Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier blanks CPR meeting request

Premier blanks CPR meeting request

| 04/07/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Activists behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project have said that a request to meet with Premier Alden McLaughlin about the petition and the potential vote has been ignored. While the premier has been busy hosting international meetings and is currently in St Lucia for the CARICOM meeting, the […]

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Constitutional change stirs up controversy

Constitutional change stirs up controversy

| 03/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Talks between the Cayman Islands and UK governments over amendments to Cayman’s Constitution have concluded, but even though they have not yet been disclosed, the changes have already begun to stir up controversy. CNS has learned that the amendments have not been confirmed by officials in London and, contrary to claims that there has […]

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Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

| 02/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is on the road again this week heading to St Lucia for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which he said was “essential for me to attend” because measures to enhance the Single Market and Economy (CSME) is expected to be […]

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Premier: UK central to Cayman’s success

Premier: UK central to Cayman’s success

| 02/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Since the “winds of change” began blowing and the UK started the process of decolonization, its willingness to maintain its help and support for its former colonies over the years has been an important factor in the future of the countries it once occupied, including the Cayman Islands, the premier said this weekend, as […]

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No-deal Brexit on JMC agenda

No-deal Brexit on JMC agenda

| 28/06/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister responsible for its overseas territories revealed that discussions on contingencies for a no-deal Brexit will be on the agenda at the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council in London later this year. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon told an audience of territory leaders and other delegates at the first-ever UK/OT Trade Summit that Britain […]

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Premier lauds OT minister

Premier lauds OT minister

| 26/06/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said that Lord Ahmad had “done a stellar job” as the overseas territories minister over the last two years, as he addressed the opening of the Pre-JMC (Joint Ministerial Council) meeting Wednesday. McLaughlin pointed out that when the JMC takes place in November, Britain will have a new prime […]

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Premier to attend former Jamaican leader’s funeral

Premier to attend former Jamaican leader’s funeral

| 20/06/2019 | 19 Comments

Premier Alden McLaughlin and his political advisor, Roy Tatum, will travel to Jamaica this weekend to attend the funeral of former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga, the premier’s office has said. There will be a state funeral for the man who led Jamaica through the 1980’s on Sunday, 23 June, at the Cathedral of the […]

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Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

| 11/06/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Government will be taking a look at whether it would be possible to provide free healthcare for all children in the Cayman Islands, having accepted a private member’s motion on the issue last week. But despite Health Minister Dwayne Seymour’s claim that his ministry was already looking seriously at this proposal, the premier made […]

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Gov’t secures extra $1.6M cash for home repairs

Gov’t secures extra $1.6M cash for home repairs

| 10/06/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government voted another CI$1.66 million for spending largely on home repairs for the most vulnerable. But given the significant surplus the public purse is expected to have at the end the year, there should be no negative impacts, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart told his colleagues at the relevant committee hearing Friday. The money was […]

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Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

| 07/06/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has reassured the organisers behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing proposal that the process will be fair, according to one of the people present. Mario Rankin told CNS that when he and several others from CPR Cayman met with the governor Friday, he had said that […]

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McLean calls out gov’t indies for u-turns

McLean calls out gov’t indies for u-turns

| 05/06/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Addressing the Legislative Assembly, the new opposition leader said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should not judge the independent members in the group he now leads by the “behaviour of those on his side”, indicating the independent MLAs in the government who had not fulfilled their campaign promises after joining it. In a speech marking […]

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