Tag: Ezzard Miller

Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

| 13/08/2018 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has backed a move by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to recruit foreign residents for entry-level positions to the RCIPS after the opposition called on him to prevent the change in policy. Manderson said that locals would still be given priority, even though th [...]

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Opposition calls for more education spending

Opposition calls for more education spending

| 09/08/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS) Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is urging government to invest more cash in the education system in this budget cycle. The independent member for North Side said he plans to file a private member’s motion ahead of the next Legislative Assembly meeting calling for an injection of funds t [...]

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FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

| 02/08/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Two letters sent to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller in response to his correspondence confirm the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s decision to remain silent on the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury until the internal probe into allegations against him are concluded. One of letters [...]

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Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

| 30/07/2018 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has raised a number of concerns about the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury and the integrity of the Foreign Office investigation into complaints about him. Ezzard Miller has written to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the FCO’s overseas territories minister, and sent [...]

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Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are concerned about the current spike in serious crime being perpetrated by young people across the islands. Meeting with residents in North Side last week, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and officers from the district said the increase in juvenil [...]

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Ministry claims safety risk, turf makers disagree

Ministry claims safety risk, turf makers disagree

| 19/07/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The manufacturers of the artificial turf that was donated to the Edna Moyle Primary School in North Side by a parent have said that although it was designed for indoors, it would be perfectly safe to use outside, with the only risk being that it may fade in the sun. The ministry has neverthel [...]

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Miller takes on ministry over school playing field

Miller takes on ministry over school playing field

| 17/07/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller (North Side) has said he is determined to do whatever it takes to get a playing field for his constituency’s primary school, as a major battle with the education ministry appears to have come to an impasse. The field at the Edna Moyle Primary School is in [...]

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Public purse picks up tab for meagre pensions

Public purse picks up tab for meagre pensions

| 05/07/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the number of elderly people who need support from government is growing every year because of the inadequacy of private sector pensions. He said the public purse will be topping up the income of pensioners “just to keep the wolf from the door” be [...]

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Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

| 27/06/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by the Public Accounts Committee chairman to have the Legislative Assembly debate a contempt motion over allegations that the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, misled the committee during its October hearing were thwarted by the speaker of the House on Wednesday. [...]

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Speaker approves PAC contempt motion

Speaker approves PAC contempt motion

| 21/06/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Allegations that the chief officer in the health ministry deliberately misled the Public Accounts Committee when she appeared as a witness last October will be debated in the Legislative Assembly next week, as the speaker has accepted a motion calling for her to be held in contempt. PAC Chair [...]

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Officials remain mum over Choudhury’s suspension

Officials remain mum over Choudhury’s suspension

| 13/06/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): Following the surprising news Wednesday that the governor has been suspended from his post and called back to London for an internal investigation, it has become apparent that Anwar Choudhury faces more than one complaint ,which appears to have originated before his time here. However, offici [...]

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