November 20, 2019

Cayman Islands Governor temporarily withdrawn whilst investigated

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Statement from Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaghlin

LONDON, England – Last evening, 12 June, I was invited to the House of Lords to meet with , Minister of State for the Overseas Territories.

There the minister formally advised me that His Excellency the Governor, Mr. , has been temporarily withdrawn from his post as Governor of the Cayman Islands to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to investigate a number of complaints against him.

He further advised that Mr. Choudhury is currently in the UK and that the investigation is likely to last 4 – 6 weeks.

The minister insisted that no further details could be provided at this stage and indicated that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office did not intend to make a public statement regarding the matter.

During this period the Deputy Governor, Hon. , MBE, JP will act as Governor.

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