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Governor Roper tours, tastes Cayman culture

The spotlight was on Bodden Town Wednesday (7 November) as the community held its heritage day festivities and H.E. Governor Martyn Roper was on hand to sample local culture at one of the popular Pirates Week events.

“I had my first Cayman coconut which was wonderful and I heard all about its health benefits,” said Mr. Roper.

Cayman’s new H.E. Governor Martyn Roper sampling a taste the natural goodness that Cayman has to offer.

On Wednesday the Governor did a community walkabout with the RCIPS.

“What I heard from people was that they really like the idea of community policing and I know that the Premier and the Commissioner have been pushing that and it’s clearly having a big impact, so more visibility of the police on the streets,” said Mr. Roper.

Mr. Roper said those concerns are being addressed. During his tour, the governor created a stir with curious onlookers.

“It was lovely talking to the tourists, I met tourists from a huge range of different countries and their comments were very positive. They really enjoyed being in the Cayman Islands. It’s very clean and lots to do. It was obvious that they really enjoy being here which underlines what a great job the tourism sector is doing,” said Mr. Roper.

West Bay resident George Duffell sold Mr. Roper his first coconut here in Cayman and he said he was pleased to see the Governor out and about.

“It’s nice to see the Governor come and take a look at the people cause I’m a born Caymanian, 47-years-old and its the first time I’ve seen a new arriving Governor come around and meet and greet people,” said Mr. Duffell.

Mr. Roper said he was pleased to see Cayman’s culture being upheld especially through its heritage days.

“So we toured the heritage house, I met lots of the children, they sang the wonderful national song and it’s nice today seeing all the people mingling, eating the local food and it’s a really nice atmosphere here today,” said Mr. Roper.

Thursday 8 November is George Town’s turn for their heritage day festivities. It will be held on Cardinal Avenue starting at 10.30 a.m.

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Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell Jr. joined Cayman 27 in the spring of 2018. He started off as a part-time photographer but thanks to his hard-work, dedication and eye for photography, he was offered a full-time position as a reporter trainee. Seaford is committed to bringing the people of Cayman informative and balanced news about what’s happening in the community.

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