Tag: Johann Moxam

Consultation on financial sector bills ‘a charade’

Consultation on financial sector bills ‘a charade’

| 14/10/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The financial services community is raising concerns that continuing changes to laws governing the sector are making Cayman less competitive. Industry experts are also accusing government of “a charade” and not fully engaging with them about the impact. Government has recently released a swathe of bills aimed at increasing oversight of records held by […]

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Equality and respect for all

Equality and respect for all

| 22/07/2020 | 92 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s interesting that the government has failed to hold any public meetings or surveys to assess the views of their constituents on the Domestic Partnership Bill. Nevertheless, it is clear that the same standards or steps that apply to a heterosexual union should apply to a same-sex union. But after reading the […]

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Ezzard addresses Mac’s admission of mental health issues

Ezzard addresses Mac’s admission of mental health issues

| 25/02/2020 | 144 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the representative for North Side and former opposition leader, is the first, and so far only, member of the Legislative Assembly to publicly comment on the alleged assault on a woman by House Speaker McKeeva Bush last weekend. Calling for his resignation or, if necessary, his enforced removal, Miller expressed serious concern […]

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Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

| 19/02/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a very short statement in the wake of Justice Tim Owen’s ruling Wednesday, in which he confirmed that government would be taking advantage of the judge’s offer to grant leave to appeal in the case. Despite the damning findings of the judge about how government handled the case, McLaughlin showed […]

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Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

| 19/02/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Despite revelations that Cabinet has waived the requirement for planning permission for the Smith Barcadere Project, there is no sign of the necessary gazette required to make the waiver lawful. While Cabinet has the power to grant a planning permission exemption, and is understood to have done so “in the public interest” in the […]

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Activists keep up campaign efforts

Activists keep up campaign efforts

| 16/12/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS) The members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign are keeping up their efforts to persuade registered electors to vote ‘no’ whenever the referendum on the cruise port project is reset. The CPR will be holding its final rally for the year on Wednesday evening, when the largest ever grassroots movement is likely to be […]

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Premier’s failure to engage delayed cruise vote

Premier’s failure to engage delayed cruise vote

| 12/12/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): The failure of the premier or any member of his Cabinet to engage positively with those opposing the port project is one of the major reasons why the referendum has been delayed, activists have said. Since the grassroots movement opposing the cruise project, largely on environmental grounds, merged into the Campaign for a People’s […]

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Activists confident as they launch ‘No’ campaign

Activists confident as they launch ‘No’ campaign

| 21/11/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum group kicked off their formal ‘No to the Port’ campaign Wednesday night on a confident note. Described as a David versus Goliath story, the volunteers and activists were positive about the road ahead. In four weeks Caymanians will go to the polls to vote for or against the proposed port […]

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Public servants warned to stay out of campaign

Public servants warned to stay out of campaign

| 06/11/2019 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Government’s army of some 6000 workers have all been warned to stay out of the political fray relating to the forthcoming referendum. From garbage collectors to bosses all public sector employees, regardless of their jobs, have been told they must refrain from campaigning of any kind and to provide only technical expertise when called […]

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Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

| 30/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made an entirely false allegation against one of the activists who has spearheaded the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, as he wound up the Legislative Assembly debate on the Referendum Bill. In a speech delivered today containing several factual inaccuracies, he accused Johann Moxam of being involved in a tender for a […]

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Premier dismisses legal warnings

Premier dismisses legal warnings

| 28/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has dismissed the legal opinion by a leading expert on public policy law provided to the Cayman Islands Government ahead of today’s Legislative Assembly debate on the bill for the port referendum. The campaigners who secured the people’s vote have asked the CIG to amend the draft law to bring it […]

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