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The UK hopes to play a bigger role in driving global action on climate change in a development that has implications for Cayman, Governor Martyn Roper has said.
An application has been filed in the Cayman Islands Civil Registry for a judicial review into Governor Martyn Roper's use of his emergency powers in September to assent to the Civil Partnership Law, which legalised same-sex unions in Cayman.
Developments in rapid testing and progress on vaccine research provide reasons for hope amid the gloom as England goes into a second national lockdown, Governor Martyn Roper said this week.
British Airways flights for the upcoming holiday season could increase in frequency, Governor Martyn Roper has said.
Governor Martyn Roper joins the Cayman Compass in studio for the premier edition of the Resh Hour, with Reshma Ragoonath.
Debate over LGBTQ rights in the Cayman Islands has reached a boiling point on social media, with comments and accusations turning vitriolic at times. Governor Martyn Roper weighed in on the increasingly tense issue, calling on all members of the community to think twice about what they publish online.
Independent opposition member Ezzard Miller has said the planned legal challenge against the governor’s use of his reserved powers to enact the Civil Partnership Law is an 'exercise in futility'.
Premier Alden McLaughlin said he is "utterly humiliated" that the failure of local lawmakers to pass legislation on same-sex unions has forced the UK's hand when it comes to the Civil Partnership Law.
Governor Martyn Roper has assented to the Civil Partnership Law, making same-sex partnerships legal in the Cayman Islands.
Local legislators’ failure to reach agreement on the Domestic Partnership Bill has given the United Kingdom “pause to reflect” on the removal of Section 81 from the Cayman Islands Constitution, Governor Martyn Roper has said.
For Norlan Jimenez Gutierrez, life is beginning to return to normal, as one of 60 Nicaraguans who were on a recent repatriation flight from Cayman.
Governor Martyn Roper next week will be finalising changes to the Domestic Partnership Bill, which he intends to rename the Civil Partnership Bill following feedback from the public during the ongoing consultation period.
Head of the Governor’s Office Matthew Forbes is set to depart Cayman next week, bringing an end to his four-year posting.
The first platoon of reservists for the Cayman Islands Regiment officially graduated on Sunday.
Reservists with the Cayman Regiment reservists put their training to the test this week as they ran through a mock hurricane exercise, together with aerial support from the RCIPS Air Operations Unit.
A police investigation into a so-called ‘viral voice note’ by businessman Mario Rankin, including false allegations about the Governor has been dropped.
Opposition Leader Arden McLean has written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over the governor’s decision to press ahead with the Domestic Partnership Bill.
Governor Martyn Roper has made good on his promise to move forward with the Domestic Partnership Bill, publishing on Monday an amended version of the legislation together with 11 accompanying legislative amendments.
The exact salaries of Cayman Islands legislators and high-ranking government officials remains unknown, but the public can approximate the earnings of elected leaders through recently released data.
Opposition Leader Arden McLean has requested copies of emails between Governor Martyn Roper and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office following the governor's announced plans to push through the recently defeated Domestic Partnership Bill.
Governor Martyn Roper will use his powers under section 81 of the constitution to assent to the recently defeated Domestic Partnership Bill and expects the law to be enacted by the beginning of next month, according to a statement released by the Governor's Office.
The Cayman Islands government has sold 50,000 of its COVID-19 test kits to an international charity for use in Zimbabwe. The ELMA Relief Foundation paid...
Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper expressed disappointment at the defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill in the Legislative Assembly today, declaring it a "sad...
Cayman’s first batch of Regiment officers entered their final leg of training at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst this week.
A second British Airways flight to Manila, Philippines, is set to depart Grand Cayman on 28 July, according to Governor Martyn Roper's social media pages.
The streak of no new COVID-19 cases continues as Medical Officer for Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported 437 negative results Friday, according to a Government Information Services press release.
It was a bittersweet moment for many of the 270 Indian nationals as they left Grand Cayman Friday on the first Indian airbridge flight organized by the Governor’s Office and Cayman Islands government.
For the last two weeks, the Tailored Air Group aboard UK Naval ship RFA Argus has been providing air cover in the absence of the Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopters and last week they took Governor Martyn Roper, Governor's Office Policy Officer Simone Eade and Cayman Compass journalist Reshma Ragoonath on a flyover of Grand Cayman.
Governor Martyn Roper has made a final push for more Caymanians to sign up for the new Cayman Islands Regiment.
UK Naval ship RFA Argus and its aviation team are ending their tour in Cayman and are now heading to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The deadline to apply to join the Cayman Islands Regiment is this Sunday, and Governor Martyn Roper is calling for more Caymanians to sign up for the new defence agency.
The Governor’s Office believes it has made a breakthrough that could allow hundreds of stranded Indian nationals to return to their home country in early July.
Royal Navy officers from RFA Argus sprang into action Thursday as officers initiated a medical evacuation scenario as they executed a mock response exercise at the scenic Colliers Beach in East End.
Under the fruit trees, Governor Martyn Roper on Monday sat and listened to the stories of hardship and despair among Cayman’s Nicaraguan community. The governor told the group of stranded worker, who have been without income for ten weeks, that he is doing his best to arrange an evacuation flight despite the country's borders being closed.
Recruitment for the Cayman Regiment is underway and the Governor’s Office has said the community has already responded positively to the drive to fill the 50 posts for the new entity.
