Government honours former MLA McLean

The Cayman Islands Government is hosting condolence books wherein people can pay their respects to recently deceased legislator John McLean and his family.

The books will be available for signing until Tuesday, 10 Sept. The books will be avail‑ able from 8:30am to 5pm at the following locations:

  • Government Administra‑ tion Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town
  • Legislative Assembly Building, 33 Fort Street, George Town
  • East End Post Office, 2550 Sea View Road, East End McLean was a member of the Executive Council (now called Cabinet) and represented East End in the Legislative Assembly from 1976‑2000.

McLean died on 24 Aug. at the age of 69.

The government will fly flags at half‑mast on Monday and Tuesday in McLean’s honour.

The Protocol Office is re‑ questing that people and organisations that wish to lower their flags to half‑mast should do so at 9:05am on Monday, to facilitate the official flag‑lowering ceremony at the Government Administration Building at 9am.

Flags should continue to fly at half‑mast for the remainder of the day Monday and again on Tuesday when McLean’s funeral will be held at 3pm at the Cayman Is‑ lands Baptist Church in Savannah. Flags should resume their normal position on Wednesday morning, ac‑ cording to the Protocol Office.

McLean’s body will lie in state at the Legislative Assembly on Monday, 9 Sept. from 10am to 3pm. Accordingly, the Royal Cayman Is‑ lands Police Service a nounced that Fort Street will be closed on Monday between Harbour Drive and Edward Street, from 7:45‑8:30am, and again from 3:15‑4pm.