January 24, 2020

The Editor Speaks: When the wheels of government actually do turn fast

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I have always been a firm believer that a snail crawls faster than the wheels of government turn. I am mistaken. When the Cayman Compass published their editorial last week under the title “Smith Cove: Alden Pond” it spurred our Premier into action with a rebuttal sent to all of our local media houses. I […]

Smith Cove controversy- Cayman Islands premier speaks out

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Response to Cayman Compass editorial of 5 October, 2016 By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 6 October, 2016 Madam Speaker, Good morning. I am constrained to rise and once again address yet another factually incorrect editorial by the Cayman Compass.  It’s a shame Madam Speaker that the editorial board of the Cayman Compass […]

Cayman Islands Premier announces third amendment to NRA – DART Agreement

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From Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 8 June, 2016 laid before Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly NRA 3rd Amendment statement By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 8 June, 2016 Madam Speaker, I wish to lay a copy of the third amendment to the agreement between Dart Realty, the National Roads Authority and Government, […]

Cayman Islands Budget Address by Minister of Finance

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Securing Cayman’s Future Introduction Madam Speaker, I thank God for the privilege to rise today to speak to The Appropriation (July 2016 to December 2017) Bill, 2016 and for the success that He has bestowed upon us. The 2016/17 Budget is my fourth Budget as Minister for Finance and Economic Development and represents yet another […]

Cayman Islands Premiere’s Statement on Project Future -hits “Cayman Compass” Editorial

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STATEMENT BY THE PREMIER, HON. ALDEN MCLAUGHLIN Project Future Update 6 May, 2016 Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to address a most erroneous and misleading editorial in today’s “Compass”. Under the sensationalized title: The EY Report: Requiem for Recommendations, the editorial team have chosen to voice opinions that are in no […]

Cayman Islands Minister Archer responds to CICSA President Watler

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Statement by the Honourable Minister for Finance & Economic Development on Co-Pay of Health Insurance Premiums by Civil Servants 6 May 2016 Madam Speaker, I would like to make a statement in response to the 3 May 2016 letter that was issued by Mr. James Watler, President of the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association (“CICSA”) […]

Cayman Islands LA: Premier tables Annual Report on Mental Health Commission

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Tabling the Annual Report on the Mental Health Commission for the year 2015 By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA April 2016 Madam Speaker, in accordance with Section 8 (a) of the Mental Health Commission Law, 2013, I am pleased today to place before this Honourable House the Annual Report of the Mental Health […]

Cayman Islands LA: Premier’s proposed amendment to Health Insurance Regulations

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Health Insurance Regulations (2013 Revision) By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA April 2016 Madam Speaker, I would like to move the proposed amendments to the Health Insurance Regulations. As is outlined in the motion, section 25(2) of the Health Insurance Law (2013 Revision) provides that regulations made under the Law are subject to […]

Cayman Islands Finance Minster reports on government’s financial reporting

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Hon. Marco Archer, Minister of Finance comments on Government’s Financial Performance and Reporting given at Legislative Assembly Friday November 27 2015 Madam Speaker, I rise to make a Statement on Government’s financial and performance reporting and the Adverse audit opinion received on the 2013/14 Entire Public Sector (“EPS”), Consolidated Financial Statements. Financial and Performance Reporting […]

Cayman Islands Premier statement to LA re revelations on immigration officials, police officer, prison officer and his own political assistant

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Statement to the Legislative Assembly By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 8 December, 2014 Madam Speaker, We will all have seen, read or heard in the media recently of unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Department of Immigration, the Prison Service and Royal Cayman Islands Police Service While I do not want to get into […]