Tag: Wayne Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector a [...]

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MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 116 Comments

(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, [...]

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Clerks back proposed lawyers law

Clerks back proposed lawyers law

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Business): A group of article clerks, law school graduates and students have offered their support in writing to the Legal Practitioners Bill. The letter sent to all 18 members of the Legislative Assembly from the trainee lawyers said they were the ones who stand to be “most affected” by [...]

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Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

| 08/02/2017

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands financial services minister has been doing the rounds in Brussels and London over the last week to persuade European officials that Cayman should not be on any grey or blacklists and to talk about the continued pressure from the UK for Cayman and the other terr [...]

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Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

| 06/02/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin will be attending discussions on Brexit with the leaders of other British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and UK officials Tuesday. Baroness Anelay, the minister responsible for the BOTs, will chair the talks about what the UK’s exit from the European [...]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 07/12/2016

(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legisl [...]

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Cargo ship owners admit crushing reef

Cargo ship owners admit crushing reef

| 05/12/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The owners of the 100-metre cargo vessel, Saga, that ran aground in George Town Harbour off Eden Rock last month have admitted crushing the reef and have engaged marine experts to assess the damage and remove the rubble and coral that cannot be reattached. Environment Minister Wayne Panton [...]

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Lawyers accuse CIG of secrecy over LPB

Lawyers accuse CIG of secrecy over LPB

| 15/11/2016

(CNS Business): Efforts by Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton to steer through legislation to govern the Cayman Islands legal profession ahead of the next Financial Action Task Force review and after 15 years of failed attempts by previous governments have been undermined by more complaints [...]

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DoE app to help with research and enforcement

DoE app to help with research and enforcement

| 07/11/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS) The Department of Environment has launched a new ‘app’ that combines information from its marine enforcement officers with that from the public. SIREN Cayman enables both the public and officials to input information relating to sightings of important species and to report what [...]

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Dart gets go-ahead to dig up 7MB

Dart gets go-ahead to dig up 7MB

| 04/11/2016 | 164 Comments

(CNS): One of Dart’s web of property companies has been given the go-ahead for the first step in the developer’s goal to remove the natural formation of beach-rock in an area of Seven Mile Beach just north of its new Kimpton resort. Department of Environment officials learned yesterday that [...]

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Premier & Co head to London for post-Brexit JMC

Premier & Co head to London for post-Brexit JMC

| 28/10/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The future of Great Britain and its dependent territories in a post-Brexit landscape will be high on the agenda next week when the UK meets with the leaders of its remaining colonies in London. Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is travelling to the British capital today with a subst [...]

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