Tag: Joey Hew

Growth in WPs undermining economic growth

Growth in WPs undermining economic growth

| 25/04/2024 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Recent revelations from the 2023 Fall Labour Force Survey about the size of the workforce and the increase in local unemployment to over 5% from just over 3% last year while work permit numbers remain high raise questions about the health and sustainability of Cayman’s economy. Last year, the economy grew by about 4% […]

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PPM poses 21 questions to UPM ahead of parliament

PPM poses 21 questions to UPM ahead of parliament

| 18/02/2024 | 45 Comments

(CNS): All of the PPM opposition members have submitted questions for the UPM Government in preparation for the next meeting of parliament, scheduled to start on 26 February. The 21 questions cover a range of topics, such as the proposed runway, the new development plan, and the remaining life of the dump. Opposition Leader Roy […]

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MPs mislead the country about conservation law

MPs mislead the country about conservation law

| 19/12/2023 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Act was targeted by several MPs in parliament over the course of the Finance Committee hearings last week, some of whom misled the public and other members of the House by suggesting, incorrectly, that it has hampered development. Some MPs, including McKeeva Bush (WBW) and Chris Saunders (BTW), as well as […]

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PPM watching and waiting for PACT’s demise

PPM watching and waiting for PACT’s demise

| 02/10/2023 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Progressives are not planning to push for a no-confidence vote in the government, despite the ever-growing differences within PACT, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart and his deputy, Joey Hew, revealed last week and implied that they are, instead, watching and waiting for the coalition of independents to implode. Hew said the Progressives were not […]

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$200k transport report remains under wraps

$200k transport report remains under wraps

| 20/09/2023 | 64 Comments

(CNS): It is not clear whether or not the $200,000 public transport report that was undertaken by private sector consultants has been approved by Cabinet yet as the minister responsible for transport, when asked about it in parliament on Wednesday, failed to tell MPs when it would be released to the public. Answering questions from […]

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Opposition asking ministers key policy questions

Opposition asking ministers key policy questions

| 15/09/2023 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Members of the PPM have filed eleven parliamentary questions for ministers to answer during next week’s meeting on a number of key policy issues that the government has failed to address for many months. Many of the questions reflect topics regularly queried by the public, such as the outcome of the consultant’s report on […]

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Inflation boosts government’s tourism revenue

Inflation boosts government’s tourism revenue

| 24/07/2023 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The number of overnight guests visiting the Cayman Islands this year is now close to pre-pandemic levels, providing a welcome increase in government revenue, which has been boosted by inflation that has led to an increase in hotel room rates. Tourism Accommodation Taxes and Fees have already surpassed the annual budget forecast in the […]

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PPM calls for cruise policy as numbers fall

PPM calls for cruise policy as numbers fall

| 21/07/2023 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart (GTE) and his PPM colleague, Joey Hew (GTN), the deputy leader, took aim at the PACT Government this week for its failure to develop a cruise policy in the face of falling passenger numbers. Hew said that if Cayman is going to move out of the cruise business, it needs […]

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Airport road first phase to finish by September

Airport road first phase to finish by September

| 07/06/2023 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for roads said the first section of the Airport Connector Road (BP 588) is now due to be finished in September, nine months later than the original completion date estimate. Answering questions in parliament as MPs met Wednesday, Infrastructure Minister Jay Ebanks said that work on section one was progressing and […]

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Opposition looks for answers from PACT

Opposition looks for answers from PACT

| 26/04/2023 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The PPM has filed eighteen questions for PACT to answer during the next meeting of parliament on topics ranging from the controversial ReGen project to the Deloitte Transport report. They have also tabled two motions, including one to mandate a private schools bus service. Chris Saunders, who will be taking up his new seat […]

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Gambling bill sent to select committee, ID bills pass

Gambling bill sent to select committee, ID bills pass

| 13/12/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): As Premier Wayne Panton wrapped up the debate on the Gambling (Amendment) Bill, 2022 on Monday, he told MPs that it would go to a select committee of the House, where changes to address some of the concerns raised could be made. During the same sitting, both bills paving the way for a national […]

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