Tag: Ezzard Miller

Gov’t to look at booze and fuel duty rating

Gov’t to look at booze and fuel duty rating

| 04/08/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The government has said it will take a look at the current situation where the duty on liquor and fuel is rated by volume and not cost, as is the case with all other goods. In response to a private member’s motion passed in the Legislative Assembly Friday, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said the […]

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PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

| 22/07/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The Public Accounts Committee has struck from its records allegations made by the chairperson of the OfReg board about the auditor general’s report on the regulator, which were made during the hearings last week. Claims made by Linford Pierson that the audit was inaccurate in several areas were refuted on Thursday […]

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Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

| 30/06/2020 | 147 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: I am concerned about the way laws are enforced in Grand Cayman by those charged with authority to enforce laws. I am a duly elected representative of the people in the North Side electoral district and far too often I get frustrated by the authorities who seem reluctant or find procedural excuses […]

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Miller makes bid to change Customs Law

Miller makes bid to change Customs Law

| 16/06/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, is making another attempt to persuade government to amend the Customs Law to cut all duty on medicines and medical supplies and to introduce a provision to prevent duty being applied to returned and replaced goods on warranty. When the Legislative Assembly meets at the end […]

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Miller argues alternative to pension withdrawals

Miller argues alternative to pension withdrawals

| 27/04/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): MLA Ezzard Miller (NS) has proposed an alternative to allowing people to access their pension funds as a way of injecting cash into the economy to battle the financial fallout from the COVID-19 panic. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Miller said that while he supports the pension holiday he is the only […]

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Official opposition backs pension holiday

Official opposition backs pension holiday

| 20/04/2020 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean and his official members have said they will support the changes government will be making to the Pensions Law when the Legislative Assembly meets this week. The government is amending the legislation to create a ‘holiday’ period from the mandatory payments by employers and their employees and to allow people […]

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A call for a PPP in retaining pension funds

A call for a PPP in retaining pension funds

| 20/04/2020 | 25 Comments

MLA Ezzard Miller writes: Before I discuss how pension funds can be retained while funding employees in these desperate times, I take a moment to once again congratulate the premier and his government for consulting and following the advice of the medical fraternity on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Miller offers thanks to CPR for port campaign

Miller offers thanks to CPR for port campaign

| 20/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, a long time opponent of government’s proposed cruise berthing project, offered his thanks to the members of the Cruise Port Referendum group and their successful campaign, which has now seen the current administration completely shelve the project in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller said the deferral will […]

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Miller urges big business to support workers

Miller urges big business to support workers

| 24/03/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller (NS) is supporting government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, but he has urged larger businesses to step up and support the wider community. Urging business owners to put the country and its people first, he encouraged them to rise above the letter of the law, to […]

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A call for new political leaders

A call for new political leaders

| 02/03/2020 | 43 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: Elected politicians are the only group of Caymanian workers that are protected from competition from qualified expats in the workplace. The Cayman Islands Constitution prohibits expats from serving in the Legislative Assembly. This begs the question: how would Caymanian politicians fare against expat politicians who have the advantage of a first-class education […]

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Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

| 28/02/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Now that the speaker of the Legislative Assembly has taken a leave of absence and the deputy speaker has resigned, the LA has been left “with a procedural void” if urgent legislation needs to be passed, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has said. He is calling on the opposition members to join him in […]

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