Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Investment ministry to kick off with CI$3M budget

Investment ministry to kick off with CI$3M budget

| 17/12/2018 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that the new ministry he promised at the start of this administration has been given the green light by the UK, and also that work to open the Cayman Islands Hong Kong office associated with the new government department has already begun. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly Monday, he […]

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BOTs still hopeful of dodging EU blacklist

BOTs still hopeful of dodging EU blacklist

| 06/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The issue of the European Union blacklisting process was a prominent topic of discussion this week in London at the Joint Ministerial Council meeting between the leaders of British Overseas Territories and UK officials. The session Wednesday on financial services was attended by Mel Stride, the UK Treasury’s Financial Secretary, who told the territories’ […]

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CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

| 05/12/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The extended trip to Europe in September by the premier, financial services minister, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) and a number of other government officials cost the public purse more than $150,000, according to documents released by the various relevant government departments. Premier Alden McLaughlin led a small delegation to Europe […]

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Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

| 05/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The first day of the two-day meeting between the British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council and the UK Government in London was overshadowed Tuesday by the UK’s exit from Europe. Not only was Brexit at the top of the agenda at the BOT meeting but it also kept key British ministers away from the JMC […]

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CIG cuts deal for port with cruise lines

CIG cuts deal for port with cruise lines

| 02/12/2018 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have both made financial commitments towards the Cayman Islands’ controversial cruise berthing project, government has revealed. The tourism ministry said it is now in a position to issue the final tender documents to the shortlisted bidders, only one of which is partnered with the two cruise lines. Officials said that […]

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Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

| 22/11/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): After almost six months of trying to secure a meeting with the British government to discuss the constitutional relationship between Cayman and the UK, the premier has confirmed that talks have now been set for next month. Alden McLaughlin said that after the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London, he will head […]

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Premier: All imports could pose threat

Premier: All imports could pose threat

| 22/11/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): There is a potential threat to national security or of duty evasion by almost everything that is imported into the Cayman Islands, the premier said Wednesday, explaining why the revenue collection function of the Customs Department as well as its enforcement arm is being transferred to the new Customs and Border Control Agency. Presenting […]

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WORC bill gets full backing of MLAs

WORC bill gets full backing of MLAs

| 20/11/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly has given its backing to overhaul the current immigration system with the introduction of a new labour agency dealing with the management of work permits as well as the development of local workers. In the LA on Monday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said the bill to create the Workforce Opportunities and Residency […]

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CIG to buy central GT park for CI$272,500

CIG to buy central GT park for CI$272,500

| 14/11/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government will be spending more than a quarter of a million dollars on a piece of land in the heart of George Town Central to preserve and expand a public park in the Scranton area. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Cabinet had approved the purchase of a parcel of […]

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Governor hopes BO register will be global standard

Governor hopes BO register will be global standard

| 05/11/2018 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has said he hopes the Cayman Islands will not be going it alone when it introduces a public register identifying the beneficial owners of companies and other financial entities, as the UK will be promoting this as a global standard. There are international efforts now afoot to ensure transparency in the […]

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Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

| 30/10/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): In an address to the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the premier appeared to signal that he wants the new governor, Martyn Roper, to deal with the contentious issue of same-sex unions and demonstrated his own reluctance to tackle it. Welcoming the UK’s representative to Cayman and speaking off the cuff, Alden McLaughlin gave a potted […]

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