April 23, 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 […]

Cayman: Friday, 26 June 2020 COVID-19 Update – ZERO new positives

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Of 391 test results, all returned negative. The Cayman Islands has to date tested 22,657 samples. CARPHA which audited CI tests has confirmed accuracy of all 100 reports sent. So far 383 antibody test results received show a rate of 1.6 percent immunoglobulin presence which is a low rate. Majority of those tested were front […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, 28 April 2020 – 3 more tested positive, total now at 73

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Out of 187 latest test results received, 3 have tested positive. The positives respectively have a travel history, contact with a previous positive and one assumed as local transmission. ·        Any easing of restrictions will be in phases with two weeks between each phase during which testing will continue rigorously to ensure the present phase is […]

COVID-19 Update for Thursday, 16 April 2020 – 1 positive result – curfew orders extended

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·         Commissioner of Police announced a new hard curfew order effective from 7 p.m. on Friday, 17 April until 5 a.m. on Friday, 1 May 2020. ·         Soft curfew or “shelter-in-place” order is also extended, with an extension of hours permitted to exercise and a restriction on driving in order to exercise. ·         One positive result was announced […]

Cayman: Sunday, 29 March 2020 COVID-19 Update – 4 further positive cases

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 Four further positive cases for COVID-19 infection from 18 test results received today. ·        All four are travel related incidents – two actual travellers and two in contact with travellers. All four are isolated. ·        New supermarket visit rules are announced. ·        Supermarkets from tomorrow until further notice will alternate day openings from Monday to Saturday by shoppers’ last names. Grand […]

Cayman: Christmas 2019 message by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin

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I bring you warm Caymanian greetings on this special Christmas Day. Whenever I think of Christmas these words from our National Song ‘Beloved Isle Cayman’ often come to me: “When tired of all excitement, And glam’rous worldly care, How sweet thy shores to reach, And find a welcome there, And when comes on the season, […]

Cayman: Second RCIPS helicopter arrives on Island

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The new RCIPS Helicopter arrives on Island today (Friday 6 December). This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman. This H145 is the replacement for the […]

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 Islands Premier’s Statement re-Scranton Central Park

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Statement to the Legislative Assembly – Scranton Central Park By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin MBE, JP, MLA 5 June, 2019 Mr. Speaker, in November last year I told the members of this Honourable House and the public that Government had purchased Scranton Central Park to ensure that those who live in that community continue to […]

Cayman Islands Premier begins meetings in London

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LONDON – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin met separately on Wednesday with Ben Wallace, Minister of State for the Home Office and Ben Merrick, Director of the Overseas Territories Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Accompanying Premier McLaughlin was Chief Officer Eric Bush of the Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, and […]