Press release: Change of Governor of the Cayman Islands in October 2018.

first_img 1984 to 1986 FCO, Middle East Department 1990 Kuwait, Vice Consul 2010 to 2014 Algiers, Her Majesty’s Ambassador 1994 to 1996 FCO, Political Section, UN Department 2015 to 2018 Beijing, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission 1990 Baghdad, Consular Officer 1991 to 1993 Karachi, Third Secretary (Political) For journalists Further information Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn 1986 to 1987 Tehran, Communications Officer 1988 to 1990 Maputo, Information Officer 1999 to 2003 Paris, First Secretary (Economics/Development), UK Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1996 to 1998 FCO, Head, Gibraltar Internal Section, Southern European Department 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.CURRICULUM VITAEFull name: Martyn Keith RoperMarried to: Elisabeth Melanie HarmanChildren: Two 2003 FCO, Policy Lead, Global Conflict Prevention Pools, Conflict Issues Group Email [email protected] Media enquiries 2007 to 2010 Brasilia, Deputy Head of Mission 2004 to 2006 FCO, Deputy Head, International Organisations Departmentlast_img read more

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Latin American and U.S. Military Seeking Strategy Against Gangs and Drugs

first_imgBy Dialogo April 23, 2009 Representatives of the armed forces of Central America, the United States, and other Latin American countries met Wednesday in Honduras for a two-day meeting to draw up plans for combating gangs and drug trafficking rings, military chiefs reported. The meeting, with the slogan “Building for the Future, Providing an Alternative to Gangs and Drugs,” was inaugurated by the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Honduran Armed Forces, General Romeo Vásquez. “We are in a state of war against crime; the situation is not secure,” the general warned. Participants in this event included military officials from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the United States, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as police representatives from Costa Rica and Panama (countries which have no armies). Vásquez admitted that the fight against juvenile gangs or “maras,” as well as against organized crime and drug trafficking, should be carried out with the cooperation between countries. He also stated that it is important that the United States, which already contributes to the region with the Merida Initiative, strengthen support for the fight against crime on the continent.last_img read more

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Wilshere keen to set a marker

first_img “You could see that he has found his burst again. Let’s be patient with him, not too demanding either. It is interesting that he’s back.” Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker said the Gunners will need to be more consistent next season, especially at the start of the campaign. He told the Evening Standard: “The points we dropped at the start which was 10 or 11 points, it was a gap we could not close. “We were consistent, especially in 2015, but not consistent enough or Chelsea didn’t win enough points and we couldn’t win against them. “I would say when we look just at ourselves, that’s what we feel.” Wilshere made his return to first-team action as a substitute in Monday’s 3-1 win at Hull after five months out following an ankle operation, and said the Gunners were determined to secure the runners-up spot behind Chelsea. The England midfielder told Arsenal’s official website: “(Finishing second) would set a marker for next season and would be a progression from last year. “The last few seasons we’ve finished fourth so to finish two places ahead of that would be a massive progression for us and hopefully will give us confidence going into next season.” Manager Arsene Wenger said Wilshere’s 20 minutes on the pitch showed he had recovered all his “burst and acceleration” and the 23-year-old’s display should guarantee at least a seat on the bench for the FA Cup final against Aston Villa. For Wilshere, merely returning to action was good enough. He added: “That’s the most important thing for me. It’s frustrating when you’re out but when you’re back on the pitch it makes up for all the time you spent injured. “It’s much better for me to come into a team who are winning and playing as well as that. It’s easy because you can fit in when the boss is ready to include you. “I’m just happy to get back on the pitch and get some minutes under my belt. I feel fitter for it, I’ll train next week and hopefully get some minutes next week as well.” Wenger suggested Wilshere might even have been trying too hard to make an impact after coming on for Aaron Ramsey. “It’s great and he’s sharp,” said Wenger. “Maybe he felt too sharp because he wanted to always make the difference but it’s good. Jack Wilshere claims Arsenal finishing second in the Barclays Premier League would be evidence of a “massive progression” and will serve notice to their rivals that they will mount a serious title challenge next season. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Weather Eye Strong winds from east brush edge of area Monday

first_imgMonday afternoon, I sit and look out the window writing this column and see hazy sunshine and calm winds. A typical uneventful late autumn day, wouldn’t you say?In contrast, a few miles to my east in the Columbia River Gorge, wind sensors at Crown Point registered winds of more than 70 mph Monday. And you didn’t have to go that far to notice the strong east winds; there were gusts of more than 30 mph as far west as Camas/Washougal on the Washington side of the river.Those were our strongest east winds of the season, although they didn’t make many ripples on the west side of I-205. It was enough to blow away that dense morning fog we had in the western parts of the county. The winds will slowly subside today as a weak system moves inland and brings a little rain and relaxes the pressure gradients.Beyond that, the rest of the week looks rather benign. What looked like a great start to the snow season a week ago has fizzled. With just two weeks or so until Thanksgiving, I am holding my breath that things turn around and we start to build up our snow pack.OK, I am breathing now, but still edgy about that one. Of course, if you have lived here long enough, you know it only takes a couple of good storms to dump on the mountain and we are off and running.last_img read more

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