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Tag: Helen Kilpatrick

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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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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