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Back from London

From left: Staff of the London Office Denison Miller and Mary Chandler-Allen with Jamaal Anderson.

Young Caymanian Jamaal Anderson is returning to Grand Cayman, having spent 11 months assisting the Cayman Islands Government's representative in London.

Mr. Anderson's role was to represent and promote the Cayman Islands Government in the UK and Europe. His duties included handling public enquiries about the Cayman Islands; liaising with groups such as the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), including preparing agendas and territory reports; and maintaining the database of Caymanian students in the UK.

He analysed EU policy and programmes, and attended the EU Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) meetings in Brussels. He also had the opportunity to represent the Cayman Islands at some official functions and ceremonial events such as the State Opening of Parliament, and the Trooping of the Colour Ceremony on The Queen's Birthday.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my year in London, and can now appreciate the wide range of duties with which the London Office is involved," Mr. Anderson said. "It has been a fascinating and inspiring challenge, and I have gained a great deal.

"London is a wonderful city; there is so much to see and do, quite apart from the chance of exploring other parts of the UK. I am looking forward to going home and seeing my family and friends, but at the same time I am sorry to be leaving."

Mr. Anderson covered the absence of Nadira Lord whilst she was on maternity leave.