Key Figures

Chief of State:
Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor Franz Manderson
Head of Government:
Premier Alden McLaughlin

Overview

Government Name:
Cayman Islands
Constitution:
Adopted: 2009; Contains a bill of rights, freedoms and responsibilities. Also details basic functions and structures of the branches of government as well as the governor. Also discussed are the public service, finance, and institutions supporting democracy.
Government Type:
Parliamentary Democracy
Cayman Islands Flag
Coat of Arms of Cayman Islands

Index of Economic Freedom

There is no Index of Economic Freedom rating for Cayman Islands

Country Risk Rating

There is no Country Risk Rating for Cayman Islands

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The governor serves as the British government administrator, retains responsibility for civil, defense, external affairs, and internal security. It also chairs and appoints the cabinet.

The governor is recruited from the U.K. government service. The cabinet governor appoints the chief secretary, attorney general, and financial secretary. The legislative assembly appoints the remaining five cabinet members.

Hereditary

Judicial

The Cayman Islands court of appeal is the highest court by the governor but the U.K. government reserves the right to disallow bills approved by the governor.

The court of appeal and grand court judges are appointed by the governor on the advice of the judicial and legal services commission.

Mandatory retirement age of 70

Legislative

The legislative branch is presided over by an independent speaker. Members may introduce bills as well.

The unicameral legislative assembly elections are held at the discretion of the governor at least every four years

8 years

Regional Trade Blocs

No Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/