Opposition expresses condolences for loss of National Hero, Ms Sybil | Loop Cayman Islands

The content originally appeared on: Cayman Compass
Loop News

15 hrs ago

National Hero, Ms Sybil Ione McLaughlin

The members of the Opposition released a statement last week that members of the Opposition, the Progressives family, and indeed the entire Cayman Islands were saddened to learn of the passing of National Hero, Ms Sybil Ione McLaughlin on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

According the statement, the Opposition said that Ms Sybil, as we all knew her, was a quiet but strong Caymanian woman who broke many barriers and rose to be recognised by her county as a National Hero. She is a Caymanian of many firsts – The first Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (now Parliament); the first woman in the commonwealth to serve as a clerk in a Legislative Assembly or Parliament; and Ms Sybil was also the very first Speaker in the Legislative Assembly. The Opposition added that, over the coming days, we will read and hear much about Ms Sybil and her remarkable life and contributions to her people and country.

The release also explained that, in the run-up to the 150th anniversary of parliamentary democracy in our Islands, Ms Sybil’s expertise in parliamentary matters made her the perfect candidate to Chair the committee to plan and commemorate that momentous occasion.

“Our Islands have been greatly blessed by her service and achievements. She was an inspiration to all and a true National Hero. Ms Sybil will be greatly missed. May her soul rest in peace, and may her memory be a blessing to all who knew her”, said The Hon Roy McTaggart; “On behalf of the Progressives, I offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms Sybil.”

Related Articles

More From