Cayman Islands reach agreement with British Government on a new Constitution. There is a new article in Cayman Net News written by Tad Stoner on the talks that concluded at
There were three outstanding issues. The first was the bill of rights. What we call our “fundamental rights and freedoms”. The fundamentalist Baptist association of the
The second concerned the powers of the National Security Council. The British wanted it to be merely consultative. The Governor could listen to its view when it came, eg, to appointing a new Commissioner of Police, but he could ignore them if he wished. The Caymanians wanted the Governor to be obliged to listen to local expertise. The British have now agreed that, in national security issues, he must follow the advice of the NSC, except in the unlikely event that he is of the view that to do so would prejudice Her Majesty’s Government. That means that we in
The third was a requirement that
What about checks and balances, I ask myself. Have the Caymanian people ensured these are in place?
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