Tag: Wayne Panton

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

| 23/07/2021 | 31 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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PACT Gov’t lifts the lid on Cabinet work

PACT Gov’t lifts the lid on Cabinet work

| 22/07/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): For the first time in the Cayman Islands’ history, the government is revealing the decisions that are made in Cabinet. The closed-door weekly meetings are where critical issues impacting the whole country are discussed and decisions made about them by just a handful of politicians. As the minutes of these meetings are kept secret […]

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Premier urges unity over COVID policy

Premier urges unity over COVID policy

| 21/07/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton urged the opposition to stop politicizing government’s decisions about the COVID-19 policy and plans to reopen the borders safely. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, he asked all residents to unite over the pandemic, to get vaccinated and to let government do its job based on scientific, expert advice on the safest […]

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PACT plans to decriminalise ganja

PACT plans to decriminalise ganja

| 16/07/2021 | 204 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has announced plans to decriminalise ganja to help address one of the major barriers to employment for many young Caymanians. The policy proposal was one of several revealed Thursday in a detailed address by Panton that outlined the agenda proposed by the PACT Government to directly improve the lives of ordinary […]

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Premier Panton commits to social justice

Premier Panton commits to social justice

| 14/07/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government will be picking up the tab to feed hungry children in school, expand social care for the elderly, help young Caymanians buy a home and put local people at the centre of the job market. In his remarks on the Strategic Policy Statement delivered Wednesday, Premier Wayne Panton outlined a platform […]

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Steps towards January opening detailed

Steps towards January opening detailed

| 12/07/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The government has now published the full plan to take Cayman Islands all the way towards fully opened borders by the end of January. The six phases of the opening plan, outlined in documents on the government website, show the next phase is set to start on 9 August, when people who have been […]

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Premier: Development plan needs to be national

Premier: Development plan needs to be national

| 12/07/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The previous government’s piecemeal approach to the national development plan could produce inconsistencies in the development of Cayman going forward, according to Premier Wayne Panton. He told CNS that he wants to take a closer look at how PlanCayman has been rolled out with a view to taking a national approach to the development […]

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Panton appeals to gunmen to stop the violence

Panton appeals to gunmen to stop the violence

| 12/07/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has appealed to those responsible for the recent “shocking outbreak of gun violence” to stop the “bloodshed” and “senseless acts of violence”, as he spoke about the grief of those who have lost loved ones, calling on his own experience. In a televised address broadcast on CIGTV, he urged those who […]

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Police arrest one and step up armed patrols

Police arrest one and step up armed patrols

| 09/07/2021 | 121 Comments

(CNS): Police conducted an operation in Prospect Friday afternoon and arrested a 35-year old man from George Town on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with home invasion on Adonis Drive, West Bay, last month where a man was shot. Police have confirmed that no shots were fired, despite reports of this being widely circulated […]

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Premier aims to tackle ‘dramatic inequality’

Premier aims to tackle ‘dramatic inequality’

| 09/07/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): In his first political public address since Inauguration Day, Premier Wayne Panton spoke about his goals to address the “dramatic inequality” which lies hidden behind Cayman’s economic success and to help the thousands of people who are living on the “edge of poverty”. Although the Chamber of Commerce audience of business owners were all […]

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Panton calls for meeting with CoP

Panton calls for meeting with CoP

| 09/07/2021 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has asked Governor Martyn Roper to invite members of Parliament to an emergency meeting with Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to brief them on the recent spate of gun violence on Grand Cayman. The shootings began last month and in the space a week escalated to two murders and eight other people […]

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