June 27, 2022

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 […]

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 […]

Cayman: Cruise Ship Regulations Released

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Grand Cayman, 18 March 2022 – Updates to current regulations and restrictions were released today to deal with the arrival of cruise tourists starting Monday, 21 March 2022. At a COVID-19 community update press conference at the Government Information Services Studio today, Premier Hon. Wayne Pantonoutlined health protocols required for approved cruise ship calls and for disembarking […]

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: Phase 5 Regulations Ease on Friday

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Grand Cayman, 17 February 2022 – Further COVID-19 restrictions will be eased tomorrow (Friday, 18 February 2022) as Phase 5 of the Cayman Islands reopening plan continues, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton announced today. These include the lifting of post-arrival test requirements for vaccinated travellers.    Meanwhile, the quarantine period for partially vaccinated, the non-securely verifiable vaccinated, and […]

Christmas Message 2021 – Hon. G. Wayne Panton, Cayman Islands Premier & MP for Newlands

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Seasonal greetings from the Premier of the Cayman islands

Message of Condolence from Cayman Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton

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Sunday, 14 November 2021 From Office of the Premier It is with great sadness that I must share with you today that the Cayman Islands has experienced its first COVID related death in 2021 and third death in total since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Last night, Saturday, 13 November, a 73year old […]

Wed May 5 COVID-19 press conference

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At the COVID-19 press conference today, Wednesday 5 May 2021, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton and members of Cabinet urged Cayman Islands residents who have not yet been vaccinated to get their first vaccination before 9 June, as existing vaccine stocks expire on 30 June. Premier Panton announced the new PACT government would take a conservative […]