Tag: Ezzard Miller

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 | 89 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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Opposition plan to offer alternative budget

Opposition plan to offer alternative budget

| 31/10/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Members of the opposition have said that they plan to propose constructive alternatives that offer action for the people when they engage in the debate on Wednesday on the government’s $644 million spending plan for next year and the $657 million budget for the year after. Having spent [...]

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MLA takes aim at hospital’s management

MLA takes aim at hospital’s management

| 10/10/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The representative for Bodden Town West made it clear he was far from impressed by the answers given to the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday by Health Services Authority bosses. Chris Saunders, who is an accountant, said the numbers in the hospital accounts simply did not add up and he had s [...]

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Miller calls for transparency on relief visa policy

Miller calls for transparency on relief visa policy

| 29/09/2017 | 100 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller says he is fully behind the need to offer visas and temporary evacuations to the citizens of BVI and other territories as the countries attempt to rebuild their business economy after the devastation from hurricanes Irma and Maria. However, he has called on the [...]

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Premier justifies extra cash for councillors

Premier justifies extra cash for councillors

| 27/09/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has justified the difference in pay received by MLAs, saying that the representatives on the government benches have a heavier workload than those in opposition. Following calls from the opposition leader to implement a structured salary pay scale for politicians that [...]

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Miller calls for transparency in MLA pay

Miller calls for transparency in MLA pay

| 26/09/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has called for a new pay structure for politicians that he said would be more equitable and transparent. Ezzard Miller has written to the deputy governor proposing a salary pay scale that is based not just on the jobs MLAs perform but also the time they have served, whic [...]

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NAU challenged by ministry action and client numbers

NAU challenged by ministry action and client numbers

| 11/09/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Tamara Hurlston, the director of the Needs Assessment Unit, revealed that her department is helping more than 1,800 families but the number of people in need is growing. Painting a picture of a department challenged by the increase in people seeking help on one hand and a lack of direction fr [...]

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PAC queries value of social affairs OBC

PAC queries value of social affairs OBC

| 06/09/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee and Auditor General Sue Winspear both raised concerns Wednesday that the $180,000 that government spent on an outline business case (OBC) to look at social assistance provided to the elderly, disabled and indigent was a waste of time. Ezzard Miller s [...]

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