Tag: Alva Suckoo

Speaker drives opposition out of LA

Speaker drives opposition out of LA

| 12/09/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The entire Cayman Islands opposition walked out of the chamber of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday morning in solidarity after Speaker McKeeva Bush reprimanded Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo and directed the premier to move a motion to suspend him for the day. Suckoo had refused to ap [...]

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Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

| 10/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The government’s proposal to overhaul the system to grant local national honours generated a degree of animosity across the floor of the Legislative Assembly last week, when several opposition members raised questions of political bias. As opposition leader in 2010 when the law was firs [...]

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Calls intensify for teachers’ pay hike

Calls intensify for teachers’ pay hike

| 17/08/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the member for Newlands, has filed a private member’s motion for the next Legislative Assembly sitting calling on government to increase pay for all teachers on the education ministry pay-roll. The target of paying government school teachers at leas [...]

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Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

| 14/08/2018 | 84 Comments
(CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issu [...]

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Opposition rejects push for local governor

Opposition rejects push for local governor

| 02/08/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo has said that appointing a Caymanian governor would be incompatible with the Cayman Islands Constitution and believes the petition calling for Acting Governor Franz Manderson to be given the job is a political ploy to push the country towards independence [...]

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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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