Tag: Ezzard Miller

Cracks deepen on opposition benches

Cracks deepen on opposition benches

| 16/04/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The four independent members of the Legislative Assembly who had made up the official opposition under the leadership of Ezzard Miller have fallen short of asking him to resign but have asked him not to speak on their behalf. Alva Suckoo, Anthony Eden, Arden McLean and Chris Saunders all signed a letter, sent on […]

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Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

| 12/04/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The new-found unity in the Legislative Assembly with the unanimous support of the premier’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage began to crack Friday. The first signs that not all members are equally behind the homophobia that has been dominating proceedings over the last ten days emerged when Speaker McKeeva […]

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Miller urges CIG to address social ills

Miller urges CIG to address social ills

| 08/04/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has identified eight priority areas that he wants government to address in the upcoming Strategic Policy Statement that will set out the goals for the final two years of the current PPM-led coalition. At a press briefing last week Ezzard Miller accused the government of not funding welfare, education and other […]

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Dock backers warned ‘careful what you wish for’

Dock backers warned ‘careful what you wish for’

| 03/04/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The recent news that Carnival has created its own locally-based watersports and tour operator to divert business from long-standing Caymanian operators and funnel profits back into the cruise line’s pockets should serve as a warning to all those supporting the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility, the opposition leader has said. The move by Carnival […]

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FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

| 03/04/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it welcomes the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie regarding his decision to modify the Marriage Law in the same-sex marriage case filed by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, but the FCO is disappointed government is choosing to appeal. The governor’s office has confirmed it will not […]

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Opposition leader staying put despite cracks

Opposition leader staying put despite cracks

| 02/04/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has said he intends to retain his position unless and until the remaining members of his group formally ask for his resignation in writing, as cracks in the group appear to widen. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, after Newlands MLA Alva Suckoo quit the group, Miller said he believed […]

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Premier to deliver latest policy statement

Premier to deliver latest policy statement

| 29/03/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be delivering his government’s Strategic Policy Statement for 2020 and 2021 some time next month after the Legislative Assembly meets Wednesday for the first time this year. The statement will set out the government’s broad spending priorities for the next two years, paving the way for the budget process to […]

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Miller calls for new approach to board selection

Miller calls for new approach to board selection

| 27/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who is also Public Accounts Committee chairman, is calling for a different approach to appointing members to public sector boards, noting that government has been recycling the same old members for decades. In the PAC hearing last week, Miller said that the only reason why government was struggling to find […]

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Suckoo quits official opposition group

Suckoo quits official opposition group

| 22/03/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the member for Newlands, has parted company with the current opposition group and resigned as deputy leader of the official opposition. Suckoo, who has not given a reason for his decision, told CNS, “I remain part of the opposition to the government and will continue to represent my constituents and the people […]

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Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

| 05/03/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Politicians in Bermuda plan to debate a motion in their legislature calling on the UK government to reject recommendations in a new report from the Foreign Affairs Committee over fears that it may be gathering traction in the British parliament. So far there has been no indication that Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin plans […]

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Opposition: UK report needs joint response

Opposition: UK report needs joint response

| 28/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has warned that the Cayman Islands needs to take a measured, serious and joint approach to the recently published report by the UK parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee about the British Overseas Territories (BOTs). Ezzard Miller said that Premier Alden McLaughlin’s recent response that he would lead the charge for independence if […]

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