Tag: Ezzard Miller

Officials call for civil servants’ payoffs to be public

Officials call for civil servants’ payoffs to be public

| 16/01/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller and the auditor general have both said that the amount paid to senior civil servants who are let go from government should be made public because the people are ultimately footing the bill. With unsubstantiated claims from numerous sources that th [...]

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Transparency needed around concessions

Transparency needed around concessions

| 11/01/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has commended government for improvements to public finance reporting but she is not giving the leaders a free pass, as there are still many areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to the collection of revenue and what government gives away. Winspear [...]

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Opposition leader outlines aim for Cayman plan

Opposition leader outlines aim for Cayman plan

| 10/01/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): In the face of successive government’s continued failure to address the lack of a coordinated and agreed direction for Cayman’s future, the opposition leader said his team would be drawing up a national social and economic plan this year. Miller said that under pressure, governmen [...]

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Public purse will pay for cruise port, warns Miller

Public purse will pay for cruise port, warns Miller

| 09/01/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader is warning that the people of Cayman will be footing the bill for the cruise port piers, one way or another, if government insists on going ahead with the controversial and costly project. Concerns remain in the community, not just about the devastating impact the projec [...]

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Opposition calls for school over port

Opposition calls for school over port

| 04/01/2018 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear that education will continue to be the priority for his team this year and they will be holding government to account, not just over teachers’ pay and more local autonomy for schools but also the completion of the John Gray campus. Speaking to CNS [...]

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Opposition promises public input for 2018

Opposition promises public input for 2018

| 28/12/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has said that he and his colleagues will begin a series of fact-finding meetings in all districts in the New Year to find “workable, affordable and acceptable solutions to overcoming the challenges and seizing the opportunities” that he believes will present [...]

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Public beach access remains at risk

Public beach access remains at risk

| 28/11/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Resolving the issues surrounding public beach access rights has been identified by the current administration as an important priority. Nevertheless, during Finance Committee earlier this month MLAs raised a number of concerns about the increasing impositions being placed on people trying to [...]

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Bush holds opposition leader and MLA in contempt

Bush holds opposition leader and MLA in contempt

| 03/11/2017 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush was back on the rampage Friday, responding to comments made on a radio talk-show by the opposition leader and the member for George Town Central, after they criticised some of his rulings over the last few days. Before the budget debate resumed this morning, he said Ezzar [...]

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Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

| 02/11/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Both the opposition leader and his deputy have said budget forecasts imply that work permits are set to increase beyond the number of jobs that government believes will be created over the next two years. Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo said the revenue earnings government is predicting from p [...]

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Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

| 02/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Both Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller and opposition MLA Chris Saunders have called for a universal healthcare system for Cayman as a way of dealing with the mounting challenges and costs of healthcare provision. During the budget debate Wednesday, Miller pointed to statistics in CIMA’s [...]

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Miller: Sink dock, float education

Miller: Sink dock, float education

| 01/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has taken aim at the government for its decision to press ahead with the costly and controversial cruise berthing facility in George Town while under-funding education, and called on the administration to “sink the dock and float education”. Ezzard Miller sai [...]

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