Tag: Chris Saunders

Beach Bay community in the dark over new hotel

Beach Bay community in the dark over new hotel

| 24/05/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): A long-proposed hotel development in the Beach Bay area of Bodden Town is causing serious concerns among residents, not least because many of them have been kept in the dark about what appears to be a significant project. The developer of this potential beachfront resort has made a planning application to begin work on […]

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MLA claims success going it alone

MLA claims success going it alone

| 18/04/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Despite being a single, independent member of the Legislative Assembly sitting on the opposition benches, Chris Saunders claims he has demonstrated that it is possible for a representative to be successful out of government and not part of a political group. Saunders disputes the idea that it takes being the member of a political […]

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Gov’t embraces idea of national pledge

Gov’t embraces idea of national pledge

| 17/04/2019 | 114 Comments

(CNS): The government has accepted a private member’s motion by Chris Saunders, the independent member for Bodden Town West, to create a ‘national pledge’ that will be recited at relevant events, in schools and when new citizens achieve Caymanian status. Saunders asked for the wording of the pledge to be established through a national competition. […]

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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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Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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CPA not covered by PA law, claim officials

CPA not covered by PA law, claim officials

| 21/03/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Planning Director Haroon Pandohie and the chief officer in the ministry responsible for the Central Planning Authority have both said that the entity does not fall under the Public Authorities Law. Despite concerns from the public and some politicians that it is the Cayman Islands’ most conflicted board, the CPA does not fall under […]

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Health insurance challenge dominates PAC

Health insurance challenge dominates PAC

| 17/01/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee member Chris Saunders (Bodden Town West) articulated the frustrations of PAC and the community when he expressed concern that the health ministry had failed to respond to shocking figures revealed more than three years ago that the local insurance companies made a collective profit of more than $51 million in 2015 […]

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Premier agrees new offshore regime will boost population

Premier agrees new offshore regime will boost population

| 19/12/2018 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The offshore legislation that government steered through the Legislative Assembly on Monday to avoid being placed on the latest European Union blacklist will likely fuel population growth in the Cayman Islands, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told the Legislative Assembly, echoing recent statements by opposition MLA Chris Saunders. As he defended the eleventh hour bills, McLaughlin […]

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Offshore laws pave way to major population growth

Offshore laws pave way to major population growth

| 14/12/2018 | 114 Comments

(CNS): Chris Saunders, the opposition spokesperson on financial services, believes that government should have had a much more open and honest conversation with the people of the Cayman Islands about the draft laws coming before Legislative Assembly on Monday, which many say will turn the local financial industry on its head. Saunders told CNS that […]

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DEH problems due to management, not trucks

DEH problems due to management, not trucks

| 27/11/2018 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has said that plans he had to buy more garbage trucks were shelved after he discovered that equipment issues had nothing to do with the problems plaguing a key part of his portfolio. In Finance Committee last week, Dwayne Seymour admitted he was “uncomfortable” answering […]

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Premier agrees to look at inter-country adoption

Premier agrees to look at inter-country adoption

| 23/11/2018 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The premier has agreed to examine the possibility of asking the United Kingdom to extend the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption to enable Caymanian families to adopt children from overseas. Following the presentation of a private member’s motion brought by Chris Saunders, the opposition member […]

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