Cayman Islands

Parliament of the Cayman Islands

Parliament of the Cayman Islands

Key Facts

Head of State: HM King Charles III

Head of Government: Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton JP MP

Capital City (location of Parliament): George Town

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Parliament of the Cayman Islands (19 elected)

Further Information:



CPA UK & the Cayman Islands

The Parliament of Cayman Islands regularly engages in bilateral and multilateral activities delivered as part of the CPA UK-led UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP) which focuses on good governance and oversight of public finances. As part of this project, CPA UK has supporting the strengthening of the Public Accounts Committee. 

Previously, CPA BIMR has conducted  Election Observation Missions for the 2013, 2017 and 2021 elections in the Cayman Islands.

Parliamentarians from the Cayman Islands regularly attend CPA UK's multilateral events such as the Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, and Public Accounts Committee training Workshops, most recently in October 2021.

Recent Programmes 

Women in Trade Workshop, Westminster, 20-22 June 2023

Members of Parliament from across the Commonwealth participated in CPA UK's Women in Trade Workshop, held on 20 - 22 June 2023 in the UK Parliament. CPA UK's first all-women in-person multilateral programme, brought together women parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth, for a three-day Workshop designed to strengthen their knowledge of international trade and to discuss specific impact of trade agreements on gender equality, poverty alleviation and the economic empowerment of women in the Commonwealth.

To read the Women in Trade Workshop Final Report, click here.


Trade Workshop for Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and Devolved Legislatures, Westminster, 7-9 February 2023

CPA UK organised a three-day workshop, aiming to enhance effective scrutiny and oversight of international trade agreements, focusing on the following themes: knowledge building on trade; the role of parliamentarians in trade; and scrutiny in practice.

To read the Trade Workshop Final Report, click here.

Public Accounts Committee Workshop, Westminster, 5-7 December 2022

The three-day Workshop was designed to allow delegates to collaborate with colleagues across different regions, discussing responses to shared challenges faced by Pubic Accounts Committees. It provided an opportunity for clerks and officials to share experiences, examine existing practices and find new approaches to the financial scrutiny work of PACs.

Fifth Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances and Good Governance, Westminster, 29 November - 1 December 2022

Parliamentarians, clerks, electoral officials, and external and internal auditors from across the UK Overseas Territories travelled to Westminster to attend the fifth Overseas Territories Forum. The Forum was delivered by CPA UK, in collaboration with the National Audit Office, and the Government Internal Audit Agency. Over the three days, the Forum offered the opportunity for delegates to discuss and share knowledge through panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and meetings.

To read the Fifth Overseas Territories Forum Report, click here.

Conference on the Scrutiny of National Security Legislation, Westminster, 1-3 November 2022

The Conference provided a platform for delegates to explore the security landscape across the globe and enhance their ability to effectively scrutinise and oversee legislation. Attending parliamentarians were also able to share their knowledge and practice on being more effective in their role and legislatures.

Westminster Seminar, Westminster, 14-18 March 2022

The 70th edition of CPA UK's flagship programme for newly-elected parliamentarians and clerks, providing a unique platform for participants to network and engage with counterparts; exploring approaches to parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure in the context of parliamentary systems from across the Commonwealth, drawing comparisons between different legislatures.

Fourth Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances & Good Governance, Virtual, 30 November - 2 December 2021

Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories met virtually from 30 November to 2 December for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance Forum 2021. This was the fourth programme of its kind, designed to bring together key stakeholders from across the Overseas Territories, including Speakers, Members, and Clerks from Legislatures, as well as Internal and External Auditors and Electoral Officials, to explore issues relating to good governance and oversight of public finances.

PAC Inquiry Workshop, Virtual, 11-22 October 2021

CPA UK hosted two, five-day virtual training workshops for Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees, giving delegates an opportunity to explore each stage of an inquiry process from evidence gathering and effective questioning techniques to reports, recommendations, and media engagement.

Post-Election Seminar, Virtual, 4-6 August 2021

In collaboration with CPA HQ, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) delivered two virtual post-election seminar sessions to support the new and returning members of the Parliament of the Cayman Islands.

Clerk Leadership Group, Virtual, April 2021 to present

The Clerk Leadership Group was launched in April 2021 and is a network designed to provide a forum for clerks from across the Overseas Territories to share their knowledge, expertise, and best practices on parliamentary clerk services with one another. The Clerk Leadership Groups meets at least once a quarter.


Featured Past Programmes 

Election Expert Mission to Cayman Islands General Election, Virtual, 6-20 April 2021

At the invitation of the Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper OBE, an independent team of international experts conducted a virtual Election Expert Mission to the Cayman Islands General Election from 6 - 20 April 2021.

Clerk Secondment to the Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee, George Town, 7-18 January 2019

CPA UK sent a Clerk with relevant PAC experience to undertake a two-week attachment with the PAC in Cayman Islands. The attachment provided bespoke face-to-face assistance in the preparation of inquiry planning, public reporting, and communications with the aim of strengthening the capacity of the committee.

Election Observation Mission to the Cayman Islands General Election, Cayman Islands, 19-27 May 2017

CPA UK organised the CPA BIMR conducted an Election Observation Mission to assess the electoral process in accordance with international commitments for elections as well as the laws of the Cayman Islands.