September 23, 2020

The Editor Speaks: OMOV hypocrisy

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I cannot believe the rhetoric coming from the One Man, One Vote (OMOV) petitioners trying to force a referendum against the One Man One Vote electoral reform. I especially listened to the interview former UDP candidate Jonathan Piercy gave to CITN/Cayman27 yesterday (22) giving his reason for the need for the referendum as, “This isn’t about […]

The Editor Speaks: Why I dislike abstaining

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It was with some irritation on my part with our two independent MLAs, East End’s Arden McLean and North Side’s Ezzard Miller, when they both abstained on the government motion to introduce ‘one man, one vote’ (OMOV)in single member constituencies before the 2017 election on Wednesday 10th September in the Legislative Assembly. Good Heavens! These […]

iNews Briefs

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Only 6 persons attend Cayman police community meeting George Town Police Commander meets with community residents in Prospect The George Town Police Commander facilitated a community meeting on Monday night July 21st at 6pm at the Prospect Primary School Hall where only about 6 persons attended. “The level of attendance was very disappointing” said Chief […]

The Editor Speaks: Disappointment, dismay and disarray

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It was with much disappointment to hear Cayman Islands Premier, Alden McLaughlin, say on local television that it was unlikely the electoral reform he had promised in his party’s (Progressives/PPM) manifesto and campaigned heavily on would take place before the next election in 2017. It was with dismay when I heard his reason. He said […]

The Editor Speaks: Trouble Looming for McLaughlin

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It is somewhat surprising that Cayman’s Premier Alden McLaughlin, who had looked every inch a statesman and had seemed to have learnt from his party’s big mistake last time around of refusing to listen even to their supporters let alone the rest of the country, has dug himself one giant hole. I am referring again […]

iNews Briefs

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OMOV motion was about trying to bring down government Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin was unrepentant about his U-turn on the One Man One Vote and said at a press briefing on Monday (3) that the reason East End MLA Arden McLean brought the motion was to try and bring the government down. He also […]

The Editor Speaks: Premier had better do a U-turn back as he starts to commit political suicide

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If Premier Alden McLaughlin doesn’t do another U-turn back to the original concept of One Man, One Vote, the one he campaigned on and the one 65% of the voters voted for in the Referendum, he is going to lose his public support in droves plus members of his party deserting him. As I said […]

Cayman’s Premier gets a shock as Speaker comes to his rescue

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The vote on Arden McLean’s Private Member’s Motion of One Man One Vote ended in in a deadlock with 6 ‘no’s’ and 6 ‘yes’s’. There were five absentees and this caused Juliana O’Connor-Connolly to cast her vote with Premier Alden McLaughlin. We knew Progressive (PPM) member from Bodden Town, Anthony Eden, was going to vote […]

The Editor Speaks: Unfortunate response to OMOV from premier

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I have to say I was very disappointed in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s response to the query regarding when the One Man One Vote (OMOV) would be tabled. He answered that it is not a current priority and this was the reason it isn’t featured in government’s legislative agenda FOR THIS YEAR. The premier must know […]