Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Alden made QC after decade’s absence from court

Alden made QC after decade’s absence from court

| 01/09/2021 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin has some new letters to add to his name as he has been made Queen’s Counsel, along with four other Caymanian lawyers. McLaughlin is said to be returning to the bar after well over a decade’s absence from the courtroom. With his return to the legal stage as a ‘silk’, […]

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Chamber boss claims pension system a success

Chamber boss claims pension system a success

| 12/07/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s national pension system has faced significant criticism from politicians of all stripes but Chamber of Commerce President Mike Gibbs defended it at the organisation’s Legislative Luncheon last week, despite evidence that, 23 years after the system was introduced, few people are retiring with anything like a viable income from their investment.

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Hew: PPM lost government but not election

Hew: PPM lost government but not election

| 14/05/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart, the new leader of the opposition, has said that his team will be taking its role as a check on the PACT Government seriously. He also said that he was over the disappointment of losing the election, though his team does not appear to be taking things as well as their leader. […]

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Alden accuses successor of hypocrisy

Alden accuses successor of hypocrisy

| 13/05/2021 | 133 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin has accused his successor, Premier Wayne Panton, of hypocrisy over his decision to form a government with McKeeva Bush. McLaughlin said Panton had taken the view that the “prize of the premiership was worth him going back on everything he had said and done previously, and lo and behold we […]

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A sliding scale of judgement

A sliding scale of judgement

| 23/04/2021 | 73 Comments

Public Servant writes: I listened tentatively to conversations about the re-appointment of William McKeeva Bush as speaker of Parliament. Some viewpoints were positive. Some were negative. Others were in-between and hopeful. Overall, though, there seems to have been a shifting of accountability from the previous government to the new one. I believe that this shift warrants […]

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PPM-Alliance road to power turns rocky

PPM-Alliance road to power turns rocky

| 15/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): When the polls closed Wednesday night, Roy McTaggart appeared to be in pole position to take the premiership, heading up another PPM-led coalition government, but in the cold light of day on Thursday morning, there was no news from the PPM camp and its new leader about their path to government. Meanwhile, although both […]

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Tourism workers and civil servants need to out Alden and his selfish crew

Tourism workers and civil servants need to out Alden and his selfish crew

| 13/04/2021

Shameless writes: When I was growing up, we used to sing a chorus in Sunday school that said: J – O – Y / J – O – Y / That must surely mean / Jesus first / Yourself last / Others in between. That little chorus engraved basic principles that have served many well over […]

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Dart not allowed to import rubbish

Dart not allowed to import rubbish

| 30/03/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin gave an emphatic “no” when asked by CNS following last week’s press briefing if Dart would be allowed to import additional rubbish to burn in the waste-to-energy facility it has now been given the green light to build. Following the announcement that a deal has finally been signed with the preferred […]

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Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

| 26/03/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Less than three weeks before Caymanians go to the polls and four years after Dart was picked as the preferred bidder, a last minute deal has been signed between the islands’ largest developer and the government over the dump. At a press briefing Friday, the outgoing premier, Alden McLaughlin; Dwayne Seymour, the minster responsible […]

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McLaughlin promises to increase stipend

McLaughlin promises to increase stipend

| 25/03/2021 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Warning that no one knows when the borders will be able to open as a result of continuing challenges around the world relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alden McLaughlin made promises on the campaign trail this week that the tourism stipend will be increased to $2,000 a month if the PPM leads the next […]

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Landowner ignores warnings to stop ripping out mangroves

Landowner ignores warnings to stop ripping out mangroves

| 18/03/2021 | 93 Comments

(CNS): A landowner clearing land in Selkirk Drive, Red Bay, has reportedly ignored at least two notices from the Department of Environment to stop removing mangroves. Meanwhile, Alden McLaughlin, the outgoing premier who is fighting to retain the constituency, has said the government cannot deny the owner the right to develop it, despite the fact […]

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