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Struggling locals concern for backbencher

Struggling locals concern for backbencher

| 25/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the government’s backbench Bodden Town MLA, said he still had concerns about the difficulties Caymanians were having finding opportunities and the high cost of living for those that are working. Speaking during the budget debate last week, Suckoo said that although the unemployment rate was down, government still had to do more […]

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Alden hits back on OMOV

Alden hits back on OMOV

| 22/05/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The country’s premier has accused the opposition leader of repeating myths in the hope people will start believing it but that he was committed to electoral reform. In a short statement in the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning Alden McLaughlin hit back at McKeeva Bush’s allegations on Wednesday that the PPM leader did not […]

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Mac takes credit and attacks Alden

Mac takes credit and attacks Alden

| 21/05/2015 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The increasing animosity between Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush and the Cayman Islands premier was on full display Wednesday when legislators returned to the parliament for the debate on the PPM government’s third budget. Bush took aim at Alden McLaughlin, criticizing him for the personal attacks he said the premier made about him in his policy […]

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Bush returns to ‘UDP’ moniker

Bush returns to ‘UDP’ moniker

| 20/05/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader seems to have abandoned plans to change the name of his party from the United Democratic Party (UDP) to the Cayman Islands Democratic Party when he delivered his response to government’s budget on Wednesday in the country’s parliament. McKeeva Bush spoke about the “UDP”, not just in the past and present […]

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Mac calls on Alden to admit opinion on OMOV

Mac calls on Alden to admit opinion on OMOV

| 20/05/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said that he is willing to stand side by side with the premier, despite their current differences, in opposition to one man, one vote in single member constituencies if he is willing to admit his true opposition to the voting change. McKeeva Bush’s opposition to the plan is widely known […]

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Cash saved with end of controversial fund

Cash saved with end of controversial fund

| 20/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister said that at the end of the 2013/14 financial year government came in under budget by $2 million on its transfer payments. Marco Archer said the administration had spent $31.1 million in its first year in office on these payments instead of the planned $33 million because of changes it made […]

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Books balanced, cash in bank

Books balanced, cash in bank

| 19/05/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): In the 2015/16 budget address the finance minister said that government’s cash balance was expected to reach levels never before seen by any administration without having borrowed the money. Alongside a $121 million surplus, Marco Archer said, the debt burden will fall and government will be in full compliance with all principles of responsible […]

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CIG marches towards basic wage and daylight saving

CIG marches towards basic wage and daylight saving

| 19/05/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Government will introduce the $6 national minimum age and daylight savings next March, the premier has confirmed, giving the country around ten months to plan for both changes. In his policy statement Friday at the opening of the Budget Meeting in the Legislative Assembly, Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed that government had agreed to implement […]

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