Tag: Isaac Rankine

Turtle made official national dish in list of new symbols

Turtle made official national dish in list of new symbols

| 11/03/2024 | 211 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has picked five new national symbols as part of its goal to strengthen the Cayman Islands’ identity and protect its cultural heritage. But as the government tries to unite communities around these new symbols, one of the choices may cause concern, namely Turtle Stew as the national dish, even though sea turtles are […]

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UPM failure to appoint member stalls PAC’s work

UPM failure to appoint member stalls PAC’s work

| 01/02/2024 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee was supposed to review the latest report by the Office of the Auditor General on Thursday. However, the meeting was adjourned until March because the five-member committee did not have a quorum (three members plus the chairman), not least because it is currently one member short. The OAG report to […]

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Bernie moves to backbench in new UPM line-up

Bernie moves to backbench in new UPM line-up

| 16/11/2023 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Bernie Bush MP (WBN), the former culture minister, has sacrificed his Cabinet post in the new government line-up and will be moving to the back-benches. According to a press release about the new government that was both formed and sworn in behind closed doors on Wednesday, Bush volunteered to give up his ministry to […]

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Civil servants learning to detect fraud

Civil servants learning to detect fraud

| 14/11/2023 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Civil servants from four government ministries — the Ministry of Border Control and Labour; Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure; the Ministry of Home Affairs; and the Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development — are currently in intense training workshops focused on detecting and preventing fraud, corruption and bribery.

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Rankine replaces Seymour as labour minister

Rankine replaces Seymour as labour minister

| 27/09/2023 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Isaac Rankine MP (EE) resigned from his role in parliament as deputy speaker on Tuesday afternoon, signalling that he might be the next minister for labour. But it was not until 6:30pm yesterday, five days after Dwayne Seymour resigned from PACT and crossed the floor back to the opposition benches, that the premier’s office […]

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Isaac voted deputy speaker, Mac returns to PAC

Isaac voted deputy speaker, Mac returns to PAC

| 22/04/2023 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has again appointed one of its own backbench MPs as deputy speaker of the House of Parliament after Premier Wayne Panton nominated Isaac Rankine (EE). And although Chris Saunders is available to serve on the critical Public Accounts Committee, having been fired from Cabinet, Panton opted to give the vacant seat […]

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NRA says it is tackling Grand Harbour congestion

NRA says it is tackling Grand Harbour congestion

| 09/02/2023 | 124 Comments

(CNS): The impact of bringing commuters from North Side and East End to George Town more quickly, if the East-West Arterial extension to Frank Sound goes ahead, will not necessarily be part of the terms of reference for the environmental impact assessment. But National Roads Authority Director Edward Howard said the NRA is tackling the […]

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Minister and his PS locked down with Omicron

Minister and his PS locked down with Omicron

| 22/12/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Jay Ebanks and Parliamentary Secretary Isaac Rankine are locked down for the Christmas holidays after testing positive for COVID-19, officials have confirmed. The men will also be locked down with their immediate families for two weeks because, despite being vaccinated and having had a booster shot, the men are suspected of having […]

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Planning not the first port of call for new minister

Planning not the first port of call for new minister

| 10/05/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The new planning minister, Jay Ebanks, began touring the various departments under his area of responsibility last week, according to a release from GIS, but the new Cabinet member and representative for North Side did not include the planning department in his first round of visits. The minister now responsible for addressing runaway development, […]

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Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

| 10/05/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The vaccination drive organised by the PACT Government on Saturday appears to have been a great success as hundreds of people turned out to get their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, boosting the stalled national programme and increasing the number of those having had at least one dose to around 38,500, approximately 60% […]

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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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