Legislature pushed back to June 27

Legislative Assembly

The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly will reconvene at the end of June, about a month later than first planned.

A June 27 date has been set for the second assembly meeting of 2018. Premier Alden McLaughlin had earlier set the last week of May as a tentative meeting time.

However, the premier and a number of government officials are in U.K. this week and another contingent of Cayman officials will head to Brussels, Belgium next week, giving the government scant time to prepare for the late-May meeting date.

The government does not have to vote on a budget during 2018, having already produced a two-year spending plan for 2018 and 2019. However, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart has said the legislature will likely hold a finance committee meeting this summer to review any additional spending requirements. The legislature is also expected to consider some changes to local immigration law during the summer meeting.

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