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One year on: Civil Partnership advocates want more

While local couples, both same-sex and heterosexual, have been making use of the Civil Partnership Act, LGBTQ+ advocates here say it still falls short of offering the protection needed to be on a par with marriage.

Cayman’s Delta variant cases came in from Miami

Cayman's first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant came in from Miami, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

Cayman marks one year without COVID community transmission

As the Cayman Islands marked one year without local transmission of the COVID-19 virus on Sunday local health officials have continued their call for vaccination to keep the community safe.

Police to increase armed patrols, offer of $50,000 reward in response to multiple shootings

Cayman's National Security Council has authorised several initiatives in response to this morning's shooting in George Town including an increase in armed patrols in high incident areas and at liquor-licensed premises.

Premier calls emergency briefing following George Town shooting

Premier Wayne Panton has said he has requested an emergency briefing with all Members of Parliament and the Commissioner of Police following Friday morning's shooting which left one dead and five others in hospital.

Fewer than 200 get first jab since vaccine supplies replenished

Governor Martyn Roper has joined the growing chorus of concerned voices as numbers continue to drop in Cayman's national vaccination programme.

Cayman’s ‘opaque’ election campaign financing rules flagged

The 'Election Expert Mission' from the British Islands and the Mediterranean Region has identified the lack of transparency in election campaign financing as one of the key areas for growth highlighted by their report, made public on Friday.

Governor reassures LGBTQ community over civil partnership rights

Governor Martyn Roper has said if the legal challenge over of the use of his special reserve powers in enacting the Civil Partnership Law succeeds that is not the end of the matter.

Fresh vaccine supply set to arrive on BA flight

Cayman is set to receive 11,700 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines on Wednesday's British Airways flight, Governor Martyn Roper has confirmed.

Hundreds turn out for Queen’s birthday celebrations

Score of onlookers, from babes in arms to ladies dressed in full finery, converged on West Bay Road Monday afternoon to witness the annual official celebrations to mark the Queen's Birthday.

High-tech eye in the sky: Cayman chopper among most advanced in the region

When Cayman’s second helicopter returns next month, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit will boast of being the most advanced in the region with the latest modifications to its helicopter fleet which will be especially useful as the hurricane season stretches on.

Cayman begins genome sequencing to determine strains of COVID

The Health Services Authority has commenced genome sequencing of local COVID-19 cases making Cayman the first in the region, outside of the Caribbean Public Health Agency, to conduct such testing, Governor Martyn Roper has said.

Cayman hits 70% vaccination rate

As of today, 3 June, 45,195 people in Cayman (70% of an estimated population of 65,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the daily update from the Ministry of Health.

Roper: Give gov’t time on reopening plan

Governor Martyn Roper has said while the recent uptick in vaccinations will take Cayman closer to the goal of reopening borders, it will still take more public support to make it happen.

The Resh Hour with Governor Martyn Roper

Governor Martyn Roper discuss Cayman's vaccine uptake, the border reopening plans and more on The Resh Hour.

DPP Patrick Moran resigns

Cayman's Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran has resigned from his post, Governor Martyn Roper confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

Leader of the Opposition adds his voice to vaccination push

Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart is encouraging everyone across Cayman who has not yet been vaccinated to do so "as soon as possible". In...

Parliamentary secretaries receive instruments of office

Government’s three parliamentary secretaries received their instruments of office for their appointment on Tuesday, from Governor Martyn Roper at his office in the Government Administration Building (GAB).

Governor: ‘Urgent review’ needed of online harassment of MPs

Governor Martyn Roper has said he has asked Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to conduct an 'urgent review' of online harassment aimed at elected representatives seeking to work through formation of a coalition government.

Cayman holds moment of silence for Duke of Edinburgh

Cayman fell silent at 9am on Saturday, as a mark of respect for the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to coincide with the official funeral, which took place at Windsor Castle.

Governor: Panton only candidate to claim government so far

Governor Martyn Roper said Friday he has yet to receive any further representations from any group seeking to form a government since his meeting with Wayne Panton on Thursday.

Cayman mourns Prince Philip’s passing

Tributes poured in from Cayman and around the world following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away Friday at Windsor Castle.

50 apply for domestic election observer spots

A total of 50 people have, so far, applied to be domestic election observers for the 14 April general elections, Governor Martyn Roper has...

Domestic election watchers sought as COVID-19 blocks international observers

Governor Martyn Roper confirmed Tuesday that there will be no international election observers coming to Cayman to oversee the 2021 general elections.

Election writs issued

Governor Martyn Roper has issued updated election writs to the 19 returning officers who will be charged with conducting Cayman's general election on 14 April.

Judge denies withholding judicial review documents from public

Grand Court Judge Richard Williams has denied instructing court staff to withhold from the public documents relating to a judicial review of Governor Martyn Roper's use of his constitutionally granted reserve powers.

2020 in Photos

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Governor: 26 more ‘COVID-19 heroes’ honoured in New Year list

Governor Martyn Roper has announced that New Year awards will be bestowed on 26 people for their efforts in helping to keep Cayman safe from COVID-19.

Roper: Santa cleared to land in Cayman

The green light has been given for Santa Claus to touch down in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper confirmed Wednesday evening.

Governor issues election writs to returning officers

In the latest step in preparing for the May 2021 general election, Governor Martyn Roper on Wednesday issued writs to 19 returning officers.

Proposed UK Overseas Territories MP bill a no-go

Governor Martyn Roper has said the UK government has no intention of taking forward a proposed draft legislation that would give Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies representation in the British Parliament.

Anglin seeks judicial review of governor’s emergency powers use

Kattina Anglin has been granted legal aid as she seeks a judicial review of Governor Martyn Roper's decision to assent to the Civil Partnership Law, calling the move an unlawful and irrational use of his emergency powers.

Roper releases UK instructions on Domestic Partnership Bill

Governor Martyn Roper has made public instructions issued by UK Overseas Territories Minister Baroness Elizabeth Sugg approving use of his reserved powers to push ahead with the Domestic Partnership Bill.

Explainer: How the governor can assent to the Domestic Partnership Bill

Governor Martyn Roper is using his powers under Section 81 of the Constitution to assent to the recently defeated Domestic Partnership Bill. Section 81 details the governor’s reserved power.

Nicaraguan borders remain closed, but some nationals allowed in

Stranded Nicaraguan residents in Cayman are hopeful they may be able to return home soon, as their government has begun accepting a select few of its residents back across its border.

Howell: Elections Office gears up for 2021 polls

Although the 2021 general election is almost a year away, elections officials are already figuring out how voting will take place if the COVID-19...

General election date set for 26 May 2021

The Governor’s Office confirmed Friday that the Cayman Islands general election will be held on 26 May next year.

Eden takes aim at Governor’s Throne Speech comments

Savannah MLA Anthony Eden defended fellow legislators Monday as he rejected comments made by Governor Martyn Roper in his Throne Speech.

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