Tag: Ezzard Miller

MLAs push AG to deport gay lawyer

MLAs push AG to deport gay lawyer

| 24/11/2019 | 194 Comments

(CNS): Several members of the Legislative Assembly, led by Anthony Eden (SAV), who has made a number of homophobic statements in the past, were pushing the attorney general on Friday to deport Dr Leo Raznovich, who is a legal resident in the Cayman Islands.

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Health minister getting terrible advice, says Miller

Health minister getting terrible advice, says Miller

| 15/11/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The independent MLA for North Side, Ezzard Miller, said during the budget debate Thursday that the health minister is getting terrible advice from senior officials in his ministry. The former opposition leader raised a catalogue of problems with healthcare provision in the Eastern Districts and urged the minister to get better advice and change […]

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Miller launches People’s Party

Miller launches People’s Party

| 06/11/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): After six months of groundwork, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has launched a new political party, which will embody his own long-held support of direct participatory democracy. Miller, who is the interim leader of the Cayman Islands People’s Party, said it has been registered with the Elections Office, paving the way for the recruitment […]

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Opposition exposes premier’s ‘hypocrisy’

Opposition exposes premier’s ‘hypocrisy’

| 29/10/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean said that Premier Alden McLaughlin made a very different argument on Monday about the concerns over the cruise berthing referendum than he did over the ‘one man, one vote’ poll held in 2012. During the debate on the draft bill paving the way for a national poll on the port, […]

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LA date set for referendum bill

LA date set for referendum bill

| 15/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has issued the official proclamation for the Legislative Assembly to meet on 28 October, when government is expected to present the draft referendum bill for debate during the session. The law for this historic vote on the cruise berthing project is expected to pass through the parliament without any problems. But […]

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Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

| 10/10/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller remains concerned, following the latest PAC meeting, that government is not complying with its own new rules on procurement. Although new legislation has been implemented and a new more transparent, independent regime created to manage how government buys goods and services, Miller is worried the new rules are […]

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Cargo distraction to cruise vote, says Miller

Cargo distraction to cruise vote, says Miller

| 07/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the MLA for North Side, has welcomed the referendum bill for the national vote on the cruise berthing project but said that adding the cargo issue to the question is a distraction because it was never cited on the petition. The former opposition leader told CNS that 19 December was not the […]

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Miller urges action over boat safety

Miller urges action over boat safety

| 29/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Former opposition leader and North Side MLA Ezzard Miller is urging government to act on boat safety. He said that almost four years after it accepted a motion he brought to the parliament, nothing has been implemented to tackle the problem, even after two people lost their lives and a third was critically injured […]

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Opposition challenges constitutional changes

Opposition challenges constitutional changes

| 22/08/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The opposition members have said that not only do they believe that any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution must go to a public vote, they have also revealed that they do not support all of the changes reportedly negotiated in the recent UK-Cayman talks.

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Opposition challenges constitutional reform

Opposition challenges constitutional reform

| 08/08/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition is challenging government’s attempts at constitutional reform. MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) has written to the overseas territories minister in the UK, Lord Tariq Ahmad, asking him not to allow any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution without a referendum. The opposition MLA appears to be supported by other members of the […]

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Miller: Profit must go from health insurance

Miller: Profit must go from health insurance

| 15/07/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, who has been calling for a single-payer system to address the increasingly problematic provision of health insurance in the Cayman Islands, believes that the profit motive must be removed from the insurance side. Last month government opened a tender process to find consultants to examine the publicly-owned health insurance […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library