Tag: Roy McTaggart

Opposition challenges work permit vaccine bills

Opposition challenges work permit vaccine bills

| 04/10/2021 | 198 Comments

(CNS): The opposition is calling for government to pull proposed legislation to introduce mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for work permit holders. PPM leader Roy McTaggart set out the position of the opposition in a letter sent Sunday, a day before the issue is due to be debated in Parliament and a day after a protest rally […]

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New welfare law will mandate need to work

New welfare law will mandate need to work

| 29/09/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A government policy maker has indicated that when the new law dealing with financial support for those in need finally reaches Parliament next year, it will include a mandatory requirement for able bodied people to enter the workforce and find a job. At a Public Accounts Committee hearing last week, the former and current […]

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PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the opposition has no unique special skill or strategy to offer the government on reopening, given that the current administration is dealing with a different set of circumstances to the previous government, who managed lockdown not opening the borders. The opposition leader and his deputy have said they want […]

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Opposition calls for COVID council

Opposition calls for COVID council

| 15/09/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has called on the government to form a National COVID-19 Emergency Council of all elected members, saying the opposition stood ready to help and had considerable experience dealing with the pandemic. In a letter to Premier Wayne Panton yesterday afternoon, McTaggart called on him to implement various measures that PACT […]

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Opposition blames 5-day quarantine for COVID leaks

Opposition blames 5-day quarantine for COVID leaks

| 14/09/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has said government’s decision to cut the quarantine and isolation period is the cause of the community transmissions of COVID-19. In a statement on the PPM social media pages on Monday evening, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart pointed to concerns that were raised in June by the party. But his comments echoed the […]

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PPM leader calls for rethink on reopening plan

PPM leader calls for rethink on reopening plan

| 10/09/2021 | 151 Comments

(CNS): The opposition is calling on government to re-think its plans to lift quarantine requirements next month. In a video message on Thursday, PPM Leader Roy McTaggart said the environment had changed since June, when his party was urging government to open up. Following news of the suspected community transmission of COVID-19, he took to […]

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PPM accuses Bryan of ‘cruel hoax’

PPM accuses Bryan of ‘cruel hoax’

| 01/09/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has said that Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan should apologise for committing “a cruel hoax on Caymanians who found themselves needing assistance during a global pandemic through no fault of their own”, following Bryan’s suggestion that the threat to cut the stipend to tourism workers was a “scare tactic”.

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Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

| 23/07/2021 | 178 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton and Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart met to record a conversation Friday, as they delivered a clear and unified message that the only way to keep the Cayman Islands safe was for everyone that can be to get fully vaccinated. Putting aside the recent political differences over national vaccination rate […]

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McTaggart goes on PACT attack

McTaggart goes on PACT attack

| 15/07/2021 | 108 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader wasted no time setting out the opposition stall in his first address to the new Parliament on Thursday, going on the attack against the PACT Government. Roy McTaggart accused the government of leaving the country adrift, taking too long to set out its policies, criticised its border opening plans and derided […]

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McTaggart hits back over stipend provision

McTaggart hits back over stipend provision

| 06/07/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart, the former finance minister, is defending his role during the previous administration after the current minister, Chris Saunders, criticised the PPM for not making any provisions to cover the cost of stipends for tourism workers impacted by COVID-19, either at the current rate or with the increase that the former […]

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PACT accuses PPM of politicizing COVID

PACT accuses PPM of politicizing COVID

| 21/06/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Premier Chris Saunders has said that when he was in opposition, he and his colleagues had agreed to support the Unity government in policy decisions to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and not make the issue political so that the country spoke with one voice. But now the Progressives were doing the exact opposite […]

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