Tag: Martyn Roper

Governor lauds management of COVID-19

Governor lauds management of COVID-19

| 26/11/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The governor praised the PACT Government for its management over the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, as he delivered a short Throne Speech to Parliament on Friday. Martyn Roper said that his third such speech, just like his first two, would not be a traditional Throne Speech setting out the government’s agenda, […]

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Cayman gets extra holiday for Queen’s 70th Jubilee

Cayman gets extra holiday for Queen’s 70th Jubilee

| 26/11/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Residents in the Cayman Islands will get an additional holiday next year to mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. With numerous celebrations planned for the British monarch’s Platinum Jubilee, Cabinet has agreed to add Friday, 3 June 2022, as a public holiday over the Queen’s official birthday weekend, as well as Monday, […]

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Gov touts merits of UK unis after loan extension

Gov touts merits of UK unis after loan extension

| 24/11/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper encouraged Caymanian students to apply for British universities, as he announced that students from the overseas territories planning to study in England in the 2022 to 2023 academic year will be eligible for tuition fee loans. This loan offer does not appear to apply to students at colleges in Scotland, Wales […]

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Ebanks leads Cayman at JMC in London

Ebanks leads Cayman at JMC in London

| 16/11/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Andre Ebanks is heading the Cayman Islands delegation at this year’s Joint Ministerial Council between the UK overseas territories and the UK government, which is now underway in London. The premier opted to miss out on the JMC in order to attend COP26 in Scotland earlier this month, leaving Ebanks to […]

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Roper: Cayman taking different approach than UK

Roper: Cayman taking different approach than UK

| 25/10/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has sought to reassure the community that the Cayman Islands Government is taking a very different approach to the one taken by the UK when it comes to opening up to tourists and dropping quarantine requirements for vaccinated guests in the face of the pandemic. While officials managing the plans surrounding […]

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Governor backs work permit vaccine mandate

Governor backs work permit vaccine mandate

| 06/10/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has offered his support for the bills that will see work permit holders required to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to keep working in Cayman or take up a new position here. In a statement released by his office Wednesday, Roper said he was aware that the issue was […]

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CIG to consult UK officials on opening plan

CIG to consult UK officials on opening plan

| 13/09/2021 | 146 Comments

(CNS): Government has a difficult decision to make about possible changes to the current quarantine regime in the Cayman Islands and whether to stick to the plan to lift the five-day isolation period for fully verifiably vaccinated visitors and travellers next month, Governor Martyn Roper said on Friday. As a result, he said, Cabinet and […]

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CIG waits for UK advice on COVID booster shots

CIG waits for UK advice on COVID booster shots

| 27/08/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has indicated that it will be guided by research underway in the UK when it comes to decisions regarding the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Officials have said that the public health authorities in England are expecting a report on the Pfizer booster shots in just over a week, […]

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Panton: Cayman all the better for its LGBTQ people

Panton: Cayman all the better for its LGBTQ people

| 02/08/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): At the first Cayman Pride Parade on Saturday, Premier Wayne Panton stressed the importance of equality and inclusion, as he became the first leader of the Cayman Islands to offer his public and wholehearted support to the LGBTQ community. Panton said it was an “incredible day”, not just for them but for the whole […]

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Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

| 23/07/2021 | 178 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton and Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart met to record a conversation Friday, as they delivered a clear and unified message that the only way to keep the Cayman Islands safe was for everyone that can be to get fully vaccinated. Putting aside the recent political differences over national vaccination rate […]

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Police arrest one and step up armed patrols

Police arrest one and step up armed patrols

| 09/07/2021 | 121 Comments

(CNS): Police conducted an operation in Prospect Friday afternoon and arrested a 35-year old man from George Town on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with home invasion on Adonis Drive, West Bay, last month where a man was shot. Police have confirmed that no shots were fired, despite reports of this being widely circulated […]

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