December 2, 2023

Cayman Islands: PAC set to review Auditor General’s report Government’s Use of Consultants and Temporary Staff

The members of the Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee are planning to meet to review the most recent audit report issued by the Office of the Auditor General. The Committee will be asking questions of government officials about the issues highlighted by the Auditor General in her report entitled “Government’s Use of Consultants and Temporary […]

Cayman Islands Chamber President Byles attends CEO Conference

President Paul Byles has wasted no time in diving into his duties, and on Thursday he attended Fidelity Bank’s Cayman Economic Outlook conference. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Global Integration or Dis-Integration?’ and examined some of the ways in which current economic trends are affecting, and will affect, the Cayman Islands. A selection […]

Cayman Islands Government Councillor Harris off to UK for training

Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS – Councillor Austin Harris travels Saturday to London for training in his position as Whip of the Government of National Unity. Mr. Harris is Councillor for the Premier’s Ministry of Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs and the elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Prospect on Grand Cayman. He was […]

MIA to pre-clear Cayman bound passengers

From Premier Alden McLaughlin’s FB post: I attended the signing ceremony of a new arrangement with the United States today [Tue 16], which will enhance intelligence cooperation and improve the experience of passengers arriving at Owen Roberts International Airport. “This was an initiative of the last Administration. I am pleased that this has progressed since […]

Cayman Islands owes its success to immigration, says Premier

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Premier Alden McLaughlin has brushed aside sentiments from opposition legislators who have suggested a review of immigration procedures related to work permits and the granting of status. McLaughlin, in closing the 201/2018 budget debate on Monday said he believes immigration has been an important and positive factor that as […]

Public Hearing of Public Accounts Committee at Cayman Islands LA on Tuesday, 24 October 2107

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has announced it will be having a Public Hearing to discuss the Report of the Auditor General regarding the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA). Only one witness has been called and that is Ms. Lizzette Yearwood: Chief Executive Officer – Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. When the Auditor General’s […]

The Editor Speaks: What MIGHT happen is speculation

The word “MIGHT” is bandied about by the media to sensationalise their stories that are merely speculative and lack any hard facts or data. And seemingly not just by the media. The Cayman Real Estate Association and the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce have been warning the government that with the new rules regarding pensions […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Finance sets out 2018 Strategic Policy Statement in Legislative Assembly

Delivered by Hon Roy McTaggart Wed August 23 2017 Introduction Mister Speaker, It is my distinct privilege to rise today and speak to the Government’s 2018 Strategic Policy Statement or SPS. The SPS outlines the Government’s medium term fiscal plans, broad strategic outcomes and policy priorities for the next three financial years which cover the […]

Cayman Islands Premier sets out 2018 Strategic Policy Statement in Legislative Assembly

From Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 23 August, 2017 Mr. Speaker, this Motion seeks the approval of this Honourable Legislative Assembly for the Government’s 2018-19 Strategic Policy Statement, which the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has just tabled. I would like to congratulate him for his excellent introduction to his first Strategic […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman’s aviation body still needs action says Aud.G

Cayman Islands Auditor General Sue Winspear, has reviewed the three aviation bodies, Cayman Airways, Ltd., Cayman Islands Airport Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands. She found a number of the issues identified in a December 2013 report remained, although some actions have now been taken. “We therefore identified a number of […]