Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier explores filling TV void

Premier explores filling TV void

| 29/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is concerned about the closure of local television station Cayman 27 and that his government would “begin exploration as to how the void … can quickly be filled”. In a short statement Thursday, following the announcement that Cayman 27 will cease broadcasting on Friday evening, the premier noted […]

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Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

| 15/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the deputy chief officer in the community affairs ministry, known for his policy expertise, has a new appointment. The senior civil servant is moving from tackling the ingrained social problems of Cayman’s community to representing the territory in the UK and Europe at a particularly challenging time. Ebanks will take up the […]

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Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

| 06/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker McKeeva Bush are all in Clarendon, Jamaica, this week attending the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. Officials said the trip was an important item on the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual agenda, while the premier said it was a chance to learn from Jamaican […]

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It’s the environment, stupid

It’s the environment, stupid

| 30/07/2019 | 106 Comments

CNS Viewpoint: The premier’s attack on CNS over our reporting on the ins and outs of the controversial cruise port project was not unexpected but was nevertheless misplaced. We are fully aware that Alden McLaughlin’s pointed criticisms are largely due to his belief that we are tools or conduits for his political opponents. But he […]

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Premier sends mixed message on port vote

Premier sends mixed message on port vote

| 29/07/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin refused to say Monday whether or not he believes the cruise berthing project is a matter of national importance, but he denied that his government had plans to challenge the possibility of a referendum on the issue in court. At a press conference on the project he acknowledged the petition on […]

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Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

| 29/07/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Government began answering some questions about the cruise berthing project on Monday, following revelations on Friday that the Verdant Isle group had won the bid for the controversial development. The premier, tourism minister and other government officials insisted that the financing for the $200 million dock will be paid for from existing fees that […]

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CIG dragging out basic pay review

CIG dragging out basic pay review

| 29/07/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Low paid workers facing the pinch with the ever-increasing cost of living in Cayman appear to be facing a long wait over a possible increase in the $6 national minimum wage, as government appears to be dragging its feet. The premier confirmed that his ministry was going to reconvene the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee […]

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Major road works planned

Major road works planned

| 25/07/2019 | 142 Comments

(CNS): The government is planning some major road works in an effort to fix traffic congestion for people living in the Eastern Districts. Speaking at a public meeting in Prospect on Thursday for residents in both Red Bay and Prospect, officials outlined some major plans for widening, upgrading and improving the safety of existing roads, […]

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Offshore rules fuel 100 new gov’t jobs

Offshore rules fuel 100 new gov’t jobs

| 25/07/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that government is investing millions of dollars to ensure that it meets the latest international compliance and regulation standards for the offshore sector. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly delivered Wednesday, just before Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers began presenting almost a dozen new bills, he revealed that […]

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Alden tags Boris as Cayman’s friend

Alden tags Boris as Cayman’s friend

| 24/07/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has offered his congratulations to Boris Johnson, who was appointed to office as the UK’s prime minister today following his success in the Conservative Party leadership contest Tuesday. Despite significant concerns within the Cayman Islands offshore sector about the impact of the UK crashing out of Europe, which is more likely […]

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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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