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Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland writes that the Commonwealth Moves campaign will soon be launched to encourage more people from the 54 member countries to stay active and exercise as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Were a debt crisis to materialise, it could inflict greater dislocation on international financial systems and national economic stability than ever previously witnessed, especially in this highly uncertain environment characterised by trade war and regional disintegration.
It has been almost two years since I sat in a security plane flying over the once familiar, but then almost unrecognisable, terrain of Dominica – the country of my birth.
To address the “corrosive cancer” that is corruption, governments will need to recommit to the fight against graft and put their words into action, according to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
Cayman Islands Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush was among more than 70 parliamentary presiding officers from more than 50 nations who attended this week’s Commonwealth Conference in the Seychelles.
Alric Lindsay has lived in Cayman since he was a child and was adopted by a Caymanian man. His business is here, as is his home, as is pretty much his entire life. However, Mr. Lindsay found himself facing a legal challenge to his ability to run for political office earlier this year.
The Queen’s Baton found its way into the hands of Cayman residents this weekend, when it made the rounds of several of the most scenic points of interest on Grand Cayman.
Hundreds of Caymanian voters are likely being disenfranchised by rules that require them to live in the territory for two out of four years before the last registration date for a general election.
There are only six Commonwealth elections observers in Cayman this week, but they can show up anywhere, any time on Election Day.
The Cayman Islands’ first election in more than 50 years under the one man, one vote system will be observed by international officials from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Sybil McLaughlin, the first living woman to be declared a National Hero, the first woman named Speaker of the House in the Cayman Islands and the first woman appointed as female clerk in the Commonwealth has been awarded an honorary doctorate. Ms. McLaughlin was presented the award during the University College of the Cayman Islands’ commencement ceremony.
War veterans and those who lost their lives at sea were honored Sunday as the Cayman Islands joined Commonwealth nations around the world in solemn remembrance. Police in ceremonial uniform marched through George Town before the laying of the wreaths at the cenotaph and seamen’s memorial.
The public is invited to attend a flag hoisting ceremony on Monday, Commonwealth Day, at the Government Administration Building grounds on Elgin Avenue.