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Visit from Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor Designate

09 November 2011

The Deputy Governor Designate of the Cayman Islands, Franz Manderson, will make an official visit to Jersey on 14 and 15 November 2011.

Mr Manderson, who will take up post as the top civil servant in the Cayman Islands, has arranged to visit Jersey to discuss areas including budgeting, performance management, human rights legislation and policing.

During his visit, Mr Manderson will receive an introductory briefing on Jersey‘s government, its constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom and its international identity. A series of briefings will then be held on a range of topics including the implementation of human rights legislation in the Island, the States’ approach to procurement and budgeting, and the current drive to reduce spending across the States through the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Mr Manderson will also meet staff from the Probation Department and will visit H.M. Prison, La Moye, where he will receive a presentation on Jersey’s approach to the rehabilitation of prisoners. Mr Manderson, who was previously the Cayman Islands’ Chief Immigration Officer, will also meet representatives from Jersey’s Customs and Immigration Department and the States of Jersey Police, as well as His Excellency General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey; the Bailiff of Jersey, Michael Birt; and H.M. Attorney General, Timothy Le Cocq.

Assistant Chief Minister, UK and International Relations, Senator Freddie Cohen, said “As Deputy Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mr Manderson will share responsibility with the Governor for areas including security, immigration, customs, the prison and the police. I am pleased that Mr Manderson has decided to visit Jersey to meet with representatives from across the States to find out more about the Island’s operation as a small jurisdiction.”

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