Tag: Arden McLean

‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

| 02/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition has produced a video urging the community to vote no in the forthcoming referendum, as members step up their own campaign just two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls. In the video MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) repeats arguments he has been making for several weeks that the cruise lines are […]

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Colours demand marriage equality by year end

Colours demand marriage equality by year end

| 18/11/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group advocating for the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people has called on the governor to put same-sex marriage equality in place before the end of the year. In the wake of the ruling by the Court of Appeal that the Cayman Islands must “expeditiously” legalise civil unions for […]

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Opposition still unclear on constitution change

Opposition still unclear on constitution change

| 18/11/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has still not made it clear where he and his team stands on Cayman holding a referendum on the changes to the Constitution that government has negotiated with the UK. Before seeing the draft order, Arden McLean and other members of the opposition had called for a national poll where the […]

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McLean ‘nauseated’ by gov’t approach

McLean ‘nauseated’ by gov’t approach

| 14/11/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean said he found the government’s approach to this budget “nauseating”, when he delivered his response to the premier’s Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday. McLean accused the PPM-led administrations of hoarding public cash for six years, only to spend it all now when an election was round the corner. McLean said […]

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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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Activists urge people to vote in historic referendum

Activists urge people to vote in historic referendum

| 12/09/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Following confirmation from the Elections Office yesterday that it had fully verified the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port, activists behind the campaign are urging voters to turn out in record numbers and have their say on the day of the ballot. Meanwhile, the governor has committed to ensuring the […]

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Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

| 04/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): While many people in the Cayman Islands are eager to help the people of the Bahamas as they deal with the fallout from Hurricane Dorian, the Cayman government is stressing that the best way to help is through an organised and coordinated official process and that, however well-intentioned, sending items may do more harm […]

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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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Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

| 07/06/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has reassured the organisers behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing proposal that the process will be fair, according to one of the people present. Mario Rankin told CNS that when he and several others from CPR Cayman met with the governor Friday, he had said that […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library