Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Cruise tourism won’t be back  before 2022

Cruise tourism won’t be back before 2022

| 08/01/2021 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has stated that the return of cruise ships to the Cayman Islands is not on the government radar “at all” and that the entire cruise sector is unlikely to be back in business until 2022. Responding to CNS at a press briefing on Thursday, McLaughlin said, “The world would have to […]

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Criteria for opening border taking shape

Criteria for opening border taking shape

| 08/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The full criteria for how the Cayman Islands borders will be reopened in March is beginning to take shape. Officials are hoping that over the next three months as many as 70% of adults will get vaccinated against COVID-19, enabling local people to travel more freely once again and visitors to return. The rules […]

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Island-wide vaccine plan begins

Island-wide vaccine plan begins

| 07/01/2021 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The over 70s, healthcare workers, front-line staff dealing with travellers and those with significant pre-existing conditions are being invited to attend the HSA Flu Clinic on Friday and district health facilities across all three islands from Monday, as the official vaccination plan gets underway. Several healthcare workers have already been vaccinated, along with government […]

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Premier dodges McLean’s demands over speaker

Premier dodges McLean’s demands over speaker

| 07/01/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and Leader of the Opposition Arden McLean are embroiled in a new political row after the LOO wrote to McLaughlin asking him to remove McKeeva Bush from the speaker’s chair now that he had been convicted of assault against the female Coral Beach bar manager. But instead of addressing the content […]

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Cayman Islands borders to reopen in March

Cayman Islands borders to reopen in March

| 31/12/2020 | 193 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be reopening its border to tourists in just a few months, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin. In his New Year’s Eve message, he said that with the arrival next week of enough coronavirus vaccines to protect the most vulnerable, the borders can open in March. However, visitors must be vaccinated […]

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Miller: Premier misleading on Bush departure

Miller: Premier misleading on Bush departure

| 23/12/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Forcing McKeeva Bush to resign as speaker of the House of Parliament should not bring down the government and Premier Alden McLaughlin is misleading the public with these claims, Ezzard Miller has said. The North Side MP maintains that asking Bush to step down does not mean an early end to the administration and […]

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New tourism hospital getting limited concessions

New tourism hospital getting limited concessions

| 22/12/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A second proposed medical tourism project has been given the green light by government, but this hospital will not be getting the level of concessions awarded to Health City Cayman Islands. With the exception of duty waivers on medical supplies, Aster Cayman Medcity will not get any concessions in the development phase or special […]

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Bush begins 60 day evening curfew

Bush begins 60 day evening curfew

| 21/12/2020 | 162 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush began a two-month long evening house curfew at his West Bay home on Monday, as the sentence handed down for his conviction for assault by Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn came into force. Meanwhile, Premier Alden McLaughlin indicated that government was unlikely to do anything to remove Bush from his prestigious office, regardless […]

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MPs back ‘imperfect’ lawyers law

MPs back ‘imperfect’ lawyers law

| 16/12/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Legal Services bill passed unanimously in parliament on Friday, even though both sides of the House pointed to imperfections in the legislation, which is expected to go through dozens of committee stage amendments, today. Formerly the Legal Practitioners Bill, this lawyers law has had a long and controversial history. Steering this latest version […]

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1000s of COVID vaccines expected here in January

1000s of COVID vaccines expected here in January

| 10/12/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): The arrival of several thousand vaccines in the first week of January will trigger stage one of Cayman’s COVID-19 national vaccination programme. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the shot will pave the way towards further reopening of the borders by March. But worried that public fears may impact uptake, he said that despi,te not being […]

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CI$5.1M PR fees owed by hundreds of people

CI$5.1M PR fees owed by hundreds of people

| 08/12/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The government is owed more than CI$5.14 million in outstanding permanent residency fees by 640 people that was due over the last twelve months. Although government has no plans to write off any of this debt, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that around $3 million will not be easy to collect because it is […]

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