Tag: governor’s office

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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New petition wants Manderson as governor

New petition wants Manderson as governor

| 31/07/2018 | 156 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman continues to be unsettled about the empty Government House, a new petition is calling on the United Kingdom to give the governor’s job to Franz Manderson. Posted online around four days ago, the petition has more than 480 signatures supporting the idea of the deputy governor and long-time civil servant taking up […]

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Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

| 30/07/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has raised a number of concerns about the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury and the integrity of the Foreign Office investigation into complaints about him. Ezzard Miller has written to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the FCO’s overseas territories minister, and sent a memo to Acting Governor Franz Manderson questioning the claimed […]

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Choudhury probe fair, says governor’s office

Choudhury probe fair, says governor’s office

| 26/07/2018 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The head of the governor’s office, Matthew Forbes, and Acting Governor Franz Manderson circulated a letter to the media on Thursday confirming the continued silence of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the investigation into complaints made against Governor Anwar Choudhury, who has been suspended from the job. Claiming that the FCO has “robust […]

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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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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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Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

| 24/03/2017 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September, but her office released a short statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018. “The extension was made at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for operational reasons,” officials stated. There are […]

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UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

| 20/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In the midst of huge political changes in the UK and its Foreign Office, and with British territories facing an uncertain future, a new face has arrived in Cayman to head up the governor’s office. But Matthew Forbes is a considerably more senior civil servant than those who are usually sent to fill what […]

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