November 13, 2019

Cayman Islands Premier pens letter of congratulations to new Opposition Leader

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin has written to the Hon. Arden Mclean, JP, MLA, to congratulate him following the Governor’s formal announcement of his appointment as the Leader of the Opposition. The Premier also noted that there are several important areas that he worked very closely with Mr. McLean’s predecessor […]

Phillips says global anti-immigration policies a threat to Caribbean progress

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From Jamaica Gleaner Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips today warned that Caribbean progress was under threat from a rise in anti-immigration policies in rich countries. Addressing the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) 80th annual conference Phillips told supporters that the region must take serious note of the re-emergence of anti- […]

The Editor Speaks: Meagre pensions

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The number of Cayman Islands elderly persons who receive meagre pensions and are losing their homes for mortgage defaults are rising. Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed this in the LA saying more and more people at present need support from government. It is growing every year, he said, because the meagre provisions of private pension plans […]

Cayman Islands Youth Parliamentarians Getting Ready

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As part of gearing up, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Ezzard Miller, and Chairperson of the Youth Parliament Committee and Councillor, Mrs. Barbara Conolly, were on hand at the LA on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 to help prep this year’s Youth Parliamentarians. Mr. Miller answered questions and provided the teens useful pointers to help them […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Mottley’s unique call to PM Stuart

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By Rickey Singh, Fro Barbados Nation News The opposition Leader of Barbados, Mia Mottley, issued a most unusual, if not unique political call in the country’s post-independence governance politics last week. She wants Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s governing Democratic Party (DLP) and her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to “put heads together” for a “Joint Think-Tank” […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Politics of ‘ethic arithmetic’

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By Rickey Singh From Barbados Nation News PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart may perhaps take pride in keeping close to his chest any creative political initiative he plans to unfold for the second half century of Barbados as an independent nation, come this November 30. In contrast, President David Granger of Guyana seems quite disposed to […]

The Editor Speaks: All MLA’s should be ashamed

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It was no laughing matter at the ridiculous antics being played out in the Legislative Assembly yesterday (13). The political pronouncing that went on after the House was adjourned because there was no quorum was enough to sicken a fully fit man. I even lost respect for Anthony Eden at his almost unintelligible remarks afterwards. […]

The Editor Speaks: It was not my intention

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How many times throughout our lives have we done something that produces outcomes we did not intend? I am ashamed to say many. And too many for me to remember them all. I wrote a recent Editorial on the Cayman Islands Health Law that was passed in 2004 giving complete immunity to protect all doctors […]

Jamaica PM threatens to sue Opposition Leader

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From The Jamaican Blogs During a recent newscast on Television Jamaica, leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness was asked to respond to a statement made by the Prime Minister during her campaign where she made reference to his “10-point plan” as a “10-point con”. The Prime Minister made the statement during a political rally in Yallahs […]

Cayman Islands Premier speech to the LA re-removal of leader of the Opposition Leader from PAC

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Debate before the Legislative Assembly concerning the Public Accounts Committee Motion From Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 15 October, 2015 Madam Speaker, by this motion we are proposing to remove the Leader of the Opposition from the committee and to add the elected member from North Side. In addition, we are proposing to accept […]