On Tuesday, Premier Wayne Panton announced that East End MP, Isaac Rankine, was the new Minister of Border Control and Labour. The appointment follows the departure of MP Dwayne Seymour, who dramatically announced his resignation last week, citing his displeasure with how government was run as the cause of him leaving office.
The Premier stated that Acting Governor Franz Manderson had appointed Rankine as Minister for Border Control and Labour following Seymour’s departure last week.
“The rest of the Cabinet and Caucus remain determined to work together for the greater good of our people and the country,” the Premier said.
Minister Rankine said he was honoured and grateful to take on the responsibility of Minister of Border Control and Labour at this time.
“I thank the Premier and my colleagues for this expression of their confidence in me. Indeed, I look forward to taking on this challenge and serving the people of the Cayman Islands to the best of my ability,” he said.
Premier Panton furthered: “With the appointment of MP Rankine, we press forward as we always have. Because the people of this nation need relief and solutions. Let me remind you that this is a government that truly cares for Caymanians. We will continue to offer solutions to the families and people of this country. That will not change.”