October 21, 2018

Cayman Progressives: Finances & Government

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From The Progressives Manifesto 2017 STRONG GOVERNMENT FINANCES Over the last four years, the Progressives Government, has returned the country to a secure financial position. We did so through economic growth and carefully managing our finances. This has resulted in solid budget surpluses. Surpluses that have been used to fund education, policing, health services, garbage […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS PROGRESSIVES: Healthcare & Environment

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From The Progressives 2017 Manifesto ACCESS TO QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE The current system of accessing healthcare and health insurance needs reform. Private sector insurance providers too often treat our older persons and those with long term conditions unfairly, either charging them unaffordable premiums or denying them coverage all together. These vulnerable members of our community […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS PROGRESSIVES: Communities & Social Agenda

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From The Progressives 2017 Manifesto SAFER COMMUNITIES Economic success and more Caymanians in work has been a key part of the country’s recent successes. However, there is a risk that this overall success can hide emerging social issues. We share the real concern in our communities about the development of a gang culture and the […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS PROGRESSIVES: Jobs for ALL Caymanians

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From The Progressives Manifesto 2017 Over the last four years the Government has shepherded in economic success with 2,000 more Caymanians in work than in 2012. Caymanian unemployment has fallen from a high of 10.5% in 2012 to 5.6% in April 2016, rising slightly to 7.1% in October 2016 as more Caymanians entered the work […]

The Progressives: OUR PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT In The Cayman Islands

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THE BEST EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN Education outcomes have improved in recent years. But there is more work to be done. There are still too many students who leave high school ill-prepared to successfully enter the work force or move on to tertiary education. The Progressives led Government faced the problems of our […]

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 Premier’s New Year Message 2017

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2017 New Year’s Message By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA As we clear away the torn wrapping paper, take down the decorations and swear to go on a diet after the indulgences of the Christmas season, the start of the New Year provides an opportunity for reflection. It is a time to count […]

Minister responds to C4C

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Cayman Islands Minister for Finance & Economic Development Hon. Marco Archer has responded to the “Advertorial by James Bergstrom on behalf of Coalition for Cayman published in the Friday, 7th February 2014, edition of the Caymanian Compass” and carried by iNews Cayman on 10th February 2014 (see “C4C says government not cutting spending enough” at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/c4c-says-government-not-cutting-spending-enough/) […]

One-third of TLEPs leave Cayman

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – More than 500 people who held Term Limit Exemption Permits have left the Cayman Islands, leaving their employment positions open to Caymanians who are qualified and willing to take those jobs. In all, there were 1,459 people who held TLEPS. Term Limit Exemption Permits were introduced by the former UDP […]