Tag: Arden McLean

McLean: Election will be referendum on decency

McLean: Election will be referendum on decency

| 11/02/2021

(CNS): Decency and accountability will be the heart of the opposition’s campaign platform, according to a statement released Thursday welcoming the early election. Arden McLean, the official opposition leader, said that both had been in short supply during the current administration. The member for East End said Premier Alden McLaughlin’s move on Wednesday to call […]

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Special meeting hangs in balance

Special meeting hangs in balance

| 10/02/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader is one signature short of triggering a special meeting of Parliament to debate whether or not McKeeva Bush should be ousted from his prestigious office before the current term ends, as a result of his conviction for assault. Disappointed that the premier has said he will not now hold a meeting […]

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Opposition pursuing ‘special’ meeting of Parliament

Opposition pursuing ‘special’ meeting of Parliament

| 05/02/2021 | 100 Comments

(CNS): After Premier Alden McLaughlin said he did not intend calling a meeting of the Parliament before the body is dissolved in March, opposition members are seeking the seven signatures necessary to force a special meeting to debate the no confidence motion in Speaker McKeeva Bush. Answering questions from CNS at Thursday’s press briefing, McLaughlin […]

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McLean and Miller file motion to oust speaker

McLean and Miller file motion to oust speaker

| 28/01/2021 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean (EE) and Independent MP Ezzard Miller (NS) have filed a no confidence motion calling for McKeeva Bush to be ousted from his prestigious parliamentary position as speaker. The motion is a second attempt after Kenneth Bryan MP thwarted their first effort and the government has since refused to entertain the […]

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Premier dodges McLean’s demands over speaker

Premier dodges McLean’s demands over speaker

| 07/01/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and Leader of the Opposition Arden McLean are embroiled in a new political row after the LOO wrote to McLaughlin asking him to remove McKeeva Bush from the speaker’s chair now that he had been convicted of assault against the female Coral Beach bar manager. But instead of addressing the content […]

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School project spending blurred in budget

School project spending blurred in budget

| 29/10/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The total cost of the new John Gray High School development is forecast to be over CI$106 million, education ministry officials confirmed Wednesday during Finance Committee. But as the ministry sought the support of the committee for an additional $20 million to spend next year, the budgeting for the costly project became blurred when […]

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McLean dismisses constitutional loss

McLean dismisses constitutional loss

| 23/09/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean has said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should stop “crying” about the constitutional loss and get on with the people’s work. McLean took aim at both the premier and the governor on Wednesday, when he said the government should be focusing on the losses of the people, not a constitutional issue […]

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Opposition makes direct attack on governor

Opposition makes direct attack on governor

| 08/09/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean has gone on the attack against Governor Martyn Roper, accusing Britain’s representative in the Cayman Islands of pursuing his own personal agenda with the implementation of the Civil Partnership Law. In a letter to the overseas territories minister, Baroness Sugg, and in a press release from the official opposition, McLean […]

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FCDO rejects insufficient consultation claim

FCDO rejects insufficient consultation claim

| 07/09/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Baroness Sugg, the UK minister for overseas territories at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), has said she does not agree with the Cayman Islands’ opposition leader, Arden McLean, that there hadn’t been enough time to discuss the Domestic Partnership Bill before it was passed into law by Governor Martyn Roper on Friday. […]

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McLean: Premier should ‘fight’ governor’s DP move

McLean: Premier should ‘fight’ governor’s DP move

| 24/08/2020 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should fight the move by the governor to use his reserved powers to implement the Domestic Partnership Bill. Although the governor is doing this to uphold the rule of law, the opposition members, led by Arden McLean, continue to blame the premier, as they spin their […]

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Coalition gov’t faces possible coup

Coalition gov’t faces possible coup

| 20/08/2020 | 190 Comments

(CNS): The possibility of four members of the Government of National Unity supporting a ‘no confidence’ bid in Premier Alden McLaughlin over the Domestic Partnership Bill could see the administration collapse just seven months before the Legislative Assembly is prorogued for the 2021 General Election. Since Governor Martyn Roper announced that he would implement the […]

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