McLaughlin, Alden

Name: Alden McLaughlin

District: Red Bay

Affiliation: Progressives



EDITORIAL – Some advice on ‘advisory councils’: Please, don’t do it

The territory’s Constitutional Commission is calling for the creation of “Advisory District Councils” to act as intermediaries between elected representatives and their constituents. This is one call that lawmakers should let ring, and ring, and ring … without picking up.

On humanitarian trip to Anguilla, Irma brings back memories of Ivan

When Premier Alden McLaughlin first stepped on the ground of hurricane-ravaged Anguilla on Tuesday afternoon, he said he had a flashback to September 2004. “It brought back in a rush the images, smells and feelings of the aftermath of Ivan."

Cayman opens arms to Irma victims: Premier heads to Anguilla on aid flight

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin took off from Cayman on Tuesday with a humanitarian mission to the eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla.

Red Cross appeals for Hurricane Irma monetary donations

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has started a Hurricane Irma appeal to help those in the region affected by the storm. “We really don’t know the extent of the damage as full assessments haven’t been conducted yet, but based on what we have seen and heard, Irma has been catastrophic."

Teens earn ‘Passport to Success’

Eight teenagers graduated Friday from the National Workplace Development Agency’s latest “Passport2Success” class.

Social welfare quagmire: A decade of inefficiencies & rising costs

The cost of welfare and the number of people seeking financial help from government have risen sharply. About $50 million per year is spent on public programs providing direct assistance to people in need, out of central government’s annual revenue of $600 million.