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Cayman’s leader says the country must adapt to a changing political landscape around the world.  Cayman Islands premier Alden McLaughlin says the country will feel the impact of a new US president and policy changes like the Brexit vote.
The key, he says, is rolling with the punches especially as Cayman’s election season is on the horizon.

On the heels of Donald Trump election as US President, Premier Alden McLaughlin says Cayman is working with a changing world politically.

“They have to abide by the results , we have to abide by the results, it’s really not Cayman’s business who gets elected, it’s our business to work with whichever administration is there and that what my government intends to do,” said Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin.

Speaking in front of roughly 50 people at the progressives george town meeting on Wednesday, he says he’s aware those in Cayman have been watching the surprising results to the north.

“I think what we’ve seen was a display of democracy at work, the country that is really the champion of democracy around the world.” Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin

That’s not the only political shift  bound to effect Cayman, the Premier recently returned from the joint ministerial council in London, where the impact of Brexit was discussed.

“And one of the important developments from that is that we’ve agreed for a full joint ministerial council meeting in january or February next year to discuss just Brexit and it’s impact on overseas territories,” Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin.

Of course, topics of policy and politics aren’t just international headlines as Cayman’s election season is right around the corner, but the Premier says this meeting wasn’t about campaigning.

“This is just a George Town district council meeting, it just so happens that we are at the start of the election season, but we try to hold these regularly although we haven’t had one for some time, so we wanted to make sure we had one before the end of the year,” Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin.

And he says he was pleased with the turnout.

“The meeting went very well, I thought we had a decent crowd, people were very engaged and interested in the subjects that we discussed,” Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin.

International and local subjects sure to impact Cayman for some time.

The progressives will be hosting events across the island over the Christmas period, dates are yet to be announced, and you can bet the same will be done by the Cayman democratic party and some independents as well….stay tuned.

About the author

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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