Tag: Ezzard Miller

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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Miller urges gov’t to sort problems with MRCU

Miller urges gov’t to sort problems with MRCU

| 12/06/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller is calling on the government to remedy the serious mosquito infestation plaguing his North Side constituency, which appears to be due to a lack of the necessary chemicals to kill the insects. The MLA, who recently resigned from the opposition leadership, said government should immediately fund the purchase of the insecticides needed […]

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Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

| 06/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MLAs missed the anti-corruption seminar this week because the invitations were sent to the wrong email addresses, though this does not explain why all of the members from the government benches failed to show up. Commissions Secretariat Manager Deborah Bodden said that the gov.ky emails were used for the invitations for all 19 […]

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Referendum Q must be based on petition

Referendum Q must be based on petition

| 04/06/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): How the question for the people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project will be phrased is becoming a significant issue now that activists have reached the required number of signatures to trigger a national poll. With the official verification of the 5,500 voter signatures due to start soon, campaigners are turning their attention towards […]

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Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

| 03/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) has joined the ranks of the new opposition group following the appointment of Arden McLean as the leader of the opposition. In a press release from his office, McLean said Bryan was a “fierce advocate” for his constituents who was “not afraid to speak his mind”, as he welcomed him […]

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