Tag: Roy McTaggart

McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

| 30/09/2022 | 206 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a motion for a no-confidence vote in Speaker McKeeva Bush, which was seconded by Barbara Conolly MP (GTS) and supported by the entire opposition. Alleging that Premier Wayne Panton “does not appear to have any intention” to remove Bush, McTaggart said Panton was “dithering” and blaming the Progressives’ […]

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PPM seeks no-confidence vote in PACT

PPM seeks no-confidence vote in PACT

| 21/09/2022 | 183 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a no-confidence motion in the government, blaming what he said was Premier Wayne Panton’s lack of effective leadership and the belief that the Cabinet is split, opening up a political opportunity for the PPM to take power.

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PPM works on policies as PACT faces instability

PPM works on policies as PACT faces instability

| 21/09/2022 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The People’s Progressive Movement is in the process of building the policy platform first unveiled in its manifesto during the 2021 General Elections, when the party’s coalition government was ousted from office. The PPM marks its 20th anniversary this month, having formed in 2002 after Kurt Tibbetts was ousted as the leader of government […]

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Governor ‘shocked’ by allegations against Bush

Governor ‘shocked’ by allegations against Bush

| 20/09/2022 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued a statement on Tuesday to say that McKeeva Bush should resign as speaker of the House of Parliament following his inappropriate behaviour last week at an official cocktail party. Roper said he was shocked to see social media and press reports concerning Bush’s conduct and revealed that he had urged […]

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PACT and PPM offer backing to new UK PM

PACT and PPM offer backing to new UK PM

| 07/09/2022 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton and Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart both offered congratulations to the new British prime minister this week on behalf of the PACT Government and the Progressives respectively. Describing her appointment as “well deserved”, Panton noted that Liz Truss, the UK’s third female prime minister, has already held several high offices, including Britain’s […]

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McTaggart accuses Bryan of breaching ministers’ code

McTaggart accuses Bryan of breaching ministers’ code

| 11/07/2022 | 258 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan’s appearance in a social media video promoting his wife’s real estate business is a breach of the Ministerial Code of Conduct, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said in a statement released Monday. The PPM leader said he was greatly troubled by the “shocking video”, which he said was a flagrant breach […]

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McTaggart: PACT should give surplus back to people

McTaggart: PACT should give surplus back to people

| 28/06/2022 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The rising price of goods has increased the Cayman Islands Government’s revenue and it “cannot be right” that the CIG benefits from inflation “while the people suffer”, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said in the latest PPM video, and he called on PACT to give back the surplus by funding more relief measures. Following the […]

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McTaggart: Gov’t has room to cut all fuel duty

McTaggart: Gov’t has room to cut all fuel duty

| 22/06/2022 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said the Cayman Islands Government should cut duty on fuel to zero, removing the 75 cents tax it adds to each gallon at the pump and the 25 cents it charges CUC, until the end of the year to help people deal with the soaring cost of living. Speaking Tuesday […]

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PACT needs to do more to help families, says PPM

PACT needs to do more to help families, says PPM

| 20/06/2022 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has accused the Cayman Islands Government of failing to fully appreciate the impact of the rising cost of living on families and has called for a broader set of measures to help people navigate inflation. During the last meeting of Parliament, Premier Wayne Panton listed a wide range of measures […]

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Opposition questions choice of tourism promos

Opposition questions choice of tourism promos

| 13/06/2022 | 139 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart (GTE) questioned government last week about two odd choices the Department of Tourism had made to promote the Cayman Islands: a deal with Portsmouth Football Club in the UK and another deal with a designer handbag company in the US. Since Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan was away at an overseas […]

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CIG will help over 20,000 families with light bills

CIG will help over 20,000 families with light bills

| 10/06/2022 | 241 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has set aside around $5-6million to help families in need meet the rising cost of residential electricity bills and the additional fuel costs, according to Premier Wayne Panton. Responding to a statement by Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart in Parliament Thursday evening, asking how the government was going to provide relief […]

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