September 23, 2021

Cayman Premier weighs in on Day of Democracy

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, a date the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe in 2007 to promote and uphold the principles of democracy throughout the world. Democracy is a concept born from the ideas of Cleisthenes, the Father of Democracy, who was one of ancient […]

Cayman: Premier calls for briefing on shootings

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton has this morning requested His Excellency the Governor Martyn Roper to invite all Members of Parliament to an emergency meeting to be briefed by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne on the recent spate of shootings on Grand Cayman. “I extend condolences to the family of […]

Cayman: Premier dismayed at assassination of Haiti’s president

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier G. Wayne Panton expressed dismay at the news of the armed attack early this morning, which took the life of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise. “It is with sadness that we learned this morning of the assassination of Mr. Moise and we continue to pray for the healing and recovery […]

Cayman: Premier joins Pre-JMC Meeting

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Premier Hon. Wayne Panton joined leaders of other 11 British Overseas Territories (BOT), via teleconference, for the first time since taking office, on Thursday morning, 27 May 2021.  Each year the Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (Pre-JMC) brings together elected BOT leaders to set the agenda for meetings with the British Government in London at the […]

Cayman: Premier tours departments

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Premier CO NWS Director Outside Grand Cayman (GIS) – Premier, and Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency, Hon. Wayne Panton, accompanied by Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, made his first official visit to the three government departments under his ministry last week (Thursday, 29 April 2021). The Premier and Chief Officer toured the CI National Weather […]

Cayman: Premier’s Statement on passing of Governor Dinwiddy

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Former Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Bruce Dinwiddy, CMG, who helped lead the Cayman Islands through the recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, passed away today Thursday, 1 April 2021. Mr Dinwiddy served as Governor of the Cayman Islands from May 2002 – October 2005. His appointment came after nearly 30 years […]

2021 New Year’s Message from Cayman’s Premier

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By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MP As we bid farewell to 2020 I know we will all be sharing the hope that 2021 is a much better year. Undoubtedly 2020 will be remembered as the year that everything changed, as the COVID-19 virus spread from Asia across the whole world in a matter […]

Cayman: Premier pays tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin said he is saddened to hear of the passing of the former Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Owen Arthur, who left this earthly realm Monday, 27th July. “He served his people well, leading his country for 14 years from 1994 to 2008; the longest-serving […]

Cayman: Premier lauds Conservative win in UK election

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin congratulates Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party on their general election victory. “It is not without relief that we have learned that the Conservatives won the majority of the national vote in yesterday’s United Kingdom general election and that Boris Johnson has returned to […]

Cayman: Premier’s father passes

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Alden McNee McLaughlin Sr. passed away after suffering a long illness on Monday, 11 November, 2019. He was 93. Mr. McLaughlin was born in 1926 and lived a full life and had a diverse career through his working life. He was a school teacher and taught on Cayman Brac and […]