Deputy premier travelson to Jamaica for Ag show

| 31/07/2011

(CNS): While there is still no word from the Cayman Islands Government about the deputy premier’s current travels, according to the Jamaica Information Service, she is now in Jamaica for the three-day Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, which will be held this weekend at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon. DP Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, who is also the Agriculture Minister, together with President of the Cayman Island Agricultural Society Errol Watler and other dignitaries from the Caribbean were expected to attend Saturday's (30 July) opening day.

O’Connor-Connolly was in London for the 57th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference 21 to 28 July, but the Cayman authorities have still not acknowledged that the deputy premier is off-island or where else she may have travelled.

The Rurual Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) said its exposition at this year's Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show will be more technologically centred and integrative than in previous years, giving patrons a more fun-filled and educational experience, the Jamaica Gleaner reported.

Under the theme 'RADA: a global approach to food security through evolving technologies', the focus is on opportunities in agriculture using high technologies. Maia Chung, communications and public relations director of the RADA, said, "Our focus on global means that the RADA management, under advisement of the Ministry of Agriculture, will be demonstrating how scientific usage of greenhouse technologies can yield more globally appealing products that stand a viable chance with produce found anywhere in the world.

"The RADA Denbigh theme will be maximising our motto: People, land and opportunity, with a high focus on technological advances that can improve farming to not just enhance efficiency and improve yields quantity and quality, but also to make the sector more attractive to young people, and any other type of player who may be classified as a non-traditional person, to enter the sector."

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  1. Maverick (yes really) says:

    Seriously? OK, people, so stop whining and actually do something. Did Eqypt, or Syria, or Libya 'wait for the next election and I'll show em?' No, you spineless idiots, they did not, stand up!

  2. Darrel Evans Jr says:

    What was the purpose of this trip any one ? any clues?

  3. I named my dog afteryou says:

    Lets have a contest for the most inept political leaders in thecaribbean with a grand prize of a six month sabbatical in Somalia.


    Guess which Island would win hands down?  


    And guess which would be the "Happiest Country in the Region".  

    • Anonymous says:

      We need to have a contest for the most free travelled woman in the Cayman Islands in the past two years.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if we were able to register anything for the best jackass class.

  5. Anonymous says:

    what a life these spongers have. While some of their people don't know where the next meal is coming from, they swan off all over the world.  What a blasted disgrace the "leadership" of this country is.   God help us all if the idiots who voted them in, do the same thing next time.  People, look, see, remember.  This is what the Govt. does with your money SPEND and PARTY, while we can barely pay our bills.  

  6. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how much her travel has cost us frrom May 2009 until now.

  7. Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

    So they starting to hide travel from us now!

    Well it just falls in line as they hide everything from us, the people of the Cayman Islands.

    Oh my, when will we learn and stand up for our rights and what is ours before we have nothing!

    • Anonymous says:

      So much for open and transparent government…

    • peaceful protest man says:

      This is amazing behaviour, coming from a woman that thought the world was coming to an end in 2000!

      Maybe now she is thinking, the world will end in 2013, if she don't get re-elected.

      Caymanians, we are idiots! What in the world we elect these kind of people for?

  8. Anonymous says:

    So who steering the boat if the 2 captains off island.

    • Anonymous says:

      When they are both on the island, there is still no one steering the boat!!!

    • Wet Paper Caymanian says:


      NOBODY REALLY ! At least that we know of since it's news to us. Political electorate in power and opposition, Please examine your minds and your souls. To those in power you are acting more like a Gang then a political party. And we wonder why there is so much crime. Look good inside yourselves. You MUST see what's going on and am sure you're hearring about it too. You must have family, real friends or even your Pastor. Please help us stopping this nightmare that keep coming back.. Our children and Grandchildren DEPEND on you if they stand a chance to have a future. PLEASE

  9. Anonymous says:

    wow… she can bring back some ackees and mangoes

    • Jack N Meoph says:

      Actually, I would go one better and say she can just stay there!!!


    • Kirkey says:

      Yea boy! Bring some them back for me and saltfish for good eat.