Premier lauds OT minister

| 26/06/2019 | 23 Comments
Cayman News Service
Premier Alden McLaughlin, Cayman Islands London Representative Eric Bush and Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell at the pre-JMC meeting

(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said that Lord Ahmad had “done a stellar job” as the overseas territories minister over the last two years, as he addressed the opening of the Pre-JMC (Joint Ministerial Council) meeting Wednesday. McLaughlin pointed out that when the JMC takes place in November, Britain will have a new prime minister and the players the OTs currently deal with could all change.

But wishing out loud that Lord Ahmad remains in his job, McLaughlin said he had “shown a willingness to fight the establishments when needed on behalf of the people in our territories”.

As he welcome his fellow territory leaders, the premier said that each year as they gather for the meetings ahead of the main event in London, the items on the agenda “vary with the changing climate, both figuratively and literally”, making the discussion toward an agreed common position to take to London evermore important, as he listed the issues in front of them.

When the meeting happens, he said, “What we do not know, as yet, is whether the October deadline for Brexit will have been met, and so we can only watch and wait as the scenarios continue to play out and work to ensure that whatever the outcome, we in the territories are able to benefit from opportunities presented.

He said the leaders now had the opportunity to exchange views on political and constitutional issues.

“I look forward to the usual spirited discussion and debate and pray that we all find these proceedings informative and that we come away with a strategic plan to take our message forward to the full JMC meeting.”

McLaughlin also spoke about the inaugural UK/OT Trade Summit, which opens tomorrow, and the constitutional celebrations for the 60th anniversary over the weekend. He said that Lord Ahmad would be arriving in Cayman Wednesday night. Then on Friday Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness will arrive, as well as three visiting British MPs, Sir Graham Brady, Sir Michael Fallon and Lord Northbrook.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The comment section CNS has become a place of hate. Full of hate for anything Caymanian. Sick

    • Anonymous says:

      We give those commenters a slow grind every day that we are successful …. de ole crabs in a barrel mentality prevalent in the so-called ‘developed world’.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree sometimes it is…usually by our now entitled guests who feel we should be thankful for them and give them whatever they want even if they have to sue their hosts. However, the comments here are not anti-caymanian as anti certain caymanians…namely our less than transparent and highly suspect government.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A stellar job eh?

    Somebody looking a BIG favour (maybe a matter of national imPORTance)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ironically the opposite is true for Premier Alden McLaughlin

    • Anonymous says:

      This may all be true about Mr. Ahmad on behalf of the OT’s as far as his “job/position” is concerned, but I wonder what Lord Ahmad would say about our Mr. Premier’s “work/job” in Cayman, for the Cayman ppl?

  4. Anonymous says:

    A lot of the success has come from the work that Eric Bush has done. He has represented us well. He will be a tough act to follow. Well done Mr Bush

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey Aldart there’s something on your nose.

    • Anonymous says:

      hmmm…that’s his rose coloured glasses….they’re why he is so impressed with Lord A and he’s smooching up to him so!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    The primer and deputy should be worrying about the Airport Terminal flooding.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What have they done for us recently?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Alden being Alden licking the boots of his masters

    • Anonymous says:

      3:39pm.glad I am not the only one thinking the very same thing! What exactly has Lord A done for Cayman?

      Is Lord A fighting for a level playing field? The UK has in place one rule for its “dark” OT’s and another for it white OT’s.

      Come on Alden and cohorts. We shouldn’t have to looking this hard to see evidence of a stellar job!

      • Anonymous says:

        I suspect that Lord A has said “You choose CHEC and we will block the financing”. London is fully aware of all the problems CHEC has inflicted on the Commonwealth around the world.

        There are times when Mother in London is worthwhile having to save us from ourselves.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Premier is a supreme ass kisser!
    While the FCO tries to destroy Cayman and its financial services industry at every opportunity

  10. Anonymous says:

    Alden on his knees working on the Knighthood. Perhaps Lord Ahmad should ask the country what they think of the Premier’s performance

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