May 15, 2022

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 […]

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 […]

US: Former police officer urges California to repeal harmful loitering law

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From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United March 20, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Law & PolicyRepeal California’s loitering law to ensure public safety, says former police officerFormer police officer, Cheryl Dorsey, makes the case for California’s Governor Newsom to pass the Safer Streets For All Act – a bill that would repeal a […]

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 […]

Big win for activism against Uyghur forced labor!

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From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United December 19, 2021 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Law & policy U.S. lawmakers pass Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention ActThe U.S. is on track to becoming the first country to introduce an import ban on products made in Xinjiang, China. The Congress passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Labor […]

Cayman: Minister for Health and Wellness Hon. Sabrina Turner, MP, World AIDS Day Message 2021

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Today, 1 December, is globally recognized as World AIDS Day and as a global community, we pause to acknowledge those who are living in our community with HIV & AIDS, those who are newly infected and coping with their new reality and honour those who have lost their lives to this disease. According to the […]

Cayman: World Oceans Day 2021 – Message from the Hon Premier & Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency

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World Oceans Day 2021 Message from Premier & Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Hon Wayne Panton, JP, MP   Today, on World Oceans Day, the words of our National Song Beloved Isle Cayman come to mind: “O sea of palest em’rald,Merging to darkest blue,When ‘ere my thoughts fly Godward,I always think of you…” As […]

Cayman: Message from the Minister of Health & Wellness Honourable Sabrina Turner, MP, World No Tobacco Day 31st May 2021

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Today, the Cayman Islands joins the global community in observing World No Tobacco day. World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31st May as a mandate of the World Health Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). World No Tobacco Day informs the public about the dangers of tobacco use, […]

Cayman: Statement on the death of Prince Philip by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MP

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It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the death this morning of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Her Majesty The Queen. Both I and the Government of the Cayman Islands send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen; Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince […]