December 6, 2019

Cayman: Premier’s father passes

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Alden McNee McLaughlin Sr. passed away after suffering a long illness on Monday, 11 November, 2019. He was 93. Mr. McLaughlin was born in 1926 and lived a full life and had a diverse career through his working life. He was a school teacher and taught on Cayman Brac and […]

2020/2021 Budget Policy Statement from Cayman Premier

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“Delivering Today’s Priorities; Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges” 2020 ~ 2021 Budget Policy Statement By Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 8 November, 2019 Good morning. I would like to thank His Excellency, the Governor for his gracious speech from the Throne. The formality of the occasion is important to us inside this House and the country […]

Cayman: Premier responds to legal opinion issued by CPR – [Part of legal opinion follows]

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From The Office of the Premier The Cayman Port Referendum (CPR) group on Saturday issued a legal opinion to the media. Responding to this Legal Opinion Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin said “The Government has taken legal advice on the conduct of this matter from our customary noted constitutional counsel in London and we are more […]

Cayman: Governor and Premier offers condolences to Kirkconnell family

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Our prayers and condolences are with the family of Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell whose mother, Zita Foster Kirkconnell, went to her Heavenly home Wednesday morning. Mrs. Kirconnell, 92, was from Cayman Brac where her funeral will be held at a date to be announced. She leaves behind her children, Moses Kirkconnell and Nancy Ewing; […]

Cayman: Premier’s response to Referendum Petition Signatures

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From The Office of the Premier George Town, Grand Cayman: The Government has welcomed the completion of the process to verify signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition. Premier Alden McLaughlin said, “I would like to repeat my thanks to Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Howell, and his excellent team for their hard work and efficiency […]

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 […]

The Editor speaks: Cayman’s Premier acts under pressure

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After Cayman Islands Chief Justice, Anthony Smellie, last Friday (29 March) handed down his judgment that same-sex marriages would now be legal in the Cayman Islands, it made news all over the world. I was not surprised at the Chief Justice making that decision, even if my personal views, favour the opposite. Like all of […]

Cayman Islands: ‘Akin to an attempt to take over’

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From Bernews Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin denounced a suggestion from the UK Foreign Affairs Committee that British citizens to be able to vote and run for office in the Overseas Territories, with the Cayman Premier saying it is “akin to an attempt to take over the territory.” This is according to a report in the Cayman Compass, which said, […]

Cayman’s Premier gets a shock as Speaker comes to his rescue

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The vote on Arden McLean’s Private Member’s Motion of One Man One Vote ended in in a deadlock with 6 ‘no’s’ and 6 ‘yes’s’. There were five absentees and this caused Juliana O’Connor-Connolly to cast her vote with Premier Alden McLaughlin. We knew Progressive (PPM) member from Bodden Town, Anthony Eden, was going to vote […]

Chamber President disturbed at Cayman Premier’s address regarding dump

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The following is a full copy of a letter from Johann Moxam President of Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce sent to all Chamber Members regarding comments made by Cayman premier Alden McLaughlin in his at the Fidelity CEO Conference at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on Thursday (20). 20th February 2014 Dear Chamber Members, I […]