Tag: Ezzard Miller

Opposition questions customs transfer

Opposition questions customs transfer

| 07/11/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has questioned government plans to transfer the Customs Department’s money collection function as well as enforcement into the new Customs and Border Control Agency, saying he has concerns that things on the ground are not going as smoothly as the Government of National Unity wants the public to think. Ezzard Miller […]

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Concerns raised over rushed legislation

Concerns raised over rushed legislation

| 01/11/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Government plans to present more than 20 pieces of legislation when the Legislative Assembly meets on 14 November, but it appears it will only be sitting for a matter of days, despite the number of bills and other business being carried over from the previous sitting. Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller says he is very […]

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Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

| 31/10/2018 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear he will not be supporting the government’s plans to amend the gambling law because be believes the draconian move is a hopeless solution to the wrong problem that will be fraught with challenges. Ezzard Miller told CNS it was time to legalise and license lotteries, not further […]

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Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

| 26/10/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The reshuffling of ministries and the various departments under them every time a new administration takes over government has caused a number of anomalies in staffing allocations across the civil service, the Public Accounts Committee heard this week. PAC Chair Ezzard Miller said he believed that ministries should be set down by the governor […]

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DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

| 24/10/2018 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Civil service chief, Gloria McField-Nixon, said the problems impacting the Department of Environmental Health and the failings in garbage collection are “systemic”, but the new bosses parachuted in to get things back on track are making progress. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, McField-Nixon, who is currently acting deputy governor but whose usual job […]

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Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

| 10/10/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is calling on the Cayman Islands Government to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding what appears to be a multitude of problems relating to senior management in the public sector. Following the sudden and very limited announcement from the board of directors at the government’s health insurance company, CINICO, that they […]

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Bank shareholders asked to give back ‘people’s cash’

Bank shareholders asked to give back ‘people’s cash’

| 08/10/2018 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The opposition is appealing for the shareholders of Cayman National, who are about to enjoy a cash windfall if its sale to Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) goes ahead as expected, to give up some of their financial gain to the public purse, arguing that government lost out in a poor deal to […]

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Miller raises corruption concerns over port bid

Miller raises corruption concerns over port bid

| 03/10/2018 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has written to the Anti-Corruption Commission about the presence of representatives of two cruise lines, which are known to be involved in one of the final three bids for the cruise port project, on the same platform as those managing the process at the tourism ministry’s public meeting last week. Ezzard […]

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Airport audit to remain under wraps

Airport audit to remain under wraps

| 26/09/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): An interim progress report on the airport redevelopment project conducted by the Office of the Auditor General will remain under wraps for several more months because it is “a live project” that is “still commercially sensitive”.  The review, which is believed to confirm wide speculation about cost overruns being at least 20% more than […]

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CIG fear-mongering over port, says opposition

CIG fear-mongering over port, says opposition

| 25/09/2018 | 125 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has accused government of using fear as a tool to justify plans to build the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility instead of allowing the public to make an informed decision based on facts. The opposition will be holding a series of public meetings around Grand Cayman, beginning next Tuesday, where they […]

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Miller questions health ministry garbage policy

Miller questions health ministry garbage policy

| 21/09/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is questioning how the health ministry is handling garbage, as he believes officials are privatising parts of the collection process outside the parameters of the law and missing out on the collection of commercial garbage fees that are due to the public purse. Miller filed a freedom of information request […]

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