Tag: Ezzard Miller

35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

| 05/05/2021 | 7 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 | 102 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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Miller: Snap election no benefit to voters

Miller: Snap election no benefit to voters

| 11/02/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The “unnecessary snap election” will be of no benefit at all to voters but it will cause a catalogue of problems for all stakeholders and the public, Ezzard Miller MP has said. Disappointed that the governor allowed this “politically expedient change to Cayman’s fixed election calendar” when he had no need to, he noted […]

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McLean and Miller file motion to oust speaker

McLean and Miller file motion to oust speaker

| 28/01/2021 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean (EE) and Independent MP Ezzard Miller (NS) have filed a no confidence motion calling for McKeeva Bush to be ousted from his prestigious parliamentary position as speaker. The motion is a second attempt after Kenneth Bryan MP thwarted their first effort and the government has since refused to entertain the […]

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The vagrancy of political campaign finance

The vagrancy of political campaign finance

| 18/01/2021 | 28 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The current Elections Law in the Cayman Islands has very limited provisions for the control of political campaign finance. The law specifies the maximum that a candidate can spend in an election campaign, the period for which expenses must be accounted and reported, and who can incur these expenses.

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Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

| 12/01/2021 | 57 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The question Caymanians must answer is: Given our Christian heritage that has demanded very high standards of morals and ethics, particularly from our leaders, is it OK for McKeeva Bush to remain in the speaker’s position while serving a 60-day imprisonment sentence for criminal offences related to beating a woman?

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Premier’s discretion over pay a worrying move

Premier’s discretion over pay a worrying move

| 11/01/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Both of the independent opposition MPs have raised concerns about the flexibility that the new parliament management law gives the premier to award ministers and the new parliamentary secretaries additional pay. While public backlash has focused on the severance package that all of the members supported during the passage of the bill, Kenneth Bryan […]

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