Government's Computer Services boss retires

The director of the government’s Computer Services Department, Gilbert McLaughlin, has retired after more than 30 years in the department. 

Mr. McLaughlin, who retired last Friday, joined the department as a programmer in 1984 and became its head in 1997. 

According to a press release from government, during Mr. McLaughlin’s years in Computer Services, he “oversaw or helped to complete many information technology development and support projects such as the Immigration Department support systems, Oracle financials and the online services for the Maritime Authority and General Registry.” 

Mr. McLaughlin wished his colleagues well, saying, “Whatever changes are in store for the Cayman Islands Government and Computer Services Department, I know the team will have a significant role to play.” 

Wesley Howell, deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, who previously worked in the department, said Mr. McLaughlin was committed to Computer Services, and “led hard-working employees as they delivered and maintained systems small and large.” 

Mr. McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin

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