(CMR) Governor Designate Jane Owen is scheduled to arrive in the Cayman Islands on Friday, April 21, where she will be officially welcomed by Members of Government at the Owen Roberts International Airport.
In keeping with tradition, Mrs. Owen will be sworn in at the House of Parliament on the same day. The swearing-in ceremony will be open to members of the public, who are expected to be seated by 1:30 pm for a start time of 2 pm.
In commenting on Mrs. Owen’s arrival, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton stated: “On behalf of the Government and the people of the Cayman Islands, I am delighted to extend a very warm welcome to the Governor Designate. We look forward to introducing her to each of our three beautiful islands and our wonderful, warm people. We plan to facilitate a smooth transition into her official duties and arrange for her to meet various Government, business and community leaders as she settles into her new role.”
The Governor will spend her first week in a series of introductory meetings with Cabinet and senior government officials. She will also chair her first Cabinet meeting.
An all-day Sister Islands visit is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. The Governor will tour both Cayman Brac and Little Cayman with the Premier and other Government officials.
The Governor will also attend a Jasmine fundraiser and take part in the Deputy Governor’s 5K event in her first weeks.
The Governor and the Premier will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) to attend the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and Queen, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6.
The Governor and Premier will remain in the UK following the Coronation to attend the Joint Ministerial Council, returning to Cayman following its conclusion.