Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Governor to be sworn in on arrival

Governor to be sworn in on arrival

| 20/03/2018 | 99 Comments
(CNS): Anwar Choudhury, the new governor of the Cayman Islands, will be sworn into office immediately after his anticipated arrival Monday, officials have confirmed. The ceremony will take place at the Legislative Assembly before the UK representative begins his official duties, with his first day [...]

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Status proof presents challenge for local job-seekers

Status proof presents challenge for local job-seekers

| 19/03/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his ministry is considering the challenge that many local people face in proving that they are Caymanian by right when applying for work, which is seen by some as yet another barrier to employment for locals. Answering a parliamentary question from the m [...]

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East End timeshare developer awarded status

East End timeshare developer awarded status

| 19/03/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): David Morritt (71), the man behind the Morritt’s Resort in East End, was handed Caymanian status on Friday when the Legislative Assembly approved Cabinet’s recommendation. Government brought the motion because although he had spent almost 30 years in Cayman, the British developer [...]

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CIG heading to Hong Kong innovation festival

CIG heading to Hong Kong innovation festival

| 16/03/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has outlined the details of the trip to Hong Kong that he and several other ministers and Cayman Islands representatives from the private sector will be taking this weekend to attend the Festival of Innovation as part of the UK delegation. In a statement to the Legisl [...]

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Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

| 16/03/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is moving ahead with the plans for a national border force, merging the enforcement elements of immigration and customs. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that when it is complete, the country will have a single border force agency with staff trained to better protec [...]

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Commission planned to prevent local discrimination

Commission planned to prevent local discrimination

| 16/03/2018 | 120 Comments
(CNS): The country’s leader has announced the creation of a Fair Employment Opportunities Commission aimed at specifically addressing complaints about discrimination against Caymanian job seekers or those applying for promotion. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly Thursday, Premier Alde [...]

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Premier calls for more say over police

Premier calls for more say over police

| 14/03/2018 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has again called for more power sharing for the political arm of government when it comes to the policy and strategy of the RCIPS and tackling crime in the Cayman Islands. Speaking publicly for the first time about the recent spike in crime, McLaughlin told his legisl [...]

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CIG discusses EU concerns with financial sector

CIG discusses EU concerns with financial sector

| 13/03/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and Premier Alden McLaughlin have met with members of the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry associations to discuss the commitments government made to the European Union to keep it off of the latest blacklist, though no details have been [...]

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Governor bids reluctant farewell

Governor bids reluctant farewell

| 05/03/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick left the Cayman Islands Monday after four and a half years in the office of governor. Not only was she the first woman to serve in the job and the first not to come from a diplomatic background, she was also the longest-serving UK official and probably the most reluctant to l [...]

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Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

| 20/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Less than four weeks after Sharon Roulstone was appointed to the Office of the Ombudsman to handle complaints about the civil service, senior officials have announced that she is being seconded to the National Human Resources Department to head up the new department. Government began the recr [...]

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Premier gets CI$86k 2nd-hand Range Rover

Premier gets CI$86k 2nd-hand Range Rover

| 12/02/2018 | 143 Comments
(CNS): The government has recently spent around CI$218,000 on four cars for the premier, the speaker and visiting dignitaries. Premier Alden McLaughlin is now being driven around in a CI$86,000 second-hand Range Rover Autobiography, which officials from the Protocol Office said was purchased oversea [...]

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