November 19, 2019

Gordon Barlow: “Civilians bearing arms”

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By Gordon Barlow Inspired by Colin’s excellent Editorial of 22nd August, I dug up an old (November 2010) blog-post of mine on the general topic of guns in the hands of civilians. I think it’s still relevant to our situation today, and I haven’t changed a word of it. See what you think. Comments welcome. […]

UK FCO responds to Foreign Affairs Committee report, provides reassurance that it has no plans to intervene on belongership, voting rights or same sex marriage

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From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office FCO responds to Foreign Affairs Committee report, provides reassurance that it has no plans to intervene on belongership, voting rights or same sex marriage The Governor’s Office announced today that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has responded formally to the report published earlier this year from the UK’s Foreign […]

Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship

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From House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19 NOTE: THIS NOT THE FULL REPORT Summary The British Overseas Territories (OTs) are a set of largely self-governing territories spanning nine time zones, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Antarctic to the Caribbean. These territories are not part of the UK and […]

Statement on Cayman, UK constitutional discussions by Cayman Islands Premier

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Statement on Cayman, UK constitutional discussions By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Monday, 17 December, 2018 Legislative Assembly Mr. Speaker, as this Honourable House will recall, last month I confirmed to members and the public that the UK had agreed to begin talks with the Cayman Islands on proposals for various safeguards to […]

Cayman Islands, UK hold constructive constitutional discussions

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The United Kingdom Government has committed to formally responding to proposed Cayman Islands constitutional safeguards in the coming weeks. The UK and Cayman Islands Governments held constructive, positive talks on changes to the Cayman Islands constitution over two days in London: Friday, 7 December, 2018, and Monday, 10th at the […]

New Cayman Islands Governor appointed

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From the Cayman Islands Governor’s Office Mr Martyn Roper has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mr Anwar Choudhury.  Mr Roper will take up his appointment in October 2018. BIO: His Excellency the Governor of the Cayman Islands Mr Martyn K Roper OBE Martyn Keith Roper is a highly experienced career […]

The Editor Speaks: We will tell you nothing and don’t bother asking!

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“I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore?” – If you were would they tell you? “Kansas runs one of the most secretive state governments in the nation, and its secrecy permeates nearly every aspect of service”. This was a statement from an article published last year in the The Kansas City Star. The headline was […]

Cayman Islands opposition reacts to the Governor’s Office Statement on Chodhury

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Following the issue of a release from the Governor’s Office this afternoon stating that Mr. Choudhury would not be returning to his post as Governor here in the Cayman Islands but would be re-assigned to another diplomatic post in London, the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Ezzard Miller, has issued the following statement: “It […]

The Editor Speaks: Can Cayman really take on Mammoth Mother?

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Not surprisingly, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have agreed with their brothers, the National Crime Agency (NCA), that it was “asking for information we don’t get” from the Cayman Islands. The NCA has launched investigations into British-based lawyers and accountants suspected of facilitating money laundering. A number of its investigations have led it […]

Bring Back Governor Choudhury – expanded signing locations

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A people initiated action in the best interests of the Cayman Islands Petition Signing Locations In response to public support for the “Bring Back Governor Choudhury” petition, signing locations are at the following: A. L. Thompson Home Depot (North Sound Way) Rayburn Ebanks (Smith Road Fruit Vendor, Smith Road, George Town) Foster’s Food Fair stores, […]