Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier in Barbados touting e-gov initiatives

Premier in Barbados touting e-gov initiatives

| 18/09/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin spoke at the Central Bank Meets Blockchain Conference in Barbados today on what officials said was the “ongoing successes of the Cayman Islands in its continuing work to  improve e-government services and embrace digital technologies and industries”. McL [...]

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CIG denies uncooperative claims by UK crime agency

CIG denies uncooperative claims by UK crime agency

| 15/09/2018 | 85 Comments
(CNS): The premier’s office has denied allegations made by Donald Toon, Director Prosperity (Economic Crime and Cyber Crime) of the UK’s National Crime Agency, that the Cayman Islands Government has not been cooperative with the NCA’s investigations. In a BBC report on Saturday, [...]

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Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

| 10/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The government’s proposal to overhaul the system to grant local national honours generated a degree of animosity across the floor of the Legislative Assembly last week, when several opposition members raised questions of political bias. As opposition leader in 2010 when the law was firs [...]

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Waste management project still months away

Waste management project still months away

| 06/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Integrated Solid Waste Management System for the Cayman Islands is still many months away from being implemented, as talks roll on between government and the Dart-led consortium that was selected as the preferred bidder, the premier revealed Wednesday. Addressing the Legislative Assembly, [...]

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Premier reveals plans for new ministry

Premier reveals plans for new ministry

| 05/09/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has unveiled plans for the creation of a Ministry of International Trade and Investment that will form part of his portfolio. As he delivered a speech to the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday at the official opening of the 2018/19 session, which took place on Cayman [...]

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Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

| 05/09/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Government workers can look forward to a pay increase of 5% in their pay packets next month, which will be backdated to 1 July. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the hike in the cost of living allowance (COLA) for civil servants on Wednesday during his address to the Legislative Assembly spe [...]

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Coast guard to get new chopper

Coast guard to get new chopper

| 28/08/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Government is planning significant investment in the new Cayman Islands Coast Guard, it was revealed Monday when Premier Alden McLaughlin told the press that his administration is considering buying a new helicopter to help its mission. He said he hoped to “go further” than merely [...]

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CIG unveils new border control and coast guard leaders

CIG unveils new border control and coast guard leaders

| 27/08/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Government has confirmed that Caymanians will be heading up the Customs and Border Control Agency and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard as the two new units begin to take shape. The current collector of customs, Charles Clifford, will be the director of the new border agency, which will oversee [...]

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Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

| 13/08/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the elected and administrative arm of the Government of National Unity have claimed that a number of measures being introduced to the public sector are cutting red-tape, improving efficiency and helping implement the 5-Year Strategic Plan. They include the Department of Immigra [...]

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British MPs to meet press for 15 minutes

British MPs to meet press for 15 minutes

| 02/08/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Government officials have now confirmed that four visiting MPs will meet the press Friday for 15 minutes after what was shaping up to be a stealth visit. CNS reported yesterday that we had been unable to get anyone in government to confirm when the visiting British politicians were ar [...]

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Cayman Brac to host next LA meeting

Cayman Brac to host next LA meeting

| 01/08/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly and staff will be travelling to Cayman Brac for the next meeting of the parliament in early September. A short three-day meeting it is expected to begin on 5 September at the Aston Rutty Centre on the Bluff. Cabinet will also meet on the Sister Island the [...]

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