Tag: Martyn Roper

JGHS campus opens 15 years after work started

JGHS campus opens 15 years after work started

| 27/03/2023 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The New John Gray High School (JGHS) campus officially opened on Monday, 20 March, some 15 years after construction began in 2008. The state-of-the-art school was besieged with delays triggered by disputes with both the original general contractor and sub-contractors, as well as the government’s financial problems due to the economic crash. But after […]

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Saunders fired over staff harassment, says Panton

Saunders fired over staff harassment, says Panton

| 27/03/2023 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said he fired Chris Saunders MP (BTW) because of his conduct in relation to civil servants working with him and not because of a row between the former deputy premier and Governor Martyn Roper amid allegations of racism. CNS has learned that several public sector workers in Saunders’ offices are […]

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Sol owners want $500k donation spent on security

Sol owners want $500k donation spent on security

| 16/03/2023 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Simpson Group, the owners of Sol, one of the two suppliers of fuel to the Cayman Islands, has pledged to make a donation of US$1 million to the R3 Cayman Foundation, created by Ken Dart, and is asking that half the money is spent on national security projects. Sol MD David Simpson said […]

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Ministry presses on with Cayman office in US

Ministry presses on with Cayman office in US

| 31/01/2023 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The financial services ministry opened a government office in Washington, DC last week, which will be headed up by Cayman’s representative to the US and Canada, Chris Duggan. According to a press release, the PACT Government intends to open two more overseas offices, one in Europe and another in Asia, despite the controversy over these offices after […]

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Swim champ gets royal badge in NY Honours list

Swim champ gets royal badge in NY Honours list

| 03/01/2023 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said that Jordan Crooks (20), who made Cayman Islands history last month when he became the Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle World Champion, was “a much deserved late addition” to the New Year Honours list when he was awarded the King’s Certificate and Badge of Honour “for world-class achievement in swimming”. Crooks […]

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CI$100k reward offered for help catching robbers

CI$100k reward offered for help catching robbers

| 18/12/2022 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Government has added CI$75,000 to a CrimeStoppers reward of $25,000 posted for information to help police catch and convict the people behind the unprecedented spike in robberies this year. Following a meeting between all MPs and the police commissioner on Friday, the governor, premier, and opposition leader issued a joint statement where they said […]

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British ambassador to succeed Roper

British ambassador to succeed Roper

| 09/12/2022 | 55 Comments

(CNS)): Jane Owen (59), a career diplomat, has been appointed as the Cayman Islands’ next governor when Martyn Roper leaves next year. Owen, who will be Cayman’s second woman in the job, will be coming from her current post as the British ambassador for Switzerland and the non-resident ambassador to the neighbouring principality of Liechtenstein. […]

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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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