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‘You tell em, Ms Tara!’

‘You tell em, Ms Tara!’

| 08/02/2016 | 21 Comments

101 writes: So there we have it. Tara Rivers, the minister with responsibility for labour and education, has proven that not only does she have the thinnest skin in politics but that her electioneering clock is about 12 months ahead of everyone else’s. After an apparent attempt at putting the past aside to work more closely together […]

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The Independents and early elections

The Independents and early elections

| 03/02/2016 | 9 Comments

Leon de Fishman writes: It is indeed unfortunate that the members crossing the floor and thus creating the tension are unwilling to accept any responsibility for their actions. Apparently they could not stand the heat and ran out of the kitchen. I am pretty sure that they would not run away from their marriages because […]

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Premier opens fire on deserters

Premier opens fire on deserters

| 01/02/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Taking aim at the Independent MLAs, now dubbed ‘the over-throwers’, the premier wants to know why they are now so afraid of the democratic process. Refuting their position on the matter, Alden McLaughlin maintains that he does indeed have the constitutional option of asking the governor to dissolve the current parliament and call early elections, but he […]

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Independents jittery over early poll

Independents jittery over early poll

| 29/01/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The five independent members now sitting on the opposition benches have written to the governor to try and head off the possibility of early elections, in reaction to comments by the premier about this possibility. Now that three government backbench MLAs have crossed the floor of the House to the opposition benches, the PPM-led coalition’s majority is […]

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Commission asks if Cayman needs bullying law

Commission asks if Cayman needs bullying law

| 28/01/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission (LRC) is asking the public to weigh in on a discussion paper about the need for new laws or policies to deal with the growing problem of bullying and cyber bullying. The paper raises a number of talking points about this global issue, which has a particularly negative […]

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Ex-Chamber boss accuses PPM of vote buying

Ex-Chamber boss accuses PPM of vote buying

| 27/01/2016 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce has accused the government of hypocrisy and vote buying over the Christmas clean-up and the emergence of cash for the Ready2Work programme. Johann Moxam said he hoped that after waking up to the problem almost three years into their term in office, the unemployment initiative will […]

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Backbench exodus may trigger early poll

Backbench exodus may trigger early poll

| 25/01/2016 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The departure of three MLAs from the government backbench could trigger an early general election, the premier has said, which would be conducted under the old multi-member voting system. Alden McLaughlin said that with such a very narrow majority, his government may struggle to get through the next 14 months before the anticipated Nomination […]

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Clock ticking on OMOV

Clock ticking on OMOV

| 22/01/2016 | 13 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: From the time that our legislature accepted the recommendations of the Electoral Boundaries Commission in October 2015 to introduce 19 single-member electoral districts, government should have also rolled out their action plan to see it to fruition. As it stands now, the clock is busy ticking away precious seconds of time and […]

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Connolly could not count on PPM

Connolly could not count on PPM

| 22/01/2016 | 42 Comments

(CNS): George Town backbench MLA Winston Connolly has said that he could not depend on the members of the PPM to support his private member’s motions. The novice politician said he believed that remaining on the government benches for the rest of this administration would prevent him from brining motions dealing with the issues he […]

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