"I urge every member of the public to take this opportunity"—McKeeva Bush
The Cabinet Office has set up a webpage to invite public comment on the Cayman Islands' relationship as an Overseas Territory (OT) with the UK, as part of an ongoing public consultation exercise launched by the UK.
Following up on the last White Paper in 1999, the UK Government is reviewing its relationship with Overseas Territories and framing a new strategy to guide this relationship in the future. The outcome will be a new White Paper in 2012 outlining this strategy.
The input now invited from the Cayman public will form part of the position paper that the Premier, the Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP, will present at the Overseas Territories Consultative Council meeting in London in late November.
To get the widest possible public input on six main questions for which the UK is seeking responses, the Cabinet office has set up the webpage on its website www.cabinetoffice.gov.ky.
Each question and a corresponding box to post your response can be accessed by clicking on the subject lines on the right side of the page.
"I urge every member of the public to take this opportunity the UK has provided and speak up. Do visit the webpage and learn for yourselves what the UK is proposing with the new White Paper 2012. It will define the relationship with each of the Overseas Territories since one size cannot fit all," the Premier said.
The link to the webpage is: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=1774,5771067&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL. (GIS)
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