CPA Roadshows come to the Cayman Islands to highlight importance of youth participation in democracy    

The CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan and Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands have promoted youth engagement with young people in the CPA’s Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region. The CPA Roadshow for around 50 young people aged 14-18 in the Cayman Islands highlighted youth participation in a parliamentary democracy while local and overseas Members gave the students an insight into the different roles and employment opportunities within a legislature. The CPA Secretary-General was accompanied by the Cayman Islands Speaker, Hon. W. McKeeva Bush. 

The CPA Roadshow followed a two-day post-election seminar held by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) at the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands for newly elected and returning Members to provide training and guidance to the Legislature in all aspects of good parliamentary practice.
 
Presided over by the Cayman Islands Speaker, Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, the Members heard from experts from neighbouring jurisdictions in the region including: Hon. Senator Bridgid Annisette-George, MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago; Hon. K. H. Randolph Horton, MP, former Speaker of the House of Assembly of Bermuda; and Mrs Heather E. Cooke, Clerk to the Houses of Parliament of Jamaica and CPA Caribbean Regional Secretary; as well as Hon. Mary Lawrence, former Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislature and Mr Rolston Anglin, former Minister of Education, Training and Employment in the Cayman Islands Government.
 
To view images of the CPA Post-Election Seminar and CPA Roadshow in the Cayman Islands please click here.

Published on Tuesday 8 August 2017.


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