(CMR) Premier Alden McLaughlin encouraged Caymanians and residents alike to take some time out to relax and enjoy, as the island celebrates its 61st Constitution Day.
Constitution Day celebrated on the first Monday in July is a public observance that recognizes the passing of the country's first written constitution, which officially made Cayman politically independent from Jamaica.
McLaughlin noted that this year's celebration of the momentous occasion would not be as exciting as last year's which was executed by Celebrate Cayman.
“Whilst this year's celebrations will be a little different to last when Celebrate Cayman did an amazing job ensuring we celebrated 60 years of our Constitution, I hope you get to relax, kick back and enjoy the day, ” said McLaughlin.
Nonetheless, McLaughlin shared that the constitution which came into effect on July 4, 1959, was an important milestone, as it granted women the right to vote and made Cayman more politically independent.
“Our Constitution enshrines our rights, freedoms and responsibilities, all influenced by our history, culture and Christian heritage,” added McLaughlin.