Tag: Martyn Roper

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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Panton calls for meeting with CoP

Panton calls for meeting with CoP

| 09/07/2021 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has asked Governor Martyn Roper to invite members of Parliament to an emergency meeting with Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to brief them on the recent spate of gun violence on Grand Cayman. The shootings began last month and in the space a week escalated to two murders and eight other people […]

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Governor tells LGBTs civil partnerships are safe

Governor tells LGBTs civil partnerships are safe

| 21/06/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): As Colours Caribbean celebrated its first anniversary this weekend advocating for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, members welcomed the support of Governor Martyn Roper in a key note speech at the event. Roper told the community that as well as backing their efforts to fight for justice and equality, he believed the […]

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Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

| 16/06/2021 | 295 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced a reduction in the quarantine time from ten days down to five for people who have had an approved, verifiable COVID-19 vaccine, starting next week. The requirement for a pre-arrival negative coronavirus PCR test has been reinstated but travellers no longer need to get tested upon arrival at the airport.

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Cayman stuck at UK’s amber light

Cayman stuck at UK’s amber light

| 03/06/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has been left on the amber list in the UK’s travel traffic light rating system, implying that people from the UK should only be traveling here in the case of emergency, even though there has not been a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Cayman for over a year and […]

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Queen’s birthday parade moves to WB road

Queen’s birthday parade moves to WB road

| 31/05/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The traditional official 95th birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II will move to the West Bay Road this year and be concentrated all around Government House, the official residence of the Cayman Islands Governor, instead of the House of Parliament. Officials have confirmed that on Monday, 14 June, the Cayman Islands’ uniformed services will […]

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Cayman rated amber on UK traffic light entry system

Cayman rated amber on UK traffic light entry system

| 07/05/2021 | 152 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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