Tag: Alva Suckoo

Climate change policy gets nod from LA

Climate change policy gets nod from LA

| 03/02/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly voted for a private member’s motion calling on government to adopt a climate change policy, after whipping through the debate Friday evening, as the latest brief meeting drew to a close. MLA Alva Suckoo (NEW) brought the motion asking government to address climate change, given that the existing policy document has […]

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MLA calls for climate change policy

MLA calls for climate change policy

| 29/01/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): With a draft climate change policy gathering dust in the environment ministry for almost a decade, the opposition representative for Newlands, Alva Suckoo, has filed a private member’s motion for the upcoming session of the Legislative Assembly calling on government to form a commission to create an up to date climate policy and oversee […]

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MLA worried about sea levels

MLA worried about sea levels

| 08/01/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Deputy Leader Alva Suckoo, who represents Newlands, has created a WhatsApp group to help record information about the anticipated King Tides this month and next, as his constituents are likely to experience the worst of any potential flooding. Following a call from the Department of Environment this week for the public to document […]

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Opposition exposes premier’s ‘hypocrisy’

Opposition exposes premier’s ‘hypocrisy’

| 29/10/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean said that Premier Alden McLaughlin made a very different argument on Monday about the concerns over the cruise berthing referendum than he did over the ‘one man, one vote’ poll held in 2012. During the debate on the draft bill paving the way for a national poll on the port, […]

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McLean: Referendum date choice manipulative

McLean: Referendum date choice manipulative

| 09/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Government has picked a date close to Christmas for the referendum on the controversial cruise project to manipulate the vote, the opposition leader has stated. Arden McLean said it was the “worst possible time” and designed to discourage people from taking part in the democratic process. Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo said the premier’s […]

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Opposition challenges constitutional changes

Opposition challenges constitutional changes

| 22/08/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The opposition members have said that not only do they believe that any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution must go to a public vote, they have also revealed that they do not support all of the changes reportedly negotiated in the recent UK-Cayman talks.

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Opposition hits out at gov’t petition attack

Opposition hits out at gov’t petition attack

| 21/08/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The members of the official opposition have hit out at government over the way it has criticised the campaign for a people-initiated referendum and handled the entire matter. Opposition Leader Arden McLean said the government’s behaviour, going as far as encouraging people to withdraw their names from a petition, was one of the most […]

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Opposition challenges constitutional reform

Opposition challenges constitutional reform

| 08/08/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition is challenging government’s attempts at constitutional reform. MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) has written to the overseas territories minister in the UK, Lord Tariq Ahmad, asking him not to allow any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution without a referendum. The opposition MLA appears to be supported by other members of the […]

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‘Opposition’ accuses premier of hypocrisy

‘Opposition’ accuses premier of hypocrisy

| 09/05/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Some members of the ‘opposition’ have issued a statement calling on Premier Alden McLaughlin to apologise to voters for criticising them for electing independent members and accusing him of hypocrisy. The statement was circulated by Alva Suckoo, the independent member for Newlands, who triggered the recent split on the opposition benches. It takes aim […]

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Cracks deepen on opposition benches

Cracks deepen on opposition benches

| 16/04/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The four independent members of the Legislative Assembly who had made up the official opposition under the leadership of Ezzard Miller have fallen short of asking him to resign but have asked him not to speak on their behalf. Alva Suckoo, Anthony Eden, Arden McLean and Chris Saunders all signed a letter, sent on […]

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Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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