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Cayman Islands Government 1996

    • Names:

        conventional long form:

        conventional short form:
        Cayman Islands

    • Digraph:

    • Type:
      dependent territory of the UK

    • Capital:
      George Town

    • Administrative divisions:
      8 districts; Creek, Eastern, Midland, South Town, Spot Bay, Stake Bay, West End, Western

    • Independence:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • National holiday:
      Constitution Day (first Monday in July)

    • Constitution:
      1959, revised 1972 and 1992

    • Legal system:
      British common law and local statutes

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)

        head of government:
        Governor and President of the Executive Council Michael GORE (since 15 September 1992)

        Executive Council; 3 members are appointed by the governor, 4 members elected by the Legislative Assembly

    • Legislative branch:

        Legislative Assembly:
        election last held November 1992 (next to be held November 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (15 total, 12 elected)

    • Judicial branch:
      Grand Court, Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

    • Political parties and leaders:
      no formal political parties

    • Member of:
      CARICOM (observer), CDB, INTERPOL (subbureau), IOC

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Flag:
      blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms on a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a pineapple and turtle above a shield with three stars (representing the three islands) and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS

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