is the full text of a statement released Tuesday from Cayman
Islands Premier McKeeva Bush:
“I thank the
Almighty God for his mercies that no injuries or apparent structural damage
resulting from this morning’s earthquake have been reported and that we can all
return to business as usual.
“Our systems for disaster mitigation, under the leadership
of HMCI, have once again proven to be invaluable and I want to express my appreciation
to them for their quick and efficient response.
“While we can resume our normal course of business,
we cannot underestimate the need for preparedness and I urge all residents and
businesses to take a moment to review their plans in light of today’s events.
“I want to reassure the people of the Cayman Islands that Government is closely monitoring the
follow up reports and is committed to keeping the public informed of any developments.”