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FCO Welcomes Draft Constitution

UK Foreign Office Minister, Gillian Merron, today welcomed the successful conclusion of the Cayman Islands Constitutional Talks.

Delegations from the Cayman Islands and the UK met in London on 3-5 February for the third round of talks on constitutional review for the Cayman Islands. The talks were hosted by Gillian Merron, and the Cayman Islands Leader of Government Business, Hon D Kurt Tibbetts led their delegation.

The Minister said "I am delighted that we have been able to work together to produce a draft new constitution for the people of the Cayman Islands, for whom this will be an important step forward. I welcome the inclusion of the Bill of Rights as a first step in raising awareness of and strengthening respect for and the protection of human rights. I congratulate the Cayman Islands delegation on their determination to secure the best deal for the people of the Cayman Islands, whilst retaining their links to the UK."