Tag: Matthew Forbes

Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

| 10/06/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, and Eric Bush, the chief officer in the new ministry for International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs, led a delegation to Hong Kong last week to meet with officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to agree plans for the opening of the […]

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FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

| 02/08/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Two letters sent to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller in response to his correspondence confirm the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s decision to remain silent on the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury until the internal probe into allegations against him are concluded. One of letters released Thursday was from the overseas territories minister, Lord Ahmad of […]

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Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

| 30/07/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has raised a number of concerns about the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury and the integrity of the Foreign Office investigation into complaints about him. Ezzard Miller has written to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the FCO’s overseas territories minister, and sent a memo to Acting Governor Franz Manderson questioning the claimed […]

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Choudhury probe fair, says governor’s office

Choudhury probe fair, says governor’s office

| 26/07/2018 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The head of the governor’s office, Matthew Forbes, and Acting Governor Franz Manderson circulated a letter to the media on Thursday confirming the continued silence of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the investigation into complaints made against Governor Anwar Choudhury, who has been suspended from the job. Claiming that the FCO has “robust […]

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CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

| 17/01/2018 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Executive Assistant Director Todd Owen signed a deal at the government building in George Town yesterday to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at Miami airport for US visitors coming to Cayman. The aim is to enable air passengers to clear the […]

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RCIPS assists devastated BVI and TCI

RCIPS assists devastated BVI and TCI

| 10/09/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS chopper has been sent to the Turks and Caicos Islands and 16 Cayman Islands officers are now in the British Virgin Islands to help those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. According to the RCIPS, the deployment of cops to the BVI was in response to an urgent request yesterday for policing […]

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Governor’s chief opens asylum training for immigration

Governor’s chief opens asylum training for immigration

| 05/04/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, opened a two-week intensive training course on asylum and immigration, Monday, for 20 immigration officers, officials said in a release. The course was developed by UK Visas and Immigration, working in partnership with the local home affairs ministry to make it relevant to Cayman, said Acting […]

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UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

| 20/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In the midst of huge political changes in the UK and its Foreign Office, and with British territories facing an uncertain future, a new face has arrived in Cayman to head up the governor’s office. But Matthew Forbes is a considerably more senior civil servant than those who are usually sent to fill what […]

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