Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier makes most of NY trip

Premier makes most of NY trip

| 24/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As Grand Cayman’s dump ignited with one of its worst blazes in years and government’s lawyers were in court arguing that the cruise port referendum law was fine, Premier Alden McLaughlin and his delegation were enjoying a visit to New York this week. The trip to Manhattan was to promote the offshore services sector […]

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Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

| 17/01/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will need to keep a close eye on his WhatsApp messages next week, as he heads to New York for meetings there with Cayman Finance, if he wants to keep tabs on the legal case opening Monday regarding the cruise port referendum. A press release from his office said that he […]

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Gov’t to tackle traffic in 2020

Gov’t to tackle traffic in 2020

| 31/12/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS) Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that in the New Year it will be up to businesses and individuals as well as government to protect the economic prosperity and progress that he claimed Cayman is enjoying. But his government will tackle some of the challenges that this growth has caused, such as the increasing traffic […]

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Premier: Cayman is paradise in troubled world

Premier: Cayman is paradise in troubled world

| 25/12/2019 | 107 Comments

(CNS): In his Christmas message this year Premier Alden McLaughlin urged people to count their blessings, saying that despite the challenges the country faces, the Cayman Islands remains a paradise in a troubled world. He said his government remained steadfast in its goal to improve the lives of all Caymanians and that it would be […]

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Gov’t budgets $100M for welfare support

Gov’t budgets $100M for welfare support

| 16/12/2019 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Although government has budgeted around CI$100 million for payments to those in need, it may still not be enough to meet the demands likely to be placed on the Needs Assessment Unit over the next two years. During Finance Committee, MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) pressed government over why it was allocating a very similar […]

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Premier’s failure to engage delayed cruise vote

Premier’s failure to engage delayed cruise vote

| 12/12/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): The failure of the premier or any member of his Cabinet to engage positively with those opposing the port project is one of the major reasons why the referendum has been delayed, activists have said. Since the grassroots movement opposing the cruise project, largely on environmental grounds, merged into the Campaign for a People’s […]

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CIG expects 35,000+ work permits in 2020

CIG expects 35,000+ work permits in 2020

| 09/12/2019 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Government is expecting to process around 41,000 work permits next year, which means that well over 35,000 permits are likely to be granted, according to the labour ministry’s chief officer. The information was just one of a number of revelations during the recent Finance Committee hearings that pointed to Cayman’s growing population and the […]

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Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

| 06/12/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the main issue government wanted to address with the pending constitutional change “falls short of where we wanted to be” in the draft agreement that has been settled with the UK. But as he presented the government motion to the Legislative Assembly about the draft amendments on Friday, McLaughlin […]

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Premier claims activists don’t want vote

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

| 05/12/2019 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum activists have confirmed their continued commitment to the referendum and to press on with demands that government supply the people with the necessary information needed before they go to the polls. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the campaigners and the National Trust of not wanting the vote, after the […]

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Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

| 26/11/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin accused the National Trust for the Cayman Islands of creating uncertainty surrounding Referendum Day after the non-profit organisation moved to apply for judicial review and the Cruise Port Referendum group applied for a protective order ahead of their own plans for a potential application for a JR. On Tuesday, before the […]

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Premier tries new tactic to promote port

Premier tries new tactic to promote port

| 26/11/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has launched a new social media and mobile app to promote interaction with Caymanians about shaping the future of the country. While the leader of the coalition government said the aim of the app is for everyone to take part in a debate on the direction Cayman needs to go, he […]

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