Tag: Helen Kilpatrick

Governor bids reluctant farewell

Governor bids reluctant farewell

| 05/03/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick left the Cayman Islands Monday after four and a half years in the office of governor. Not only was she the first woman to serve in the job and the first not to come from a diplomatic background, she was also the longest-serving UK official and probably the most reluctant to l [...]

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Governor calls on Cayman to address LGBT rights

Governor calls on Cayman to address LGBT rights

| 02/03/2018 | 102 Comments
(CNS): Days before Governor Helen Kilpatrick departs the Cayman Islands after her 4½-year tour of duty here, she has called on the local government to address the lack of recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Reflecting on her time here in her final official statemen [...]

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Governor lauds Cayman’s generosity

Governor lauds Cayman’s generosity

| 22/12/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): In her final Christmas Message to the people of the Cayman Islands as its governor, Helen Kilpatrick lauded the generosity of Caymanians. The UK’s representative commended Cayman’s support for its fellow overseas territories hit by dangerous hurricanes this season and said the  [...]

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FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

| 06/09/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): An infant died in Barbuda and at least two people died in the islands of St Barts and St Martin as a result of Irma, a catastrophic category 5 hurricane that is now passing Puerto Rico on its path of destruction through the northern Caribbean. With memories of Ivan in 2004 and Paloma in [&hel [...]

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Borders become key focus in crime fight

Borders become key focus in crime fight

| 29/06/2017 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Government is likely to be investing more cash in fighting crime at Cayman’s borders, as the security of the coastline becomes the key focus for the authorities. The rise in the number of guns on Grand Cayman in recent months means the police and other enforcement agencies are now direc [...]

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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 g [...]

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Governor confirms government of ‘National Unity’

Governor confirms government of ‘National Unity’

| 29/05/2017 | 149 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has confirmed that Alden McLaughlin, the leader of Progressives, has enough support to form a government with him at the helm and the former opposition leader, McKeeva Bush, as speaker after the two political leaders went to meet with her Monday. There [...]

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Killer and first victims named in Manchester terror attack

Killer and first victims named in Manchester terror attack

| 23/05/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): British born Salman Abedi (22) has been confirmed by the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police as the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a pop concert in the city last night, killing 22 people and wounding at least 59 others. As world leaders reacted to the terrorist attack, Ca [...]

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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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