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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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