April 25, 2019

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 […]

From The Progressives 2017 Manifesto for the Cayman Islands #1

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A Message from the Political Leader HON. ALDEN MCLAUGHIN, MBE, JP LEADERSHIP MATTERS Four years ago, our country was in a mess. The economy was stagnant and Caymanian unemployment stood at a high 10.5 %. At a time when Cayman needed strong Government, we were experiencing political instability and scandal. Government finances were seriously depleted […]

Cayman Islands to play host to UK’s Chef Clare Smyth

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Grand Cayman to play host to Chef Clare Smyth, the UK’s most acclaimed female chef during a 10-day pop-up dining experience Highlights include the annual Slow Food Day dinner, intimate dining experiences at Kimpton Seafire and an extravagant finale dinner prepared in Chef Clare’s unique style. Visitors to and residents of Grand Cayman will have […]

Celebrating Commonwealth Day in the Cayman Islands

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The Cayman Islands observed Commonwealth Day (Monday, 13 March 2017) by raising the Commonwealth flag outside the Government Administration Building during a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. The event was part of the international ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ initiative. This year’s special theme for Commonwealth Day was ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’. Her Excellency, the […]

Christmas message 2016

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By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” That is a quote from the Christmas classic A Christmas Carol written 173 years ago, but the words still ring true today and they hold a special place in my own heart. […]