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Cayman Islands: New Governor Announced

Mr Anwar Choudhury has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands: New Governor Announced

Cayman will have a new Governor next year.

Mr Anwar Choudhury has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB.  Mr Choudhury will take up his appointment in March 2018.

The married father of three is currently Her Majesty the Queen’s Ambassador in Lima and was previously British High Commissioner in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was also the Assistant Director of the Ministry of Defence and has worked as a strategist for the Royal Air Force.

While serving in Bangladesh, he was wounded during a grenade attack in 2004 that killed three people. He and his bodyguard were visiting a shrine during a three day trip to Sunamganj, the disctrict of his birth, days after he took up his post when the attack happened.

The explosion occurred as he left a mosque attached to the shrine at the end of Friday prayers. A policeman and two bystanders were killed and 50 others wounded in the attack on 21 May 2004. Three Islamist extremists were hanged after the assassination attempt.

Mr. Choudhury, who came to Britain as a child, was the country’s first senior high commissioner from an ethnic minority background.

Source/The Cayman Reporter

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  1. Wzaman

    June 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    wishing his good health and best success in Cayman Island as new Governor to the Island from march
    2018 in place of current governor
    Mrs.Helen Kilpatrick CB.

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