 17/06/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): After long negotiations regarding the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for flight crews flying into India, the governor’s office has found a solution to get several hundred people stranded in Cayman without work back to their home country. A British Airways evacuation flight in July will take about 300 Indian nationals to London, from […]

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Cayman Regiment looking for rank and file

Cayman Regiment looking for rank and file

| 08/06/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The recruitment campaign to find troops for Cayman’s first ever military organisation has been launched by the governor’s office. The local army was established last year and began with the recruitment of senior and junior officers. But now they are looking for the rank and file for the regiment, which officials say will be […]

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1,000s of PPE kits and test swabs arrive

1,000s of PPE kits and test swabs arrive

| 01/05/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A shipment of 30,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, vital for front-line healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and 52,000 swabs necessary to testing for the virus arrived in Cayman Thursday. With both in short supply, the PPE kits made their way here with the help of Health City Cayman Islands, while the Dart facilitated […]

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US gov’t releases Cayman’s medical supplies

US gov’t releases Cayman’s medical supplies

| 09/04/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Local government officials here have confirmed that the shipment of medical supplies, including eight ventilators (four brand new and four refurbished machines) and 55,000 face masks, from the US bound for the Cayman Islands, which was removed from a ship on Tuesday, has been released. Officials told CNS that the shipment was placed on […]

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Emergency travel hotline goes live

Emergency travel hotline goes live

| 24/03/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A new emergency travel hotline has been established by the governor’s office in an effort to help people here who may need to leave the islands for emergencies in the face of the airport closure. The number is 244 3333 and will be staffed Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. It is only for […]

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Scam uses bogus governor’s social media page

Scam uses bogus governor’s social media page

| 10/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s office has issued a statement about a bogus LinkedIn account pretending to be that of Governor Martyn Roper to con people out of cash. The public is urged to watch out for messages from the account entitled “Governor at Cayman Islands”, which is wholly fabricated and is contacting people requesting contributions to […]

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FCO: Choudhury re-posted to UK

FCO: Choudhury re-posted to UK

| 20/09/2018 | 188 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury will not be returning to the Cayman Islands but will be re-posted to London, according to an extremely brief statement from the governor’s office on Thursday. Officials said that a short-term successor will now be appointed while the recruitment process for a permanent replacement begins. Choudhury was suspended from […]

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FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

| 02/08/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Two letters sent to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller in response to his correspondence confirm the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s decision to remain silent on the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury until the internal probe into allegations against him are concluded. One of letters released Thursday was from the overseas territories minister, Lord Ahmad of […]

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Opposition rejects push for local governor

Opposition rejects push for local governor

| 02/08/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo has said that appointing a Caymanian governor would be incompatible with the Cayman Islands Constitution and believes the petition calling for Acting Governor Franz Manderson to be given the job is a political ploy to push the country towards independence. The member for Newlands said there were real constitutional implications with the […]

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