Tag: Arden McLean

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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MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Arden McLean, the East End MLA who could soon be opposition leader, is hoping that a recent private member’s motion he brought to the parliament will be acted upon by the tourism ministry. The motion called for concessions for any Caymanian who wants to develop tourism-based businesses in Bodden Town, East End or North […]

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OfReg dodges funding bullet from MLAs

OfReg dodges funding bullet from MLAs

| 24/04/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, came close to missing out on an additional $1.3 million in funding during the recent Finance Committee hearings after MLAs were tied on a vote for the money. Opposition members raised concerns over the regulator’s failings to address fuel pump prices and the wholesalers’ acquisition of gas stations. Several members […]

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Minister agrees to tackle traffic troubles

Minister agrees to tackle traffic troubles

| 18/04/2019 | 177 Comments

(CNS): Government has agreed to examine setting emissions and other standards for vehicles imported into the Cayman Islands and address other issues fuelling congestion on local roads. Responding last week to a motion on the weight of traffic and the importation of vehicles, a merger of two private members’ motions, Joey Hew, the minister responsible […]

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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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