George Town West
Mr. David Wight, JP, MP
Member of the Public Accounts Committee
Member of Parliament for George Town West
Mr Wight was first elected in 2017 and re-elected in 2021.
In his first term in office he served as Permanent Secretary to the Ministries of Tourism, Transport and Sports. He also served on several House Standing Committees, including the Standing Register of Interests, the Standing House Committee, the Standing Select Committee to Oversee the Offices of the Complaints Commissioner and the Information Commissioner. He has represented the Cayman Islands overseas at Tourism meetings and conferences.
Mr Wight has been a member of the Progressives for over twenty years but has been involved with local politics for over thirty years. He has spent the majority of his working life in the private sector, mostly in the retail industry in family-run businesses and brings years of private sector experience to his Public Service. He is currently co-owner and co-manager of a large Petrol Service Station.
Mr Wight was also a very successful sportsman representing the Cayman Islands for many years on the National Cricket Team. He also served as a Selector for the National Cricket Team. Mr Wight played cricket in the semi-pro Central Lancashire League in England. He was regularly invited and played for Melbourne Cricket Club, a top cricket league team in Jamaica, playing alongside and against Regional and International cricketers. Coming from a sporting family he was also active in football, tennis, table tennis and others. His grandfather Oscar Wight played cricket for British Guiana (Now Guyana) and his great-uncle Claude Vibart Wight played Test cricket for the West Indies.
Mr Wight has been active in his community for many years and has a deep knowledge and care for Caymanian Society and culture.