Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier recovering from kidney stone surgery

Premier recovering from kidney stone surgery

| 10/01/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin was admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town Monday with severe stomach pains that turned out to be kidney stones, officials have stated. The country’s leader has already undergone successful surgery and plans to be back at his desk before the week is [...]

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CIG on the ‘right track’, says premier

CIG on the ‘right track’, says premier

| 30/12/2016 | 40 Comments
(CNS): The government is on the “right track”, Premier Alden McLaughlin said in his New Year message. He said that as 2016 came to an end there was hope for the future, as he recapped what he said were the achievements of government this year. With a growing economy and improvements in the publi [...]

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CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

| 28/12/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that after the first year of implementing civil service reform under the umbrella of Project Future the government has demonstrated its commitment to its “ambitious agenda for change”, when it comes to the public sector. A new report published last week outlines the progr [...]

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Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

| 26/12/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): With the turmoil of political upheaval, wars and terrorism around the world, Cayman’s leaders focused on reasons to celebrate the peace and stability in the Cayman Islands and what Premier Alden McLaughlin said were its many blessings. “Fortunately, here at home we have had many reasons t [...]

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UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

| 08/12/2016 | 75 Comments
(CNS): The government may soon be faced with no other choice but to grant permanent residency to many of the more than 800 applicants awaiting a decision because of the delay in resolving the human rights and legal issues surrounding the current point system. In response to enquiries from CNS about [...]

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ICO passes PR report case to courts

ICO passes PR report case to courts

| 07/12/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The legal challenges are mounting for government over the permanent residency controversy generated by the point system for occupations in the new law. As well as the action requesting a judicial review on the applicant’s 29-month wait for a decision, the premier is about to face anothe [...]

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PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

| 06/12/2016 | 85 Comments
(CNS): Three years after government stopped hearing permanent residency claims because of a legal hurdle that officials seem unable to tackle, an applicant has finally turned to the courts for judicial review. Mark Edmunds, who works in the offshore sector and made his application to become a perman [...]

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Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

| 29/11/2016 | 61 Comments
(CNS): The premier has made it clear that if his long-time political friend and colleague, Kurt Tibbetts, sticks to his guns about his planned retirement from the political arena at the end of this administration, it would create a very difficult gap to fill in the PPM team. But speaking to the part [...]

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Premier walks diplomatic tightrope over Castro’s death

Premier walks diplomatic tightrope over Castro’s death

| 28/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Among the controversial reactions around the world regarding the death of Fidel Castro this week, Cayman’s own leader walked the diplomatic tightrope with his comments. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Castro would be remembered “as the man who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere [...]

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Cayman must be ready for uncertain world

Cayman must be ready for uncertain world

| 25/11/2016 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The premier has spoken of the “increasingly, bewildering and unpredictable seismic geopolitical changes” going on in the world creating uncertainty that Cayman must be prepared to navigate. Alden McLaughlin said the combination of ‘Brexit’ in the UK, the election of Donald Trump in th [...]

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Premier: We are making progress on dump

Premier: We are making progress on dump

| 23/11/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The premier has admitted that tackling the waste-management problem in Cayman is the biggest and most important infrastructure challenge that his government faces, but claims that it is making real progress. In a government-made TV programme about the improvements at the George Town dump (a.k [...]

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