Tag: Martyn Roper

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

| 20/06/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): As concern mounts that the decision to verify every signature and effectively redo the entire petition for a people-initiated referendum on the port, Governor Martyn Roper has given his backing to the process. But campaigners behind the initiative, who say there is no legal basis for this ‘do-over’, are worried that it is an […]

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Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

| 07/06/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has reassured the organisers behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing proposal that the process will be fair, according to one of the people present. Mario Rankin told CNS that when he and several others from CPR Cayman met with the governor Friday, he had said that […]

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Cruise activists to meet governor

Cruise activists to meet governor

| 06/06/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers behind the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the question of whether or not the Cayman people support government’s plans for a cruise berthing facility in George Town will meet the governor tomorrow, ahead of submitting the more than 5,500 signatures to the Elections Office. Activists said that they will now take the […]

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Politicians no-shows at anti-corruption event

Politicians no-shows at anti-corruption event

| 03/06/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): No elected ministers, government backbench or even opposition MLAs were in attendance for the opening of a regional Commonwealth anti-corruption seminar on Monday, even though invitations were sent to all 19 members. While the governor and senior civil servants attended the opening with guest speaker Baroness Scotland, there was not a single politician in […]

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Regional top cops meet to coordinate crime fight

Regional top cops meet to coordinate crime fight

| 22/05/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is hosting the 34th annual Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Conference this week with a focus on cyber crime. The event, which is being held at the Marriott and was opened by Governor Martyn Roper on Tuesday, is aimed at fostering more collaboration between regional police services to tackle modern […]

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Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

| 21/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): After posting a graph depicting the many nationalities of the recording-breaking number of work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper, who described it as a demonstration of Cayman’s cultural diversity, has offered to meet local people frustrated by their lack of opportunity. A freedom of information response revealed that while many […]

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MK: Cruise images not approved design

MK: Cruise images not approved design

| 16/05/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has described the latest leaked images that were posted by CNS and circulated on social media this week as “examples of concept drawings” and not a final approved design for the cruise berthing project. In a short statement the minister said the images were not for construction but “are necessary […]

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Press needs protection in ‘fake news’ world

Press needs protection in ‘fake news’ world

| 03/05/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights, said António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations in his message on World Press Freedom Day, which this year is focusing on the relationship between the press and democracy. Here at Cayman News Service we have noticed a decline in […]

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Governor backs equal marriage rights

Governor backs equal marriage rights

| 01/04/2019 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has urged the community to show “tolerance and respect” to those holding opposing views in the wake of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s landmark ruling on Friday legalising same-sex marriage in Cayman. The UK’s  representative made it clear that he supports marriage equality and the independence of the local judiciary. Over the […]

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DoE Director welcomes governor’s support

DoE Director welcomes governor’s support

| 25/03/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment’s director welcomed the support offered to her team’s work by Governor Martyn Roper when he visited the department Friday, accompanied by political leaders and senior civil servants. Gina Ebanks-Petrie said the DoE was glad to have the opportunity to tell the governor a “bit more about the work we do […]

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Premier: Governor first to endorse financial sector

Premier: Governor first to endorse financial sector

| 28/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is pleased by the formal appointment by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of Martyn Roper as governor of the Cayman Islands for the next four years and described the UK’s latest representative as “helpful”. He said that since his arrival, Roper had worked closely with the Government of National […]

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