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Premier’s Office promises update on ReGen, as financing deadline passes

An update on the ReGen waste-to-energy project is expected by the end of the week, the Premier's Office has said, as government responded to Opposition calls for transparency on plans for the George Town landfill.

Opposition calls for withdrawal of ‘discriminatory’ vaccine law changes

Opposition lawmakers Monday morning called for government to withdraw proposed vaccination law changes just hours before Cayman's parliamentarians were set to debate a pair of bills that would require vaccinations for many of Cayman's residents and visitors.

PACT government refutes rumours of discord within the ranks

Both Premier Wayne Panton and Deputy Premier Chris Saunders have dismissed rumours of dissension within government's ranks, saying the PACT administration will not be distracted by "nonsense".

Restrictions on the way for Sister Islands

Security measures are being planned for the Sister Islands to protect the vulnerable residents there, Premier Wayne Panton said on Tuesday, as cases of COVID-19 community transmission on Grand Cayman neared double digits.

Panton: No lockdown planned

Premier Wayne Panton, following confirmation of a George Town Primary School student testing positive for COVID-19, said in a live address to Cayman on Tuesday morning that his government has no plans at this time to implement a new lockdown, 

Premier addresses Speaker’s border-reopening disapproval

Premier Wayne Panton said Speaker of the Parliament McKeeva Bush’s public disapproval of the PACT government’s plan to reopen Cayman’s borders is a personal view.

Premier: Climate report ‘sobering and frightening’

Premier Wayne Panton said Cayman stands ready “to help avoid or mitigate climate change crises” as he expressed concern over the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Music icon Wellesley Howell to be memorialised on national stamp

The late saxophonist and shoemaker Wellesley Howell will be featured on a national stamp in honour of his contributions to the Cayman Islands, Premier...

PACT releases its 100-day report

The PACT government has released its report on its first 100 days in office, highlighting among its achievements the phased border-reopening plan and the adoption of a code of conduct for ministers.

Gov’t enacts new Ministerial Code of Conduct

Premier Wayne Panton, on the eve of the first 100 days of the PACT administration, has announced the enactment of the updated Cayman Islands' Ministerial Code of Conduct.

Government begins releasing Cabinet decisions

The PACT government has given an undertaking to release a summary of the decisions it makes in Cabinet on an ongoing basis.

Panton: COVID now a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’

COVID-19 is fast becoming a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, Premier Wayne Panton said Wednesday, as he urged everyone that had yet to be immunised to get the jab.

Panton: ‘PACT is intact’

Premier Wayne Panton fired back in response to claims of division within his administration levelled by Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart during Thursday's debate in Parliament on government's Strategic Policy Statement.

Free healthcare for kids and elderly among government goals

Following the release of the Strategic Policy Statement this week, here is a look at what the PACT government hopes to achieve in 10 key areas.

Premier alludes to decriminalisation of marijuana

Premier Wayne Panton has pointed to decriminalization of marijuana as a means to get more young Caymanians into jobs as he outlined plans for increasing employment and improve educational opportunities.

Panton maintains vaccination push; puts education, environment top of agenda

From ensuring local school children are feed to plans to reform work permit fees Premier Wayne Panton outlined his administration's roadmap to recovery for the Cayman Islands Wednesday in his Strategic Policy Statement.

Panton to deliver inaugural SPS under PACT

Premier Wayne Panton is set to deliver, on Wednesday in Parliament, his government's maiden Strategic Policy Statement which is expected to outline PACT's fiscal and policy agenda.

Cayman marks one year without COVID community transmission

As the Cayman Islands marked one year without local transmission of the COVID-19 virus on Sunday local health officials have continued their call for vaccination to keep the community safe.

Premier makes urgent appeal to ‘stop the bloodshed’

Premier Wayne Panton has made what he called a 'urgent appeal' to those committing gun violence in the community to stop the bloodshed. 

Police to increase armed patrols, offer of $50,000 reward in response to multiple shootings

Cayman's National Security Council has authorised several initiatives in response to this morning's shooting in George Town including an increase in armed patrols in high incident areas and at liquor-licensed premises.

Premier calls emergency briefing following George Town shooting

Premier Wayne Panton has said he has requested an emergency briefing with all Members of Parliament and the Commissioner of Police following Friday morning's shooting which left one dead and five others in hospital.
aitian president assassinated by gunmen at home, state of emergency declared

Panton: Assassination of Haiti’s president ‘extremely shocking’

Premier Wayne Panton has described the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise Wednesday as "extremely shocking" expressing dismay over the violent attack.

Premier: ‘We just all need to get vaccinated’

Premier Wayne Panton has reiterated his call for residents to get vaccinated so government can look towards "safely" reopening Cayman's borders.

McTaggart: ‘Dangerous’ to reduce quarantine before reaching herd immunity

Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said government's planned reduction in the mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated travellers is 'downright dangerous' when Cayman is yet to reach the herd immunity threshold.

Panton calls press briefing for 2pm

Premier Wayne Panton will be holding a media conference this afternoon at 2pm where “important” announcements will be made, the Office of the Premier has said.

Opposition calls for PACT border-reopening plan, knocks ‘silence’

Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has taken aim at the Premier Wayne Panton-led PACT government over its delay in announcing a formal reopening plan, saying a target date is needed now.

Hundreds turn out for Queen’s birthday celebrations

Score of onlookers, from babes in arms to ladies dressed in full finery, converged on West Bay Road Monday afternoon to witness the annual official celebrations to mark the Queen's Birthday.

High-tech eye in the sky: Cayman chopper among most advanced in the region

When Cayman’s second helicopter returns next month, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit will boast of being the most advanced in the region with the latest modifications to its helicopter fleet which will be especially useful as the hurricane season stretches on.

Cayman hits 70% vaccination rate

As of today, 3 June, 45,195 people in Cayman (70% of an estimated population of 65,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the daily update from the Ministry of Health.

Panton: Census will help pinpoint vaccination rate

Premier Wayne Panton, speaking at the Grand Cayman launch of the 2021 census, said the upcoming population count will be instrumental in determining an accurate rate of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Premier: Cruise berthing referendum is dead

Premier Wayne Panton has said the PACT government will not be holding any referendum on a cruise berthing port as the issue, in his view, is now "dead."

Premier: Codes of conduct being actioned

Premier Wayne Panton has said the introduction of codes of conduct for parliamentarians and the Cabinet remain a priority for the PACT government.

Premier: No plans for a cruise berthing project

Premier Wayne Panton said his PACT administration has no plans for a cruise berthing project nor has government held any discussions with Royal Caribbean on the matter.

Panton appeals to public to use up remaining 14,000 vaccine doses

Cayman's new PACT government on Wednesday held its first press briefing since being elected to office last month to gave an update on Cayman's COVID-19 situation.

The first 100 days: How PACT could look to make a quick impact

As the Cayman Islands looks ahead to a new era under the leadership of Premier Wayne Panton, a blueprint for the possible direction of the country is beginning to emerge.

Lawmakers recount gruelling campaign, urge ‘country first’

Cayman's new government, led by Premier Wayne Panton, has called for a 'country first' approach as the island's 19 elected MPs leave what has been a gruelling political contest behind.

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