Tag: Joey Hew

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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Last week ‘left a stain’ on Cayman, says Hew

Last week ‘left a stain’ on Cayman, says Hew

| 23/04/2021 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The member for George Town North appeared reluctant to put the election behind him when he stood to make his debut address as a member of the opposition on Friday. Joey Hew said he had been “characterized as the villain” in the recent campaign, as he pointed the finger at, but did not name, […]

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Moxam claims polls are in his favour

Moxam claims polls are in his favour

| 29/03/2021

(CNS): Johann Moxam, the challenger for the George Town North seat, believes that the race is going in his favour after the results of the Progressives’ polling show Joey Hew trailing against him in one of the hottest head-to-head races in this campaign. In a fiery exchange at the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum, the […]

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Smith Cove minutes show no reason for planning waiver

Smith Cove minutes show no reason for planning waiver

| 19/03/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Five months after Alric Lindsay began a freedom of information request for an extract from the minutes of a Cabinet meeting when government made the decision to waive planning permission for its proposed Smith Barcadere project, the release of the documents gives no clue as to why it wanted to circumvent its own rules. […]

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PlanCayman a farce, Moxam tells Hew in feisty debate

PlanCayman a farce, Moxam tells Hew in feisty debate

| 18/03/2021

(CNS): Johann Moxam, who is challenging the George Town North incumbent and current planning minister, Joey Hew, in the April elections, took him to task over what he said were a multitude of failings over the last four years, including Hew’s claim that he is reviewing the national development plan, which Moxam called a farce. […]

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Drivers urged to ditch cars for full week

Drivers urged to ditch cars for full week

| 09/03/2021 | 96 Comments

(CNS): The infrastructure ministry has expanded on the 2019 Car Free Day to whole a week and is encouraging people to get out from behind the wheel from Monday, 22 March, until the following Friday. When Cayman went into the COVID-19 lockdown last year, it came close to being car-free. Driving was drastically reduced, giving […]

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E-W Road poses major flood and eco-threats

E-W Road poses major flood and eco-threats

| 09/03/2021 | 105 Comments

(CNS): An environmental impact assessment on the East-West Arterial is critical, according to information revealed in a scoping document by the Department of Environment. Government’s plan to build the road from Woodland Drive to Lookout Gardens poses a major flood risk for residents, threatens the very future of the Central Mangrove Wetlands and, in turn, […]

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East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

| 03/03/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Work on the next section of the long awaited East-West Arterial extension started this week, just six weeks out from the General Elections. The NRA will be constructing a roundabout at the Hirst Road junction, where the bypass currently ends, and extending the road to east of Woodland Drive, and then south to towards […]

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Four development deals still secret

Four development deals still secret

| 02/03/2021 | 179 Comments

(CNS): Government signed at least four non-disclosure agreements with developers for major projects over the last administration in which duty or fees have been waived. But voters will not get to see what revenue has been forfeited, for what reason and who benefits, at least not before the elections. CNS made a freedom of information […]

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Small business offered free gov’t office space

Small business offered free gov’t office space

| 22/02/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The government is offering small businesses the chance of free office space and support for up to two years to encourage relatively new start-ups and entrepreneurs who have potential for growth. These business owners are being invited to apply to the Ministry of Commerce for a space on this residential business incubator programme and […]

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Minister reveals plans to extend NiCE work

Minister reveals plans to extend NiCE work

| 05/02/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): With the pandemic hitting tourism workers especially hard, the government-funded seasonal clean-up, the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Project, attracted 742 people, considerably more than the last time it was held. Commerce Minister Joey Hew has now revealed plans to expand the programme into a longer more permanent job creation and training scheme.

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