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Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts, JP

Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts, OBE, JP, MLA
Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure
Member of the Standing Register of Interests
Member of the Standing Select Committee on Privileges
First Elected Member for George Town
Government Administration Building, Grand Cayman
1578 GT, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
On 11th May, 2005, the Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts, JP, was elected Leader of Government Business for the second time. It was the high-water mark of a political career that began in 1992; and a life that has been dedicated to public service.
The George Town MLA has been successful in business, community service and politics. He owned and operated a print shop for 25 years and is currently serving his fifth consecutive term in the Legislative Assembly.
He has also served on several Government Boards. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1998 and on June 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the designation Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his service to the Islands.
A Past President and Life Member of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman Mr Tibbetts acumen for fund raising helped the club collect hundreds of thousands of dollars that were ploughed back into the community.
Like other Caymanians of his era, he traveled to Jamaica for his education and graduated from St. George’s College in Kingston.
Asked to list his major political accomplishments, Mr. Tibbetts points to the Freedom of Information Law and the new Constitution.
Mr. Tibbetts is married to Shirley Ann. They are the parents of daughters Jacynth and Janelle, as well as son Jared.