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Minister Bellingham Arrives

His Excellency the Governor Mr. Duncan Taylor, CBE, and Premier, Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP greet Minister Henry Bellingham.

Minister for the Overseas Territories Henry Bellingham arrived on Grand Cayman Wednesday evening (18 April) on his first visit to the Cayman Islands. Mr Bellingham and his Assistant Private Secretary, Louise Constantine, were greeted airside by His Excellency, the Governor Mr. Duncan Taylor, CBE, and Premier, Hon. McKeeva Bush OBE, JP.

The main objective of the minister's visit, which continues through 21 April, is to reinforce ties between the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.

Within moments of his arrival, he had already begun an informal discussion with local officials about important issues such as health, recycling and harnessing renewable energy.

Mr. Bellingham's full itinerary includes meetings and visits with government, political and civic leaders, as well as tours of government agencies, schools and law enforcement.

He will also be the guest of honour at a Thursday evening reception, hosted by the Premier. In a speech at this event the Minister is expected to highlight the forthcoming celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, as well as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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