Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Cautions law presents second chance

Cautions law presents second chance

| 24/02/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The government has steered through a piece of legislation to help first time offenders avoid a criminal record over low-level crime such as possession of ganja or disorderly conduct. Premier Alden McLaughlin who, as the home affairs minister, brought the Cautions (Adult) Bill, 2017 to the [...]

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CIG faces dozens of PR law suits

CIG faces dozens of PR law suits

| 20/02/2017 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed that government is facing as many as two dozen law suits or judicial reviews in relation to the delays in permanent residency applications. He said he has not seen the legal actions and did not know the details but he understood they ranged from people [...]

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McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

| 17/02/2017 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The premier appeared confident he would be back in the job after the general election when he spoke at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit Thursday. Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity to plug his government’s achievements over the last few years, from economic growth to a fall [...]

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Minister and chairman failed to answer cops in UCCI probe

Minister and chairman failed to answer cops in UCCI probe

| 16/02/2017

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was education minister when Hassan Syed became the UCCI president, failed to answer questions sent to him by the police investigating the allegations that Syed had stolen over $500,000. The court heard Thursday that as well as McLaughlin, the UCCI board chair [...]

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UK agrees to consider BOT concerns over Brexit

UK agrees to consider BOT concerns over Brexit

| 07/02/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier says that the British government has agreed to take under consideration the priority areas identified by the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) when it begins the negotiations with the European Union. Premier Alden McLaughlin is in London for a special Oversea [...]

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Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

| 06/02/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin will be attending discussions on Brexit with the leaders of other British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and UK officials Tuesday. Baroness Anelay, the minister responsible for the BOTs, will chair the talks about what the UK’s exit from the European [...]

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Premier courts Chinese in London

Premier courts Chinese in London

| 06/02/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The premier went to work on his government’s goal to court Chinese investment Monday when he met with the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, at the Chinese Embassy in London. Alden McLaughlin is leading a delegation to the UK for Brexit talks with Foreign and Commo [...]

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Local employment best for a decade, premier says

Local employment best for a decade, premier says

| 02/02/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Jobs and opportunities for Caymanians are better than they’ve been for almost ten years, the premier told an audience of business people Thursday, and said there were better things to come. Alden McLaughlin said that Cayman had “bucked the trend of economic inertia” in the region thr [...]

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US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

| 02/02/2017 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The premier has announced some immigration changes that will impact travellers to Cayman and Caymanian travellers. Speaking at Cayman Economic Outlook Thursday, Alden McLaughlin said his government was close to finalising an agreement for immigration pre-clearance at Miami International [...]

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CIG signs deal with lawyers for dump project

CIG signs deal with lawyers for dump project

| 25/01/2017 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The government is doubling down on lawyers to help it through the tendering and bidding process for the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) that it says will solve the islands’ garbage problems for decades to come. A deal was signed Tuesday with two law firms. [...]

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Premier: It’s great to be back

Premier: It’s great to be back

| 19/01/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin expressed his thanks and appreciation to doctors, medical staff and well-wishers and his delight at being back on the job after he returned to his desk at the Government Administration Building Wednesday. The country’s leader was admitted to hospital on 9 January [...]

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