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Head of Governor’s Office leaving Cayman

Head of the Governor’s Office Matthew Forbes is set to depart Cayman next week, bringing an end to his four-year posting.

Mixed emotions as 270 Indian nationals depart Cayman

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.

Breakthrough on evacuation flight for stranded Indian community

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.

Hurricane COVID: Cayman prepares for a storm season like no other

With the 1 June start of hurricane season just two weeks away, emergency planners must grapple with a potentially active storm season, combined with the complications of COVID-19. For government, this prospect is a source of anxiety but also a call to action.

Cayman officials looking for additional helicopter

A new police helicopter may be coming to Cayman, but how and when will not be known for at least several weeks.

Cayman delegation visits Hong Kong

A joint team from the Governor’s Office and the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs was in Hong Kong last week for talks with the authorities there.
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UK experts advise on new Refugee Protection Appeals Tribunal

The Governor’s Office provided insight into how collaboration between the Cayman Islands government and the United Kingdom could reshape the jurisdiction’s management of asylum and refugee cases.

Governor tours Sister Islands

New governor Martyn Roper and his wife Elisabeth spent their first weekend in the Cayman Islands exploring Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Disaster team tests satellite communications

If all phone and internet systems fail in the Cayman Islands, a new satellite communications system is available now for government and emergency response teams to contact the outside world, according to the Governor’s Office.

10 weeks pass, no word on governor

Wednesday, Aug. 22, marked 10 weeks since the announcement of the sudden, temporary removal of Governor Anwar Choudhury from his post without further explanation from U.K. officials.

LETTER: Choudhury investigation must run its course

Please be assured that we will provide further updates on the situation as soon as we are able to do so in a manner that upholds the fairness and integrity of the investigation.

Uncertainty, silence surround governor’s sudden ‘withdrawal’

A formal complaint concerning allegations made against Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury has been submitted to the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Cayman Compass has learned via multiple government sources.

British Virgin Islands looks like ‘a large bomb’ went off

A continued foreign police and military presence will be maintained in the British Virgin Islands, including a contingent of Cayman Islands police officers, Cayman Islands Governor’s Office Chief of Staff Matthew Forbes told the Cayman Compass on his return from a two-week foreign office mission in the BVI.

Cayman police help recapture 70 prisoners in British Virgin Islands

A delegation of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has been on the ground for five days in the British Virgin Islands, and on Thursday it went a long way toward re-establishing security on Tortola.

‘Our duty to honor and reciprocate’: Cayman sends aid to beleaguered Caribbean

Although they escaped Irma’s devastation unscathed, long-time residents of the Cayman Islands well recall the aftermath of a catastrophic hurricane. “Many of us remember Hurricane Ivan [in 2004] and the help our sister territories provided to us during that difficult time.”

Government proposes police ‘community wardens’

When Police Commissioner Derek Byrne revealed plans last month to create a community police force of more than 30 officers in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Premier Alden McLaughlin stated his support for the initiative.

Traffic accidents prompt safety campaign

A new road safety campaign, Share the Road, is under way in an effort to reduce the rising number of vehicle accidents on Cayman’s roads.

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