Mrs. Jennifer Dilbert, the Cayman Islands Government Representative in the United Kingdom is leading a six-day visit of five members of the Cayman Islands All Party Parliamentary Group to Cayman next week.
Members have discussed the itinerary of the visit to ensure that all areas of interest relating to the Islands are covered. The delegation showed particular interest in learning more about hazard management facilities, the tourism apprenticeship programme and the Civil Service College in Cayman.
The itinerary is a busy one, including meetings and briefings with MLAs, senior government officers and private sector representatives to discuss issues, policies, problems and development in the Cayman Islands. The delegation will also be invited to an environment briefing, a financial services seminar and a discussion with the Chamber of Commerce.
The purpose of the visit is to familiarise the delegation, and through them the APPG as a whole, with as many aspects of the Cayman Islands as possible. The programme will also include visits to historical and cultural sites in Grand Cayman, as well as a trip to the sister Islands, to promote a first hand appreciation of Caymanian history and culture.
Mrs. Dilbert commented, ‘I have coordinated a number of visits of MPs and peers to the Cayman Islands over the years. This is a very important exercise as it gives the delegations the opportunity to experience the Islands first hand. It is essential that the group has a good understanding of Cayman and all its facets as they are the ongoing permanent link between Parliament and the Cayman Islands.’
This years visiting delegation comprises Baroness Llin Golding (Labour) and four members of Parliament: Ian Davidson MP (Labour), Lindsay Hoyle MP (Labour), Michael Fallon MP (Conservative) and Nigel Evans MP (Conservative).