(CMR) The appointments of Her Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Jane Owen, and Cayman's First Female Chief Justice, Hon. Margaret Ramsay-Hale, are two of the major constitutional events which have taken place since the last Constitution Day in 2022.
The Constitutional Commission, in its annual update, which coincides with Constitutional Day, being observed today, Monday, 3 July 2023, highlighted several major constitutional events.
Other major events relating to the Constitution noted in the update include the adoption of a Ministerial Code of Conduct, developments with the introduction of a Parliamentary Code of Conduct, and the historic visit of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
The update also showcases the work of the Constitutional Commission, particularly its educational agenda.
Constitutional Commission Chair Vaughan Carter stated in his foreword, “Building on the online publication of the Constitutional Commission’s comic book in October, the Constitutional Commission has latterly sought to partner with school competitions, beginning with the Conyers Inter-School Debate Tournament, to instill a greater awareness of the Constitution in our young people.”
Mr. Carter further commented, “If there is one message that could be conveyed at this time on behalf of the Constitutional Commission, it would be to highlight the importance of constitutional education and the need to conserve, collate and construct locally relevant resources in order to help relay important constitutional principles to our young people in a way that they will recognize as being relevant to them.”
The full report, as released, can be viewed at the Commission’s Secretariat website at www.constitutionalcommission.ky.