Boycott over as MLAs return to consider 2019 spending

| 14/09/2018 | 8 Comments
Cayman News Service

Finance Committee, 13 September 2018

(CNS): The opposition’s boycott of the Legislative Assembly and the suspension of deputy opposition Leader Alva Suckoo came to an end Thursday, when all of the members returned to the chamber and began working on appropriations for the 2019 spending plan within the government’s two-year budget. With the exception of a few digs from the government benches about the opposition ‘taking a day off’, the matter was not mentioned, though Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has said the issue is by no means over.

As the members began questioning ministers about spending for next year, the proceedings remained relatively cordial, and with Finance Minister Roy McTaggart chairing Finance Committee, there was little interaction between opposition MLAs and House Speaker McKeeva Bush, who had directed the premier to move the motion suspending Suckoo.

All three parts of yesterday’s finance committee proceedings are now available on CIGTV’s YouTube channel:

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  1. Anonymous says:

    ol boys club!????

    • If the cap Fits says:

      Everybody know that those who have been in the political arena for a long long long long time have mastered (no pun intended oops I may have used the wrong term) the art of double speak, twisted speech or shall we say the truth has always been looked upon from afar. Therefore I further submit that those who really believe those that tell untruths are as untruthful as the one who speaketh it. No more to say.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We trust that their pay was docked to account for their unexcused absences?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Technically they are only required to hold one legislative session per annum per term
      So to answer your question, no

      Also they get paid whether they show up or not

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Here’s something to discuss: who is going to refinance the other half of the existing loan we are failing to retire next November, and at what rate? Followed by: when are we going to honestly acknowledge the Billion+ unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities that come due in the 2020’s?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    All seems peaceful when Mac is not around, they should learn from this

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