Tag: Dwayne Seymour

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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Roy to review his own work as chair of PAC

Roy to review his own work as chair of PAC

| 23/04/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The absence of the former member for North Side, Ezzard Miller, was felt immediately in the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning, as members met for the first time to form the various standing committees and other business required at the start of every new parliament. Given the current make-up of the House, the new […]

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Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

| 31/03/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The political will to promote more reduction in the waste produced in the Cayman Islands, expand recycling, reuse or repurposing of materials and a ban on single-use plastic appears to have been lost over the last four years, as government officials admitted Friday that things had gone wrong or policies had never been pursued. […]

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Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

| 26/03/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Less than three weeks before Caymanians go to the polls and four years after Dart was picked as the preferred bidder, a last minute deal has been signed between the islands’ largest developer and the government over the dump. At a press briefing Friday, the outgoing premier, Alden McLaughlin; Dwayne Seymour, the minster responsible […]

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Candidates duck Q&A forums

Candidates duck Q&A forums

| 17/03/2021

(CNS): Two candidates, both in tight head-to-head constituency races, ducked out of the opportunity to answer questions from voters alongside their opponents on Tuesday. Bernie Bush, who is a two-way race with Rolston Anglin in West Bay North, left the Cayman Crosstalk studio on principle, he said, as he registered a protest against the new […]

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Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

| 10/03/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that over 91% of the over 60s have now been vaccinated and as a result the COVID-19 regulations will be changed later this month to reduce the mandatory quarantine period to ten days for travellers who have been vaccinated and produce the necessary negative test result. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the […]

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Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

| 25/02/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin came to the support of his beleaguered health minister on Wednesday, claiming there was “nothing untoward” about the funds Dwayne Seymour had signed off on for a constituent’s roof repairs. Although McLaughlin has previously stated that money for home repairs had to be carefully scrutinized and meet the criteria, he blamed […]

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Dart dump deal still not signed

Dart dump deal still not signed

| 24/02/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Government’s planned deal with Dart to take on the country’s waste-management issue has still not been signed. Decco, Dart’s general contractor, alongside a number of other local and international partners were selected as the preferred bidder three and a half years ago, but to date no agreement has been made or a contract signed […]

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