Tag: Ezzard Miller

Opposition motion complicates speaker’s removal

Opposition motion complicates speaker’s removal

| 28/09/2022 | 136 Comments

(CNS): With Hurricane Ian distracting the government and the country from the current political controversies, the deadline issued by Premier Wayne Panton to Speaker McKeeva Bush came and went Friday without any sign of the speaker’s formal resignation. As of Wednesday evening, Bush still hadn’t stepped down. But with an opposition no-confidence vote in the […]

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Questions raised over ‘inside deal’ for NHDT fill

Questions raised over ‘inside deal’ for NHDT fill

| 18/03/2022 | 177 Comments

(CNS): A number of North Side residents have accused the National Housing Development Trust Board of making ‘inside deals’ in relation to soil and marl taken from the site of the new district project after several people witnessed the fill being delivered to land owned by the chairman of the board, Geoffry Ebanks, as well […]

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Dart accused of eco-destruction by landowners

Dart accused of eco-destruction by landowners

| 21/02/2022 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Harris McCoy, one of several landowners in dispute with Kenneth Dart over the bike trails he is cutting in North Side that are encroaching on their land, has said Dart’s workers are destroying trees and endangered plants on his property, including rare endemic orchids.

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Hot mess over hot mix in North Side

Hot mess over hot mix in North Side

| 20/10/2021 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The former MLA for North Side is raising the alarm over what he said is the illegal paving of roads and driveways in the district that has also seen private land unlawfully acquired by the National Roads Authority and the possible misuse of public cash. Ezzard Miller told CNS that he was concerned when […]

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Gov’t paid only lip service to PAC’s reform advice

Gov’t paid only lip service to PAC’s reform advice

| 16/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said that, with the assistance of the auditor general, over the last few years PAC had significant success getting government’s accounts sorted out, but it was much less effective in achieving substantive reform and greater accountability in the area of value for public money.

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35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

| 05/05/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general, Sue Winspear, has confirmed that the financial audits of 35 public sector entities were completed and all received unqualified audit opinions by the statutory deadline of 30 April. This represents a significant improvement on public sector financial reporting from days gone by, and Winspear highlighted the work of the outgoing Public […]

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Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

| 06/04/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): An application by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a private helipad in a remote area of North Side to enable the owner to engage in extreme mountain biking has been turned down by the Central Planning Authority. The application by Arboretum Services Ltd was presented by Dart employees on Wednesday, where […]

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Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

| 30/03/2021 | 103 Comments

(CNS): A proposal by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a helicopter landing pad in the Hutland area of North Side has stirred up concerns across the district, and the local MP has submitted a formal objection on behalf of his constituents, including neighbouring landowners directly impacted by the proposal. The helipad appears […]

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Addressing corruption a priority for Miller

Addressing corruption a priority for Miller

| 11/03/2021

(CNS): The most serious national issue for the Cayman Islands right now is corruption, Ezzard Miller said at the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum in North Side on Tuesday. The candidates were asked about the priorities the next government must address, and, bucking the trend of answers from his challengers in the district that traffic […]

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Turtle farm boss reported to corruption cops

Turtle farm boss reported to corruption cops

| 08/03/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has reported its concerns about the potentially corrupt behaviour of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (CTCEC) CEO to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Commission of Standards in Public Life (CSPL). Following the PAC review of how salaries increases were handled for management at the CTC, the […]

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Bush to retain trappings of office

Bush to retain trappings of office

| 12/02/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush will retain his prestigious office until Election Day, despite the decision by Premier Alden McLaughlin to call an early election and dissolve, or prorogue, Parliament. By avoiding dealing with a no confidence motion, McLaughlin has ensured that Bush will retain all of the trappings and financial benefits that go with his […]

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