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Tag: Alden McLaughlin

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

| 28/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): With so much controversy still surrounding the Legal Practitioners Bill, despite efforts by government to seek agreement with the opposition benches, the premier pulled the proposed bill Monday, the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly before it is dissolved by the governor today, Tuesday [...]

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PPM government delivered, says premier

PPM government delivered, says premier

| 27/03/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): On the eve of the end of this administration Premier Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity Monday to boast to his legislative colleagues about what he said were the achievements of his government. The Progressive leader said his government had delivered on promises made in the 2013 manifesto, [...]

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Tyre shredding begins at dump

Tyre shredding begins at dump

| 21/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The premier said government had worked “tirelessly” to get the mountain of used tyres at the George Town dump recycled. Speaking at an event Tuesday marking the official start of a new shredding project, he said it would take the contractors almost a year to clear the massive pile of tyre [...]

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MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

| 16/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of arguing, acrimony and allegations between government and the opposition benches over the current Legal Practitioners Bill, all members of the Legislative Assembly have finally agreed to sit down and discuss the content and narrow down disagreement so that everyone can support i [...]

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MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

| 15/03/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Opposition MLAs were querying the lack of answers to their parliamentary questions Tuesday when the LA resumed, with some members stating that they have had questions filed with government going back as far as July. Ezzard Miller (North Side) asked why government was struggling to answer simp [...]

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PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

| 14/03/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The closed-door ‘pow-wow’ between the government and opposition benches planned for Monday to thrash out some of the concerns about the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill failed to materialise, CNS has learned. It is not clear why the meeting did not happen. Premier Alden McLaughlin r [...]

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Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

| 10/03/2017 | 75 Comments
(CNS): The premier has extended an olive branch to the opposition benches and asked them to sit down in private on Monday to try and reach consensus on the key provisions of the Legal Practitioners Bill before resuming the debate on the law in parliament on Tuesday, and he said all members had agree [...]

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Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

| 09/03/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made a public apology through his lawyer to the court Thursday afternoon during a special contempt hearing because of prejudicial comments he made on the radio about the Hassan Syed case that caused a costly and extensive delay in the middle of the trial. The apology [...]

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All jobs to get same points in new PR regs

All jobs to get same points in new PR regs

| 08/03/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Government has finally published revised immigration regulations regarding the controversial point system that forms the basis for granting or refusing permanent residency applications. In a short statement circulated by his office Wednesday, the premier said the changes to the regulations s [...]

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Premier promotes 3D land parcels

Premier promotes 3D land parcels

| 06/03/2017
(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience of realtors, surveyors and property developers that his government plans to steer through legislative amendments during the current session of the Legislative Assembly to facilitate the registration of volumetric, or three-dimensional, land p [...]

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