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Those who think that Cayman is not institutionally ready for independence need to think again. Up to last year, St. Kitts and Nevis had...
Opposition leader Ezzard Miller says he shares Premier Alden McLaughlin’s concerns about potential legislation that would grant British citizens the right to vote and hold elected office in its overseas territories, including the Cayman Islands. But Mr. Miller he does not think the threat of leaving British protection is a good strategy.
Although Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin did lobby British Prime Minister Theresa May last week about changing the governing relationship between Cayman and the U.K., the premier said this week that his proposals should not be taken as “a first step toward independence.”
While contemplating a sovereign Cayman Islands may lead to an ephemeral thrill of cultural pride, making a practical case for independence for Cayman is, in brief, impossible.
This year marks 50 years of independence for Barbados.
Rev. George O.W. Hicks, 1972: "Many Caymanians think of our "Dr. Roy" as the "Winston Churchill" of the Cayman Islands. It is easy to see why when the facts are known."