January 23, 2021

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 […]

BVI: Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

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Media Release from the Government of British Virgin Islands Friday, May 11, 2018 — Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen: It is now just over a week since the UK Parliament accepted an amendment to impose public […]

Cayman Islands Premier attends opening of Commonwealth Business Forum

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LONDON – Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin attended the opening of the 11th Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Monday. This is one of three key forums that occur prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference Meeting taking place later this week. The Business Forum was opened by UK Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Cayman Islands Premier to represent UKOTA at Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit

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• Premier invited to elements of Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit as President of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association • An opportunity to discuss issues and concerns that are common to the United Kingdom, OTs and the Cayman Islands in particular • Another opportunity for the Cayman Islands to further strengthen its ties with […]

Search and Rescue Reviewers meet Cayman Islands sea-going community

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Members of the maritime community met with the United Kingdom (UK) Coastguard team reviewing local search and rescue capability late last week (Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 December 2016). The focus groups at the District Administration Building on Cayman Brac on Wednesday, and the Government Administration Building on Grand Cayman on Friday, sought the views […]

UK Minister confirms commitment to Cayman Islands, OTs

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Minister for the Commonwealth Baroness Joyce Anne Anelay has assured the Overseas Territories of her commitment and eagerness to champion their interests in the United Kingdom as Britain exits the European Union. “I wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you of the UK Government’s continued commitment to the Overseas […]

Cayman Islands Budget Policy Statement

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2016-2017 Budget Policy Statement By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Monday, 30 May, 2016 Madam Speaker, I deliver this final budget policy statement of this term with a sense of fulfilment and pride that this Government has done what we were mandated to do in the 2013 election; return stability to the country […]

Cayman Islands Throne Speech delivered by Governor

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Throne Speech delivered by  Governor of the Cayman Islands, Her Excellency, Mrs Helen Kilpatrick, to the Legislative Assembly, Monday 30th May, 2016 Good morning, Honourable Speaker, Premier, Honourable Ministers, Leader of the Opposition, Members of the Legislative Assembly, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to be with you in this honourable House to outline the Government’s […]

The Editor Speaks: The threat of direct rule

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When the United Kingdom’s Opposition Leader, Labour Party head Jeremy Corbyn, made his startling statement in Parliament in the wake of the Panama Papers leak, that the government should now impose “direct rule” on its Overseas Territories, it sent shock waves over the Caribbean, especially here. Premier Alden McLaughlin was quite rightly incensed and called […]

Cayman Islands New Year’s message

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New Year’s message 2016 By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Fellow Caymanians, residents and guests; Happy New Year. Here we stand on the threshold of the New Year with all of its possibilities as we say farewell to 2015. Just as our Christmas gifts were filled with unknowns before we pealed back the […]