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The recent news of the passing of Cayman’s first governor caused me to reflect on just how well the interaction between governor and inhabitants works in the territory, in the majority of cases that is.
The Compass remembers those the Cayman community lost in 2016.
Simultaneous memorial services were held in George Town, Grand Cayman, and Melrose, Scotland, at 8 a.m. Cayman time Thursday for former Governor Thomas Russell, who died last month at age 96.
Members of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association gathered Sunday morning to remember former Governor Thomas Russell. Mr. Russell served with the British Infantry during World War II and founded the local Veterans Association in 1978 during his time as Cayman’s governor.
The late Cayman Islands Governor Thomas Russell is well remembered for his seven years as one of the British Overseas Territory’s favorite leaders.
Cayman has lost a great governor who was loved by Caymanians and who was a true ambassador of these Islands.
Over the decades, the people who have filled the “top executive” position in the Cayman Islands have left indelible marks on the fabric of the country.
Thomas Russell, who served as Cayman’s third governor, between 1974 and 1981, died Monday in Scotland. He was 96.