Tag: Arden McLean

Opposition calls for pension access

Opposition calls for pension access

| 23/03/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Opposition members are urging government to introduce a suspension on the mandated pension regime for six months and to amend the law to allow people in the private sector to take up to $850 per month from their own pension fund until September. They are also asking government to find a way to address […]

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Bush heading to London to discuss ‘the incident’

Bush heading to London to discuss ‘the incident’

| 25/02/2020 | 235 Comments

(CNS): The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is flying to London on Wednesday, where he will meet up with Premier Alden McLaughlin to discuss the statement he issued on Monday about his alleged assault of a woman, in which he admitted that he had significant physical and mental health problems. They will also discuss how […]

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Offshore sector scrambles to repair damage

Offshore sector scrambles to repair damage

| 19/02/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Various major law firms have issued advisories and statements to clients over the last two days after a pretty bad day on Tuesday for the Cayman Islands’ reputation on the global financial stage. Cayman was blacklisted by the EU because government missed a deadline it was well aware was approaching, and then topped the […]

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Arden takes aim at trickle-down economics

Arden takes aim at trickle-down economics

| 31/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said that he and members of his team reject the government’s policy of relying on trickle-down economics because it is not benefiting the Caymanian people. In his New Year message, Arden McLean said it was time the economy was built by expanding opportunities for local people rather than depending on […]

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Opposition leader says better days are ahead

Opposition leader says better days are ahead

| 27/12/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Arden McLean, the opposition leader and member for East End, has said that 2019 was a “pivotal year for citizen engagement”. He said it gave him hope that Caymanians and residents were committed to standing up for Cayman, even in the face of fierce criticism, and suggested that there were better days still to […]

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‘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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