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Premier Alden McLaughlin said he is looking forward to working with the island’s new governor Martyn Roper after the pair spoke for the first time via video conference Tuesday.
Incoming governor Martyn Roper could be the last head of state in the Cayman Islands to be unilaterally appointed by the U.K., if the islands’ government gets its way.
Perhaps the third time will be the proverbial charm. In recent months, Cayman has had two short-term governors – Governor Anwar Choudhury (who was summarily recalled to England under still-secret circumstances) and Acting Governor Franz Manderson (the local favorite for the full-time appointment). Now Martyn Keith Roper will soon take up the Governor’s post full time.
Career diplomat Martyn Roper said he was delighted to be appointed as the next governor of the Cayman Islands and determined to “listen and learn” from the people of the islands.
Career diplomat Martyn Roper has been appointed as the Cayman Islands' new governor. He will arrive on the island later this month to replace Anwar Choudhury, who was removed from the role after an investigation into complaints about his conduct.
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