September 21, 2023

Cayman: CoC Parliamentary Luncheon Speech June 2023

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Statement by the Premier, Hon. Wayne Panton, JP, MP: State of the EconomyHouse of Parliament20 September 2023 Madam Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to offer remarks with respect to the Cayman Islands economy and its future prospects, including our continued economic success and its impact on the wellbeing of our nation’s most precious […]

Cayman: Speaker of Parliament honours 134th World Parliament Day, pays tribute to Capt. Eldon Kirkconnell

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GEORGE TOWN, 30th June 2023 Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Katherine Ebanks-Wilks, MP, signs the condolences book at the Lying-in-State for former MLA, Capt. Eldon Kirkconnell, OBE, JP. Photo credit: Keevon Douglas for the Department of Communications, Cayman Islands Government he Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Katherine Ebanks-Wilks, recognised the United Nations’ World Parliament Day and its […]

Cayman: Official Funeral for Captain Kirkconnell, OBE, JP/ Two-Day Mourning Period

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Two-Day Mourning Period for Captain Kirkconnell, OBE, JP 29 June 2023 – Captain Eldon E. Kirkconnell, OBE, JP passed peacefully on Thursday, 8 June, at the age of 96. He served in the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Council of the Cayman Islands from 1962 to 1972, and was made an Officer of the Order of […]

Cayman: Statement from Premier and Minister for Finance & Economic Development Hon. G. Wayne Panton, MP, JP on Interest rates

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Grand Cayman, 26 May 2022 – All of us in the Cayman Islands have been impacted by the rising cost of living in our Islands. Prices have increased across the board, with food, utilities, gas, accommodation, and other basic necessities of life becoming more and more expensive. I recognise, as I think most people do, […]

Cayman Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Address by Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP Thursday, 9 February 2023

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Good afternoon, It is wonderful to be here with you today; on this occasion when one bright, young Caymanian leader passes over the leadership reigns of the Chamber of Commerce to another bright, young Caymanian. Naturally, it is a day when the Chamber will look back and celebrate the gains of the past year and […]

Message from the Cayman Islands Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, MP, JP on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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I come to you today with a heavy heart having learned of the passing of Her Majesty, our Queen Elizabeth II, at Balmoral Castle on 8th September 2022.  When she became Queen at the tender age of 25 in 1952, Europe was rebuilding and the world was still on the mend from the wounds of […]

Cayman: Rotary Central donates to Jubilee Tree Planting Programme

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Funds will facilitate the purchase of native, endemic and fruit trees from local nurseries, farmers and growers  Grand Cayman – The Ministry of Sustainability & Climate Resiliency is pleased to accept a generous donation of CI$20,000 from Rotary Central of the Cayman Islands in support of its Plant a Tree for the Jubilee initiative. The […]

Statement on passing of former Governor Gore

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By Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP 8 July, 2022 It saddens me and the people of the Cayman Islands to learn of the passing of former Governor of the Cayman Islands Michael Edward John Gore, CVO, CBE, who served our country from 1992 to 1995. In his 1993, and first, Throne Speech he said, […]

Cayman: Statement to House of Parliament UK’s Decision on British Virgin Islands

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By Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP 9 June 2022 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, yesterday I was invited by the Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling, UK Minister of State with responsibility for the Overseas Territories, to join a call with other Overseas Territory Heads of Government for an update on the UK’s decision in […]

2022 Hurricane message from Cayman’s Premier

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By Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP Good day,  In two years’ time we will mark the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan and recall the struggles we went through as a people and a country during and in the wake of that storm’s devastation. Ivan lay bare Grand Cayman and just four years later, Hurricane […]