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Britain may be saying farewell to the EU, but London is reaffirming its commitment to its overseas territories. Earlier today (July 06) Premier Alden McLaughlin’s office released a letter from Overseas Territories Minister James Duddridge saying Britain’s relationship with Cayman will not change because of the Brexit referendum.

Mr. Duddridge says, “The vote does not change the constitutional relationship between the UK and the Territories, nor does it reduce the UK’s commitment to the overseas territories.” He adds, “On the contrary, the exit provides an opportunity to not only reframe their relationship with the European Union but to also recalibrate the valuable relationship we enjoy with our traditional partners, including Territory governments and countries in the Commonwealth.”

George Town M.L.A. Roy McTaggart says that from an economic standpoint, there are bound to be changes in light of the Brexit decision, but for now people should make the most of how things are.

He said, “I think, to me, what we have to look at is that it’s business as usual and we should look for the opportunities as and when they arise and let’s take advantage of them. But let’s not be so naive as to think that nothing is likely to happen or that there are not like to be any follow ups or consequences there will be. But at the moment let’s make the most of the opportunities as they exists and move forward as a country.

If you have questions about the Brexit and the impact to the Cayman Islands, government says you can just send them through by emailing brexit@gov.ky.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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