September 28, 2022

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 […]

Message on passing of Vestryman Mr. AJ Miller

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By Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP In what has been a week of profound sadness for the people of the Cayman Islands, we once again bid farewell to another political trailblazer, Mr. Arley James “A.J.” Miller, Cert. Hon., who passed away peacefully on Sunday, 8th May, at his home in Bodden Town. Mr. A.J. Miller […]

Cayman Islands Flags Flown at Half-Mast in Commemoration of the Life of National Hero, Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, MBE, JP

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In commemoration of the life of National Hero, Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, MBE, JP (affectionately called “Ms Sybil”), all Cayman Islands flags were flying half-mast throughout Tuesday 10 May 2022, and will continue to Thursday 12 May 2022. Hon. Sybil Ione McLaughlin, MBE, JP passed away peacefully this morning, Tuesday 10 May 2022, at her […]

Statement on the passing of Benson Ebanks, OBE

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By Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 t is with sadness that the Government of the Cayman Islands recognises the passing of Mr. Benson O. Ebanks, OBE a distinguished former member of the Legislative Assembly.  While many will remember Mr. Ebanks for his many years of dedicated public service as […]

Privy Council Judgement decision right for same sex couples to marry

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By Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, MP, JP Wednesday,  16 March, 2022 The Privy Council on Monday released its judgement in relation to the appeal by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bush against the decision of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands on the question of whether the Bill of Rights of the Cayman […]

Cayman: Statement by the Premier on the Knighthood of Hon Alden McLaughlin

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Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, QC, JP, MP to be KnightedBy Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP, December, 2021 The Government of the Cayman Islands is delighted to note the decision of Her Majesty the Queen to confer on Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, QC, JP, MP the honour of a Knighthood in the New Years Honours […]