Archive for April 21st, 2021

Panton outlines a new direction for country

Panton outlines a new direction for country

| 21/04/2021 | 274 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ new premier, Wayne Panton, set the tone for a new direction in government when he gave his debut address in his new job Wednesday, shortly after he and his new Cabinet were sworn into office. Panton spoke about a people-focused, transparent government in which the environment and creating a more sustainable […]

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Panton made premier without vote

Panton made premier without vote

| 21/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Progressive opposition members failed to nominate Roy McTaggart or any other member of the new House of Parliament in opposition to Wayne Panton on Wednesday. Following his nomination for the post by Heather Bodden, his running mate in the elections, and seconded by Kenneth Bryan, who became an early backer of Panton on […]

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Roy forces PACT to embrace Mac as speaker

Roy forces PACT to embrace Mac as speaker

| 21/04/2021 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart and Joey Hew made their first strategic move towards undermining Panton’s PACT when they nominated Barbara Conolly for speaker on Wednesday, following the nomination by Jay Ebanks and Katherine Ebanks-Wilks for McKeeva Bush. The move forced the newly formed PACT to vote for Bush, despite the viable alternative, because of the risk […]

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Rankine follows Juliana, rejoins PACT

Rankine follows Juliana, rejoins PACT

| 21/04/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Isaac Rankine has returned to the independent PACT group after effectively causing more than five days of uncertainty about the next Cayman Islands government. Following the move by Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, whose decision to join Panton sealed PACT’s majority, Rankine also seems to have seen the writing on the wall, though his part in creating […]

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Juliana jumps from PPM-Alliance ship

Juliana jumps from PPM-Alliance ship

| 21/04/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Juliana O’Connor-Connolly waited until the eleventh hour, but as a result of the wishes of her constituents the MP elect for Cayman Brac East has now jumped from the PPM-Alliance political ship and sailed across to the PACT. Premier Designate Wayne Panton confirmed that O’Connor-Connolly had agreed to support his government and the invitation […]

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