Tag: Ezzard Miller

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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Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

| 04/09/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The new health minister has hinted that the proposed mandatory register for cancer patients in the Cayman Islands, which was rejected after enormous public backlash, maybe resurrected. Although Dwayne Seymour gave very little away during the recent Finance Committee hearing when he was asked [...]

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Land list published with PAC report

Land list published with PAC report

| 30/08/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Following a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee earlier this month, PAC Chair Ezzard Miller was able to secure a copy of what has, until now, been the secret list of land parcels that the government plans to sell off. The fact that the government had not revealed the potential sales to t [...]

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CIG’s proposed land sell-off remains secret

CIG’s proposed land sell-off remains secret

| 29/08/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Government’s plans to sell off crown land, even though the public purse is no longer in the red, raised concerns for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently because the list of proposed sites that may be sold remains under wraps. Members asked why the list hasn’t been made public [...]

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Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

| 25/08/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has given a clear indication of just how much his new government will be backtracking on environmental protection when he referred to one section of the National Conservation Law as “ridiculous”. He made it clear Thursday that he would be repealing the sec [...]

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