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Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

| 21/09/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Gilbert McLean is the latest former minister to land a board chairmanship as the PACT government continues to appoint members for the various public authority boards. McLean, the new chair of the University College of the Cayman Islands, was the health minister in the 2001-2005 UDP administration but lost his Bodden Town seat in […]

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PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the opposition has no unique special skill or strategy to offer the government on reopening, given that the current administration is dealing with a different set of circumstances to the previous government, who managed lockdown not opening the borders. The opposition leader and his deputy have said they want […]

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People need time to adjust, says Panton

People need time to adjust, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 141 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the community needs time to adjust to the idea of living with COVID-19 after many people reacted with shock and fear when Cayman’s coronavirus-free bubble burst some 12 days ago. He said the pause in reopening would allow the government time to build up public confidence that the country […]

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Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

| 17/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Elizabeth McField will serve as the interim acting port director from 25 September, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) revealed Friday. Joseph Woods, who has been acting in the job for almost three years, has said he will be going back to his old position after revealing long running conflicts with the […]

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PACT repackages effort to attract foreign investment

PACT repackages effort to attract foreign investment

| 17/09/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development has launched a new department to attract inward investment, officials said in a press release. InvestCayman will serve as a “global facing entity” and “an investment promotion agency” to attract investment that aligns with government’s priorities, a release from the ministry stated.

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PACT is a kinder government, says Panton

PACT is a kinder government, says Panton

| 16/09/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): In a statement to mark the United Nations International Day of Democracy on Wednesday, Premier Wayne Panton said his government was “showing itself to be kinder” but not afraid to address vested interests that may be holding the country back. He said April’s elections showed true democracy was at work in Cayman when voters […]

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Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

| 16/09/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Joseph Woods is returning to his previous job at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands as manager of operations and security, after internal conflicts with two old board members have been exacerbated and undermine his role as PACI’s chief executive officer. Woods told CNS that he hasn’t tendered his resignation at this point […]

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Opposition calls for COVID council

Opposition calls for COVID council

| 15/09/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has called on the government to form a National COVID-19 Emergency Council of all elected members, saying the opposition stood ready to help and had considerable experience dealing with the pandemic. In a letter to Premier Wayne Panton yesterday afternoon, McTaggart called on him to implement various measures that PACT […]

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Opposition blames 5-day quarantine for COVID leaks

Opposition blames 5-day quarantine for COVID leaks

| 14/09/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has said government’s decision to cut the quarantine and isolation period is the cause of the community transmissions of COVID-19. In a statement on the PPM social media pages on Monday evening, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart pointed to concerns that were raised in June by the party. But his comments echoed the […]

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Panton: Lockdown not a consideration

Panton: Lockdown not a consideration

| 14/09/2021 | 185 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has confirmed that there will be no countrywide lockdown following news that a student at George Town Primary with no travel history or contact with a positive traveller has tested positive for COVID-19. Speaking to the country Tuesday morning via social media, Panton said an extra wall of protection is now […]

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Ossie to chair health services board

Ossie to chair health services board

| 13/09/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Former health minister Osbourne “Ossie” Bodden has been appointed as the chair of the Health Service Authority Board. Bodden ran for office in this year’s election on the same ticket as Premier Wayne Panton and Heather Bodden, the MP for Savannah, but was defeated for the second time by Dwayne Seymour in Bodden Town […]

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