The West Bay community came out to celebrate resident Florie Hulda Ebanks as she marked her 103rd birthday on Thursday.
There were no new COVID-19 cases to report among the 494 tests results released by Chief Medical Officer John Lee on Wednesday, leaving Cayman’s total number of confirmed cases at 111.
Cayman's COVID-19 tally increases to 111 as 17 new positive results were reported Tuesday by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported at government's coronavirus press conference.
Recruitment for Cayman's defence regiment is set to resume, Governor Martyn Roper announced Wednesday.
Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that testing himself and his Cabinet for COVID-19 is "not a priority” right now.
Government remains hopeful that the phased reopening of the economy can continue despite a handful of frontline workers testing positive for the coronavirus in the latest screening.
Governor Martyn Roper has tested negative for COVID-19, he said on Monday.
Governor Martyn Roper said Sunday that Cayman’s transition into Level 3 of government's COVID-19-suppression plan is still on track despite the announcement Friday night of three positive cases of the virus at Kirk Market.
Cayman’s borders could remain closed at least until September if Cabinet assents to a new paper heading its way.
Premier Alden McLaughlin said he expects changes to Pension Law to take effect this week.
Governor Martyn Roper has said Cayman’s hands remain tied when it comes to assisting many unemployed foreign workers, especially Indian nationals who are seeking a route back to their home country.
Four foreign nationals were released from Northward prison by Governor Martyn Roper and deported on Friday, in an effort to reduce crowding at the men’s prison and alleviate COVID-19 risk.
It’s official, the Easter Bunny has been declared an essential worker and is now exempted from Cayman’s curfew hours.
The Cayman Islands has six new cases of the coronavirus, including four students who had been quarantined at a local hotel, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced today at the daily COVID-19 briefing.
A British Airways flights from London arrived at Grand Cayman’s airport Monday afternoon, carrying 58 Caymanian students and other residents, who will be quarantined for 14 days in a government-mandated facility.
Premier Alden McLaughlin has apologised to Governor Martyn Roper following what he termed a “disgusting behaviour” in an audio note which was circulated on social media over the weekend.
A police investigation has been launched into what Governor Martyn Roper called a “fake news attack”, alleging that his wife Lissie was travelling on Tuesday’s British Airways flight.
The Cayman Islands has six new cases of coronavirus, including the first reported case on Cayman Brac, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced Saturday at the government’s daily briefing.
Government has secured a private aircraft to deliver 200, 000 COVID-19 testing kits from South Korea, Governor Martyn Roper has said.
A message from Governor Martyn Roper
Governor Martyn Roper has expressed “serious concerns” that members of the community are actively trying to find out who are Cayman’s positive COVID-19 patients and where they live.
Recruitment plans for the development of Cayman’s regiment has been paused, according to Governor Martyn Roper.
Cayman’s rapidly dwindling supply of COVID-19 testing material is set to get a double boost this week with two consignments scheduled to hit local shores in the coming days.
La situación del coronavirus en las Islas Caimán sigue evolucionando todos los días. El gobierno de Caimán ha empezado a dar conferencias de prensa todos los días, lunes a viernes, para dar actualizaciones del virus y las normativas del territorio.
Thousands of expatriate workers have lost their jobs and may be stuck in Cayman as many countries close off their gateways back home.
Los aeropuertos de las Islas Caimán cerrarán para los vuelos internacionales durante tres semanas en un esfuerzo para frenar la propagación del coronavirus. Los vuelos domésticos serán restringidos a viajes esenciales y con efecto inmediato, cualquier persona que llegue a las islas deberá aislarse durante 14 días.
Cayman stepped in to help passengers stranded on the MS Braemar cruise ship that has been trying to dock for days.
Cayman’s British Overseas Territories passports are getting a new look, in the wake of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Some of the responsibility for helping Cayman prepare for the impacts of climate change falls to the UK. Governor Martyn Roper answered questions from the Cayman Compass about what his office is doing to help.
Governor Martyn Roper has expressed concern over allegations of an assault on a female bar manager levelled against House Speaker McKeeva Bush.
The UK formalised its fractious divorce from the European Union at the end of January. The two parties now have until the end of the year to negotiate a new trade deal. The message to Cayman Islands residents has been a very British, ‘keep calm and carry on’.
Undeterred by the earthquake that hit Cayman the day before, Governor Martyn Roper hosted a reception Wednesday evening to mark the end of Support Our Youth Month, which is organised annually by the Cayman Islands Youth Development Consortium.
Hazard Management CI officials have urged Cayman Island residents to prepare accordingly for aftershocks.
Governor Martyn Roper and his wife Elisabeth didn’t let a downpour of rain stop a carolling show on the lawn of the Government House last week.
West Bay seniors were celebrated at the annual Christmas party, hosted by House Speaker McKeeva Bush and the West Bay West Enhancement Council at the Leo Ebanks Children's Playground on Ebanks Road.
The creation of Cayman’s new regiment has moved to the next phase as the National Security Council gave the green light to form an...
It has been a busy period for UK and Cayman relations. Cayman Compass reporter James Whittaker caught up with Governor Martyn Roper about plans for a new regiment, rights for same-sex couples, constitutional change and his recent visit to Buckingham Palace.
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