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DoT to spend $40M promoting Cayman

DoT to spend $40M promoting Cayman

| 08/12/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism will be spending close to CI$40 million over the next two years in an effort to attract back the more than half a million stay-over guests that were visiting the Cayman Islands before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and the tourism sector collapsed.

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Saunders defends new CI$350M borrowing plans

Saunders defends new CI$350M borrowing plans

| 08/12/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Chris Saunders (BTW) defended the PACT Government’s plans to borrow just under CI$350 million over the next two years, pointing out that the pre-election forecast financial statements released by the previous administration had outlined plans for borrowing around $330 million over the next two years, and had projected a deficit of more […]

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More resources going to traffic, says CoP

More resources going to traffic, says CoP

| 07/12/2021 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne told politicians during Finance Committee on Tuesday that more police resources are going to be diverted to the traffic unit in 2022 in order to get to grips with the increasingly “erratic and dangerous driving” being seen on the roads.

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PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

| 06/12/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has committed to investing a significant amount of money in sustainability and climate resiliency. Premier Wayne Panton said the Cayman Islands no longer has the time to ignore what is happening and not do something to build more resiliency and mitigate for what is coming.

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André promises radical change for those in need

André promises radical change for those in need

| 06/12/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Social Development Minister André Ebanks has promised “transformative change” across the social services landscape of the Cayman Islands, which includes repealing and replacing the “horribly titled” Poor People’s Relief Act in the first quarter of next year and a significant increase in investment in what will become the Financial Assistance Department. According to the […]

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Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

| 03/12/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of District Administration and Lands (MDAL) has appointed Caymanian Chelsea K Whittaker as deputy district commissioner for the Department of District Administration, where she will be responsible for providing managerial, leadership and strategic policy support to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts.

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Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

| 03/12/2021 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin (RED) was deeply critical of the PACT Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic when he spoke in Parliament this week. The veteran politician accused them of living in “some kind of parallel universe”, because despite “their preening” about how good they were, he had “found no constituency of support, no […]

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Seymour now parliamentary secretary to 3 ministers

Seymour now parliamentary secretary to 3 ministers

| 02/12/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Dwayne Seymour will act as the parliamentary secretary to three different ministers, after crossing the floor from the opposition benches to the PACT government. Already widely dubbed on social media as the ‘minister without portfolio’ following his decision to leave his former Progressive colleagues for what appears to be more fruitful political ground, he […]

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PPM back-bencher calls out PACT hypocrisy

PPM back-bencher calls out PACT hypocrisy

| 01/12/2021 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MP David Wight (GTW) called out members of PACT on Wednesday over the hypocrisy of their decision to put McKeeva Bush back in the speaker’s chair despite his assault conviction and after many of them had not only campaigned against him but had publicly stated they would never work with him. Wight admitted […]

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John-John joins PACT after MPs lobby for his ‘talents’

John-John joins PACT after MPs lobby for his ‘talents’

| 30/11/2021 | 258 Comments

(CNS): Following two direct and very public invitations from the PACT government over the last few days to Dwayne “John-John” Seymour to join the administration, he did just that Tuesday evening. During a public meeting in his constituency of Bodden Town East he sought the approval of his voters to join the current government, crossing […]

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Census over 80% complete six weeks in

Census over 80% complete six weeks in

| 30/11/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Having passed the six weeks mark, officials from the Economics and Statistics Office say that the fieldwork part of the Census 2021 is more than 80% complete and enumerators are doing their best to get to the remaining households that have not yet been counted. But the onus is also on members of the […]

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