September 16, 2019

Ezzard Miller resigns as Cayman Islands Opposition Leader

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Statement from the Hon. Ezzard Miller May 2, 2019 In recent communication with the public via the press, I had indicated that I would apprise the public at the point at which I felt it was in the best interest of the people of the Cayman Islands to lay down the mantle as Leader of […]

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 […]

The Editor speaks: Lack of information

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Why is it successive government provide the public with lack of information? It is not just limited to government of tiny Caribbean islands like ourselves. It is everywhere. It’s like a disease that permeates everyone that is appointed by the public. Civil servants, however, have a duty to provide us with little or no information […]

The Editor speaks: Why the failure to implement the Standards in Public Life Law?

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The Standards in Public Life Law fills the gap in the increasingly comprehensive anti-fraud and corruption regime and our Auditor General Sue Winspear stressed in her recent report titled “Fighting Corruption in the Cayman Islands”, this should be implemented quickly. This law was passed nearly five years ago. North Side MLA, Ezzard Miller, and Chairman […]

Why Cayman Islands move on illegal gambling doesn’t address the real issue

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BY Erik Gibbs From CalvinAyre A few days ago, an announcement from the Cayman Islands government indicated that it was preparing to crack down on illegal gambling in the country. It is said to be drafting legislation that would exponentially increase fines for any illegal gambling-related activity, bringing up to date rules that have gone […]

Cayman Islands gov’t pumps brakes on new gambling penalties

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By Peter Amsel From CalvinAyre The Cayman Islands has pumped the brakes on plans to impose stiff new penalties on unauthorized gambling operations. On Saturday, Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin issued a brief statement saying the government had “put off amendments to the Gambling Law” in order to provide “time and opportunity for a […]

The Editor speaks: Gambling

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The Cayman Islands Government’s plan to to increase the penalties for gambling and to review the existing law that goes back to 1964, has stalled. In a press release, see iNews Cayman story “Cayman Islands Gambling Law Amendments under further review” published on December 2nd, Attorney General, Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC. said: “….the Gambling (Amendments) […]

The Editor Speaks: Everything leaks

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None of us should have been privy to the minutes from the OfReg recent special board meeting. However, they were leaked. And they made very interesting reading. So much so that OfReg decided to release their own statement on the extraordinary happenings that went on at that meeting. Talk about damage control. If there is […]

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 […]

The Editor Speaks: Should the Police Commissioner recruit foreign residents?

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“Once again, the government is making it difficult for Caymanians to secure employment in their own country. “We reject the commissioner’s rationale that transient groups in the community should have representation in the police force, particularly in view of the role of cultural awareness and knowledge in maintaining public safety and effective policing.” The above […]