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Condolences to Singapore

The Cayman Islands joins the world in mourning Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore.

Mr. Lee, who died Monday at the age of 91, was in power for 31 years. He was admired the world over for turning the city-state into one of the worlds richest nations.

I am saddened by his passing, said Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin. He was a man to be admired, not only in Asia, but on the world stage for his vision and insight. Like any great leader his view was to the future, ensuring that Singapore was free of corruption and all races were treated equally.

The stability that Lee helped create in Singapore raised the standard of living and enabled growth and development.

The Premier has sent a private message of condolence to the family of Mr. Lee and to the people of Singapore.