December 8, 2023

Cayman Islands Premier tests positive for COVID

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton tested positive for COVID-19 this morning using a lateral flow test at home and  awaits the results of a a confirmatory PCR test, which he took this morning. The Premier, who is mildly symptomatic, will remain at home for the next seven days. He is […]

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

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

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 to attend funeral of former Jamaica Prime Minister Seaga

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin will travel to Jamaica this weekend to attend the funeral of former Jamaica Prime Minister the Most Hon. Edward Seaga. The State Funeral for Mr. Seaga will be held on Sunday, June 23, beginning at noon, at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston. […]

Cayman Islands Premier, Government pay tribute to Justice Quin

It is with deep regret that the Premier and the Government of the Cayman Islands recognises the passing of Justice Charles Quin who was a Grand Court judge and indispensible member of the law community in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Quin passed away from this earthly realm Friday evening at home surrounded by his family […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s statement on Cruise Berthing Project

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 […]

Cayman Islands Premier pens letter of congratulations to new Opposition Leader

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 […]

Cayman Islands Premier welcomes UK Government’s response to Foreign Affairs Committee report

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The United Kingdom Government has published its response to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s report, “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories”. Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin had heavily criticized the Committee’s report when it was published in February. The Committee’s recommendations on registers of beneficial ownership, same-sex marriage and giving all […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Statement on Crime and Traffic Statistics 2018

George Town, Grand Cayman – Following the release last week of the 2018 Crime and Traffic Statistics, I would like to thank the Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne and all officers and staff of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) for their hard work to keep the Cayman Islands a safe place to live, […]

Statement by the Cayman Islands Premier on resignation of the Leader of the Opposition

Like many people in this country, I was troubled to learn of the recent resignation of MLA Ezzard Miller as the Leader of the Opposition. In any democracy, the Leader of the Opposition is a serious role. In the Cayman Islands, not only is the Leader of the Opposition an important constitutional office, required under […]