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Cayman’s constitutional changes: Premier aims for absolute internal rule

As Cayman gets ready to begin discussions on constitutional changes Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin is taking aim at provisions giving the Governor power over Cayman’s legislation.
Speaking at a media briefing Wednesday (23 May) the Premier said discussions on constitutional changes will be held in the coming weeks.
He said he wanted to ensure the process moves swiftly to insulate Cayman from any further legislative action by the UK and that also means taking away the Governor’s power to veto laws.
“That the power of internal self-governance is absolute. And that the power of this allowance with respect to legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands be removed as is the case with the Gibraltar Constitution,” he said.

Earlier today (25 May) on Government radio the Premier said the proposed constitutional changes will not go to a referendum, but will have a public debate in the LA.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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