Tag: Alva Suckoo

MLA calls for research on Caymanian marginalization

MLA calls for research on Caymanian marginalization

| 09/07/2018 | 82 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo (Newlands) has called on the government to commission an independent study of the factors affecting the social mobility of Caymanians in order to inform government policy and identify the root causes of social and economic divisions and other related issue [...]

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MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

| 23/04/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): With no apparent improvement in the mismanagement of garbage collection on Grand Cayman, the deputy opposition leader has begun a petition urging government to address the major failings at the Department of Environmental Health and re-instate twice-weekly collections. Alva Suckoo, the member [...]

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MLA creates district council in Newlands

MLA creates district council in Newlands

| 29/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): MLA Alva Suckoo has established a district council in his constituency of Newlands after, he said, a number of individuals reached out to him to volunteer, including his former competitor in the 2017 General Election, Raul Gonzales. Suckoo, the deputy opposition leader, said he is not prepar [...]

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CIG missed chance to help jobless, says MLA

CIG missed chance to help jobless, says MLA

| 25/01/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the opposition member for Newlands, has said that the government missed the opportunity to help unemployed Caymanians take advantage of the vacancies created at the end of last year and employers have turned to permits to replace lost staff. Suckoo told CNS that recent press cove [...]

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Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

| 06/12/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Following the joint effort of local opposition politicians, dirt bike fans and the RCIPS, a legal off-road motorbike gathering was organised in George Town on Sunday but it failed to attract significant numbers. Police managed the event in the Industrial Park area, where officers set up a roa [...]

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Business staffing plans target of reform

Business staffing plans target of reform

| 15/11/2017 | 93 Comments
(CNS): The business staffing plans submitted by larger firms to the immigration department, which are designed to show what companies are doing to support the education, training promotion and career development of Caymanians employees while facilitating the approval of necessary work permits, will [...]

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Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

| 02/11/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Both the opposition leader and his deputy have said budget forecasts imply that work permits are set to increase beyond the number of jobs that government believes will be created over the next two years. Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo said the revenue earnings government is predicting from p [...]

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Pension exodus emerging as reality

Pension exodus emerging as reality

| 05/10/2017 | 183 Comments
(CNS): The predicted exodus of expatriate workers as a result of  changes to the pensions law appears to be becoming a challenging reality for Cayman. From small businesses losing experienced staff to mass departures from larger employers, the warnings that more than two thousand people could leave [...]

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Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages

Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages

| 30/08/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): MLA Alva Suckoo struggled to get a comprehensive answer to a key question in parliament Friday about the problems with the supply of critical medications at the hospital pharmacy. Dwayne Seymour, the new health minister, whose chief officer was on vacation and therefore unavailable, struggled [...]

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9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

| 30/08/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon has revealed that, with the exception of four agencies, almost nine out of ten civil servants are Caymanians. While the entire civil service is made up of just under 75% local workers, just four departments still have relatively high overseas recrui [...]

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CIG doubts validity of pension exodus

CIG doubts validity of pension exodus

| 28/08/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said his government has no basis to believe there will be an exodus of workers in December as a result of the changes to the pensions law. He said no submissions had been made to government about this potential exodus, which he said was purely speculative, and no data [...]

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