The Premier’s Office spent $20,979.02 over the past six months for three staff members to go on a total of five trips for official duties.
That’s according to information obtained by Cayman 27 through a Freedom of Information request. You can see the full breakdown here.
The total works out to nearly $4,200 per trip.
Premier’s Office Head Roy Tatum’s trips cost the most, according to the FOI response.
He took two trips to the United Kingdom for a total of 25 days and another three-day trip to Miami. Those excursions combined for a price tag of $17,771.33.
Airfare alone for the UK trips totaled $6,037.21.
The other two employees listed in the response were Office Communications Manager Julie Hutton and Premier’s Personal Assistant, Jana Pouchie-Bush.
Their respective trips to Miami cost roughly $3,200.
According to the FOI response, Hon. Premier Alden McLaughlin is not a staff member of the Premier’s Office. His travel information was not provided.
The other staff members did not travel in an official capacity.