Former Cayman House speaker and Knox alumna dies
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC):
Former Cayman Speaker of the House, Edna Moyle, dies on the eve of the general election in The Cayman Islands.
Moyle, a founding member of the main opposition People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) died today.
Her passing comes less than 24 hours before voters in this British Overseas Territory go to the polls to elect a new government.
Relatives said that the former Speaker of the House and North Side MLA legislator, died at The Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town after a prolonged battle with cancer.
The 71-year-old also served as Minister of Community Development, Youth, Sports and Gender Affairs between November 2000 and 2001.
She represented North Side in the Legislative Assembly from 1992-2009.
She received her tertiary education in Jamaica at Knox College and Suthermere Commercial School.
According to the a Government Information Service biography, she had considerable experience in the legislative affairs of Government having been Secretary to the Administrator of the Cayman Islands from 1966 to 1969 and Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Assembly from 1971 to 1979.
She was Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1995 to 2000 and acted as Speaker in 1999.
She represented the Cayman Islands at numerous Commonwealth Parliamentary conferences and seminars in the Caribbean, Canada, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and South Africa.
The mother of five championed the cause of women, children and communities throughout her life.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
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