Name: Alden McLaughlin
District: Red Bay
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
More than 3,700 people have received grants of Caymanian status via either the naturalization (citizenship) process or through marriage to a Caymanian since January 2009, according to records presented to the Legislative Assembly by Premier Alden McLaughlin last week.
Before adjourning on Thursday, Legislative Assembly members appointed an oversight committee for the Ombudsman Office.
There comes a point in every failed negotiation where the words used should indicate that there is no possibility whatsoever of reaching an agreement with the negotiating party. In the present case, this is because the negotiating party, here the European Union, has no intention whatsoever of doing so.
Three longtime residents received Caymanian status on Thursday after the Legislative Assembly ratified the Cabinet grants.
Premier Alden McLaughlin confided he had experienced “sleepless nights” in preparing for his Legislative Assembly speech Wednesday in which he indicated Cayman’s leadership was at wit’s end trying to comply with all directives, tax exchange agreements and information-sharing requirements promulgated by the EU and Britain.
A long-established, although perhaps unspoken practice, of Cayman businesses which employ foreign workers that allows the companies to “test out” employees before bringing them in on full work permits has been green-lighted by Premier Alden McLaughlin.