Archive for April 26th, 2021

Panton takes on environment and climate crisis

Panton takes on environment and climate crisis

| 26/04/2021 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Environmentalists in Cayman breathed a sigh of relief Monday evening when Premier Wayne Panton confirmed the areas of responsibility that each of his Cabinet members would be taking on and he revealed that his own ministry will include not just the environment but a revised portfolio of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency. Despite the challenges […]

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Consultants say ‘no’ to gas pump price controls

Consultants say ‘no’ to gas pump price controls

| 26/04/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The public is being encouraged to submit comments on a report by consultants contracted by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) on the Cayman Islands’ fuel market and how to make it more competitive and fair, given the serious challenges presented by its size. Identifying a significant lack of competition in a highly […]

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Police find loaded handgun on suspect

Police find loaded handgun on suspect

| 26/04/2021

(CNS): Police recovered a loaded black handgun and several rounds of ammunition on Sunday night after arresting a 42-year-old man in George Town who they believed was acting suspiciously. The RCIPS said that officers with the Firearms Response Unit were on patrol in the capital when they had “cause to approach a man who was […]

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Slowed vaccine take-up poses risk of waste

Slowed vaccine take-up poses risk of waste

| 26/04/2021 | 160 Comments

(CNS): As the clock ticks on the shelf life of the COVID-19 vaccine stocks, the slowed pace of the vaccine take-up in the Cayman Islands may see them go to waste. According to the latest figures from Public Health officials, only 368 people received their first vaccination shot over the weekend. As of Monday afternoon, […]

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Juliana denies turning her back on Progressives

Juliana denies turning her back on Progressives

| 26/04/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Beginning her seventh term in office, Friday, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly justified why yet again she found herself on the government benches even though the party she ran with lost. The member for Cayman Brac East made the decision to desert the team she ran with and secure a seat in Cabinet yet again at the […]

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External pressure helped forge Cabinet

External pressure helped forge Cabinet

| 26/04/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): During the first working meeting of the new Parliament, Premier Wayne Panton described his Cabinet as being forged in steel after what they had been through over the previous week and the pressure they were put under by external forces. But they did not break, he said. Deputy Premier Chris Saunders, in his contribution […]

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McTaggart promises ‘robust opposition’

McTaggart promises ‘robust opposition’

| 26/04/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): After what he said was a stressful six weeks, Roy McTaggart publicly congratulated the new government, as he stood to make his first speech as opposition leader in Parliament on Friday. The PPM leader made a very short address, in which he promised to hold the government to account. McTaggart said his team of […]

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Rangers appeal to PACT to save threatened mangroves

Rangers appeal to PACT to save threatened mangroves

| 26/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): An adjourned application for a subdivision that threatens the Central Mangrove Wetlands is one of a number of controversial items on the Central Planning Authority’s agenda this week that activists hope the PACT government will be able to pause, in light of the commitment made by the new premier and his team to protect […]

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