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Mixed reaction to Governor’s response to unanimously-passed motions

Premier Alden Mclaughlin told Cayman 27 he’s satisfied with the governor’s response to two motions passed unanimously in Monday’s marathon special session of the LA.

Tuesday (26 April), the Governor nixed the motion on police governance, saying the next commissioner will be best suited to review police methods, and that succession planning for officers is already a part of that job description.

“It is not precisely what the house resolved in every respect, but I believe her approach will result in what the House wishes to see happen,” said Mr. McLaughlin.

Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush does not agree with the Governor’s decision. He pointed to the Cayman Island Fire Service as an example that getting Caymanians into the top jobs is not a high priority as it should be.

“She has to put a succession plan in place and she just cannot come and scale over it and say no,” said Mr. Bush. “We want to see proper succession planning.”

The Governor did take on the house’s recommendation to allow the Premier and Opposition Leader each to appoint a Justice of the Peace to work alongside the independent investigation into the missing five case.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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