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ARISE, SIR ALDEN! - FORMER PREMIER LEADS AWARDS

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ARISE, SIR ALDEN! - FORMER PREMIER LEADS AWARDS

 ARISE, SIR ALDEN! - FORMER PREMIER LEADS AWARDS

Former Premier Alden McLaughlin has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The announcement, released in a statement from the Governor’s Office in Cayman.

Mr McLaughlin who has served two consecutive terms as Premier under constitutional limitations currently sits on the Opposition benches at the MP for Red Bay following the outcome of the 2021 General Election.

He becomes only the second Caymanian to be awarded the knighthood, the other being Sir Vassel Johnson who received the honour in 1994.

A statement from Government House said the former Premier received the Knighthood (KCMG) from Her Majesty for his services to the people of the Cayman Islands.

“This is an outstanding personal achievement for former Premier McLaughlin, one of the most important and impactful political leaders in Cayman over the last 21 years. It is a significant moment for our islands. This historic award is only the second-ever Knighthood to a Caymanian since the first in the 1990s,” HE Governor Martyn Roper stated.

He described the honour as “a strong signal of the respect in which Cayman is held and a visible demonstration of the progress Cayman has made as a vibrant democracy with strong good governance foundations.”

Mr Roper further stated that “the award reflects former Premier McLaughlin’s distinguished Parliamentary and Ministerial career over 21 years with two successful terms as Premier, ushering in a period of stability, economic growth and sound financial management.”

He noted: “Former Premier McLaughlin made important contributions to Cayman’s constitutional development, including significant advances in 2019 reinforcing Cayman’s autonomy over domestic affairs. He led a step change in Cayman’s representation on the global stage, including robust support for Cayman’s highly successful and dynamic financial services industry. He enjoyed constructive relationships with UK Ministers, earning their respect and trust, working tirelessly to do his utmost for the people of Cayman. In 2020, he was the pivotal figure leading Cayman’s response to the Covid pandemic.”

Noting the high honour conferred on Mr McLaughlin, Governor Roper expressed the view that it was also an excellent day for Cayman society as a whole.

“I hope that everyone on our islands will put politics to one side today and join with me in recognising that this is an excellent day for Cayman. It is an achievement we can all celebrate.”

It’s the second major honour for former Premier McLaughlin this year who is also an attorney.

A few months ago he was elevated to Queen’s Counsel(QC) in the legal fraternity.

NATIONAL AWARDS

In addition to former Premier McLaughlin’s stellar achievement in being awarded the knighted from HM Queen Elizabeth II, several other locally conferred awards were announced by HE Governor Roper in recognition of outstanding service to the Cayman Islands.

“I warmly congratulate all those who have received awards in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List announced this evening in the UK. I am also very pleased to confer a Certificate and Badge of Honour on a number of members of our community who have excelled in their fields.

“I also congratulate Ms Lucille Seymour (For services to Sport, Education and the people of the Cayman Islands) and Ms Sharon Smith (for services to the former Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands) who received MBEs and Mrs Natalie Coleman (For services to Arts and Culture in the Cayman Islands and wider region) who received a BEM from Her Majesty in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their fields.

“In addition, it is my privilege as Governor to announce Certificate and Badge of Honour awards for outstanding service to our community. Due to the remarkable contribution of so many people in Cayman to the successful management of the global pandemic, I have again made a larger number of awards than has been the practice in previous years.

“2021 has been another trying year and so many people on our Islands have delivered exemplary service to our community. The 44 people recognised today for their work during the Covid- 19 pandemic were involved in the early operations of Travel Cayman, played key roles in developing the Government’s Phased Reopening of the Borders Plan and delivered the Public Health response. This list includes people from all three Islands which I believe is a first for Cayman.

“I am also pleased to make some awards for services rendered to the financial services sector and the media for the outstanding contribution made by these sectors during the global pandemic.

“The number of awards made reflects the unprecedented nature of the global pandemic and the outstanding contribution of so many individuals.

I am therefore pleased to announce awards to the following individuals in recognition of their exceptional service.”

For meritorious services rendered during the COVID Pandemic:

Programme Board, Programme Management Office and Advisors

Mr Albert Anderson, CEO, Cayman Islands Airport Authority

Mrs Mary Rodrigues, Chief Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Cetonya Cacho, Chief Officer, Ministry of Education

Mr Stran Bodden, Chief Officer, Ministry of Tourism and Transport

Mrs Christine Rowlands, Head of Governor’s Office

Mr Matthew Hylton, Acting Deputy Chief Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Sarah Murphy, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Kara Coe, Programme Manager, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Tiffani Straker, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Mr Jason Webster, Deputy Chief Officer, Cabinet Office

Mrs Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism

Mrs Jondo Obi, Director, Cayman Islands Red Cross

Mr Dan Haydon, Business Relationship Manager, Computer Services.

