November 28, 2021

Cabinet of the Cayman Islands – Post Meeting Summary, Tue, 9th Nov, 2021

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His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE, chaired the meeting of the Cabinet held on Tuesday, 9th November 2021 in the Cabinet Conference Room, Government Administration Building.

All Ministers and Members of Cabinet were present. At this meeting Cabinet:

  • approved the issuance of 2 work permit exemptions under section 53 (1) (b) of the Immigration (Transition) Act (2021 Revision);
  • approved the following:

o appointment of Glen Wigney as a Director of the Auditors Oversight Authority’s Board of

Directors effective 22nd November 2021 to 3rd May 2022;

o the reduction of remuneration paid to Board of Directors as follows: Chairperson CI$3,000 per month; Deputy Chairperson CI$2,250 per month and Directors CI$1,500 per month;

o for remuneration to be paid in arrears on a quarterly basis with immediate effect;

  • noted the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2020 and approved their onward submission to the House of Parliament;
  • approved the appointment for Dr. Tricia Diane Hislop-Chestnut as a Member of the Health Insurance Commission effective 9th November 2021 until 9th November 2024;
  • approved the publication of the Unaudited Quarterly Financial Report: Nine-Month Period Ended 30 September 2021 and tabling of the Report in the House of Parliament;
  • approved the following:

o increase in stipend paid to University College of the Cayman Islands (“UCCI”) Board of Governors as follows: Chair $4,000 per month; Deputy Chair $2,000 per month and Members $1,000 per month effective 1st September 2021;

o inaccordancewithSection11(5)and(6)ofthePublicManagementandFinanceAct(2020 Revision) the following appropriation changes:

 increase in appropriations to UCCI under CCO 1 – Teaching of Tertiary Level, Professional and Vocational Programmes by $251,809.00;

 decrease in appropriation TP 30 – Local and Overseas Scholarships by $251,809.00

noted that approval would result in an increase in budgetary allocations to UCCI for budget years 2022 and 2023;

  • approved in accordance with sections 11 (5) and (6) of the Public Management and Finance Act (2020 Revision) the reallocation of funds from the Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency to the Portfolio of Legal Affairs as follows – decrease SCR 1 – Policy and Administration for the 2021 fiscal year by CI$110,000 and increase OE 105 – Settlement of Claims for the 2021 fiscal year by CI$110,000;
  • approved the Notice of Approved Vaccine Course in accordance with Section 2 of the Immigration (Transition) Act (2021 Revision) and Section 2 of the Customs and Border Control Act (2021 Revision); and
  • approved in accordance with Section 11 (5) and (6) of the Public Management and Finance Act (2020 Revision) the transfer of funds from the Ministry of Education to the Department of Education Services as follows:

o increase EGA 5 – Primary Education by CI$325,000 in FY 2021;

o increase EGA 6 – Secondary Education by $900,000 in FY 2021;

o increase EGA 7 – Education Services for Students with Special Needs by CI$50,000 in FY 2021;

o increase EGA 8 – Facilities Maintenance and Operational School Support Services by CI$1,850,000 in FY 2021;

o decrease EI 12 for the Ministry of Education by CI$3,125,000 in FY 2021.

Published by the Cabinet Office on Wednesday, 17th November 2021.

Guidance Notes:

  1. Post meeting summaries will be published by the Cabinet Office following confirmation of the Minutes.
  2. Only a summary of the decisions will be published.
  3. Cabinet discussions will not be disclosed.
  4. Summaries of decisions of a sensitive nature, matters of national security, those where publication breaches regional or international conventions and those relating to personal privacy will not be disclosed.
  5. Post meeting summaries will be available on gov.ky and the Cayman Islands Government’s digital channels.
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