December 8, 2019

UK and Cayman Islands sign deal on helicopter operations

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FCO Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon and Honourable Premier, Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday in London which paves the way for the purchase and operation of a new helicopter by the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. The new helicopter, which will be used alongside the […]

New hurricane preparedness plans for British Overseas Territories in Caribbean

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From GOV.UK UK Government sets out new plans for hurricane preparedness. The government has today (Wednesday 4 July) announced new measures to make sure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes which hit the region last year. Government departments have been […]

Cayman Islands Premier, CARICOM Heads of Government to discuss UK, constitution matters in Jamaica

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, along with Hon. Attorney General Samuel Bulgin, travels Wednesday, 4 July, 2018, to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to attend the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to discuss, among other issues, the constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Statement in LA re CARICOM

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Statement on 39th regular meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Mr. Speaker, I rise to inform you and members of this Honourable House that I, along with the Honourable Attorney General, will attend the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government […]

Caribbean British Overseas Territories will discuss hurricane relief with UK

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned from Miami over the weekend after chairing a special meeting of elected Heads of Government from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.  Hon. Tara Rivers who has Ministerial responsibility for Hazard Management Cayman Islands also attended. Other Heads of Government  in attendance included Chief Minister of Anguilla, […]

UK assistance for hurricane ravaged overseas territories on the agenda for Cayman Islands delegation

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – A Cayman delegation led by The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin will be heading to Miami for a pre-meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on 28th October. This meeting is specifically for Caribbean British Overseas Territories giving them the opportunity to discuss the needs of the islands impacted […]

David Jessop: The Panama Connection

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From The Jamaica Gleaner A few days ago, the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called on the British prime minister to consider taking direct control of Britain’s Caribbean overseas territories. His remarks – not without irony, as of all of the members of the British Parliament, he is among those with the […]

The Editor Speaks: Baines bows out

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I was shocked and left slightly sad at the announcement our Police Commissioner David Baines had resigned. When you read the two statements from our Governor, Helen Kilpatrick (especially the Governor) and our Premier, Alden McLaughlin, one gets the impression Baines did a first class job and was “unfairly” criticised by the media, the public […]

Atherden: Meeting of Caribbean UK Overseas Territories Ministers of Health Department of Communication and Information

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Ministerial Statement to the House of Assembly by the Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment The Honourable Jeanne J. Atherden, JP, MP On 18th July, 2014 “CARIBBEAN UK OVERSEAS TERRITORIES MINISTERS OF HEALTH MEETING” Mr. Speaker, Thank you for the opportunity to provide this Honourable House with a brief report on my attendance at a […]