No timetable set for constitutional reform

No set timetable for the modernisation of the country’s Constitution has been laid down, the Legislative Assembly was told.

‘It is the intention of government to dedicate time to address constitutional matters over the next 18 months to two years,’ Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts said on Monday.

He said the UK was willing and ready to expedite talks as soon as the Cayman Islands wished to do so.

In answer to a question from Sister Islands MLA Julianna O’Connor-Connolly, Mr. Tibbetts said that as the matter was of great significance, the government wished to hold further public dialogue.

Mr. Tibbetts pointed out that the PPM manifesto had said that any significant changes required the approval of the people by referendum.

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