Tag: Ezzard Miller

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 | 65 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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Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

| 20/02/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples in common-law relationships. Speaking for himself and not the official opposition group, he said he still does not support marriage equality but said “in my personal […]

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Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

| 20/02/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): An overseas recruitment drive for air traffic controllers by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority is stirring up controversy as the current increase in air traffic does not appear to justify the move, according to the airport’s own most recent statistics. The authority is seeking to double the headcount with overseas controllers, which has been criticised […]

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Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

| 18/02/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller intends to press his concerns about the failure of government to follow the necessary laws and procedures surrounding the cruise port tendering process with official bodies as well as speak out about the problems in the media. Miller told CNS that the “evidence indicates something has gone very wrong” with […]

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Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

| 13/02/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has called for the tendering process for Grand Cayman’s cruise port project to be stopped and redone because government has created a serious conflict by completing a side deal with two cruise lines and starting new negotiations with several other cruise partners that he has since learned about.

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