Premier meets in UK this week

Premier McKeeva Bush left for Miami and London over the weekend to meet with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association and the UK Minister for Overseas Territories.

Mr. Bush will meet with cruise association executives in Miami before travelling to London for talks with OT Minister Henry Bellingham on Tuesday. Among the items on the agenda are discussions on a proposed framework for fiscal responsibility agreement between the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.

The Premier will also seek a clarification on the use of the term “Governor-in-Cabinet” which has been a point of debate in the Legislative Assembly recently.

While in London, the Premier will sign a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Japan. The signing will bring to 21 the number of agreements that the Cayman Islands has signed.

Accompanying the Premier at the London talks are Ellio Solomon, MLA, and Financial Secretary Ken Jefferson.