Tag: Martyn Roper

Roper: Isolation breaches complex but system works

Roper: Isolation breaches complex but system works

| 05/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Some of the quarantine and isolation breaches that are being investigated by the RCIPS “are quite complex” as people’s situations are very different, Governor Martyn Roper said during Thursday’s press briefing. He asked for people to be patient and have faith in the system, and that where there is evidence of a breach, people […]

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Pre-tests fail to keep COVID-19 out

Pre-tests fail to keep COVID-19 out

| 30/01/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said they are unable to say whether or not the three positive cases of the coronavirus among test results released Friday were incoming travellers or those at the end of their quarantine. However, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has previously said that the majority of positive results are for […]

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BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

| 18/01/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Gus Jaspert, the outgoing governor of the British Virgin Islands, has opened a commission of inquiry into allegations in the territory of significant political corruption, major governance issues and even accusations of criminal gangs infiltrating the elected and administrative branches. In a press release from the Cayman Islands governor’s office, officials said the seizure […]

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Rookie coastguard officers begin training

Rookie coastguard officers begin training

| 12/01/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Six women and ten men began training this week for the most recent arm of Cayman’s ever-growing uniform branches of government. The Cayman Islands Coast Guard started its first ever recruit programme following a summer recruitment drive, which whittled down 300 Caymanian applicants to the 16 who have now begun this eight-week training course. […]

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Island-wide vaccine plan begins

Island-wide vaccine plan begins

| 07/01/2021 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The over 70s, healthcare workers, front-line staff dealing with travellers and those with significant pre-existing conditions are being invited to attend the HSA Flu Clinic on Friday and district health facilities across all three islands from Monday, as the official vaccination plan gets underway. Several healthcare workers have already been vaccinated, along with government […]

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More gongs for COVID-related work

More gongs for COVID-related work

| 31/12/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Another eight travellers have tested positive for COVID-19, two of whom are symptomatic, in the final batch of 392 test results for 2020, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has confirmed. Meanwhile, Governor Martyn Roper has announced the award of another 26 Certificates and Badges of Honour for outstanding COVID-19 related work.

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Governor’s role is to support, not interfere

Governor’s role is to support, not interfere

| 16/12/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s role in the Cayman Islands is to support institutions and ensure a system of good governance but not to interfere directly with devolved issues. With public confusion over why he stepped in to impose the Civil Partnership Law but hasn’t said anything about other topical and significant issues, Governor Martyn Roper told […]

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‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

| 14/12/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued election writs to 19 returning officers across Grand Cayman last week, firing the metaphorical starting gun for the May 2021 General Election. There are still five months to go before Cayman goes to the polls but this administrative step on the road to voting for MPs for the firs time, […]

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1000s of COVID vaccines expected here in January

1000s of COVID vaccines expected here in January

| 10/12/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): The arrival of several thousand vaccines in the first week of January will trigger stage one of Cayman’s COVID-19 national vaccination programme. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the shot will pave the way towards further reopening of the borders by March. But worried that public fears may impact uptake, he said that despi,te not being […]

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Roper: Use of power was rare exception

Roper: Use of power was rare exception

| 08/12/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the recent use of his direct powers to pass the Civil Partnership Law was “exceptional and rare” and not a sign the UK was about to get more involved with local affairs. Delivering an innocuous throne speech on Friday, ahead of a new parliament that will be prorogued before the […]

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Hew: No plan to ban petrol cars

Hew: No plan to ban petrol cars

| 24/11/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for energy and infrastructure has said the current administration has no plans or even a long-term target date for when Cayman might ban the importation of petrol powered vehicles. Joey Hew said it was “too early to go down that road”, depending instead on duty cuts to persuade people to switch, […]

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