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Tag: Alva Suckoo

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

| 17/08/2017 | 249 Comments
(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and independent member for Newlands is urging government to act now in preparation for what many believe will be an exodus of ex-pat workers at the end of this year over changes to the pension law. Alva Suckoo said that out-of-work Caymanians need to be trained no [...]

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McLean paints pessimistic picture of Cayman

McLean paints pessimistic picture of Cayman

| 04/06/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Arden McLean, the independent member for East End, painted a pessimistic picture for the country’s future as he joined in the maiden speeches debate in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday. McLean, who is embarking on his fifth term said the country was “at war against a system of viol [...]

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Ezzard to lead opposition benches

Ezzard to lead opposition benches

| 31/05/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): As MLAs were sworn into the Legislative Assembly this morning, the only surprise in the proceedings so far was when Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, was appointed as the opposition leader and not Arden McLean, as many expected. With the government benches full, at least f [...]

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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 govern [...]

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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 &# [...]

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The battle of the incumbents

The battle of the incumbents

| 18/05/2017
Theresa Green writes: Political geeks out there will have already spotted the rather unusual situation that has emerged in one of the 19 electoral districts in Cayman’s first election under the system of one person, one vote in single-member constituencies, but for those who haven’t noticed, the [...]

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MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

| 16/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of arguing, acrimony and allegations between government and the opposition benches over the current Legal Practitioners Bill, all members of the Legislative Assembly have finally agreed to sit down and discuss the content and narrow down disagreement so that everyone can support i [...]

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Politicians still ‘on edge’ over private eyes

Politicians still ‘on edge’ over private eyes

| 13/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): When Alva Suckoo began his debate on the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill Thursday, he raised the issue of the claims he made about being followed by private investigators hired by local law firms. Although the police have said that they were unable to substantiate the allegations, the [...]

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MLAs press for details on prison video scandal

MLAs press for details on prison video scandal

| 13/03/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Following the reinstatement of Deputy Prison Director Natalie Aduke Joseph-Caesar after a settlement with government, independent members of the Legislative Assembly demanded answers last week over what happened in the scandal at HMP Northward, when unauthorized video cameras were allegedly [...]

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Cops find no private eyes watching MLAs

Cops find no private eyes watching MLAs

| 08/03/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has said investigations into complaints by two independent MLAs that they were being trailed by private investigators cannot be substantiated. In a short statement, the police said that they and the immigration department had investigated the surveillance allegations and had informe [...]

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Lawyers not above the law, say MLAs

Lawyers not above the law, say MLAs

| 07/03/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The four independent MLAs who believe that local legal firms could be breaking the law by offering Cayman legal advice and services outside the jurisdiction through unlicensed attorneys said Monday that the professionals in the sector are not above the law, as they stood by their call for an [...]

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