Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier outlines record public spending

Premier outlines record public spending

| 08/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The premier outlined the details of the biggest ever budget the Cayman Island has ever seen in both spending and earnings on Friday. Government is expecting to collect well over CI$800 million in both 2020 and 2021, which is more than US$2 billion over the two year period. Both years will see a significant […]

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High spending expected in budget

High spending expected in budget

| 08/11/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Unity Government will be presenting its final budget for this administration on Friday and it is expected to be a high spending one. Premier Alden McLaughlin said it will address a range of social issues over the two-year period that it covers. He said there will be additional provision for the vulnerable, education, […]

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No commitment from premier on gay unions

No commitment from premier on gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin welcomed the decision made by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Thursday allowing his government’s appeal against the chief justice’s ruling earlier this year, which legalised gay marriage. But despite the unequivocal direction from the panel of judges who heard the appeal that government must introduce same-sex unions that are […]

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Premier confirms date for budget meeting

Premier confirms date for budget meeting

| 30/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Government will deliver its 2020/21 budget to the Legislative Assembly on 8 November, the premier confirmed Wednesday. After the law was changed several years ago to enable multi-year budgets, this will be the last this government presents to the parliament before the 2021 elections. The finance minister will outline the government’s projected earnings for […]

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Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

| 30/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made an entirely false allegation against one of the activists who has spearheaded the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, as he wound up the Legislative Assembly debate on the Referendum Bill. In a speech delivered today containing several factual inaccuracies, he accused Johann Moxam of being involved in a tender for a […]

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Premier walks back remark on voters staying home

Premier walks back remark on voters staying home

| 28/10/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin had a change of heart Monday, as he presented the draft Referendum Bill on the cruise project and urged people to vote ‘yes’, having previously said there was no need to go to the polls if they were in support. Opening the debate in the Legislative Assembly, he delivered a mixed […]

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Premier dismisses legal warnings

Premier dismisses legal warnings

| 28/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has dismissed the legal opinion by a leading expert on public policy law provided to the Cayman Islands Government ahead of today’s Legislative Assembly debate on the bill for the port referendum. The campaigners who secured the people’s vote have asked the CIG to amend the draft law to bring it […]

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Cayman to create military regiment

Cayman to create military regiment

| 11/10/2019 | 168 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is taking its first step towards having its own armed defence force, the governor’s office has announced. The revelation that the UK has agreed to help Cayman develop its own military regiment came as Mark Lancaster, UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, was visiting the jurisdiction. Officials said the […]

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Cruise campaigners need miracle, says premier

Cruise campaigners need miracle, says premier

| 08/10/2019 | 166 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that those campaigning for a ‘no’ vote in the cruise port referendum will need a miracle to stop the project, as he made it very clear he is expecting a low turnout for the national poll. But the premier said he would consider his position as the country’s leader […]

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Date and question set for port referendum

Date and question set for port referendum

| 03/10/2019 | 168 Comments

(CNS): Government has published its draft referendum bill setting a December date for the poll asking Cayman’s voters, “Should the Cayman Islands continue to move forward with building the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility?”, requiring a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer. The date, 19 December, is not only very close to Christmas, presenting a […]

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CIG, OfReg silent over loss of local TV

CIG, OfReg silent over loss of local TV

| 23/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made no move yet to fill the void left by the closure of Cayman 27 news, despite claims last month that he was going to move quickly to do so. The station has confirmed that in the month since they were forced off the air, the management has heard nothing from […]

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