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Tag: Alden McLaughlin

‘Unity’ government to set out policies in LA

‘Unity’ government to set out policies in LA

| 23/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Almost three months after the coalition unity government was cobbled together in the wake of the indecisive election result the people of Cayman will get an idea today of the new ‘unity’ government’s policy platform when the premier and the finance minister present the Strat [...]

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Opposition calls for big boost to seamen’s benefits

Opposition calls for big boost to seamen’s benefits

| 16/08/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new opposition MLA for George Town Central, and his colleague, the deputy opposition leader and member for Newlands, Alva Suckoo, have filed a private member’s motion in the Legislative Assembly calling on the government to increase seamen’s benefits to $1,000 p [...]

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Over one third of applicants securing PR

Over one third of applicants securing PR

| 15/08/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Immigration staff and relevant board members have now reviewed 146 applications for permanent residency from a backlog of more than 1,000 submissions made over at least the last three years with just over a third approved to date. According to the latest figures from the Department of Immigra [...]

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Permit numbers reach near 25,000

Permit numbers reach near 25,000

| 14/08/2017 | 173 Comments
(CNS): The most recent figures released by the Department of Immigration reveal that 24,880 people in the Cayman Islands are holding jobs on work permits. The latest list of permits issued to employers shows that the tourism, financial services and construction sectors are still leading the growing [...]

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Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

| 02/08/2017
(CNS): With around 1,000 outstanding permanent residency applications still waiting to be considered, the new team of immigration administrators now assisting the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board have helped to pick up the pace, doubling the rate of reviews in their first week.  The t [...]

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Premier promises cops all the cash they need

Premier promises cops all the cash they need

| 31/07/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is expected to receive a boost to the annual budget this year after the premier promised at a public meeting last week to properly fund it and the police commissioner said the RCIPS was in a growth phase. Government will be funding a new Community Beat [...]

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Premier to cut failing social interventions

Premier to cut failing social interventions

| 27/07/2017 | 80 Comments
(CNS): Government is spending millions of dollars on social intervention projects, initiatives and programmes that are failing the people they are meant to help, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who now has responsibility for community affairs. At a public meeting in George Town, he said he ha [...]

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Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

| 24/07/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The fire inside a tank at the bulk fuel depot on Sunday night posed major challenges for firefighters, but with the help of thermal imaging and the police helicopter video footage, the fire crews were able to contain and tackle the blaze and avoid a catastrophe. Due to the large quantity of d [...]

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Civil servants to work on PR backlog

Civil servants to work on PR backlog

| 24/07/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Government has appointed six administrators who have been trained to assess permanent residency applications to help deal with the backlog of around 1,000 people awaiting a decision. Although the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency has historically made the PR decisions, the law provide [...]

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CIG reports to UK bosses on public finance

CIG reports to UK bosses on public finance

| 17/07/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman delegation to the special Brexit meeting in London turned to public finance when Premier Alden McLaughlin, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart and Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers met with Miriam Sachak, the head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Economics and Financial [...]

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BOT-UK Brexit talks thin on substance

BOT-UK Brexit talks thin on substance

| 13/07/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Following a second day of talks in London between an array of British government officials and the leaders of the British Overseas Territories, almost no detail about what is being discussed has been revealed. In a release from his office, Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said he had b [...]

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