July 18, 2019

UK/OT International Trade Summit opening remarks by Cayman Islands Premier

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UK/OT International Trade Summit Opening Remarks By Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Thursday 27th June, 2019 Kimpton Seafire Resort Welcome Lord Ahmad, fellow heads of government and representatives, Deputy Governor, members of Cabinet, the Legislative Assembly and other distinguished guests. I think by now everyone will know that this weekend marks the 60th […]

Welcome speech by Cayman Islands Premier at Pre Jmc

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Welcome: UK Overseas Territories Heads of Government Pre-JMC By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 Kimpton Seafire Resort Good morning, I bring a warm Caymanian welcome to you this morning. For those of you who have been here before, welcome back. If this is your first visit to […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s statement on Cruise Berthing Project

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Statement to the LA on Cruise Berthing Project By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 5 June, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the deadline for the submission of the bids for the Cruise Berthing Project was 12 noon EST on Friday, 31 May, 2019. This is a historic milestone to have been reached in the procurement process […]

2019 Hurricane message by Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

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Each year as I prepare to work on this annual Hurricane message to you I do so with a certain amount of trepidation because as I put pen to paper, none of us knows what this hurricane season is going to bring. Too, I am reminded of that 16th Century English phrase – “Speak of […]

Cayman Islands: “Delivering Government’s Priorities”

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2020/2021 Strategic Policy Statement “Delivering Government’s Priorities” By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 12 April, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development earlier today laid on the table of this Honourable House, and spoke to, this Government’s 2020/2022 Strategic Policy Statement. Mr. Speaker, with your permission, I will read […]

Statement on Same Sex Marriage ruling By Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

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Mr. Speaker, Yesterday April 2, 2019, the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands instructed the Hon. Attorney General to pursue an appeal against the judgment of the Hon. Chief Justice, Anthony Smellie, Q.C., handed down on 29th March in Civil Cause No. 111 of 2018 and Civil Cause 118 of 2018, otherwise known as the Same-Sex […]

New Year’s Message 2019 by Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

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Fellow Caymanians and residents, Happy New Year! 2018 was a year to Celebrate Cayman as we began a two-year journey to commemorate the 60th anniversary of our Coat of Arms in 1958, and our first Constitution in 1959. In celebrating these two important events, we are also celebrating who we are as a people and […]

Tribute to Mr. Kirkland Nixon from Cayman Islands Premier

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From The Office of The Premier Tribute to Mr. Kirkland Nixon, QFSM, IDSA, MBE, JP It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that I acknowledge the passing of Mr. Kirkland Nixon, QFSM, IDSA, MBE, JP, a most special Caymanian, and to me a personal friend and mentor. On behalf of the […]

Statement on crime initiatives by Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 14 March, 2018

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Mr. Speaker, the events of the past week have once again heightened the public discourse around crime, particularly gun related crimes. The report from the RCIPS of two robberies and a subsequent murder and that they were looking for an individual who was armed and dangerous, and presumably willing to shoot if he felt at […]

Christmas Message from Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA, Premier Cayman Islands

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Merry Christmas to one and all! Today we can take a verse from our National Song that adequately sums up Christmas day and indeed the season: “And when comes on the season, Of peace, good will to man, ‘Tis then I love thee best of all, Beloved Isle, Cayman.” Today many of us are blessed […]