Independent legislator Ezzard Miller resigned Friday as
chairman of the committee that reviews government audits, citing a lack of
support from fellow committee members.
Speaker of the House Mary Lawrence confirmed that Mr. Miller handed her a resignation letter on Friday.
Mr. Miller, who has been chairman of the Public Accounts
Committee since 2009, said the four other members of the committee – Cline
Glidden, Ellio Solomon, Moses Kirkconnell and Dwayne Seymour – had not shown up
for meetings over the past several months and he felt he was no longer able to
carry out his duty if the committee repeatedly could not meet its quorum of
“It is unfortunate and I am troubled by the fact that I did
not succeed in doing what I set out to do,” said Mr. Miller.
He said that he had hoped to bring government accounts up to
date during his tenure as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and had had
some success in this, but that members of the committee now seemed to have
little interest in seeing that task fulfilled.
UDP members of the committee Mr. Solomon and Mr. Glidden said
they were frequently busy with government matters and could not attend every
committee meeting. Calls to Mr. Kirkconnell and Mr. Seymour were not returned by
The Legislative Assembly next meets on Wednesday, 16 March,
and Mr. Miller said he believed that a new chairman of the committee may be
Read more on this story in Monday’s Caymanian Compass…