February 5, 2023

Cayman Islands Flags Flown at Half-Mast in Commemoration of the Life of National Hero, Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, MBE, JP

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In commemoration of the life of National Hero, Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, MBE, JP (affectionately called “Ms Sybil”), all Cayman Islands flags were flying half-mast throughout Tuesday 10 May 2022, and will continue to Thursday 12 May 2022. Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, MBE, JP passed away peacefully this morning, Tuesday 10 May 2022, at her […]

Cayman: Ms Sharon Smith is Honoured with MBE

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Grand Cayman, Monday, 7 February 2022 – When a Governor’s Office staffer called to inform retired Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Ms Sharon Smith that she was chosen to be a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty the Queen, she could not believe her ears. “I was astonished as I did […]

Cayman: Statement by the Premier on the Knighthood of Hon Alden McLaughlin

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Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, QC, JP, MP to be KnightedBy Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP, December, 2021 The Government of the Cayman Islands is delighted to note the decision of Her Majesty the Queen to confer on Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, QC, JP, MP the honour of a Knighthood in the New Years Honours […]

Cayman: Message from Deputy Governor & Head of the Civil Service Hon. Franz Manderson, MBE, Cert Hon., JP International Men’s Day, Friday 19 November 2021

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Today, marks the observance of the 10th anniversary of International Men’s Day (19 Nov) in the Cayman Islands. A global campaign celebrated in more than 60 countries worldwide focused on promoting the value of men to the world, families, and communities. International Men’s Day provides a platform for us all to focus on the wellbeing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]