Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

| 05/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that they are working to replace a skip at the hospital for medical waste, but in the meantime bags of bio-waste are piling up outside the George Town health facility. Concerned readers contacted CNS with images taken outside the hospital this weekend which appears to […]

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Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

| 05/03/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Politicians in Bermuda plan to debate a motion in their legislature calling on the UK government to reject recommendations in a new report from the Foreign Affairs Committee over fears that it may be gathering traction in the British parliament. So far there has been no indication that Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin plans […]

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Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

| 05/03/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Cayman Islands may be a stable and peaceful place when compared to many other countries around the world at present but we cannot take that stability for granted. He said government needed to “work tirelessly” to maintain the stability and be vigilant against instability, as he outlined Cayman’s […]

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Premier reveals talks for Dart skyscraper

Premier reveals talks for Dart skyscraper

| 28/02/2019 | 282 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin opened a new can of worms Thursday when he delivered his ‘state of the nation’ address at the Cayman Economic Outlook conference and called for a national discussion about drastically changing building height limits to accommodate a Dart proposal. He said that Dart Enterprises has asked government to consider allowing an […]

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CPR rebuts premier’s misleading claims

CPR rebuts premier’s misleading claims

| 28/02/2019 | 47 Comments

CPR Cayman writes: Premier Alden McLaughlin again stated at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon that no public money will be used to build the proposed cruise berthing facilities. This statement may be technically correct, however it is misleading. Taking into consideration the accounting principle, substance over form, while public money might not be allocated […]

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Opposition: UK report needs joint response

Opposition: UK report needs joint response

| 28/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has warned that the Cayman Islands needs to take a measured, serious and joint approach to the recently published report by the UK parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee about the British Overseas Territories (BOTs). Ezzard Miller said that Premier Alden McLaughlin’s recent response that he would lead the charge for independence if […]

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Premier predicts further fall in unemployment

Premier predicts further fall in unemployment

| 26/02/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that when the fall 2018 Labour Force Survey results are released by the Economics and Statistics Office, it will show that unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate in more than decade. He said the overall rate is expected to be just 2.9%, and among Caymanians it will have […]

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Cayman won’t be bullied by ‘jealous’ rivals

Cayman won’t be bullied by ‘jealous’ rivals

| 12/02/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will not be bullied by countries that cannot compete with this jurisdiction on a level playing field, Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit last week. Outlining the challenges that the islands’ offshore sector continues to face, he said the decision by the Dutch government in December […]

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CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

| 11/02/2019 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has officially confirmed that Eric Bush will head up the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, which will fall under Premier Alden McLaughlin’s ever-growing portfolio of responsibilities. It is understood that the post was “advertised among chief officers and persons at chief officer level”. The deputy […]

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Premier: Governor first to endorse financial sector

Premier: Governor first to endorse financial sector

| 28/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is pleased by the formal appointment by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of Martyn Roper as governor of the Cayman Islands for the next four years and described the UK’s latest representative as “helpful”. He said that since his arrival, Roper had worked closely with the Government of National […]

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Cayman fighting tax evasion, Rivers tells New Yorkers

Cayman fighting tax evasion, Rivers tells New Yorkers

| 24/01/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers told an audience in New York this week that the Cayman Islands had been doing good work in the fight against tax evasion, money laundering and countering terrorist financing, as she delivered an address at the 6th Annual Cayman Finance New York Breakfast Briefing at the Harvard Club. The Cayman delegation had opted […]

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