Mrs Nicoela McCoy, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority

Mrs Kimberly Bullings, Clerk of the Cabinet

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

Inspector Roje Williams

Customs and Border Control

Mr Ezron Anderson, Acting Assistant Director CBC

Government Communications

Ms Gina Matthews, Manager, Public Relations Services, Ministry of Tourism And Transport

Ms Oneisha Richards, Director of Internal Communications

Cayman Islands Airports Authority

Ms Bianca Moore Downey, Chief Commercial Officer

Mr Andrew McLaughlin, Chief Safety Management Officer

Mr Alvin Haylock, Customer Service Officer

Department of Environmental Health

Mr Derrick Williams, Environmental Health Officer

Travel Cayman (Operational Team)

Mr Oshane Johnson, Supervisor, Tech Department- Cayman Islands Regiment

Ms Paulette Johnson, Manager, Private Flight Specialist, Cayman Airways

Ms Dawn Manderson, Manager, Travel Management, Cayman Airways

For legal services rendered to the Cayman Islands Government

Ms Elizabeth Lees, Attorney

Health Services Authority

Mr Steven Duval, EMS Manager

Mr Jonathan Smellie, Forensic Analyst

Ms Carvell Bailey, Community Health Nurse

Ms Nola Sanderson, Executive Secretary

Ms Carissa Mclaughlin, Business Coordinator

Mr Timothy Mclaughlin, Public Health Surveillance Officer

Ms Ralston Dilbert, Support Services Manager, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

Nurse Charmaine Coore, Little Cayman

Nurse Kedine Hyde, Cayman Community Health Nurse, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

Ms Barbara Nelson, Appointment Clerk

Ms Suzette Steward, Nurse Manager, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

For services rendered to the Government and people of the Cayman Islands

Mr B. L. ‘Mark’ Tibbetts Jr, District Commissioner, Cayman Brac

For services rendered to the Public Service Pension Board and the People of the Cayman Islands

Mrs Jewel Evans Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, Public Service Pensions Board

For services rendered to the Financial Industry

Ms Sheree Ebanks, Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants

Mr Jude Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Finance

Media

For services rendered to broadcasting

Ms Norma McField, Director of Broadcasting, Radio Cayman

For services rendered to the media and charitable organizations

Ms Victoria Wheaton, journalist

(Caymanian Times congratulates all the awardees)

LEADS AWARDS

Former Premier Alden McLaughlin has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The announcement, released in a statement from the Governor’s Office in Cayman.

Mr McLaughlin who has served two consecutive terms as Premier under constitutional limitations currently sits on the Opposition benches at the MP for Red Bay following the outcome of the 2021 General Election.

He becomes only the second Caymanian to be awarded the knighthood, the other being Sir Vassel Johnson who received the honour in 1994.

A statement from Government House said the former Premier received the Knighthood (KCMG) from Her Majesty for his services to the people of the Cayman Islands.

“This is an outstanding personal achievement for former Premier McLaughlin, one of the most important and impactful political leaders in Cayman over the last 21 years. It is a significant moment for our islands. This historic award is only the second-ever Knighthood to a Caymanian since the first in the 1990s,” HE Governor Martyn Roper stated.

He described the honour as “a strong signal of the respect in which Cayman is held and a visible demonstration of the progress Cayman has made as a vibrant democracy with strong good governance foundations.”

Mr Roper further stated that “the award reflects former Premier McLaughlin’s distinguished Parliamentary and Ministerial career over 21 years with two successful terms as Premier, ushering in a period of stability, economic growth and sound financial management.”

He noted: “Former Premier McLaughlin made important contributions to Cayman’s constitutional development, including significant advances in 2019 reinforcing Cayman’s autonomy over domestic affairs. He led a step change in Cayman’s representation on the global stage, including robust support for Cayman’s highly successful and dynamic financial services industry. He enjoyed constructive relationships with UK Ministers, earning their respect and trust, working tirelessly to do his utmost for the people of Cayman. In 2020, he was the pivotal figure leading Cayman’s response to the Covid pandemic.”

Noting the high honour conferred on Mr McLaughlin, Governor Roper expressed the view that it was also an excellent day for Cayman society as a whole.

“I hope that everyone on our islands will put politics to one side today and join with me in recognising that this is an excellent day for Cayman. It is an achievement we can all celebrate.”

It’s the second major honour for former Premier McLaughlin this year who is also an attorney.

A few months ago he was elevated to Queen’s Counsel(QC) in the legal fraternity.

