January 21, 2022

Cabinet of the Cayman Islands – Post Meeting Summary

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His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE, chaired the meeting of the Cabinet held on Tuesday, 30th November, 2021 in the Cabinet Conference Room, Government Administration Building.

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

  • approved issuance of a coastal works permit offshore Block 23B Parcel 269, Pease Bay for removal of existing concrete dock and refused the issuance of a coastal works permit for Block 23B Parcel 269, Pease Bay to construct a breakwater;
  • accepted the resignation, approved appointments and removals to the National Energy Policy Council in accordance with Section 4 of the National Energy Policy;

o accepted the resignation of Charles Farrington as Chair of the National Energy Policy Council;

o approved the revocation of the appointments of Carson Ebanks, Raymond Jones and Maria Zingapan as Members of the National Energy Policy Council;

o approved the appointment of James Whittaker – Chair; Charles Farrington – Member; Eden Hurlston – Member; Winston Connolly – Member; Director of Economics and Statistics Office or designate as a Member; Director of the Department of Planning or designate as a Member; position of Secretariat to be appointed from within the Ministry with responsibility for Energy, to the National Energy Policy Council to serve for 5 years until 29th November 2026;

  • approved the issuance of drafting instructions to amend the Registered Land Act (2018 Revision), Stamp Duty Act (2019 Revision), Land Surveyors Act (1996 Revision) and Strata Titles Registration Act (2013 Revision), creation of the Registered Land (Electronic Transactions) Regulations, Land Surveyor (Electronic Transactions) Regulations and Stamp Duty (Valuation) Regulations;
  • approved the issuance of drafting instructions to amend the Registered Land Act (2018 Revision);
  • approved the Water Authority (Amendment) Act, 2018 (Commencement) Order, 2021;
  • approved lease renewal of warehouse storage premises for the Ministry and Department of Education;
  • approved the applications for appointment as Notaries Public in accordance with the Notaries Public Act (2014 Revision) for; Joshua S Bernard, Edward O Chisholm, Lana S. Lewis, Keris M. McLaughlin, Ingrid Pierce and Shanae T Wilson;
  • confirmed approval granted by circulation on 26th November 2021 for the Control of Covid-19 (Travel) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021;

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  • approved a reward for employees of the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company of a bonus payment for the 2021 financial year of up to 5% of an employees’ annual salary based on results of performance appraisals;
  • approved the extension of the Small Business Incentive Programme and the temporary reduction in trade and business licensing fees for micro businesses and small businesses for a further two years effective from 1st January 2022; amendment of the Regulations to include the provision for fines to be levied, amendment to the Regulations to stipulate that exempted companies are not eligible for temporary reductions in trade and business licensing fees under the Small Business Incentive Programme and issuance of drafting instructions to amend the Trade and Business Licensing (Amendment of Schedule) Regulations 2020 to enable the extension and give effect to 20 (b) and 20 (c); and
  • approved the widening of the Linford Pierson Highway and Bobby Thompson Way by authorizing the National Roads Authority to compulsorily acquire land by way of publication in the Cayman Islands Gazette and a local newspaper.
  • Published by the Cabinet Office on Monday, 13th December, 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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