Government struggles to get through LA business

| 18/03/2013

_DSC7940-web_0.jpg(CNS): With late starts, two hour lunch breaks and long debates on private members' motions, government struggled to complete its business agenda last week when the Legislative Assembly met for three days. With the arrival of dignitaries from around the Commonwealth on Monday for a special meeting of its parliamentary association at the assembly building, the LA was adjourned until next Friday, when government will have just a few days to push through several more bills before the governor closes down this parliament on Tuesday, triggering the official start of Cayman’s general election campaign 2013.

The legislators debated four private members motions last week and managed to push through a few of the more the thirteen pieces of legislation government is hoping to complete before the dissolution of the House next week.

With a tight timetable, the speaker was constantly reminding members during the three days of the government’s workload and attempted to curtail Ellio Solomon during his lengthy debate on one of two private members bills he brought, despite the fact that he and all members are entitled to two hours. Legislators made slow progress on the main business of the week, with most of the bills on Friday’s order paper still to be debated and voted upon.

See Friday’s order paper with list of bills government needs to address.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The headline should read:


    "Government struggles"


    Full stop.


  2. Anonymous says:

    How much time was wasted on the stupid election observers and financial transaction tax motions?

    • Anonymous says:

      Debate with no action is good. It's the laws passed with little or no debate that have cost us dearly.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What can we expect with half of them down in Brazil and wasting more money doing nothing that will benefit Cayman….and poor Macdummy is so upset and jealous that he didnt get to go so he can't possibly make a meaningful contribution and Roly is only running from his court appearance so he can blubber his way out of his mess a little longer and waste more court time for which he won't get fined…..what a 3 ring circus our government is……it is humiliating and embarrassing.  Please vote for sensible and inteligent candidates in May that can and will work together to get this mess sorted out…please…..please…. please.  We cannot endure 4 more years with ANY of these members of our Legislative Assembly.  We need to clean house or we are doomed.

  4. Anonymous says:

    They went to work last week? why are they starting that now?

    Caymanians tell them stay home till May 22…we should ask the majority of them to give us back our money!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Two hour lunch breaks??? But afterall the LA started at 11am, then at 12pm oops time for lunch, 2pm bathroom break

  6. Anonymous says:

    What scares me, is that people still vote for them.

    Better stay home. . . . . .

  7. Anonymous says:

    The first couple of lines in this report say it all really……sums up the whole struggle with the work ethic issue prevelent here.

  8. Anonymous says:

    If I am late or take a two hour lunch I am headed for the firing line.  Perhaps we should have our MLAs attend time management training, and cut their pay when they're late or take long lunches.

    You think I jokin?  I am entirely serious.

  9. Anonymous says:

    business as usual…. ever wonder why the national symbol is a turtle????

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanians don't have to wonder. It's because the turtling was our lifeblood in the early days, ignoramus. Notice we thatch rope as well.

      • Anonymous says:

        keep wondering…..zzzzzzzzzzz

      • Anonymous says:

        You weren't at the front of the line when sense of humor was being handed out were you?

      • Anonymous says:

        And please continue, maybe that would save the island from the idiots who can not be bothered to turn up and run it