McTaggart, Roy

Name: Roy McTaggart

District: George Town East

Affiliation: Progressives

 

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Grand Cayman import duty break extended again

The government will extend its reduced 15 percent import duty on building materials imported to Grand Cayman through Dec. 31, 2019.

Government reports significant fiscal surplus

The Cayman Islands government has taken in more money than budgeted in the first nine months of 2018. The unaudited financial results for the public sector for the first three quarters show an overall surplus of $183.3 million, almost double the $92.6 million surplus budgeted for this point of the year.

Finance minister lauds Cayman’s credit rating

Minister of Finance Roy McTaggart said the latest government credit rating of the Cayman Islands reflected “confidence in our country’s economic, fiscal and institutional strengths,” when he presented the assessment by rating agency Moody’s in the Legislative Assembly last week.

Women left out of last year’s employment growth

Total employment in Cayman grew last year, but the number of women with jobs declined by some 800 people, leading to the female unemployment rate rising from 3.5 percent in 2016 to 5.5 percent in 2017.

Minister’s careless driving charge dismissed

A charge of careless driving against Finance Minister Roy McTaggart was dismissed in Traffic Court on Thursday after the Crown offered no evidence.

Minister McTaggart’s traffic trial adjourned

The trial of Finance Minister Roy Michael McTaggart on a charge of careless driving did not proceed as scheduled last Thursday. A new trial date of June 14 was set, with a file note that it might not proceed.

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