Candidate: Matthew Leslie
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Just 46 hours short of her 104th birthday, in the company of her great-grandson, Lillian Pearson passed away peacefully at the Cayman Islands Hospital. “She died listening to Jimmy Swaggart’s music, ‘Leavin’ On My Mind,’ and her last words were, ‘I love you,’ said great-grandson Matthew Leslie.
The concept of decriminalizing marijuana received universal support from all four candidates at Tuesday evening’s national election debate. Finance Minister Marco Archer and independent candidates Matthew Leslie, Kenneth Bryan and Austin Harris all said they support a more lenient approach when it comes to cannabis.
Petty crime, traffic and jobs for Caymanians were among the big talking points as the three Prospect candidates faced off in the latest pre-election debate.
In an interview from his hospital bed, political candidate Matthew Leslie sought to address an unfolding social media saga about his private life and confirmed he will stay in the race for the May general election. Mr. Leslie became the center of attention last week after his wife went public with allegations of infidelity that were seized on by opponents as signs that he was unfit for office.
A record 63 candidates will contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24 after a frantic day of nominations across the country generated some surprises.
Filipino boxing legend and politician Manny Pacquiao flies into Grand Cayman on Friday afternoon for a whirlwind tour of the islands.