Tag: Arden McLean

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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Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

| 06/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MLAs missed the anti-corruption seminar this week because the invitations were sent to the wrong email addresses, though this does not explain why all of the members from the government benches failed to show up. Commissions Secretariat Manager Deborah Bodden said that the gov.ky emails were used for the invitations for all 19 […]

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McLean calls out gov’t indies for u-turns

McLean calls out gov’t indies for u-turns

| 05/06/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Addressing the Legislative Assembly, the new opposition leader said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should not judge the independent members in the group he now leads by the “behaviour of those on his side”, indicating the independent MLAs in the government who had not fulfilled their campaign promises after joining it. In a speech marking […]

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Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

| 03/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) has joined the ranks of the new opposition group following the appointment of Arden McLean as the leader of the opposition. In a press release from his office, McLean said Bryan was a “fierce advocate” for his constituents who was “not afraid to speak his mind”, as he welcomed him […]

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Alden and Arden will need to work together

Alden and Arden will need to work together

| 24/05/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has congratulated his former party colleague, Arden McLean, on becoming the new opposition leader and said the one-time political allies will need to work together again in the coming months. It has been around seven years since McLean left the PPM without ever spelling out his reasons, though political pundits have […]

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New opposition leader takes aim at Miller

New opposition leader takes aim at Miller

| 24/05/2019 | 125 Comments

(CNS): In his first public statement as opposition leader, Arden McLean took aim at his predecessor, Ezzard Miller,  accusing him of staying on the job too long and reneging on a commitment made during the post-election closed-door talks two years ago. As the ink was drying on the instruments of his appointment, McLean’s office issued […]

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McLean sworn in to lead opposition benches

McLean sworn in to lead opposition benches

| 23/05/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): After several weeks of speculation that Arden McLean would become the next leader of the opposition, the MLA for East End was sworn into office by Governor Martyn Roper on Thursday. The veteran politician is a former member of the Progressives but left the party in 2012 and has since run as an independent. […]

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