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Tag: Helen Kilpatrick

Ritch ruling could threaten FOI, says info boss

Ritch ruling could threaten FOI, says info boss

| 11/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers has raised concerns that public authorities could hide behind the claim of legal privilege to block his office from controversial documents that become the subject of an appeal due to a recent legal decision. The governor’s use of the ‘nuc [...]

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Governor’s chief opens asylum training for immigration

Governor’s chief opens asylum training for immigration

| 05/04/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, opened a two-week intensive training course on asylum and immigration, Monday, for 20 immigration officers, officials said in a release. The course was developed by UK Visas and Immigration, working in partnership with the local home af [...]

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Governor takes ‘nuclear option’ on Ritch Report

Governor takes ‘nuclear option’ on Ritch Report

| 04/04/2017 | 110 Comments
(CNS): In the most emphatic effort yet by the authorities to keep a lid securely on the controversial Ritch Report, which was commissioned by the premier, the governor has signed a certificate declaring that the Information Commissioner’s Office cannot see this secret report. Using what can only b [...]

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Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

| 29/03/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): A family that was targeted and tortured by a violent Mexican drug cartel and is seeking political asylum in the Cayman Islands lost their fight in the Grand Court Tuesday after a judge dismissed a judicial review application. He found the Immigration Appeals Tribunal had not made any error in [...]

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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 Commonwealt [...]

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Governor broke ribs in wet floor slip

Governor broke ribs in wet floor slip

| 16/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Officials have revealed a little more detail about the injuries the governor sustained at the weekend when she slipped on a wet floor. Her office said that Helen Kilpatrick was discharged from the George Town hospital on Thursday following treatment for collapsed lungs and four broken ribs. A [...]

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Wet floor lands governor in hospital

Wet floor lands governor in hospital

| 14/02/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Governor Helen Kilpatrick was admitted to hospital at the weekend after “slipping on a wet floor and injuring her ribs”, according to a release from her office. The very short statement released on Tuesday gave no details of the actual injuries, where or exactly when it happened, [...]

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Cruise visitor to fight extradition

Cruise visitor to fight extradition

| 23/01/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A German national who arrived in Cayman on a cruise ship and arrested on an Interpol warrant on behalf of the Turkish authorities has confirmed that he will be fighting the extradition, after the court heard the governor had certified the request. Celal Kildag (58), who is accused by the Turk [...]

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Governor reviews extradition request

Governor reviews extradition request

| 20/01/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has not yet certified a request by the Turkish government to extradite a German citizen who was arrested on an Interpol warrant in Cayman when he arrived here on a cruise ship last November. Celal Kildag (58) appeared in court Friday on the eve of the legal deadli [...]

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Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

| 26/12/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): With the turmoil of political upheaval, wars and terrorism around the world, Cayman’s leaders focused on reasons to celebrate the peace and stability in the Cayman Islands and what Premier Alden McLaughlin said were its many blessings. “Fortunately, here at home we have had many reasons t [...]

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LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

| 13/12/2016 | 106 Comments
(CNS): A local organisation standing up for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Cayman has asked the governor to identify who, if not Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers, is responsible for human rights. Having receiving no response from Governor Helen Kilpatrick to [...]

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