Name: Alden McLaughlin
District: Red Bay
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
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.
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 Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin took off from Cayman on Tuesday with a humanitarian mission to the eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla.
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."
Eight teenagers graduated Friday from the National Workplace Development Agency’s latest “Passport2Success” class.
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.