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Tag: Wayne Panton

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 Uni [...]

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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 legislati [...]

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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 sa [...]

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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 fr [...]

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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 may [...]

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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 the [...]

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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 substanti [...]

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Minister to make case for lawyers’ law tonight

Minister to make case for lawyers’ law tonight

| 12/10/2016
(CNS Business): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton is hosting a public meeting Thursday night to argue that a bill to regulate the legal profession that he is hoping to steer through the Legislative Assembly protects Caymanian lawyers and addresses international compliance standards. Despite b [...]

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Charities bill passes into law

Charities bill passes into law

| 07/10/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The financial services minister led the charge in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday as members began working their way through the government’s marathon agenda for this parliamentary meeting. Wayne Panton presented ten bills, most of which related to the offshore sector, including the n [...]

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NCL will need public support

NCL will need public support

| 15/08/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The full implementation of the National Conservation Law is “not a panacea” to address all of the challenges surrounding conservation and environmental protection in Cayman and it will still need the support of, and pressure from, the public to ensure it is used properly. The Department o [...]

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Law paves way for environment priorities

Law paves way for environment priorities

| 15/08/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The last two crucial parts of the National Conservation Law came into effect on Monday when the environment minister announced its implementation, which will finally see environmental considerations given lawful weight in government decision-making. With the commencement of Parts 5 and 7, cri [...]

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