Hon. Juliana Y. O’Connor-Connolly, JP, MP
Last updated on 21 March 2023
The Cabinet is composed of the Premier, seven other Ministers, one of whom is the Deputy Premier, and two non-voting ex-officio members. This Cabinet is responsible for formulating and directing the implementation of policy related to every aspect of government, with the exception of the Governor’s special responsibilities.
The Governor appoints the Premier on the recommendation of the elected members of the majority party in the Parliament or following the result of a vote held among the elected members of the Parliament. The Governor also appoints the remaining seven Ministers in accordance with the advice of the Premier.
The ex-officio members are the Deputy Governor and the Attorney General. The Governor appoints the Deputy Governor in accordance with Her Majesty's instructions and the Attorney General on the advice of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.
Under the principle of collective responsibility, all Ministers are obliged to support, in the Parliament, any measures approved by the Cabinet.
Appointed under Section 54 (A) of the amended Cayman Islands Constitution, Parliamentary Secretaries are elected Members of Parliament and they provide assistance to Cabinet Ministers. They are:
The Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Samuel Rose, Cert. Hon., JP, has the charge of the Cabinet Office. He provides advice to the Cabinet on matters of policy and coordinates the development and implementation of policy between departments and ministerial portfolios and across the wider Government sector. The Cabinet Office also provides a range of administrative and secretarial support for the Cabinet and the Premier in order to allow high-quality and effective government.
Almost 80 departments, sections and units carry out the business of government. In addition, a number of statutory boards and authorities are set up for specific purposes such as the Port Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Immigration Boards, the Water Authority, the University College Board of Governors, the National Pensions Board, and the Health Insurance Commission.