Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Ebanks-Wilks voted speaker, Seymour as deputy

Ebanks-Wilks voted speaker, Seymour as deputy

| 25/11/2022 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Katherine Ebanks-Wilks (WBC) is the new speaker following a vote by MPs in parliament on Friday. Although she has been an MP for just 19 months, she beat the only other person nominated, opposition member Sir Alden McLaughlin (RED), who has served in the legislature for more than 20 years, by ten votes to […]

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MP not breathalyzed after crashing into pole

MP not breathalyzed after crashing into pole

| 31/10/2022 | 317 Comments

(CNS): Parliamentary Secretary Dwayne Seymour MP (BTE) was not breathalyzed last Friday night after he crashed into a CUC light pole on Shamrock Road in Prospect because the police officers who were sent to the scene did not suspect he had been drinking, the RCIPS has confirmed. Seymour was heading east when he collided with […]

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Panton sought deal with opposition, Sir Alden claims

Panton sought deal with opposition, Sir Alden claims

| 10/10/2022 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Sir Alden McLaughlin has claimed that Premier Wayne Panton recently approached the opposition about forming a government with them. Speaking at a PPM press briefing on Friday after the opposition members boycotted parliament, the former premier said the Progressives had brought a no-confidence motion in government because various members of PACT had been speaking […]

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Wilks-Ebanks knocks back PPM vote on speaker

Wilks-Ebanks knocks back PPM vote on speaker

| 05/10/2022 | 127 Comments

(CNS): The leader of the opposition has said that Deputy Speaker Katherine Ebanks-Wilks has refused to accept the no-confidence motion that he submitted to parliament last week for a vote to oust Speaker McKeeva Bush. Roy McTaggart stated that the clerk of parliament had notified him that the motion, which was seconded by Barbara Conolly […]

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Opposition questions choice of tourism promos

Opposition questions choice of tourism promos

| 13/06/2022 | 139 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart (GTE) questioned government last week about two odd choices the Department of Tourism had made to promote the Cayman Islands: a deal with Portsmouth Football Club in the UK and another deal with a designer handbag company in the US. Since Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan was away at an overseas […]

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Health City filled key gap during lockdown

Health City filled key gap during lockdown

| 05/01/2022 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The challenges of getting medical attention during the border closure in 2020 and 2021 were mitigated by Health City Cayman Islands, the management at the East End hospital has said. As the medical facility prepares to break ground on another hospital in Camana Bay and gets ready for the return of medical tourists, the […]

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Cruise ship’s testing regime behind cancellation

Cruise ship’s testing regime behind cancellation

| 24/12/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry issued a press release Thursday evening blaming the testing protocols on board the Nieuw Statendam cruise ship for the decision to cancel the one-off visit that had been scheduled next week as dummy run for the return of regular ship calls next year. A day after Premier Wayne Panton revealed that […]

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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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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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Cabinet decision on dock not ‘rational or logical’

Cabinet decision on dock not ‘rational or logical’

| 24/06/2021 | 113 Comments

(CNS): The court has ruled that a coastal works licence granted for a dock at Vista Del Mar by Cabinet in December 2018 was neither logical nor rational and has quashed the decision following a successful judicial review by the residents in the luxury community. The permit was granted to Marcus Cumber to build a […]

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Hew: PPM lost government but not election

Hew: PPM lost government but not election

| 14/05/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart, the new leader of the opposition, has said that his team will be taking its role as a check on the PACT Government seriously. He also said that he was over the disappointment of losing the election, though his team does not appear to be taking things as well as their leader. […]

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