Tag: Alden McLaughlin

CIG still waiting on blacklist decision after EU trip

CIG still waiting on blacklist decision after EU trip

| 18/01/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): After around 13 meetings with various European Union leaders and technocrats, as well as officials from direct member states, the Cayman Islands delegation led by the premier is still waiting to hear whether this jurisdiction has “passed muster” to prevent any more blacklisting. Premier Alden McLaughlin, accompanied by Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers, Attorney […]

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Premier’s delegation begins Brussels meetings

Premier’s delegation begins Brussels meetings

| 14/01/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and the Cayman delegation he is leading to Europe began discussions on Monday with staffers from various EU commissions in Brussels about the blacklisting threats. The delegation began by meeting David Boublil, a member of the Cabinet of Pierre Moscovici, the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs; Gints […]

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Premier back on the road in offshore fight

Premier back on the road in offshore fight

| 09/01/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin left the Cayman Islands Wednesday, heading off on another UK-Euro-US trip to continue the work of keeping the jurisdiction from appearing on any more black-lists, as the fight to protect the financial sector here intensifies. McLaughlin, who has increasingly taken on the lead role in defending the offshore industry, despite having […]

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OECD reps appear to give thumbs up to Cayman

OECD reps appear to give thumbs up to Cayman

| 07/01/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government has revealed that two high-ranking representatives from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration were in the Cayman Islands last week, and they appear to have given the jurisdiction a thumbs up over its cooperation and new legislation regarding global tax issues. In a release from the financial services ministry, the centre’s […]

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Premier pushes port project in NY message

Premier pushes port project in NY message

| 01/01/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): In his 2019 New Year’s message Premier Alden McLaughlin said the cruise berthing facility and expanded cargo project in George Town remains an important element in the Cayman Islands’ economic future, still citing figures that have been called into question during the course of 2018. Despite the continued opposition to the project as well […]

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Politicians deliver video messages for Christmas

Politicians deliver video messages for Christmas

| 21/12/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said that Christmas was not just a time to celebrate the birth of Christ but to celebrate each other and the accomplishments of the year, as well as a time to rest and rejuvenate for the year ahead, as he joined the other elected members as they expressed their Christmas messages […]

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Premier agrees new offshore regime will boost population

Premier agrees new offshore regime will boost population

| 19/12/2018 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The offshore legislation that government steered through the Legislative Assembly on Monday to avoid being placed on the latest European Union blacklist will likely fuel population growth in the Cayman Islands, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told the Legislative Assembly, echoing recent statements by opposition MLA Chris Saunders. As he defended the eleventh hour bills, McLaughlin […]

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Investment ministry to kick off with CI$3M budget

Investment ministry to kick off with CI$3M budget

| 17/12/2018 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that the new ministry he promised at the start of this administration has been given the green light by the UK, and also that work to open the Cayman Islands Hong Kong office associated with the new government department has already begun. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly Monday, he […]

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BOTs still hopeful of dodging EU blacklist

BOTs still hopeful of dodging EU blacklist

| 06/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The issue of the European Union blacklisting process was a prominent topic of discussion this week in London at the Joint Ministerial Council meeting between the leaders of British Overseas Territories and UK officials. The session Wednesday on financial services was attended by Mel Stride, the UK Treasury’s Financial Secretary, who told the territories’ […]

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CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

| 05/12/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The extended trip to Europe in September by the premier, financial services minister, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) and a number of other government officials cost the public purse more than $150,000, according to documents released by the various relevant government departments. Premier Alden McLaughlin led a small delegation to Europe […]

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Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

| 05/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The first day of the two-day meeting between the British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council and the UK Government in London was overshadowed Tuesday by the UK’s exit from Europe. Not only was Brexit at the top of the agenda at the BOT meeting but it also kept key British ministers away from the JMC […]

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