Name: Alden McLaughlin
District: George Town
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A delay of more than three years in processing permanent residence applications has left more than 900 people, plus an unknown number of their dependents, in limbo.
From left, Minister Wayne Panton, former Governor John Owen, Premier Alden McLaughlin and former Governor Bruce Dinwiddy attend the London office reception Tuesday night. Premier Alden McLaughlin hosted the reception, which included former Cayman Islands governors John Owen and Bruce Dinwiddy.
The U.K. government must do its best to back financial services industries in its overseas territories, both before and after Brexit talks with the European Union, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday.
Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin met with Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming Monday at the Chinese Embassy in London to discuss a “deepening relationship” between China and the British Overseas Territories.
As we have stated previously, we believe that the permanent residence issue is a human rights issue and a good governance issue with embarrassing international implications, not to mention considerable financial exposure, for these islands.
Efforts to produce a public copy of a $312,000 immigration consultancy report were halted this week by a decision from Cayman Chief Justice Anthony Smellie. The consultancy review examined various aspects of the Cayman Islands system of granting residency rights to non-Caymanians.