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Baroness Anelay Visits the Sister Islands

The Baroness is the first serving oversea territories minister to visit all three Cayman Islands.

The Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, visited the Sister Islands on Monday, 3 October 2016 and toured various facilities throughout Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

The Minister arrived in Grand Cayman on Sunday, 2 October 2016 and is here for a three-day visit.

Baroness Anelay along with Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick, Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin, Deputy Premier Hon Moses Kirkconnell and other dignitaries started the day with a trip to Little Cayman and toured the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI).

Researchers at the centre revealed the latest developments at the facility, as well as discussing their reef conservation work and other research projects.

The next stop on the tour was Little Caymanís National Trust Centre to meet with residents and observe the breeding grounds of rare bird species.

The Baroness was able to view various nature exhibits throughout the facility, while National Trust Committee members explained the deep-rooted history of Little Caymanís Red-footed Boobies.

Baroness Anelay, along with government officials, then flew to Cayman Brac where she first visited the islandsí Parrot Reserve and enjoyed a nature trail through part of the reserve.

The Baroness then traveled to the Cayman Brac Sports Centre, where she viewed the latest developments of the 18-acre sports project. The Cayman Brac Hurricane Centre and the Lighthouse were also on the tour.

For lunch Baroness Anelay and dignitaries gathered at Aston Rutty Civic Centre to meet with local residents.

After lunch the Baroness then attended an award ceremony at Layman E. Scott Sr. High School, where she pinned more than a dozen student leaders. The students also prepared musical entertainment for the Baroness and government officials.

The final stop on the Cayman Brac tour was to Faith Hospital for the helipad opening ceremony. Baroness Anelay and Governor Kilpatrick cut the ribbon and introduced Cayman Bracís first official emergency landing pad for Faith Hospital.

The Baroness is the first serving oversea territories minister to visit all three Cayman Islands.

For further information contact: Jamie Hicks