Tag: Wayne Panton

McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

| 30/09/2022 | 119 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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7MB erosion worsens after Ian batters structures

7MB erosion worsens after Ian batters structures

| 29/09/2022 | 144 Comments

(CNS): The passage of Hurricane Ian this week has revealed the seriousness of the erosion problems on Seven Mile Beach and how seawalls and hard structures, far from solving the problem, are making matters worse. In some places where there are no hard structures on the dynamic beach, the ocean delivered new deposits of sand. […]

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Opposition motion complicates speaker’s removal

Opposition motion complicates speaker’s removal

| 28/09/2022 | 134 Comments

(CNS): With Hurricane Ian distracting the government and the country from the current political controversies, the deadline issued by Premier Wayne Panton to Speaker McKeeva Bush came and went Friday without any sign of the speaker’s formal resignation. As of Wednesday evening, Bush still hadn’t stepped down. But with an opposition no-confidence vote in the […]

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Bush claims harassment allegations are false

Bush claims harassment allegations are false

| 22/09/2022 | 157 Comments

(CNS): Posting on a social media forum Thursday morning, Speaker McKeeva Bush said the sexual harassment allegations against him are false and made comments likely to stir up further uncertainty over the future of the PACT Government. The West Bay veteran MP still hadn’t officially resigned from his post at the time, and despite reportedly […]

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Official mourning ends as the Queen is laid to rest

Official mourning ends as the Queen is laid to rest

| 20/09/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The people of the Cayman Islands joined others around the world to watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at home and at special community screenings across all of the districts. Official Condolence books were available for the public to sign and the community also joined in a Radio Cayman live […]

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Panton asks Bush to vacate speaker’s chair

Panton asks Bush to vacate speaker’s chair

| 17/09/2022 | 360 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton wrote to McKeeva Bush (WBW) on Thursday, before flying to the UK for the Queen’s State Funeral, asking him to resign from his position as speaker following allegations that last Tuesday he sexually harassed at least two women at an official cocktail party while intoxicated. Panton said Bush had indicated his […]

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Premier urges MPs to follow Queen Elizabeth’s example

Premier urges MPs to follow Queen Elizabeth’s example

| 13/09/2022 | 63 Comments

(CNS): At a special meeting of Parliament on Monday commemorating Queen Elizabeth and pledging allegiance to King Charles, Premier Wayne Panton said that the Queen had been an impeccable example of a leader. Panton said she led by example and urged his colleagues to do the same,e as he spoke about the things they could […]

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People’s vote coming on gambling and ganja

People’s vote coming on gambling and ganja

| 07/09/2022 | 186 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government is planning to roll out a referendum next year on a national lottery and the decriminalisation of ganja. Premier Wayne Panton has said that after Parliament meets later this month, he will be revealing more details about further questions that will be put to the people. Appearing on Radio Cayman last […]

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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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Ruling hasn’t changed developer-tipped scale

Ruling hasn’t changed developer-tipped scale

| 06/09/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The court ruling in the judicial review of the dispute between the National Conservation Council and the Central Planning Authority has not altered the balance between development and conservation in favour of the environment. Despite inaccurate claims being made by some developers, the judgment has only confirmed the NCC’s existing powers to make orders […]

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Gov’t coffers overflow with budget surplus

Gov’t coffers overflow with budget surplus

| 06/09/2022 | 82 Comments

(CNS): At the end of the first seven months of 2022, the Entire Public Sector (EPS) had a surplus of $129.6 million, some $25.2 million more than the projected year-to-date operating surplus of $104.4 million, the finance ministry confirmed Monday. As of 31 July, the government was still collecting much more revenue than it had […]

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