Tag: PPM

PPM pushes for cost details of CAL’s Barbados route

PPM pushes for cost details of CAL’s Barbados route

| 23/05/2024 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Following the cancellation of Cayman Airways’ Grand Cayman to Barbados flights, the PPM is calling on the UPM government to provide a detailed report on any financial losses the airline incurred as a result of this short-lived route. In an audio statement, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart called for “transparency regarding the costs associated with […]

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PPM accuses gov’t of ‘abandoning’ cruise tourism ship

PPM accuses gov’t of ‘abandoning’ cruise tourism ship

| 16/05/2024 | 133 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has accused the government of a “catastrophic failure” in managing the cruise tourism sector. He said the UPM had adopted an “abandon ships” strategy, doing nothing as bigger cruise ships now plying the Caribbean are diverted to other ports. The PPM leader did not say whether or not his party […]

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McTaggart makes pitch to voters over economy

McTaggart makes pitch to voters over economy

| 02/05/2024 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Ten months ahead of the expected start of the 2025 election campaign, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has begun campaigning in earnest based on the party’s previous time in office. In a political message, McTaggart, who was finance minister during the last PPM administration, claimed that his party had successfully managed the economy when in […]

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PPM: Gov’t lacks plan to tackle local unemployment

PPM: Gov’t lacks plan to tackle local unemployment

| 29/04/2024 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has questioned why the government has no strategy to address the notable increase in local unemployment figures revealed in a report by the Economic and Statistics Office earlier this month. In a video statement posted on social media, he said there were “things to be concerned about” regarding the number […]

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PPM calls on UPM to tackle causes of gang crime

PPM calls on UPM to tackle causes of gang crime

| 04/03/2024 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The rise in gun crime and gang activity demands attention, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said in the wake of the shooting last month during a football match at the Ed Bush Stadium, where seven people were wounded in what appears to be another incident of gang-related violence. McTaggart said the government must prioritise the […]

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PPM leader attacks minister over tourism figures

PPM leader attacks minister over tourism figures

| 12/02/2024 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has taken aim at Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan over the final tally of visitors in 2023 and what he said was a lack of ambition for the 2024 target. McTaggart said that most of this destination’s regional competitors had already reached their pre-pandemic arrival numbers, while at the end of […]

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Opposition unaware of surprise port fee hikes

Opposition unaware of surprise port fee hikes

| 08/01/2024 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The UPM Government did not share with all MPs its plans to increase fees charged by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) at the start of the New Year. The opposition, like the broader community, was surprised by the fee hikes approved by Cabinet, which Progressives Leader Roy McTaggart has said will […]

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McTaggart warns of decline, division and debt in 2024

McTaggart warns of decline, division and debt in 2024

| 02/01/2024 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart took aim at the UPM Government in his New Year’s message, accusing the new administration of poor fiscal management, spending more than it earns, and even after raising new taxes, creating a budget that will add to the Cayman Islands’ debt burden this year. With CI$120 million in new taxes […]

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UPM not prioritising economic decline, says McTaggart

UPM not prioritising economic decline, says McTaggart

| 11/12/2023 | 24 Comments

(CNS): In his response to the United People’s Movement budget, delivered on Friday, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart accused Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and her new team of continuing to ignore the Cayman Islands’ broader economic decline and growing inequality gap, which he implied had emerged during the past two years. He accused the premier of failing […]

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PPM will be watching UPM gov’t, says McTaggart

PPM will be watching UPM gov’t, says McTaggart

| 16/11/2023 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has said that while the Progressives will give the new government a chance to pull together a budget, they will hold the premier and her colleagues in the United People’s Movement accountable, “just like we have the previous premier”. Welcoming the group’s decision to take his advice and drop Panton, […]

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PPM accuse PACT of heading for 2023 deficit

PPM accuse PACT of heading for 2023 deficit

| 03/10/2023 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has said the Progressives abstained on every vote during last month’s Finance Committee because of concerns that the PACT Government is heading towards a budget deficit for this year. In a recent statement, McTaggart, who has also urged PACT to increase welfare support and other spending, said government expenditure was […]

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