"Shaping our future together"
Welcome to the Cayman Islands
Because the Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory, the British monarch serves as head of state, with an appointed governor as the Crown's local representative. The United Kingdom is also responsible for the Cayman Islands' defense and external affairs. However, the territory is autonomous in internal affairs, which are managed by
the Legislative Assembly, an 18 seat body that is headed by the leader of government business, generally the head of the majority party. Currently, the People's Progressive Movement holds a majority in the Legislative Assembly, with the United Democratic Party the main opposition party ("Cayman Islands" World).