Tag: Martyn Roper

Premier: Governor first to endorse financial sector

Premier: Governor first to endorse financial sector

| 28/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is pleased by the formal appointment by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of Martyn Roper as governor of the Cayman Islands for the next four years and described the UK’s latest representative as “helpful”. He said that since his arrival, Roper had worked closely with the Government of National […]

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Governor gets to unpack after securing 4-year post

Governor gets to unpack after securing 4-year post

| 24/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has confirmed that Martyn Roper has been officially appointed as the governor of the Cayman Islands and will now serve a four-year term. Officials said that Roper had completed a competitive recruitment process, though no details were given of that process. Roper said that he and his wife […]

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Governor heads to NY to support offshore

Governor heads to NY to support offshore

| 20/01/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper is travelling to New York Monday to join the delegation led by Premier Alden McLaughlin in an effort to promote the Cayman Islands’ financial services sector in the face of growing pressure and show his support for this important economic pillar, even though some of that pressure is coming from the […]

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Scam uses bogus governor’s social media page

Scam uses bogus governor’s social media page

| 10/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s office has issued a statement about a bogus LinkedIn account pretending to be that of Governor Martyn Roper to con people out of cash. The public is urged to watch out for messages from the account entitled “Governor at Cayman Islands”, which is wholly fabricated and is contacting people requesting contributions to […]

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Governor believes port process above board

Governor believes port process above board

| 18/12/2018 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The governor has said the government plans for a cruise berthing and cargo facility in George Town is a matter for the elected officials and he will not interfere with the current process. Martyn Roper told CNS last week that this is an economic policy issue devolved to the local government, and while he […]

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Governor sees role as bridge between UK and CIG

Governor sees role as bridge between UK and CIG

| 17/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): After just seven weeks in the job as the governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper said that he has been “impressed” from the start with the solid relationship between the Cayman and UK governments. As Britain’s new representative, he hopes to continue that close partnership and told CNS that he sees his role […]

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Three new acting judges added to bench

Three new acting judges added to bench

| 20/11/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The new Cayman Islands governor, Martyn Roper, has made his first appointments to the local bench with three new justices. Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Russell Flint QC, and Hugh Southey QC will be added to the existing panel of acting Grand Court judges who help support the growing court dockets. The Judicial and Legal Services […]

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Board created to watch over prison standards

Board created to watch over prison standards

| 07/11/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): With the help of experts from the UK, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service has introduced a new Independent Monitoring Board to oversee conditions and treatment of inmates held in custody at Cayman’s various facilities. Tasked with ensuring that prisoners and detainees are treated humanely and fairly with access to sufficient purposeful activity, the board […]

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Governor hopes BO register will be global standard

Governor hopes BO register will be global standard

| 05/11/2018 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has said he hopes the Cayman Islands will not be going it alone when it introduces a public register identifying the beneficial owners of companies and other financial entities, as the UK will be promoting this as a global standard. There are international efforts now afoot to ensure transparency in the […]

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Governor won’t intervene in marriage equality case

Governor won’t intervene in marriage equality case

| 01/11/2018 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper says he will not intervene to prevent the Cayman Islands Government from fighting the legal challenge filed by Caymanian Chantelle Day and her British fiancée, Vickie Bodden, who have been refused the right to marry by the registrar on the grounds that they are a same-sex couple. Although Roper said he […]

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Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

| 31/10/2018 | 136 Comments

(CNS): In his address in the Legislative Assembly welcoming the new governor to the Cayman Islands, House Speaker McKeeva Bush urged him to stay out of legislative business. Using what he said was a regional turn of phrase, he warned Martyn Roper that “cockroach has no business in a rooster fight”.

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