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Cayman Governor under investigation, suspended from Office

Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury at Government House, George Town. Photo: CNS
George Town, the capital of Grand Cayman, is the point of entry to the Cayman Islands. Photo: Internet Source
George Town, the capital of Grand Cayman, is the point of entry to the Cayman Islands. Photo: Internet Source

Cayman Islands Governor, Anwar Choudhury, has been temporarily suspended from his posting and has been recalled to London, where he is currently under investigation as a result of complaints that have been made against him.

The announcement was made by Premier Alden McLaughlin, in statement from the UK, where he is leading a delegation to deal with the recent spat with the British government over public beneficial ownership registers.

McLaughlin said, he was called to the office of the overseas territories minister, Lord Tariq Ahmad, last night and given the news.

“The minister formally advised me that His Excellency the Governor, Mr Anwar Choudhury, has been temporarily withdrawn from his post as governor of the Cayman Islands to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to investigate a number of complaints against him,” McLaughlin said early this morning, adding that he was told the investigation could last four to six 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,” the premier added.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, will act as Governor until whatever the issues are regarding Choudhury, who has been in post just three months, are resolved. The Premier said that he has already spoken to Manderson, who has informed the chief officers.

“I have advised the Speaker, the Cabinet, the Government Caucus and the leader of opposition accordingly,” McLaughlin said. “While this development was unforeseen and is most unfortunate, I am confident that it will not affect the continued good governance of the Cayman Islands.”

No other details were given about the 58-year-old governor, who had so far received a warm welcome in Cayman. There is no indication of the nature of the complaints, whether those complaints were made by people here, in the UK or during any of Choudhury’s previous postings.

6 Responses to “Cayman Governor under investigation, suspended from Office”

  • ooops (13/06/2018, 15:32) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don’t expect the same to happen in BVI. This governor will be removing the ndp corrupt team.
  • m n m (13/06/2018, 17:55) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Jaspert better lock up them 2 before they give him the cayman job
    • Truth (13/06/2018, 20:33) Like (2) Dislike (16) Reply
      poor Anwar he looks like a man of colour so I know the British made up things on him
  • The people March (13/06/2018, 22:04) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    In 23 days we will get the attention of the he U.K. It’s not always about numbers but more about purpose...
  • Mad as *** (14/06/2018, 11:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why all over the world they can investigate and these here in this country can't be????//

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