Name: Marco Archer
District: George Town Central
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Former Cayman Islands Finance Minister Marco Archer has won a temporary injunction against the publication of a website blog post that he alleged was defamatory, in a writ filed Monday with the Grand Court.
The Cayman Islands government will announce its budget plans in the midst of hurricane season this year, changing to a two-year budget cycle approved by the previous administration.
Police arrested a George Town man Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run accident outside a political candidate’s meeting last month. The suspect, who had not been charged as of press time, was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident the night of May 9. He remained in police custody at press time Thursday.
Today, Alden McLaughlin is to be sworn in for his second term as premier of the Cayman Islands. Congratulations are in order.
As voters made their way to the polls Wednesday, candidates expressed mixed feelings about the new “one man, one vote” electoral system.
A disparate group of independent candidates triumphed in Wednesday’s general election, but they did not manage to win a 10-seat majority in the Legislative Assembly.