Tag: Wayne Panton

Opening date to be revealed next week

Opening date to be revealed next week

| 15/10/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said that government will be ready to set a specific opening date for when guests will be allowed into the Cayman Islands without having to quarantine next week. Despite calling a press briefing for what was billed as a number of announcements, the government has not yet set a proposed […]

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Home test pilot begins with negative households

Home test pilot begins with negative households

| 14/10/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Families currently in isolation in connection with outbreaks at the schools where no member of the household is positive for COVID-19 will be invited to take part in a pilot programme at the weekend. This will release those who are still negative from quarantine early based on daily home testing. Premier Wayne Panton explained […]

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Dump project slows but not dead yet

Dump project slows but not dead yet

| 08/10/2021 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has said that the dump deal signed by the previous administration with the Dart Group had left a number of conditions outstanding, many of which were unaddressed due to the complexity of the project. Following allegations made by the opposition that PACT had allowed the ReGen agreement to lapse, Premier Wayne […]

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Premier denies school break is overreaction

Premier denies school break is overreaction

| 08/10/2021 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The sudden decision to close schools for the next two weeks, creating an extended mid-term break, was made in the interests of parents, students, teachers and principals and was not an overreaction, Premier Wayne Panton said in a video message Thursday. The decision to close government schools more than a week earlier that the […]

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PACT goal remains to reopen without retreat

PACT goal remains to reopen without retreat

| 07/10/2021 | 165 Comments

(CNS): The PACT government’s goal remains to reopen the borders to tourists in the coming weeks without having to close them again or see the country go back into any kind of lockdown. Premier Wayne Panton has said that government will give the country a month’s notice when it sets a date for lifting isolation […]

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WP vaccine mandate passes with no PPM votes

WP vaccine mandate passes with no PPM votes

| 06/10/2021 | 137 Comments

(CNS): Government has passed the necessary bills required to mandate vaccinations for work permit holders without any support from the opposition PPM members. The vote fell straight down political lines, with all members of PACT supporting the additional condition on foreign workers and the opposition voting against, following the PPM’s new found skepticism about the […]

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CIG to seed fund for climate change projects

CIG to seed fund for climate change projects

| 30/09/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is pledging US$25 million to establish the Commonwealth Climate Growth Fund, an investment vehicle that will be domiciled in this jurisdiction and provide money for green private sector enterprises as part of the battle against climate change around the world. Investment Minister André Ebanks explained that not only will Cayman […]

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Bills for work permit vaccine mandates rolled out

Bills for work permit vaccine mandates rolled out

| 25/09/2021 | 179 Comments

(CNS): Government has released two bills that will pave the way for the introduction of mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements for work permit holders and some residents in the Cayman Islands. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has also said that COVID-19 vaccine mandates will soon be introduced for new civil service employees and that discussions are underway […]

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No more local COVID cases as tracing ends

No more local COVID cases as tracing ends

| 24/09/2021 | 76 Comments

(CNS): With more than 10,000 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last two weeks, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed Thursday that there were no additional local cases in the day’s test results and that the contact tracing and testing in relation to both the North Side and the George Town Primary School outbreaks […]

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Cayman to undergo cyber risk review

Cayman to undergo cyber risk review

| 24/09/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Both public and private sector organisations across the Cayman Islands are to be part of a cybersecurity assessment, Premier Wayne Panton has revealed. Although the country has largely kept cyber threats at bay, the pace and scale of cyber attacks show no sign of abating and he said the government is committed to adopting […]

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People need time to adjust, says Panton

People need time to adjust, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 146 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the community needs time to adjust to the idea of living with COVID-19 after many people reacted with shock and fear when Cayman’s coronavirus-free bubble burst some 12 days ago. He said the pause in reopening would allow the government time to build up public confidence that the country […]

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