Cabinet

Cabinet forms the Executive branch of the Cayman Islands Government. The powers, duties and make-up of the Cabinet, including the appointment and proceedings, are set out in Part III of the 2009 Constitution.

Following the Westminster parliamentary system, if a political party gains the majority of seats in Parliament following an election, the leader of that party is appointed as premier by the governor of the Cayman Islands. Cabinet ministers are then appointed based on the advice of the premier. If no party wins a majority, all MPs choose the premier by a vote in the House.

Cabinet comprises the premier, the deputy premier, six other ministers and two ex-officio members (the deputy governor and the attorney general).

Cabinet Manual 2022

Cayman Islands Ministerial Code of Conduct, approved July 2021


United People’s Movement Government

UPM Cabinet, announced 15 November 2023:

  • Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly
    Minister for Finance, Education, District Administration, Lands and Cabinet Office
  • Deputy Premier André Ebanks
    Minister of Financial Services & Commerce and Investment, and Innovation & Social Development
  • Kenneth Bryan
    Minister for Tourism & Ports
  • Jay Ebanks
    Minister for Planning, Agriculture, Housing, Infrastructure as well as Transport & Development
  • Sabrina Turner
    Minister for Health & Wellness and Home Affairs
  • Isaac Rankine
    Minister for Youth, Sports & Heritage
  • Dwayne Seymour
    Minister for Border Control & Labour and Culture
  • Katherine Ebanks-Wilks
    Minister for Sustainability & Climate Resiliency

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deputy Governor Franz Manderson
  • Attorney General Samuel Bulgin KC

Parliamentary Secretaries:

  • Heather Bodden
    PS to Minister André Ebanks (Social Development)
    PS to Minister Kenneth Bryan (Tourism)
  • McKeeva Bush
    PS to Minister Dwayne Seymour (Border Control and Culture)
  • PS to Minister Jay Ebanks (Planning, Housing, Infrastructure, Transport and Development)
  • Bernie Bush
    PS to Minister André Ebanks (Commerce)
    PS to Minister Isaac Rankine (Youth, Sports and Heritage)

PACT Government

Cabinet Post Meeting Summaries


Reshuffled PACT Cabinet:

  • Premier Wayne Panton
    Minister for Sustainability & Climate Resiliency and
    Minister for Finance & Economic Development
  • Deputy Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly
    Minister for Education and
    Minister for District Administration & Lands
  • Bernie Bush
    Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage
  • Kenneth Bryan
    Minister for Tourism & Ports
  • André Ebanks
    Minister for Financial Services & Commerce and
    Minister for Investment, Innovation & Social Development
  • Jay Ebanks
    Minister for Planning, Agriculture, Housing, & Infrastructure
  • Sabrina Turner
    Minister for Health & Wellness and Home Affairs
  • Dwayne Seymour
    Ministry of Border Control and Labour

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deputy Governor Franz Manderson
  • Attorney General Samuel Bulgin KC

First PACT Cabinet:

  • Premier Wayne Panton
    Cabinet Office and Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency (MSCR)
    (The Premier also retains responsibility for the Royal Cayman Islands Police’s Budget).
  • Deputy Premier Christopher Saunders
    Finance, Economic Development and Labour (FEDL)
  • Juliana O’Connor-Connolly
    Education, District Administration, Lands and Survey (EDAL)
  • Bernie Bush
    Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage (YSCH)
  • Kenneth Bryan
    Minister for Tourism and Transport (T&T)
  • Jay Ebanks
    Minister for Planning, Agriculture, Housing, and Infrastructure (PAHI)
  • Sabrina Turner
    Minister for Health, Wellness & Home Affairs (HWHA)
  • André Ebanks
    Minister for Financial Services & Commerce (FSC)
    and Minister for Investment, Innovation & Social Development (IISD)

Note: The Home Affairs portfolio was removed from Bernie Bush’s ministry and added to Sabrina Turner’s in April 2022. See here.

Ex-Officio Members:
  • Deputy Governor Franz Manderson
  • Attorney General Samuel Bulgin QC

Parliamentary Secretaries:

  • Katherine Ebanks-Wilks 
    PS to Minister Andre Ebanks (Financial Services) and Minister O’Connor-Connolly (Education)
  • Isaac Rankine 
    PS to Minister Jay Ebanks and Minister Turner (Home Affairs)
  • Heather Bodden
    PS to Minister Bryan (Tourism) and Minister Andre Ebanks (Social Development)
  • Dwayne Seymour (since November 2021)
    PS to Minister Saunders (Labour), Minister Jay Ebanks (Housing) and Minister Bryan (Transport)