Tag: Martyn Roper

Cayman rated amber on UK traffic light entry system

Cayman rated amber on UK traffic light entry system

| 07/05/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Hopes for Caymanians travelling to the UK that they would not be required to quarantine on arrival have been dashed after the Cayman Islands has been given an amber rating under Britain’s new traffic light rating system which assesses countries as red, amber and green (RAG) for inbound travel. The Governor’s Office said it […]

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UK willing to help Cayman address climate issues

UK willing to help Cayman address climate issues

| 22/04/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has said the United Kingdom is open to helping the new government on issues relating to climate change. As he gave his address congratulating the newly sworn members of Parliament on Wednesday, he noted that the environment was a key issue on the campaign trail this year for voters and candidates. […]

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Parliament to meet after Panton confirms new PACT

Parliament to meet after Panton confirms new PACT

| 20/04/2021 | 118 Comments

(CNS) Premier Designate Wayne Panton submitted a revised letter of support to Governor Martyn Roper on Tuesday, triggering a proclamation for Parliament to meet on Wednesday at 3pm. The governor’s proclamation has been gazetted outlining the meeting where all 19 members elect will be sworn in. The vote for premier, speaker and deputy speaker will […]

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Gov faces backlash on bullying allegation as protests roll on

Gov faces backlash on bullying allegation as protests roll on

| 20/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Many voters across Grand Cayman have expressed anger at the governor’s statement issued on Monday, which was described as undermining their right to protest and express their wishes clearly to the 19 elected MPs. Most activists groups were outraged by Martyn Roper’s suggestions they were inciting or causing violence by lobbying people they had […]

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Roper directs CoP to investigate post-election ‘bullying’

Roper directs CoP to investigate post-election ‘bullying’

| 19/04/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS) Governor Martyn Roper weighed in on the political fight Monday when he revealed that he had asked the police commissioner to conduct an “urgent review” into what he said was bullying content on social media to “see if it breaks our laws” and “to monitor this matter very closely”. Roper said that he was […]

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McTaggart fails to confirm deal with Roper

McTaggart fails to confirm deal with Roper

| 16/04/2021 | 95 Comments

(CNS): While Roy McTaggart claimed late last night that the PPM-Alliance has broken Wayne Panton’s PACT, he has yet to confirm that with Governor Martin Roper. McTaggart has also failed to indicate who his alliance has agreed will be speaker. To keep his working majority he will need to nominate an external speaker, as Panton […]

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Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

| 10/03/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that over 91% of the over 60s have now been vaccinated and as a result the COVID-19 regulations will be changed later this month to reduce the mandatory quarantine period to ten days for travellers who have been vaccinated and produce the necessary negative test result. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the […]

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Cop oversight body to meet for first time

Cop oversight body to meet for first time

| 04/03/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The new body which is being billed as an independent oversight authority for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will meet for the first time on Friday, under the chairmanship of Governor Martyn Roper. The Police Service Commission was created under the recent constitutional amendments and officials said it will be responsible for the […]

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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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