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Statement by the Hon. Roy McTaggart, Leader of the Opposition On Mr Chris Saunders resigning from Cabinet as a member of PACT

Government 23 Mar, 2023 Follow News


A statement by the Premier announcing that Mr Chris Saunders will no longer serve in Cabinet and Mr Saunders’ simultaneously announcing his resignation from the Cabinet, and the PACT government, hardly comes as a surprise.

The cracks within the PACT Government have been apparent from the earliest days of their term, and nothing has happened over the last two years to overcome these internal differences.  The task of effective government is not made easier with three or four different factions in the same Cabinet.

The announcement of the new Minister and reshuffling of Ministerial roles may help with this. Perhaps this reshuffle will also help the Government regroup so that it can now focus on delivering solutions to the challenges the country is facing rather than its own internal divisions.

We realise that with the resignation of Mr Saunders from PACT, Premier Panton now has the slimmest of majorities in Parliament. We do hope that he will be able to hold his Government together despite this.

The Cayman Islands is known as a place with a stable Government, and this stability is essential to our reputation and our economy.

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