The governor's new ride

The governor got the keys to her new Jaguar Wednesday.

Governor Helen Kilpatrick picked up the keys to her new Jaguar on Wednesday. 

She arrived at the Eurocar showroom in her beige Lincoln Town Car, with dings and scratches on the bumper. 

The 2015 Jaguar XJ arrived two weeks ago on board the Royal Navy’s RFA Lyme Bay ship, delivered free of charge. 

“I am delighted to be the first governor to use the new flag car,” Ms. Kilpatrick said. “Jaguar has been a leading British brand in the global motor industry since 1945. I am particularly pleased that Cayman Islands government [was] able to replace the current, uneconomic flag car with a vehicle that provides such good value for money.” 

Government bought the car through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for about $53,000, a 57 percent discount from the $125,000 retail price. 

The governor

The governor’s new Flag Car. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY


Eurocar’s Matthew Bodden presents Governor Helen Kilpatrick with flowers as she picks up the keys to her new Jaguar. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY