Thursday, 6 June 2013 12:44 pm
Roy McTaggart has been appointed as Councillor in the Ministries of Finance and Financial Services. Premier Alden McLaughlin, said: “Mr. McTaggart has indicated his willingness to serve the country and his constituents as a member of the Government and in the spirit of inclusion that has characterized the Progressives Government, we welcome him to the team.”
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:17 pm
The Auditor General says he's concerned some of his reports aren't changing government's management of finances. It's been 30 years since the Auditor General's Office was created in the Cayman Islands.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:17 pm
The new government says its still trying to figure out what to do about two civil servants who were asked to leave four years ago but are still being paid. Diane Montoya and Deborah Drummond held senior positions in the previous PPM administration and they remain on the civil service payroll.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013 8:24 pm
Coalition for Cayman says it is declaring itself as successful in its six-month campaign to bring change in the Legislative Assembly. Three C4C endorsed candidates won seats: Tara Rivers, Roy McTaggart and Winston Connolly.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:28 pm
Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin announced his new Cabinet line up at a press briefing Tuesday. Hon. Minister Kurt Tibbetts will now head up Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure. Hon. Minister Osbourne Bodden has taken on the Health Ministry among his other portfolios. Hon. Minister Tara rivers is now in charge of both Education and Employment, along with Gender Affairs. The Premier is also responsible for Home and Community Affairs.
Monday, 3 June 2013 8:01 pm
New members have been appointed to the Public Accounts Committee. The group that examines government's account reports will be chaired by George Town MLA Roy McTaggart. It will also consist of two People's Progressive Party members, two independent "Coalition for Cayman" endorsed lawmakers and United Democratic Party leader, West Bay MLA Hon. McKeeva Bush.
Monday, 3 June 2013 7:19 pm
Around 1,800 people may face being rolled over in less than five months. The one or two year extension of work permits for foreigners who have reached their seven year residency limit will expire in October. The new government has [...]
Friday, 31 May 2013 8:01 pm
The new Premier of the Cayman Islands gets down to work. Now with the pomp and circumstance over of this week's swearing in ceremony, the new government team says it has to focus on getting the country's economy back on track.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 7:59 pm
Premier Alden McLaughlin has been summoned to London for discussions with the UK over Cayman's transparency on tax agreements. At a press conference earlier this week, Mr. McLaughlin said he hopes to use the time there to discuss Cayman's budget and whether the UK will relax its strict budget controls.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:24 am
The Cayman Islands has now officially ushered in a new government. More than 600 people turned up to watch the Governor swear in the new Premier and other MLA's on the steps of the Legislative Assembly.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:38 am
Speaking with Cayman 27 just after the elected members were announced, Ms. Rivers said she is excited to have female representation in the district of West Bay.
Monday, 27 May 2013 9:18 pm
Successful West Bay candidate Tara Rivers said on radio Monday she felt like "Cayman's Most Wanted" and the atmosphere at the Sir John A. Cumber School hall that night seemingly validated her point, as she pretty much indicated she would be accepting an offer to serve as a Cabinet minister.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 5:26 pm
The Progressives have announced who will have a ministerial role for the next 4-years at a Saturday, 25 May, press briefing.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 4:18 pm
The PPM is to announce Cabinet within the hour... Cayman 27 will be broadcasting a PPM press conference live at 5 pm today (Saturday, 25 May) when the announcements are expected. You can also stream it online on our website when it airs. Visit www.cayman27.ky or our Facebook page for the latest update.
Friday, 24 May 2013 7:15 pm
One of the newly elected members has described his election experience as “amazing”. Joey Hew is a first timer to the political world and he was one of the nine progressive members who won a seat in Wednesday’s (22 May) [...]
Friday, 24 May 2013 7:13 pm
As the PPM were celebrating in George Town, there was disappointment for the party in the district of West Bay. The party was hoping to break the UDP’s grip in the district. It was the first time PPM has contested [...]
Friday, 24 May 2013 7:05 pm
The election observer mission calls Cayman’s voting system unequal. Members of the mission brought in from overseas expressed their observations on Wednesday’s elections at a press briefing Friday afternoon. They say the country meets the international standards for democratic, fair [...]
Thursday, 23 May 2013 8:51 pm
In a landmark victory, C4C endorsed candidate, Tara Rivers shatters the UDP stronghold of West Bay and secures a spot in the Legislative Assembly. Ms. Rivers was the second elected member for the district.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 8:47 pm
Ezzard Miller can look forward to sitting in his spot in the South-East corner of the Legislative Assembly. Cayman 27 is watching the Sister Islands closely as well, where it is apparent Moses Kirkconnell and Juliana O'Connor-Connolly will both keep their seats in the Legislative Assembly.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:27 am
Voters head to the polls to cast their choice for leadership in the Cayman Islands. In the first two hours of polling, 20% cast their vote at stations across the islands. Once combined with mobile and postal ballots, almost 27% have decided who they would like to return to the Legislative Assembly as a member.