December 12, 2018

UK: Teachers biased against black pupils and white boys from underprivileged backgrounds, report says

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By Eleanor Busby From Independent UK Biases affect setting, teacher assessment outcomes, and disciplinary measures in schools, report concludes Teachers in London are biased against black Caribbean and white boys from poorer backgrounds, new research suggests.  Education think tank LKMco is calling for urgent steps to be taken to tackle the impact of social inequality on the […]

Premier hosts largest London Friends of Cayman Islands dinner

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LONDON– The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin and the Cayman delegation in the United Kingdom including Minister of Financial Services and Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers; Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Hon. Joseph Hew; Attorney General Hon. Sam Bulgin; Leader of the Opposition Ezzard Miller; and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alva Suckoo gathered with […]

Cayman Islands Opposition joins UK Constitutional Talks

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The Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller departs today for the UK where he and Mr. Alva Suckoo, the deputy leader of the Opposition, will be joining the Cayman Islands team for the Constitutional talks that begin on Friday (December 7, 2018). Mr. Suckoo has already departed for the UK. “I am honoured […]

Cayman Islands Premier opens Environment Workshop in London

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LONDON, UK – As President of the Political Council of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin, opened and hosted the first UKOTA Environment Workshop in London on Monday 3 December. The workshop was organised by UKOTA, and participants included leaders of Overseas Territories, Departments of Her Majesty’s Government as […]

Cayman Islands chairs Political Council Meeting and APPG

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LONDON, UK – The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Political Council Meeting took place Monday 3 December, Chaired by the Cayman Islands. Premier Alden McLaughlin, current President of the Political Council of UKOTA, served as Chair with the assistance of Eric Bush, Cayman Islands Representative in London and the current Chairman of UKOTA . […]

UK Overseas Territories Association hosts Film Festival and Student Conference

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Over fifty students from Overseas Territories joined the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) at their third Overseas Students conference this month at the Natural History Museum (Flett Events Theatre), London. The event presented a great opportunity for students from a wide range of cultures to come together and celebrate their shared histories and distinctiveness. The […]

Trump says Brexit deal could mean U.K. can’t trade with U.S.

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump said U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement could jeopardize the country’s ability to trade with the U.S. “Right now as the deal stands she may not — they may not be able to trade with the U.S. and I don’t think they want that at all, that would be […]

Greenspan touts Swedish model for entitlement spending

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From Newsmax The U.S. could follow Sweden’s example to solve its problems with the welfare state, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said. Greenspan, who argues in his latest book that the growth of spending on social benefits corresponds to less innovation and entrepreneurship, said the real problem with entitlements was the refusal to fund […]

Katharine McPhee to star in Waitress the musical in London

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From British Theatre Katharine McPhee (American Idol, Waitress on Broadway, Smash, Scorpion) will make her West End debut starring as Jenna in the UK premiere of Waitress, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year. Since finding international fame as a captivating singer on American Idol – Season 5, Katharine has become a successful […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Statement on Constitutional talks with the United Kingdom

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Statement on Constitutional talks with the United Kingdom By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA November 22, 2018 Mr. Speaker, I wish to provide the members of this Honourable House and the public an update on Government’s efforts to make important and necessary revisions to the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009. Before doing so […]