November 19, 2019

Cayman: 60th anniversary of the First General Election

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Remarks on the 60th anniversary of the First General Election held after the Cayman Islands received its first written constitution in 1959 By Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Just a few short months ago we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first written Constitution for the Cayman Islands. I said then that there would […]

Cayman: Tribute to Hon. John McLean By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 26 August, 2019

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It is with sadness that I recognise the passing of Hon. Mr. John Bonwell McLean, MLA, MEC on Saturday, 24 August, 2019.  He was devoted to the East End community, which he represented in the Legislative Assembly from 1976 to 2000. Mr. McLean was elected at a very young age, served three times as minister […]

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 […]

Cayman government approves bid on cruise berthing facility

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Statement to the Legislative Assembly Cruise Berthing and Cargo Facility By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 26 July, 2019 This morning the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands approved the Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport and the Port Authority proceeding with the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo facility project on the basis […]

Cayman: Statement on progress against CFATF recommendations by Premier

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Statement on Progress against CFATF Recommendations By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 24 July, 2019 Mr. Speaker support for the Cayman Islands Financial Services Industry remains one of the key priorities for this Government. The conditions that attracted financial services providers to these shores still underpin our success today – our adherence to […]

Cayman: Statement regarding Boris Johnson as next UK Prime Minister By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

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23-7-2019 I and the people of the Cayman Islands congratulate The Right Honourable Boris Johnson on his election as Leader of the Conservative Party and on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I had the pleasure of first meeting Mr. Johnson in October 2017 at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. He […]

UK/OT International Trade Summit opening remarks by Cayman Islands Premier

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UK/OT International Trade Summit Opening Remarks By Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Thursday 27th June, 2019 Kimpton Seafire Resort Welcome Lord Ahmad, fellow heads of government and representatives, Deputy Governor, members of Cabinet, the Legislative Assembly and other distinguished guests. I think by now everyone will know that this weekend marks the 60th […]

Welcome speech by Cayman Islands Premier at Pre Jmc

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Welcome: UK Overseas Territories Heads of Government Pre-JMC By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 Kimpton Seafire Resort Good morning, I bring a warm Caymanian welcome to you this morning. For those of you who have been here before, welcome back. If this is your first visit to […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s statement on Cruise Berthing Project

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Statement to the LA on Cruise Berthing Project By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 5 June, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the deadline for the submission of the bids for the Cruise Berthing Project was 12 noon EST on Friday, 31 May, 2019. This is a historic milestone to have been reached in the procurement process […]

2019 Hurricane message by Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

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Each year as I prepare to work on this annual Hurricane message to you I do so with a certain amount of trepidation because as I put pen to paper, none of us knows what this hurricane season is going to bring. Too, I am reminded of that 16th Century English phrase – “Speak of […]