Tag: governor’s office

Cayman rated amber on UK traffic light entry system

Cayman rated amber on UK traffic light entry system

| 07/05/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Hopes for Caymanians travelling to the UK that they would not be required to quarantine on arrival have been dashed after the Cayman Islands has been given an amber rating under Britain’s new traffic light rating system which assesses countries as red, amber and green (RAG) for inbound travel. The Governor’s Office said it […]

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Biometric passport issue resolved with new service

Biometric passport issue resolved with new service

| 03/05/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS) The Governor’s Office has put in place a permanent solution to the challenge of taking biometric data for visa and British citizenship applications. This was thrown into turmoil by the pandemic because UK staff were unable to visit the Cayman Islands. The new service will start tomorrow at the Genesis Building in central George […]

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Young Caymanian gets job inside governor’s office

Young Caymanian gets job inside governor’s office

| 15/03/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A local civil servant has become the first young Caymanian to start a new employment initiative inside the Governor’s Office. Renita Barnes recently began a six-month to one-year secondment working with the UK representative’s team here as the corporate services and media officer. Barnes secured the special job following a competitive internal recruitment process. […]

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Governor’s new chief of staff arrives from FCO

Governor’s new chief of staff arrives from FCO

| 20/08/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Christine Rowlands, a diplomat with 30 years experience, has completed her quarantine and started work in the Governor’s Office as she prepares to take over from Matthew Forbes, who leaves at the end of this month, as chief of staff. Rowlands was most recently working in London as the deputy head of the Latin […]

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CPR turns to governor to secure fair port vote

CPR turns to governor to secure fair port vote

| 17/08/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Activists who collected enough signatures for a people’s referendum on the cruise port project have turned to the governor to help secure a general referendum law and ensure that a vote will still go ahead, especially if a new project emerges. In a letter to Governor Martyn Roper, a lawyer representing the Cruise Port […]

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Quarantine questions raised over private flights

Quarantine questions raised over private flights

| 09/07/2020 | 99 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 | 77 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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