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Education, employment hot topics at Bodden Town West forum

Education and employment were hot topics Friday at the James Manoah Bodden Civic Center for candidates running in Bodden Town West.

Election round-up: An alliance … of sorts

The Cayman Compass reported last month that a new political group, the “Cayman People’s Alliance” had been formed ahead of the May general election.

Independent candidates forming pact

Some independent candidates for the May 24 General Elections are in the process of forming a Cayman People’s Alliance. The term was made public when Arden McLean referred to it during his campaign launch in East End on Wednesday night.

Record-setting Nomination Day: 63 hopefuls compete for 19 seats

A record 63 candidates will contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24 after a frantic day of nominations across the country generated some surprises.

Crowded field facing off in Bodden Town

Cars jammed the sides of the main road from the public library to Cox Lumber as passing motorists honked their horns and shouted encouragement in the direction of two separate, competing events – announcing the political candidacies of election hopefuls Dwayne Seymour and Robert Bodden.

McLean, Gilbert

Gilbert McLean is an independent candidate for Bodden Town West.

Attempt to regulate nonprofits a ‘disaster,’ MLA says

Legislation that would require any charitable organization taking in more than $250,000 per year to register with the government will be a “disaster,” local residents were told during a public meeting in East End district Monday night.

Hospital immunity clause approved for repeal

A controversial section of the Health Services Authority Law giving immunity from prosecution to negligent doctors and nurses was approved for repeal Friday, after a unanimous vote in the Legislative Assembly.

Lawmakers to debate removal of hospital immunity clause

Government will consider a bill to amend the Health Services Authority Law to repeal a controversial clause giving blanket immunity from lawsuits to its staff.

Legislature debated hospital’s legal ‘immunity’ in 2004

Amendments to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority Law that a local judge said provides authority employees with blanket immunity except in cases where “bad faith” is proven, were fully debated more than a decade ago with the ruling government supporting the legal change over the protests of then-opposition members, the Cayman Compass can reveal.

McLean: Medical staff were never intended to have legal immunity

Negligent medics were never intended to have blanket protection from being sued if a patient is killed or injured as a result of their mistakes, according to the health minister responsible for the legislation.

Radio co-host ‘shocked’ by removal

Different stories abound in the removal of a local radio talk show host.

Attempts at Cayman Islands lottery fail

Former Cayman Islands MLA and radio talk show host Gilbert McLean tried to gather enough signatures of local voters who supported a national lottery in the Cayman Islands to encourage a referendum on the issue back in 2009/10.

Airport Timeline: Eight years of plans and promises

A look back at the key dates in the continuing saga of the airport development plan.

Ex-MLA chairs talk show

Former Cabinet Minister Gilbert McLean has put aside the ballot box for broadcasting.

‘No’ vote a disaster, warns Gilbert

He poured criticism over almost everything else they have done, but Bodden Town independent candidate Gilbert McLean at least agrees with the PPM government on one thing.

Gilbert wants Cayman lottery

Former legislator Gilbert McLean launched his campaign for re-election last week, promising to introduce a national lottery if elected.

Ex minister flags health

Former Health Minister and Bodden Town MLA Gilbert McLean has raised serious concerns with the state of the HSA.

McLean considers comeback

Former Bodden Town MLA and Health Minister Gilbert McLean is seriously considering a return to politics at the next election - and may do so as a third-party candidate.

Airport expansion looks to future

A renovation and expansion of the Owen Roberts International Airport at a cost of $25 million to $30 million is to provide a state-of-the-art facility that supports improved airline service to the rest of the world.

BT candidates like minded

The Chamber of Commerce Forum saw Bodden Town candidates Sandra Catron, Mary Lawrence and Minster Gilbert McLean agree with each other on a variety of topics Tuesday evening.

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