Town Hall renamed to reflect Constitution origins

| 01/07/2019
CNS Local Life
Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush unveil commemorative plaque

(CNS Local Life): The George Town Town Hall was the scene of celebrations Monday, 1 July, marking the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Constitution, which culminated in the building being renamed to recognise the venue where the first constitution of the Cayman Islands was signed in 1959. A plaque commemorating the name change to Constitution Hall was unveiled on Constitution Day by Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush.

Arley James “AJ” Miller, the last living 1959 vestryman, was a special guest at the event, which was also attended by Governor Martyn Roper, elected leaders, senior government officials, international representatives and members of the public.

The unveiling of the plaque and new sign for the building was followed by a traditional Caymanian breakfast.

The Celebrate Cayman team has organised the events celebrating the Constitution and will also participate in a panel discussion on Radio Cayman, Thursday, 4 July.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Couldn’t someone spring for a bronze plaque? Without the cheesy logo? And unveiling the plaque is not usually grounds to have your name alone on it. Why aren’t the people who passed the constitution mentioned?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure in the process they removed the 100 year old “1919” from the building. F’ing muppets. People want stone and etched and old not glass and fake and designed by modern politicians.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are wrong muppett!

      You should not be so sure of yourself because you are in fact twice wrong.

      The 1919 sign was placed there when the Hall opened in 1929. So it is not 100 years old

      And the 1919 Peace Memorial Sign remains in place.

      Perhaps you should go by the town clock so we can pelt you in the manner you prescribed for others.

      Muppet complainer…

    • Anonymous says:

      You ignorant fool. Please go and look at the building. The 1919 peace memorial is untouched. Stop spreading rumors and false information. Nothing has been changed to the building. A new sign over the door and a plaque on the side of the door explaining the name change.