Archive for May, 2017

Bryan offers to support coalition

Bryan offers to support coalition

| 30/05/2017 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, who was successfully returned to office after an acrimonious election fight with the former finance minister in George Town Central, has said that he may join the coalition government and that he has offered his services to the PPM and is awaiting a response. Bryan, who is currently facing a seat on […]

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Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

| 30/05/2017 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The independent candidates who are now resigned to sitting on the opposition benches have made a number of allegations against members of the government, even before they are sworn in. Setting the tone for what may be an acrimonious parliament after the CDP and PPM cut a deal to form a government with independent […]

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‘John-John’ to get seat at Cabinet table

‘John-John’ to get seat at Cabinet table

| 30/05/2017 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has joined the PPM-led coalition government and has been offered a Cabinet post, PPM Leader Alden McLaughlin has confirmed. Seymour held a town hall meeting in Bodden Town Monday night, where he asked his constituents if he should take the offer to serve in McLaughlin’s government, and was given a resounding […]

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Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

| 30/05/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The outgoing environment minister has left Cayman with an historic parting gift following his four years in office. Just before the country went to the polls last week, Wayne Panton managed to get his Cabinet colleagues to sanction five important natural habitats on Grand Cayman, including Barkers and the central mangroves, and Booby Pond […]

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Three stand trial over gun hidden in microwave

Three stand trial over gun hidden in microwave

| 29/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two men and one woman appeared in the Grand Court dock Monday facing a joint charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The jury heard that Andy Barnes, Yannick McLaughlin and Amber Patricia Yates were all present at an apartment in Crewe Road when police executed a search warrant in the process of an investigation […]

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Finger to the people?

Finger to the people?

| 29/05/2017 | 63 Comments

101 writes: Thousands rejoiced last Wednesday night on the triumph of the large number of independents being elected. Steve Tomlinson’s Reporter boasted its “Independents Day” headline featuring only the Independent candidates on its front page. This euphoria would last no more than five days, as the CDP and PPM parties merged to form a government […]

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Tomlinson denies having power over any MLAs

Tomlinson denies having power over any MLAs

| 29/05/2017 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Dr Steve Tomlinson has denied that he has any power to tell the elected candidates what to do, even though he has been widely credited with causing the collapse on Friday of the first deal struck between the soon to be reinstated premier, Alden McLaughlin, and the new speaker, McKeeva Bush. The former hospital […]

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Governor confirms government of ‘National Unity’

Governor confirms government of ‘National Unity’

| 29/05/2017 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has confirmed that Alden McLaughlin, the leader of Progressives, has enough support to form a government with him at the helm and the former opposition leader, McKeeva Bush, as speaker after the two political leaders went to meet with her Monday. There are no further details yet about who […]

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Alden gets as far as GAB with new line-up

Alden gets as far as GAB with new line-up

| 29/05/2017 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Alden McLaughlin appeared poised to secure the premiership Monday when he and Moses Kirkconnell arrived at the Government Administration Building at around 3pm in the company of McKeeva Bush, Capt. Eugene Ebanks and Austin Harris ready to form a Progressive-led coalition government with the CDP leader in the speaker’s chair. Although he offered Cabinet seats […]

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PPM-IND coalition appears set

PPM-IND coalition appears set

| 28/05/2017 | 176 Comments

(CNS): Alden McLaughlin looks set to remain as the country’s leader in a Progressive coalition with some of the Independent candidates, following a weekend of deals, counter-deals, backroom talks and double-crossing. While the front bench line-up is not yet firm, McLaughlin said Sunday he “expected to have a government in place” and would be “going to the […]

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The ‘picking off’ phase

The ‘picking off’ phase

| 28/05/2017 | 90 Comments

Political Guy writes: As some may have predicted, the so-called alliance recently announced between the CDP and the Independents is falling apart. People may differ on whether this group would be a disaster or the right change for the country but many are likely on the same page on one thing: that this is more […]

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