Tag: Wayne Panton

‘Absurd’ attack on NCA a ‘corrupt initiative’ says Panton

‘Absurd’ attack on NCA a ‘corrupt initiative’ says Panton

| 13/06/2024 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Wayne Panton MP (NEW) has accused the developer lobby of a “corrupt initiative” to influence the UPM into amending the National Conservation Act to allow them free rein. In a scathing attack on his former colleagues, Panton has said the same agenda that drove him from Cabinet is driving the “absurd attack” […]

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Cayman continues to import a huge volume of vehicles

Cayman continues to import a huge volume of vehicles

| 25/03/2024 | 55 Comments

(CNS): According to the unaudited Third Quarter Economic Report 2023 covering government earnings and spending up to the end of September, a significant boost to the surplus at the time came from fees on imported motor vehicles. The earnings surpassed budget expectations by $7.8 million due to the volume of vehicles being imported. While the […]

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2023 was the hottest year ever recorded worldwide

2023 was the hottest year ever recorded worldwide

| 04/01/2024 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Following predictions over the last few months that 2023 would be the world’s hottest year ever recorded after two decades of escalating temperatures, scientists say that last year may have been the warmest in 125,000 years. While the official data for last month has not been calculated, the results were already locked in by […]

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Panton injured in an undisclosed accident

Panton injured in an undisclosed accident

| 08/12/2023 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Wayne Panton has been involved in an accident, according to a message delivered by Speaker Sir Alden McLaughlin this morning ahead of the Throne Speech and Budget Address in parliament. McLaughlin told members of the House at the very beginning of proceedings that he had received a message indicating that Panton had […]

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Sir Alden to be nominated speaker at special meeting

Sir Alden to be nominated speaker at special meeting

| 22/11/2023 | 92 Comments

(CNS): Parliament is set to meet on Thursday to enable members to nominate and elect a new speaker and steer through an amendment to the pensions law to allow Caymanians in the private sector access to the funds to pay off mortgages or purchase property. An official release about the first meeting called by the […]

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JOCC: Parliament was under external ‘remote control’

JOCC: Parliament was under external ‘remote control’

| 21/11/2023 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The new premier, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, has said that parliament has been under external “remote control” from those with economic and financial influence and that it was “time for change” under the newly formed United People’s Movement. Implying that previous leaders were being controlled by external forces, the premier said she expected to be bullied […]

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Panton declines speaker’s job to speak

Panton declines speaker’s job to speak

| 21/11/2023 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Wayne Panton MP will not take up the position of the speaker of parliament but will instead take a seat on the back-bench, where he will better serve his constituents of Newlands, he has said. Panton resigned from the role of premier last week but had been offered the job of speaker by the […]

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CIG still running big surplus despite spending worries

CIG still running big surplus despite spending worries

| 20/11/2023 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Even though former premier Wayne Panton recently urged the civil service to help cut public spending, the government is still running a healthy surplus so far this year. According to the third quarter unaudited financial report on public finances, published last week, the surplus for the Entire Public Sector stands at $116.6 million, some […]

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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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Bernie moves to backbench in new UPM line-up

Bernie moves to backbench in new UPM line-up

| 16/11/2023 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Bernie Bush MP (WBN), the former culture minister, has sacrificed his Cabinet post in the new government line-up and will be moving to the back-benches. According to a press release about the new government that was both formed and sworn in behind closed doors on Wednesday, Bush volunteered to give up his ministry to […]

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Panton bows out, saying the ‘people need help’

Panton bows out, saying the ‘people need help’

| 15/11/2023 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has issued a statement explaining his decision to pass on the mantle of leadership following what he said was a gruelling day of parliamentary debates, followed by a meeting with the other PACT members last night. The former premier said nothing Wednesday night about taking on the speaker’s role, which the […]

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