May 12, 2021

Cayman: Statement on the death of Prince Philip by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MP

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It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the death this morning of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Her Majesty The Queen. Both I and the Government of the Cayman Islands send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen; Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince […]

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 […]

Statement on Constitutional Reform Agreed by the UK

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By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 13 November, 2019 Good morning. Mr. Speaker, before concluding my Budget Policy Statement last Wednesday I informed this Honourable House that I had been awaiting a letter from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Minister of State for the Overseas Territories on the final package of Constitutional modernisation […]

Cayman Cruise Berthing and Enhanced Cargo Facilities Referendum Debate by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin MBE, JP, MLA Legislative Assembly 28 October 2019

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Our purpose here today is to pass this bill and create the legislation necessary to facilitate the holding of Cayman’s first people-initiated referendum. Mr. Speaker, before I talk about the legislation itself, I hope the House will allow me just to reflect a little on the history and the process that has brought us to […]

Cayman: 60th anniversary of the First General Election

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Remarks on the 60th anniversary of the First General Election held after the Cayman Islands received its first written constitution in 1959 By Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Just a few short months ago we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first written Constitution for the Cayman Islands. I said then that there would […]

Official Observances & Services for John McLean, OBE, JP, MLA

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Government will commemorate the life of the late John Bonwell McLean, OBE, JP, MLA with the following official public observances: Monday, 9 September 2019 ·         The official lying-in-state at the Legislative Assembly Building from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. o   Members of the Legislative Assembly will lead off the procession followed by […]

Cayman: Condolence books in memory of John McLean, OBE, JP, MLA -UPDATE TIMES

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – In memory of John Bonwell McLean, OBE, JP, MLA the Cayman Islands Government is hosting condolence books in which the people of the Cayman Islands may pay their respects to the late legislator and his family. The condolence books are available for interested members of the public to sign until TUESDAY, 10 […]

Cayman: Tribute to Hon. John McLean By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 26 August, 2019

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It is with sadness that I recognise the passing of Hon. Mr. John Bonwell McLean, MLA, MEC on Saturday, 24 August, 2019.  He was devoted to the East End community, which he represented in the Legislative Assembly from 1976 to 2000. Mr. McLean was elected at a very young age, served three times as minister […]

Cayman: Premier announces details of selection of Preferred Bidder

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Cruise and Cargo Port Project Announcement of Preferred Bidder News Conference By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 29 July, 2019 Good afternoon and thank you for joining us here today for what is a highly significant milestone for the future of the Cayman Islands. As I promised in the House on Friday when […]

Cayman government approves bid on cruise berthing facility

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Statement to the Legislative Assembly Cruise Berthing and Cargo Facility By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 26 July, 2019 This morning the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands approved the Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport and the Port Authority proceeding with the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo facility project on the basis […]