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McLean: Premier should ‘fight’ governor’s DP move

McLean: Premier should ‘fight’ governor’s DP move

| 24/08/2020 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should fight the move by the governor to use his reserved powers to implement the Domestic Partnership Bill. Although the governor is doing this to uphold the rule of law, the opposition members, led by Arden McLean, continue to blame the premier, as they spin their […]

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McLean: Gov’t should have appealed the appeal

McLean: Gov’t should have appealed the appeal

| 28/07/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean said that government should have appealed the appeal it won in the controversial gay marriage case last year because of the directive delivered by the senior justices that the legislature implement some form of marriage equivalence for same-sex couples. As he confirmed his objections to the Domestic Partnership bill, McLean […]

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Opposition calls for pension access

Opposition calls for pension access

| 23/03/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Opposition members are urging government to introduce a suspension on the mandated pension regime for six months and to amend the law to allow people in the private sector to take up to $850 per month from their own pension fund until September. They are also asking government to find a way to address […]

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Bryan blocks meeting to debate ousting speaker

Bryan blocks meeting to debate ousting speaker

| 02/03/2020 | 178 Comments

(CNS): The special meeting of the Legislative Assembly to debate a no confidence vote in House Speaker McKeeva Bush and elect a new deputy speaker will not take place because Kenneth Bryan (GTC) voted against it at a meeting of opposition members over the weekend. Under the Constitution, seven MLAs can force a meeting of […]

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Offshore sector scrambles to repair damage

Offshore sector scrambles to repair damage

| 19/02/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Various major law firms have issued advisories and statements to clients over the last two days after a pretty bad day on Tuesday for the Cayman Islands’ reputation on the global financial stage. Cayman was blacklisted by the EU because government missed a deadline it was well aware was approaching, and then topped the […]

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Opposition still unclear on constitution change

Opposition still unclear on constitution change

| 18/11/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has still not made it clear where he and his team stands on Cayman holding a referendum on the changes to the Constitution that government has negotiated with the UK. Before seeing the draft order, Arden McLean and other members of the opposition had called for a national poll where the […]

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McLean calls out gov’t indies for u-turns

McLean calls out gov’t indies for u-turns

| 05/06/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Addressing the Legislative Assembly, the new opposition leader said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should not judge the independent members in the group he now leads by the “behaviour of those on his side”, indicating the independent MLAs in the government who had not fulfilled their campaign promises after joining it. In a speech marking […]

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Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

| 03/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) has joined the ranks of the new opposition group following the appointment of Arden McLean as the leader of the opposition. In a press release from his office, McLean said Bryan was a “fierce advocate” for his constituents who was “not afraid to speak his mind”, as he welcomed him […]

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Alden and Arden will need to work together

Alden and Arden will need to work together

| 24/05/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has congratulated his former party colleague, Arden McLean, on becoming the new opposition leader and said the one-time political allies will need to work together again in the coming months. It has been around seven years since McLean left the PPM without ever spelling out his reasons, though political pundits have […]

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New opposition leader takes aim at Miller

New opposition leader takes aim at Miller

| 24/05/2019 | 126 Comments

(CNS): In his first public statement as opposition leader, Arden McLean took aim at his predecessor, Ezzard Miller,  accusing him of staying on the job too long and reneging on a commitment made during the post-election closed-door talks two years ago. As the ink was drying on the instruments of his appointment, McLean’s office issued […]

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‘Opposition’ accuses premier of hypocrisy

‘Opposition’ accuses premier of hypocrisy

| 09/05/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Some members of the ‘opposition’ have issued a statement calling on Premier Alden McLaughlin to apologise to voters for criticising them for electing independent members and accusing him of hypocrisy. The statement was circulated by Alva Suckoo, the independent member for Newlands, who triggered the recent split on the opposition benches. It takes aim […]

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