PPM confirms its George Town candidates
The Peoples Progressive Movement on Wednesday, 27 February held its district elections in at the Seafarers Hall in Prospect, where Kurt Tibbetts, Alden McLaughlin, Lucille Seymour, Marco Archer, Joey Hew and Kenneth Bryan were all confirmed as the party’s representatives for the district of George Town in the upcoming elections.
Frank Cornwall, a building contractor who is also associated with Academy Sports Club, failed in his bid to be one of the candidates. He only got on the ballot on Friday, 22 February, reliable sources told Cayman Net News.
Speaking during the meeting, Kurt Tibbetts, said that the internal election of candidates
gave each one equal opportunity to get nominated by the party.
“Not everyone does this, but if you elect us we are going to ensure that we are the best team that will give you the best government,” he said.
Joey Hew said that this was not the first time he was being elected to public office, as he was once president of the Chamber of Commerce and held office during the reconstruction of the country following Hurricane Ivan.
“If there was any evidence to test my fortitude, it was trying to run my businesses and the Chamber of Commerce in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan,” he said.
Earlier that day, Mr Hew was elected as a board member of the Cayman Islands Hospice Care.
Others who spoke at the meeting were opposition leader, Mr Mclaughlin, Ms Seymour, mr Archer, Mr Bryan and Mr Cornwall.
Mr Bryan, a former television reporter, said that he was happy to be part of the team that would form the next government.
“It is a great honour to be nominated by the George Town members of my party, The Progressives. It is a responsibility that must be taken very seriously, as the people of the Cayman Islands are looking for candidates with the will to turn the country around. With the vote and support of the people, and the guidance of the senior members of the party it is a promise I know we can deliver,” he said in an email to Cayman Net News.