Premier Alden McLaughlin released some details Friday of a letter of congratulations he sent to the new Leader of the Opposition, Arden McLean.
In his letter, the premier noted that there are “several important areas” that he worked very closely with McLean’s predecessor, Ezzard Miller, and that he looks forward to continuing that work with McLean “in the best interests of the Cayman Islands country and its people”.
He said in a press release that those areas of cooperation include the constitutional reforms being negotiated with the United Kingdom government and the work of the National Security Council in making Cayman safer.
According to the release, the premier recognised in his letter the responsibility that the Opposition has in Cayman’s system of Government to provide “healthy challenge and rigorous scrutiny” of the Government on behalf of the people.
“I have no doubt that you will bring your customary robustness and attention to detail to this vitally important part of your new role,” McLaughlin wrote to the new Opposition leader. “Please accept my personal best wishes and those of all of us on the Government benches as we wish you well during your tenure as the Honourable Leader of the Opposition.”
McLean was sworn in as the new Leader of the Opposition on Thursday by Governor Martyn Roper.