Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly

Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly

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)

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CPA UK & 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 which focuses on good governance and oversight of public finances. As part of this project, CPA UK has partnered with the Legislative Assembly in supporting the strengthening of the PAC. 

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.

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Recent Programmes 

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 UK 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.

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.


Featured Past Programmes 

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.