Name: Juliana O’Connor-Connolly
District: Cayman Brac East
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
An estimated 2,000 people, many dressed in white, attended a rally in downtown George Town on Saturday afternoon to protest against a recent court decision to change the Marriage Law to legalise same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands government now owns a little piece of Hell. Lands Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly informed the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday afternoon that a section of the Hell formation in West Bay was among 16 plots of land acquired by the government in the past year.
During Monday’s session of the Legislative Assembly, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly focussed on overhauling school curriculum and re-outlined teacher salary changes that she first announced last August in her requests for supplemental funding.
The landmark legalisation of same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands has unleashed powerful emotions. With them have surfaced all sorts of misinformation and confusion over legal rights, separation of powers and personal beliefs.
Cayman Islands legislators unanimously backed a private members’ motion last week supporting government to appeal the decision by the chief justice that legalised same-sex marriage to the “full extent of the appeals process”.
Speaker McKeeva Bush has called for Human Rights Commission Chairman James Austin-Smith to be immediately fired by Governor Martyn Roper, following the commission’s statement Thursday criticising government’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage.