Tag: Arden McLean

Minister offers services in absence of teacher

Minister offers services in absence of teacher

| 09/11/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The minister for education has committed to resolving the stand-off at East End Primary School regarding the continued suspension of the Year 5 teacher. Parents staged a demonstration at the school Thursday in order to attract attention to the absence of a teacher for that class and other cha [...]

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Secret settlements cause MLA concern

Secret settlements cause MLA concern

| 04/09/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): An opposition member told the government benches that government must stop agreeing to non-disclosure when it comes to settling legal claims with public money. As the parliament was asked to vote an extra appropriation for the 2016 budget of $350,000 for the Ministry of Health and Culture as [...]

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Opposition organises a shadow Cabinet

Opposition organises a shadow Cabinet

| 13/06/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The independent members of the Legislative Assembly sitting in opposition have organised into a shadow Cabinet, enabling them to keep track of the work and actions of specific government ministers, which is a first for Cayman. In a press release sent out by Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Sucko [...]

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McLean paints pessimistic picture of Cayman

McLean paints pessimistic picture of Cayman

| 04/06/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Arden McLean, the independent member for East End, painted a pessimistic picture for the country’s future as he joined in the maiden speeches debate in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday. McLean, who is embarking on his fifth term said the country was “at war against a system of viol [...]

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Ezzard to lead opposition benches

Ezzard to lead opposition benches

| 31/05/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): As MLAs were sworn into the Legislative Assembly this morning, the only surprise in the proceedings so far was when Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, was appointed as the opposition leader and not Arden McLean, as many expected. With the government benches full, at least f [...]

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PPM-IND coalition appears set

PPM-IND coalition appears set

| 28/05/2017 | 176 Comments
(CNS): Alden McLaughlin looks set to remain as the country’s leader in a Progressive coalition with some of the Independent candidates, following a weekend of deals, counter-deals, backroom talks and double-crossing. While the front bench line-up is not yet firm, McLaughlin said Sunday he &# [...]

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Backroom talks on again over new government

Backroom talks on again over new government

| 27/05/2017 | 256 Comments
(CNS): The ‘new new’ potential administration that was cobbled together just before midnight Friday that put McKeeva Bush back at the helm of government was on shaky ground Saturday morning, CNS understands. Various unverified sources suggested that the elder Independents, Ezzard Miller [...]

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UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

| 27/03/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Advice from a British lawyer instructed by a group of MLAs has fuelled further controversies surrounding the Legal Practitioners Law. The QC from London chambers claims that local law firms are breaching the existing legislation and conspiring to employ overseas lawyers unlawfully. The advic [...]

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DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

| 23/03/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson maintained in the Legislative Assembly Monday that politicians should not be asking him about individual civil servants. During a question session on the scandal at the prison that saw the deputy director wrongfully dismissed, Manderson accused Arden McLean (Ea [...]

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MLAs press for details on prison video scandal

MLAs press for details on prison video scandal

| 13/03/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Following the reinstatement of Deputy Prison Director Natalie Aduke Joseph-Caesar after a settlement with government, independent members of the Legislative Assembly demanded answers last week over what happened in the scandal at HMP Northward, when unauthorized video cameras were allegedly [...]

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Lawyers not above the law, say MLAs

Lawyers not above the law, say MLAs

| 07/03/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The four independent MLAs who believe that local legal firms could be breaking the law by offering Cayman legal advice and services outside the jurisdiction through unlicensed attorneys said Monday that the professionals in the sector are not above the law, as they stood by their call for an [...]

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