Mission and Functions of The Cayman Islands Government Office UK:

Established in 1982, the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK works to:

  • Support the extension of all Cayman Islands Government activities in the United Kingdom 
  • Act as a contact point for and provide consular services to Caymanians (especially Caymanian students) and other stakeholders in the United Kingdom.
  • Promote a better economic, social, cultural and political understanding of the Cayman Islands.
  • Gather and disseminate information.
  • Develop and maintain strategic links.
  • Facilitate inward investment opportunities by seeking out and providing accurate information to potential investors.
  • Represent the Cayman Islands in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) and at other official or ceremonial events.
  • Improve and strengthen the country’s position – politically, economically, and commercially – within the United Kingdom.



The immediate plans for the office are to develop and broaden the connection with the Cayman Islands and the UK, along with the following objectives:

  • Promote the Cayman Islands within the UK.
  • Create wider opportunities for Caymanian students.
  • Create opportunities and identify synergies within the UK civil service for the benefit of the Cayman Islands.

Samuel Rose

Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Samuel Rose leads the response by his office to decisions concerning governmental policy in the weekly Cabinet meetings, which he attends as a non-voting member.

Since many of the policy areas discussed in these meetings have application across Government, the Cabinet Office includes a number of sections and departments whose work has cross-governmental scope, including the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK.

Tasha Ebanks Garcia

Cayman Islands Representative to the UK

The UK representative leads the Cayman Islands Government Office based in London and oversees the staff cohort. The office serves numerous functions to advance the interests of the Government and people of the Cayman Islands.

These include representational duties such as facilitating interactions with elected leaders via Cayman’s All Party Parliamentary Group, and representing the Cayman Islands within the UK Overseas Territories Association; promoting investment in the Cayman Islands; fostering understanding of Cayman’s unique economy, heritage and culture; aiding CIG Ministries with external affairs in the UK, and providing services to Caymanians overseas (primarily students).

Cayman Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Coat of Arms!

Monday 14 May 2018 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Grant of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms by The Queen. The Coat of Arms was carefully designed in 1957 to represent the identity of the Cayman Islands, incorporating important historical and indigenous features.
Cayman Islands Coat of Arms Celebrations

Coat of Arms Celebration Film

Be inspired by the story of the Cayman Islands. Learn about the Coat of Arms, why we are celebrating, and why the Coat of Arms is a point of pride for Caymanians.

The film includes interviews with the Hon Alden McLaughlin, MBE JP MLA, Government representatives and students, and emphasises the importance of the links between Cayman Islands and the UK.

Cayman Islands Coat of Arms Celebrations
The three stars represent the three islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

The blue wavy lines represent the sea.

At the top of the shield features the English Lion symbolising the connection with Britain.
Above the crest is a turtle symbolising the islands original name of Las Tortugas and the traditional Caymanian turtle fishing industry.
The turtle is sitting on top of intertwined bands of blue and white silk, representing both Caymanians rope and the traditional colours of the sea.
Above the turtle is a pineapple, which represents the connection that the islands have had with Jamaica.
The motto attached to the Coat of Arms is “He hath founded it upon the seas”. This is taken from Psalm 24 of the Bible, which reflects the islands’ Christian heritage and their connection with the sea.

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