The Cayman Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association invites the public and the media to the Opening Ceremony of the 15th Biennial Speakers/Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference which will take place at the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Building on Monday 4th April, 2011 at 9am. The Conference will be opened by His Excellency the Governor Mr. Duncan Taylor CBE, and will cover the two-day period of 4th-5th April, 2011.
Participants will include Presiding Officers/Speakers and Clerks from various Regional Branches of the CPA including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, BVI, Grenada and Bermuda. The Conference affords the delegates the opportunity to collectively discuss the issues that affect their individual parliaments and to share solutions and general information.
Hon. Mary J Lawrence MBE, JP, President of the Executive Committee of the Cayman Islands Branch of the CPA stated: "It is our distinct honour to host this important conference in the Cayman Islands, and we look forward to welcoming our guests, and to the discussions which will take place on a wide range of topics related to the continued development of the important roles of Speakers/Presiding Officers and Clerks within the parliaments of our region."