Tag: Ezzard Miller

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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New opposition leader takes aim at Miller

New opposition leader takes aim at Miller

| 24/05/2019 | 125 Comments

(CNS): In his first public statement as opposition leader, Arden McLean took aim at his predecessor, Ezzard Miller,  accusing him of staying on the job too long and reneging on a commitment made during the post-election closed-door talks two years ago. As the ink was drying on the instruments of his appointment, McLean’s office issued […]

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McLean sworn in to lead opposition benches

McLean sworn in to lead opposition benches

| 23/05/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): After several weeks of speculation that Arden McLean would become the next leader of the opposition, the MLA for East End was sworn into office by Governor Martyn Roper on Thursday. The veteran politician is a former member of the Progressives but left the party in 2012 and has since run as an independent. […]

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Miller to offer political alternative by 2021

Miller to offer political alternative by 2021

| 20/05/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): As Ezzard Miller prepares to step down as leader of the opposition, a role he has held for the last two years, following an irreconcilable split with other opposition members, he is beginning to focus on shaping the Cayman Islands People’s Alliance (CIPA) in order to offer an organised, policy-based alternative to the current […]

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Miller steps down from PAC

Miller steps down from PAC

| 08/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The outgoing opposition leader, Ezzard Miller, has announced his intention to also resign from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Following his resignation last week as the formal opposition leader, he has also decided to step down from one of the most important parliamentary committees regarding government accountability. Miller, who has held […]

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Alden contrasts gov’t unity with opposition split

Alden contrasts gov’t unity with opposition split

| 06/05/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin capitalised on the division among the members of the opposition and the resignation of their leader, Ezzard Miller, as he pressed home his message in a release Monday that electing independent candidates without a shared view does not work. He contrasted his coalition government, which has held together around common policies […]

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