Tag: Martyn Roper

Young Caymanians representing Cayman at COP27

Young Caymanians representing Cayman at COP27

| 07/11/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): No government officials from the Cayman Islands will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt this week. Instead, three Caymanian university students, accompanied by National Trust Education Programmes Manager Cathy Childs, will be representing Cayman at this critical conference.

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Privy Council to sit in Cayman as new courts open

Privy Council to sit in Cayman as new courts open

| 24/10/2022 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The first of several new much-needed courtrooms unofficially opened last week in time to host the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which will be sitting in Grand Cayman to hear three local cases next month, the first time it has ever sat in any British Overseas Territory. It will deal with a dispute […]

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General Licence issued to protect fund investors

General Licence issued to protect fund investors

| 19/10/2022 | 10 Comments

(CNS) The governor has issued the first General Licence under the Russia Sanctions Regime for the Cayman Islands, which officials said allows multiple parties to undertake specified activities that would otherwise be prohibited by the Modified Regulations. An industry expert told CNS that, subject to certain requirements, this licence allows relevant investment funds to redeem, […]

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Ramsay-Hale to take over as chief justice

Ramsay-Hale to take over as chief justice

| 21/09/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has appointed Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale as the chief justice based on the recommendations of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC), who recently undertook the formal recruitment exercise for the job to take over when Chief Justice Sir Anthony Smellie retires next month. As head of the judiciary, the chief justice […]

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Governor ‘shocked’ by allegations against Bush

Governor ‘shocked’ by allegations against Bush

| 20/09/2022 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued a statement on Tuesday to say that McKeeva Bush should resign as speaker of the House of Parliament following his inappropriate behaviour last week at an official cocktail party. Roper said he was shocked to see social media and press reports concerning Bush’s conduct and revealed that he had urged […]

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Official mourning ends as the Queen is laid to rest

Official mourning ends as the Queen is laid to rest

| 20/09/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The people of the Cayman Islands joined others around the world to watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at home and at special community screenings across all of the districts. Official Condolence books were available for the public to sign and the community also joined in a Radio Cayman live […]

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Charles III proclaimed king across Commonwealth

Charles III proclaimed king across Commonwealth

| 12/09/2022 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Following the first public proclamation to usher in the reign of King Charles III at St James’s Palace in London on Saturday morning, Commonwealth countries and Britain’s dependencies, including the Cayman Islands, held local proclamation ceremonies on Sunday. This traditional ceremony was in days gone by the only way that subjects became aware that […]

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Ministers must agree with policy or resign

Ministers must agree with policy or resign

| 05/09/2022 | 103 Comments

(CNS): A minister who is not able to support a Cabinet decision has only one option, which is to resign, according to the Cabinet Manual made public for the first time Friday. The document was released just hours after news broke that the Central Planning Authority will appeal a court decision stemming from an internal government […]

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Over two dozen more recruits join up for CI Regiment

Over two dozen more recruits join up for CI Regiment

| 17/08/2022 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Twenty-nine men and women who joined the Cayman Islands Regiment in its third round of recruitment have completed two weeks of intense basic military skills training, including first aid, communication and navigation skills, basic water rescue as well as humanitarian and disaster relief skills. This swells the ranks of this military organisation to 110 […]

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Prison service marks progress in rehabilitation efforts

Prison service marks progress in rehabilitation efforts

| 14/07/2022 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has been criticised for many years for its revolving door, partly due to a fundamental lack of investment in proper rehabilitation programmes. However, recent steps to change that include a partnership with the University of the West Indies to deliver education and skills training to inmates.

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Website launched to open up police commission

Website launched to open up police commission

| 06/07/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the launch of the new Police Service Commission (PSC) website will offer accessibility and transparency for the public on the new commission, which was established last year to manage the hiring and firing of senior police officers, as well as the good governance of the RCIPS. The commission had its first […]

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