Tag: Legislative Assembly

Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

| 28/02/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Now that the speaker of the Legislative Assembly has taken a leave of absence and the deputy speaker has resigned, the LA has been left “with a procedural void” if urgent legislation needs to be passed, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has said. He is calling on the opposition members to join him in […]

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45 pieces of legislation gazetted

45 pieces of legislation gazetted

| 17/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Government has now gazetted 45 pieces of legislation since the beginning of the year, including new bills, amendments and regulations, which it appears the Legislative Assembly will be debating during the upcoming session due to start at the end of the month. Although the bulk of the legislation relates to the financial services sector, […]

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LA date set for referendum bill

LA date set for referendum bill

| 15/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has issued the official proclamation for the Legislative Assembly to meet on 28 October, when government is expected to present the draft referendum bill for debate during the session. The law for this historic vote on the cruise berthing project is expected to pass through the parliament without any problems. But […]

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Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

| 14/11/2018 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has suggested that the cruise lines will be financing the development of the proposed cruise pier facility and cargo expansion in George Town, if the project goes ahead, regardless of which of the three groups of bidders is selected to undertake the development. During an exchange of parliamentary questions in […]

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Legislative Assembly faces tight agenda

Legislative Assembly faces tight agenda

| 14/11/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly is due to begin proceedings today in the last meeting for 2018. Facing a packed agenda, MLAs will be debating around 18 bills and dealing with a number of other pieces of government and opposition business in what is planned to be a short three-day session. 

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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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Cayman Brac to host next LA meeting

Cayman Brac to host next LA meeting

| 01/08/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly and staff will be travelling to Cayman Brac for the next meeting of the parliament in early September. A short three-day meeting it is expected to begin on 5 September at the Aston Rutty Centre on the Bluff. Cabinet will also meet on the Sister Island the day before the LA […]

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LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

| 27/06/2018 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly was due to convene Wednesday at 10am with a list of legislative work, including amendments to the Liquor Licensing Law to pave the way for Sunday sales at stores and a number of changes to the Immigration Law ahead of the creation of the government’s new workforce agency. The sitting is […]

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Premier calls on members to respect speaker’s office

Premier calls on members to respect speaker’s office

| 08/11/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin came to the defence of his long-time political adversary, McKeeva Bush, Monday, saying the Legislative Assembly meeting had not got off to the best start. Following disputes between House Speaker Bush and the opposition, McLaughlin called on members to respect the office of the speaker and to stop getting personal. Admitting […]

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MLA deserters cost PPM government cash and grief

MLA deserters cost PPM government cash and grief

| 29/08/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The three MLAs who deserted the PPM government benches during the last administration cost the public purse $16,300 in additional constituency allowances, the parliament heard Friday, much to the amusement of members. When asked by Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, why the appropriation had increased, Premier Alden McLaughlin said that […]

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Premier: Opposition not fit to lead

Premier: Opposition not fit to lead

| 24/08/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin lauded the work his coalition did to arrive at a common policy for his new Government of National Unity, as he delivered its Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. But there was very little unity with his political colleagues on the opposition benches during the debate on the SPS, […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.