Tag: Wayne Panton

Planning not the first port of call for new minister

Planning not the first port of call for new minister

| 10/05/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The new planning minister, Jay Ebanks, began touring the various departments under his area of responsibility last week, according to a release from GIS, but the new Cabinet member and representative for North Side did not include the planning department in his first round of visits. The minister now responsible for addressing runaway development, […]

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Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

| 10/05/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The vaccination drive organised by the PACT Government on Saturday appears to have been a great success as hundreds of people turned out to get their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, boosting the stalled national programme and increasing the number of those having had at least one dose to around 38,500, approximately 60% […]

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CPR call for transparency over cruise port

CPR call for transparency over cruise port

| 07/05/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has stated that the PACT Government has no plans to develop a cruise berthing facility in George Town. He also said that government has not had talks with Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean and does not plan to, despite his recent claims that the cruise port project, which would […]

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Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

| 05/05/2021 | 240 Comments

(CNS): Government will be introducing a prize draw for people who get vaccinated to boost the numbers and use up the remaining 7,000 courses before the end of their shelf life at the end of June. The PACT held a press briefing Wednesday that focused on the new government’s first priority, which is getting Cayman […]

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Ahearn returns as premier’s chief officer

Ahearn returns as premier’s chief officer

| 03/05/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Jennifer Ahearn, a long-time senior civil servant, has returned to her old job as a chief officer, this time with Premier Wayne Panton’s Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency. While government has yet to reveal the full slate of chief officers heading up the new ministries, Ahearn accompanied Panton on Thursday during his first […]

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Panton takes on environment and climate crisis

Panton takes on environment and climate crisis

| 26/04/2021 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Environmentalists in Cayman breathed a sigh of relief Monday evening when Premier Wayne Panton confirmed the areas of responsibility that each of his Cabinet members would be taking on and he revealed that his own ministry will include not just the environment but a revised portfolio of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency. Despite the challenges […]

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External pressure helped forge Cabinet

External pressure helped forge Cabinet

| 26/04/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): During the first working meeting of the new Parliament, Premier Wayne Panton described his Cabinet as being forged in steel after what they had been through over the previous week and the pressure they were put under by external forces. But they did not break, he said. Deputy Premier Chris Saunders, in his contribution […]

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Last week ‘left a stain’ on Cayman, says Hew

Last week ‘left a stain’ on Cayman, says Hew

| 23/04/2021 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The member for George Town North appeared reluctant to put the election behind him when he stood to make his debut address as a member of the opposition on Friday. Joey Hew said he had been “characterized as the villain” in the recent campaign, as he pointed the finger at, but did not name, […]

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Panton outlines a new direction for country

Panton outlines a new direction for country

| 21/04/2021 | 274 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ new premier, Wayne Panton, set the tone for a new direction in government when he gave his debut address in his new job Wednesday, shortly after he and his new Cabinet were sworn into office. Panton spoke about a people-focused, transparent government in which the environment and creating a more sustainable […]

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Panton made premier without vote

Panton made premier without vote

| 21/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Progressive opposition members failed to nominate Roy McTaggart or any other member of the new House of Parliament in opposition to Wayne Panton on Wednesday. Following his nomination for the post by Heather Bodden, his running mate in the elections, and seconded by Kenneth Bryan, who became an early backer of Panton on […]

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Rankine follows Juliana, rejoins PACT

Rankine follows Juliana, rejoins PACT

| 21/04/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Isaac Rankine has returned to the independent PACT group after effectively causing more than five days of uncertainty about the next Cayman Islands government. Following the move by Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, whose decision to join Panton sealed PACT’s majority, Rankine also seems to have seen the writing on the wall, though his part in creating […]

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