(CMR) Premier Alden McLaughlin has launched a social media and mobile app earlier this week that he hopes will keep him in touch with Caymanians. This comes at a controversial time for the Premier, perhaps the most controversial of his career. Many people are claiming this is the lowest point in his political career. Some are calling for his immediate resignation and early elections should he lose the upcoming referendum slated for December 19. Others have called this a weak attempt to appear that he actually cares what the people think about the port and other relevant topics facing the country.
Many have shared that the grass roots operations of CPR Cayman has made the leader look woefully incompetent at modern-day political communications.
Coined “Caymanians 2025” the app was first noticed over the weekend by a few astute mobile users. Despite not yet being promoted on his own social media page he calims that he wants thsi appt to allow everyone to take part in a debate on the direction Cayman should be headed.
Caymanians 2025 is a new information sharing initiative led by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin. “I believe it is essential for all of us to take part in the debate about Cayman’s future. Therefore today we’ve launched an important, new initiative to get information directly into your hands, and to give you the opportunity to get your questions answered – Caymanians 2025 mobile app.” Caymanians 2025 mobile app is available in both the Apple and Android app stores and it is free to download onto any smart device.
He has sadi that the focus on 2015 is that the decisions we make today will impact our future.
“I believe it is essential for all of us to take part in the debate about Cayman’s future,” he said in a statement about this new promotional platform for government. “In encouraging you to take part, I recognise that as premier I have a special responsibility to make sure that you are well informed about the choices we face and that you are able to get answers to your questions.”
He said the new initiative would get information directly into the hands of the people and give them the opportunity to get questions answered.
“The government is doing much to ensure that you have the information that you need to take a full part in the national debate. Not least in the
current referendum, Cayman has important decisions to make and that is why in addition to the government’s efforts my colleagues and I have put together a resource, independent of government, to help get the information you need into your hands,” the premier added.
The public can ask the premier questions by posting on Facebook at Caymanians 2025, via Twitter at caymanians2025, or by email at [email protected]
He will answer through the app, through social media and through a video podcast posted on the YouTube channel, Caymanians 2025. There's no indication if he will be personally answering those questions himself or if his handsomely paid media teams will be in charge of those tasks.