Mould sends Governor on brief staycation

A problem with mould in an air conditioning unit at government house sent Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor on a brief staycation last month.

According to Steve Moore, who is the head of the governor’s administration for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the governor’s residence had a continuing problem with the A/C unit which has since been resolved.

“This was identified at an early stage and the residence underwent a ‘deep clean’ of affected areas for 10 days, which meant nobody was able to use the premises,” Mr. Moore said.

Governor Taylor, who lives at the Seven Mile Beach-front house with his wife Marie-Beatrice, was actually away from the Islands for most of the repair time. However, the couple did return prior to the work having been completed.

“[Governor and Mrs. Taylor] did stay in a hotel for a few days upon return – no additional security requested or provided,” Mr. Moore said. “They are now back at the residence.”

Those concerned about any holiday functions scheduled at the government house need not worry. The governor’s office said only the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards event had to be postponed due to the repairs and it has since been rescheduled this month.

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