Tag: Ezzard Miller

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

| 20/02/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples in common-law relationships. Speaking for himself and not the official opposition group, he said he still does not support marriage equality but said “in my personal […]

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Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

| 20/02/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): An overseas recruitment drive for air traffic controllers by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority is stirring up controversy as the current increase in air traffic does not appear to justify the move, according to the airport’s own most recent statistics. The authority is seeking to double the headcount with overseas controllers, which has been criticised […]

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Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

| 18/02/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller intends to press his concerns about the failure of government to follow the necessary laws and procedures surrounding the cruise port tendering process with official bodies as well as speak out about the problems in the media. Miller told CNS that the “evidence indicates something has gone very wrong” with […]

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Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

| 13/02/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has called for the tendering process for Grand Cayman’s cruise port project to be stopped and redone because government has created a serious conflict by completing a side deal with two cruise lines and starting new negotiations with several other cruise partners that he has since learned about.

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CIG working to offset inflation, says minister

CIG working to offset inflation, says minister

| 12/02/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said government was “committed to continuously looking for ways to offset the burden of inflation on the average Caymanian”, in response to CNS enquiries about the issue, which has raised real concern among readers. The minister told us that the rising prices Cayman faces are largely external in nature, driven by international […]

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Construction period could kill cruise business

Construction period could kill cruise business

| 04/02/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has called on government to explain to the public how, if it continues on the unpopular path of pursuing plans to develop a cruise berthing facility in George Town, it intends to manage cruise ship arrivals during construction. Ezzard Miller said he remains absolutely opposed to the risky, costly and totally […]

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Ethics law undergoing another review

Ethics law undergoing another review

| 30/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The long-awaited Standards in Public Life Law, which was first passed by the Legislative Assembly more than four years ago, is going through another review because of backlash from private sector board members, who don’t want their information being made public, government officials told the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday. Although the law was amended […]

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Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

| 18/01/2019 | 79 Comments

(CNS): The current deputy of the port authority board, Arek Joseph, has been appointed as the chair of the new Public Procurement Committee, set to replace the Central Tenders Committee under the new regime that will oversee government’s major projects and acquisitions. CNS has seen correspondence which confirms that Premier Alden McLaughlin appointed Joseph to […]

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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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CIG given almost 3,000 free ads for port promotion

CIG given almost 3,000 free ads for port promotion

| 14/01/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Radio Cayman has confirmed that the government received almost 3,000 free advertisements on the publicly-owned station between early October and the end of December. Responding to a freedom of information request from Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, the information manager said the station broadcast the public service announcements on behalf of the tourism ministry for […]

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Auditor urges CIG to implement ethics law

Auditor urges CIG to implement ethics law

| 11/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has urged the government to implement the Standards in Public Life Law in order to plug the gap in the public sector’s anti-corruption regime. In the latest audit from her office to be made public, “Fighting Corruption in the Cayman Islands”, Sue Winspear assessed the national framework for fraud and corruption […]

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