Tag: Wayne Panton

Panton warns of tourism conflict

Panton warns of tourism conflict

| 16/01/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Former environment minister Wayne Panton has expressed concerns that the proposed cruise berthing development in George Town and the number of passengers needed to support it could cause serious conflict within Cayman’s tourism product. Panton is well respected for his knowledge of conservation issues and, as a Cabinet minister in the last administration, steered […]

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Panton expecting busy time at helm of CIMA

Panton expecting busy time at helm of CIMA

| 26/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Wayne Panton, the former financial services minister who was recently appointed as chair of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Board, is expecting a busy time ahead, given the numerous international and local issues impacting the country’s financial services sector. The appointment of the retired off-shore lawyer was revealed in a recent government gazette, and […]

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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 government has made it clear that it […]

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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 election by just a handful of votes, […]

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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 Dwayne Seymour to discuss a range of matters, in particular the public […]

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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 section that requires Cabinet to consult the National Conservation […]

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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 a result of agreements that underpin the […]

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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 Barkers and the central mangroves, and Booby Pond […]

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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 being bought and contracts agreed to install the […]

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The battle of the incumbents

The battle of the incumbents

| 18/05/2017 | 0 Comments

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, there is just one race between incumbents. Newlands is […]

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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 International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The environment ministry […]

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