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Coalition deal will be made public, says premier

Coalition deal will be made public, says premier

| 06/06/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said that deal he struck with the leader of the CDP, McKeeva Bush, that led to the coalition government between the PPM, the CDP and three Independent MLAs will be made public once it is finalised. Alden McLaughlin told the media Tuesday that the agreement is not finished beca [...]

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Conservation law under threat

Conservation law under threat

| 06/06/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said the National Conservation Law is one of a number of “controversial” pieces of legislation that will face reform in the new administration. Speaking at a press briefing to announce the new Cabinet Tuesday, Alden McLaughlin indicated that law would likely be amended as [...]

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Premier takes multi-depts in surprising reshuffle

Premier takes multi-depts in surprising reshuffle

| 06/06/2017 | 108 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be taking on the reform of immigration and human resources among multiple other ministerial roles and departments in a Cabinet reshuffle that has thrown up some surprise assignments. Moses Kirkconnell has retained the same ministry he had in the previous administ [...]

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McLean paints pessimistic picture of Cayman

McLean paints pessimistic picture of Cayman

| 04/06/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Arden McLean, the independent member for East End, painted a pessimistic picture for the country’s future as he joined in the maiden speeches debate in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday. McLean, who is embarking on his fifth term said the country was “at war against a system of viol [...]

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Flapping tents worst local observers could find

Flapping tents worst local observers could find

| 04/06/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): With the exception of poor lighting, some sign issues in George Town Central and tents flapping in the wind, the local election observers could find very little to fault on election day, according to their brief report. Alongside the CPA independent election observer mission, the Elections Of [...]

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Eden returns to anti-human rights rhetoric

Eden returns to anti-human rights rhetoric

| 02/06/2017 | 207 Comments
(CNS): In his first words to the Legislative Assembly after his re-election for his seventh term, Anthony Eden wasted no time before taking aim at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and human rights. He said he was back to defend Christian values and the sanctity of marriag [...]

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Miller seeks to put Caymanians in control

Miller seeks to put Caymanians in control

| 02/06/2017 | 122 Comments
(CNS): The new opposition leader, Ezzard Miller, has committed to leading the opposition benches by example and said he would seek consensus in decision-making. He also committed to working with the premier to ensure Caymanians could participate fully in the economy and put them back in control, as [...]

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Ministries to be reshaped and named next week

Ministries to be reshaped and named next week

| 01/06/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): With a new line-up on his front bench after a week of wrangling to form a coalition government, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that all the details of the new Cabinet positions will be revealed next week. It is certain, however, that Roy McTaggart will take over the reins of Marco Archer [...]

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JOCC leads ethics, Miller stays at PAC, Rivers takes on OCC/ICO

JOCC leads ethics, Miller stays at PAC, Rivers takes on OCC/ICO

| 31/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Following the pomp and ceremony of Wednesday morning’s proceedings in the Legislative Assembly, in the afternoon members got down to their first task to elect the chairs and members of the various parliamentary committees. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly will lead the Register of Interests Comm [...]

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Premier laments near election miss

Premier laments near election miss

| 31/05/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin pointed out that the PPM was a hair’s breadth away from having a majority government, as he spoke about the election result in his address following the Swearing-in Ceremony Wednesday. He said things “could have been very different”, but that was how things were [...]

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Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

| 31/05/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): As he was sworn in as speaker of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, signaled that he is likely to be a less conventional supervisor of the parliament than Cayman has been accustomed to. Bush told the other 18 members of the LA that the role of speaker cou [...]

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