NATIONAL AWARDS

In addition to former Premier McLaughlin’s stellar achievement in being awarded the knighted from HM Queen Elizabeth II, several other locally conferred awards were announced by HE Governor Roper in recognition of outstanding service to the Cayman Islands.

“I warmly congratulate all those who have received awards in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List announced this evening in the UK. I am also very pleased to confer a Certificate and Badge of Honour on a number of members of our community who have excelled in their fields.

“I also congratulate Ms Lucille Seymour (For services to Sport, Education and the people of the Cayman Islands) and Ms Sharon Smith (for services to the former Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands) who received MBEs and Mrs Natalie Coleman (For services to Arts and Culture in the Cayman Islands and wider region) who received a BEM from Her Majesty in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their fields.

“In addition, it is my privilege as Governor to announce Certificate and Badge of Honour awards for outstanding service to our community. Due to the remarkable contribution of so many people in Cayman to the successful management of the global pandemic, I have again made a larger number of awards than has been the practice in previous years.

“2021 has been another trying year and so many people on our Islands have delivered exemplary service to our community. The 44 people recognised today for their work during the Covid- 19 pandemic were involved in the early operations of Travel Cayman, played key roles in developing the Government’s Phased Reopening of the Borders Plan and delivered the Public Health response. This list includes people from all three Islands which I believe is a first for Cayman.

“I am also pleased to make some awards for services rendered to the financial services sector and the media for the outstanding contribution made by these sectors during the global pandemic.

“The number of awards made reflects the unprecedented nature of the global pandemic and the outstanding contribution of so many individuals.

I am therefore pleased to announce awards to the following individuals in recognition of their exceptional service.”

For meritorious services rendered during the COVID Pandemic:

Programme Board, Programme Management Office and Advisors

Mr Albert Anderson, CEO, Cayman Islands Airport Authority

Mrs Mary Rodrigues, Chief Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Cetonya Cacho, Chief Officer, Ministry of Education

Mr Stran Bodden, Chief Officer, Ministry of Tourism and Transport

Mrs Christine Rowlands, Head of Governor’s Office

Mr Matthew Hylton, Acting Deputy Chief Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Sarah Murphy, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Kara Coe, Programme Manager, Office of the Deputy Governor

Ms Tiffani Straker, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Governor

Mr Jason Webster, Deputy Chief Officer, Cabinet Office

Mrs Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism

Mrs Jondo Obi, Director, Cayman Islands Red Cross

Mr Dan Haydon, Business Relationship Manager, Computer Services.

Mrs Nicoela McCoy, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority

Mrs Kimberly Bullings, Clerk of the Cabinet

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

Inspector Roje Williams

Customs and Border Control

Mr Ezron Anderson, Acting Assistant Director CBC

Government Communications

Ms Gina Matthews, Manager, Public Relations Services, Ministry of Tourism And Transport

Ms Oneisha Richards, Director of Internal Communications

Cayman Islands Airports Authority

Ms Bianca Moore Downey, Chief Commercial Officer

Mr Andrew McLaughlin, Chief Safety Management Officer

Mr Alvin Haylock, Customer Service Officer

Department of Environmental Health

Mr Derrick Williams, Environmental Health Officer

Travel Cayman (Operational Team)

Mr Oshane Johnson, Supervisor, Tech Department- Cayman Islands Regiment

Ms Paulette Johnson, Manager, Private Flight Specialist, Cayman Airways

Ms Dawn Manderson, Manager, Travel Management, Cayman Airways

For legal services rendered to the Cayman Islands Government

Ms Elizabeth Lees, Attorney

Health Services Authority

Mr Steven Duval, EMS Manager

Mr Jonathan Smellie, Forensic Analyst

Ms Carvell Bailey, Community Health Nurse

Ms Nola Sanderson, Executive Secretary

Ms Carissa Mclaughlin, Business Coordinator

Mr Timothy Mclaughlin, Public Health Surveillance Officer

Ms Ralston Dilbert, Support Services Manager, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

Nurse Charmaine Coore, Little Cayman

Nurse Kedine Hyde, Cayman Community Health Nurse, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

Ms Barbara Nelson, Appointment Clerk

Ms Suzette Steward, Nurse Manager, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

For services rendered to the Government and people of the Cayman Islands

Mr B. L. ‘Mark’ Tibbetts Jr, District Commissioner, Cayman Brac

For services rendered to the Public Service Pension Board and the People of the Cayman Islands

Mrs Jewel Evans Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, Public Service Pensions Board

For services rendered to the Financial Industry

Ms Sheree Ebanks, Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants

Mr Jude Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Finance

Media

For services rendered to broadcasting

Ms Norma McField, Director of Broadcasting, Radio Cayman

For services rendered to the media and charitable organizations

Ms Victoria Wheaton, journalist

(Caymanian Times congratulates all the awardees)


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