Tag: Winston Connolly

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 144 Comments

(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, piece of legislation to regulate the legal profession at this […]

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Four MLAs vote ‘no’ to land conservation

Four MLAs vote ‘no’ to land conservation

| 15/06/2016 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Four members of the opposition benches have voted against plans by Environment Minister Wayne Panton to purchase land for conservation purposes over the next 18 months. Just before Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing on the budget adjourned at around 10:30 last night, Ezzard Miller, Arden McLean, Alva Suckoo and Winston Connolly attempted to block the appropriation […]

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Alden calls out deserting MLAs

Alden calls out deserting MLAs

| 13/06/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The premier has criticised the former government MLAs who crossed the floor at the beginning of this year for trying to distance themselves from his government’s policies, saying they were all part of the discussions that created the Progressive administration’s agenda. Alden McLaughlin said he was “disappointed” by the things the MLAs had said […]

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Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

| 17/05/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Government has accepted a motion presented by the opposition MLA for George Town, Winston Connolly, to consider legislating a new energy policy to meet global standards on sustainable development and climate change, but it doesn’t appear likely to happen anytime soon. Despite a passionate debate by the former government backbencher about the desperate need […]

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CO blames minister for lack of plan

CO blames minister for lack of plan

| 17/03/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The chief officer in the planning ministry, Alan Jones, has said that he told the current minister of planning, Kurt Tibbetts, that there was a legal requirement to review the country’s development plan but he did not get the necessary support. However, he admitted to the Public Accounts Committee that he has never asked the minister to […]

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Ozzie signs off on medical welfare cases

Ozzie signs off on medical welfare cases

| 14/03/2016 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee members were shocked to learn Friday that the law requires the community affairs minister to sign off on all cases of people who need medical care but do not have health insurance or are under-insured. Osbourne Bodden is currently the minister holding the cheque book over who does and does not […]

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CPA chair admits dismissing technical advice

CPA chair admits dismissing technical advice

| 10/03/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Central Planning Authority (CPA) admitted dismissing advice from government experts at the Water Authority – Cayman, the National Roads Authority, the Department of Environment and even the planning department because, he said, his board members know what they are doing. Although no one on the CPA has professional and academic expertise in […]

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‘Runaway’ SAGCs must be controlled

‘Runaway’ SAGCs must be controlled

| 02/03/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is failing to control statutory authorities and government companies (SAGCs), which should be controlled through ownership agreements, but the budget documents that set out the annual deal between core government and the semi-autonomous entities are not being properly used to hold them to account, according to the Office of the Auditor General […]

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Long road to welfare reform

Long road to welfare reform

| 29/02/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A catalogue of problems with government social assistance programmes are far from being addressed as the community affairs ministry is only at the start of a long road towards welfare reform and implementing a defined policy to deal with people in the Cayman Islands in need. Dorine Whittaker, the chief officer in the ministry, said staff […]

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Connolly could not count on PPM

Connolly could not count on PPM

| 22/01/2016 | 42 Comments

(CNS): George Town backbench MLA Winston Connolly has said that he could not depend on the members of the PPM to support his private member’s motions. The novice politician said he believed that remaining on the government benches for the rest of this administration would prevent him from brining motions dealing with the issues he […]

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Connolly leaves PPM government

Connolly leaves PPM government

| 18/01/2016 | 82 Comments

(CNS): George Town MLA and education ministry councillor, Winston Connolly, has left the government just over a week after he said he had no immediate plans to quit. In the latest political blow to the PPM administration, Connolly’s move has cut government’s majority to just one on the Legislative Assembly floor. In a statement to […]

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