Premier of the Cayman Islands, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin.
His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper.
Although the Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, they are a parliamentary democracy with their own independent judicial, executive and legislative branches.
The Government is comprised of 19 elected members, all of whom sit in the Legislative Assembly.
There are two political parties in the Cayman Islands - the People's Progressive Movement (PPM) and the Cayman Democratic Party (CDP). Independent candidates are also eligible to run.
As of May 2017, the serving Cabinet in the Legislative Assembly is comprised of a coalition of PPM, CDP and Independent members. PPM leader, Alden McLaughlin, serves as the Premier of the Cayman Islands, and as the Minister responsible for Human Resources, Immigration & Community Affairs.
Other Ministers in the Cabinet include:
Moses Kirkconnell; Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for District Administration, Tourism & Transport;
Julia O'Connor-Connolly; Minister responsible for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands;
Dwayne Seymour; Minister responsible for Health, Environment, Culture & Housing;
Roy McTaggart; Minister responsible for Public Finance & Economic Development;
Tara Rivers; Minister responsible for Financial Services & Home Affairs; and
Joseph Hew; Minister responsible for Commerce, Planning & Infrastructure.
The Cayman Islands also have a Governor, His Excellency Martyn Roper. Appointed by Her Majesty's Government, the Governor presides over the meetings of Cabinet and the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy, but is a member of neither. The Governor also chairs the National Security Council.
The Government also have a number of Departments that provide support and advice to Caymanians and residents, and you can find them all listed on our Government Resources page.
Residents and businesses can also apply for a variety of forms and services on the Government's new e-services platform, including planning permission, birth certificates, polices clearances, and more!