September 19, 2019

Cayman Islands Opposition wants an apology from Premier to the people

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Opposition Calls for Premier to apologize to the Caymanian People The statement by the Premier on the resignation of the Leader of the Opposition suggests that the Caymanian electorate was wrong for choosing Independent members to represent them. While it is clear from the statement issued by the Premier shows that he is unhappy and […]

Cayman Islands Opposition objects to waiving of backlog of vehicle licensing fees

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The Hon. Ezzard Miller, Leader of the Official Opposition, has raised concerns about the Cabinet’s announced amnesty for owners of unlicensed vehicles, particularly with respect to the waiving of a backlog of millions of dollars in fees owed to Government. “I am disappointed to see that the amnesty includes a waiver of the backlog of […]

Cayman Islands Opposition calls for deliberative approach to UK proposals

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Responding to recent remarks by Premier Alden McLaughlin that implementation of certain proposals by a UK House of Commons committee would trigger his “lead[ing] the charge for independence”, the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller has called for a more deliberative response reflecting an “appropriate level of seriousness.” The Leader of the Opposition’s […]

The Editor speaks: Jump before the gun goes off?

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I have to confess I was surprised to read our Leader of the Opposition, Ezzard Miller’s , “deep concern” over currently progressing overseas recruitment of a relatively large batch of air traffic controllers (ATCs), pending award of two-year contracts by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA). See iNews Cayman’s article published Feb 19 2019 “Cayman […]

Cayman Islands Opposition raises concerns about overseas aviation recruitment

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The Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller has expressed “deep concern” over currently progressing overseas recruitment of a relatively large batch of air traffic controllers (ATCs), pending award of two-year contracts by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA).   Mr. Miller has called for a review of the recruitment plan, and the withdrawal […]

Cayman Islands Opposition highlights Cruise Ship/Cargo Port financing conflict

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From Office of the Opposition Date: February 13, 2019 With final bids on the cruise ship and expanded cargo port facilities due at the end of next month, the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller has red-flagged a conflict between that bidding process requiring 100% financing and efforts by the Ministry of Tourism […]

Cayman Islands Opposition joins UK Constitutional Talks

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The Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller departs today for the UK where he and Mr. Alva Suckoo, the deputy leader of the Opposition, will be joining the Cayman Islands team for the Constitutional talks that begin on Friday (December 7, 2018). Mr. Suckoo has already departed for the UK. “I am honoured […]

The Editor Speaks: Forcing the government

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Members of the Opposition will be taking the cruise pier debate to the people of the Cayman Islands in a series of Island-wide public meetings beginning Monday (October 1, 2018) when they will be unveiling their strategy for the continued well-being of the cruise industry sector. – see iNews Cayman story published today “Cayman Islands […]

Cayman Islands Opposition congratulates new appointees

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On behalf of his colleagues, the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller, has congratulated the new appointees who will be heading the recently announced Customs and Border Control Agency and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard. The new appointees include the current Collector of Customs Charles Clifford, who will be the director of the […]

Cayman Islands’ Opposition rejects move to recruit foreigners

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Members of the Opposition have rejected the move by the Commissioner of Police to expand the pool of potential new recruits in contravention of long-standing policy to limit eligibility to Caymanians and permanent residents. The Opposition therefore called upon Acting Governor Franz Manderson to deny the request to extend the drive to recruit foreigners into […]