Tag: Wayne Panton

NCC chair silent over departure

NCC chair silent over departure

| 11/12/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when govern [...]

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Ex-minister raises alarm on environment

Ex-minister raises alarm on environment

| 20/11/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Wayne Panton said he was “disappointed” that Cayman now has an environment minister who appears to be “against the environment rather than for it”, as he raised the alarm about watering down the National Conservation Law. The former Cabinet member, who lost his seat in the May electio [...]

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Premier and minister blank Conservation Council

Premier and minister blank Conservation Council

| 20/10/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council has revealed that both Premier Alden McLaughlin and the minister with responsibility for the environment have ignored invitations from the NCC to meet with them. Christine Rose-Smyth said that despite extending invitations to McLaughlin and Dwayn [...]

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Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

Conservation Law ‘ridiculous’ says premier

| 25/08/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has given a clear indication of just how much his new government will be backtracking on environmental protection when he referred to one section of the National Conservation Law as “ridiculous”. He made it clear Thursday that he would be repealing the sec [...]

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Conservation law under threat

Conservation law under threat

| 06/06/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said the National Conservation Law is one of a number of “controversial” pieces of legislation that will face reform in the new administration. Speaking at a press briefing to announce the new Cabinet Tuesday, Alden McLaughlin indicated that law would likely be amended as [...]

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Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

| 30/05/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The outgoing environment minister has left Cayman with an historic parting gift following his four years in office. Just before the country went to the polls last week, Wayne Panton managed to get his Cabinet colleagues to sanction five important natural habitats on Grand Cayman, including Ba [...]

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Cash from reef destruction funds new moorings

Cash from reef destruction funds new moorings

| 23/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Cash received by the government from the settlement it agreed with billionaire Paul Allen after the anchor chain of his yacht crushed a section of coral off Seven Mile Beach last year is now being used to install permanent moorings. Environment Minister Wayne Panton said materials are now be [...]

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The battle of the incumbents

The battle of the incumbents

| 18/05/2017
Theresa Green writes: Political geeks out there will have already spotted the rather unusual situation that has emerged in one of the 19 electoral districts in Cayman’s first election under the system of one person, one vote in single-member constituencies, but for those who haven’t noticed, the [...]

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CITES top grade protects important Cayman trade

CITES top grade protects important Cayman trade

| 16/05/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): International trade that involves the legitimate use of certain animal and plant species can continue without the fear of suspension, now that Cayman’s legislation protecting the environment has been rated fully compliant with all international standards regarding the Convention on Internat [...]

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Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

| 27/04/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The minister with responsibility for the environment has said that initial results from work currently underway by local environmental researchers to assess how much the natural environment is worth to the local economy suggests it is reaching almost $200 million a year – and thats just [...]

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Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

| 20/03/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton finally managed to steer the Legal Practitioners Bill through the Legislative Assembly with support from both sides of the House Friday. Following the closed-door meeting of MLAs on Thursday, all of the members supported the legislation on its second r [...]

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