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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…

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Phillips says global anti-immigration policies a threat to Caribbean progress

From Jamaica Gleaner Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips today warned that Caribbean progress was under threat from a rise in anti-immigration policies in rich countries. Addressing the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) 80th annual conference…

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The Editor Speaks: Meagre pensions

The number of Cayman Islands elderly persons who receive meagre pensions and are losing their homes for mortgage defaults are rising. Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed this in the LA saying more and more people at present need support from government….

Cayman Islands Youth Parliamentarians Getting Ready

As part of gearing up, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Ezzard Miller, and Chairperson of the Youth Parliament Committee and Councillor, Mrs. Barbara Conolly, were on hand at the LA on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 to help prep this year’s…

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OUR CARIBBEAN: Mottley’s unique call to PM Stuart

By Rickey Singh, Fro Barbados Nation News The opposition Leader of Barbados, Mia Mottley, issued a most unusual, if not unique political call in the country’s post-independence governance politics last week. She wants Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s governing Democratic Party…

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OUR CARIBBEAN: Politics of ‘ethic arithmetic’

By Rickey Singh From Barbados Nation News PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart may perhaps take pride in keeping close to his chest any creative political initiative he plans to unfold for the second half century of Barbados as an independent nation,…

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The Editor Speaks: All MLA’s should be ashamed

It was no laughing matter at the ridiculous antics being played out in the Legislative Assembly yesterday (13). The political pronouncing that went on after the House was adjourned because there was no quorum was enough to sicken a fully…

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The Editor Speaks: It was not my intention

How many times throughout our lives have we done something that produces outcomes we did not intend? I am ashamed to say many. And too many for me to remember them all. I wrote a recent Editorial on the Cayman…

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Jamaica PM threatens to sue Opposition Leader

From The Jamaican Blogs During a recent newscast on Television Jamaica, leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness was asked to respond to a statement made by the Prime Minister during her campaign where she made reference to his “10-point plan” as…

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Cayman Islands Premier speech to the LA re-removal of leader of the Opposition Leader from PAC

Debate before the Legislative Assembly concerning the Public Accounts Committee Motion From Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 15 October, 2015 Madam Speaker, by this motion we are proposing to remove the Leader of the Opposition from the committee and…