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50% of votes already in

50% of votes already in

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): More than half of the 21,212 people eligible to vote had already been to the polling stations by noon Wednesday, in what officials are hoping will be a great turnout for this historic Election Day. All nineteen constituencies had seen considerable traffic by lunchtime, and apart from [...]

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And they’re off!

And they’re off!

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): The polls have now opened in Cayman’s historic General Election, when for the first time the more than 20,000 people on the electoral register will have just one vote to cast for one candidate in each of the 19 different constituencies in a first past the post race. Election [...]

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Elections Office alarmed by paper’s mess-up on polling stations

Elections Office alarmed by paper’s mess-up on polling stations

| 23/05/2017
(CNS Election): Local newspaper, The Cayman Reporter, made a number of errors in listing the polling stations in its printed supplement and the Elections Office is concerned that, as a result, people will go to the wrong place tomorrow to cast their vote. The locations of eleven polling stations are [...]

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PPM comes top in CNS reader poll

PPM comes top in CNS reader poll

| 22/05/2017
(CNS Election): With 1,966 responses so far, CNS readers believe the Progressives will be forming the next government, with over 52% saying they will be voting for a PPM candidate. Whule this is not a scientific poll, the reader survey has attracted the largest participation of any online straw poll [...]

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Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

| 22/05/2017
101 writes: This year’s general election has many veterans but also a lot of newcomers encouraged by the new OMOV system. But based on the match-ups in the current constituencies, unfortunately too many of these political competitions are just about decided but for the formal vote on Wednesday. If [...]

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Leaders are no-shows at TV debate

Leaders are no-shows at TV debate

| 19/05/2017
(CNS Election): What was expected to be a national TV debate between Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush and Premier Alden McLaughlin failed to materialise Thursday after Bush pulled out, and as a result the premier following suit. Although the Cayman Democratic Party advertised the appearance of their l [...]

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Who will win on Wednesday?

Who will win on Wednesday?

| 19/05/2017
(CNS Election): On 24 May, voters in the Cayman Islands will go to the polls to elect nineteen MLAs for the next four years. To have a majority in the House and therefore form the next government, a group or party will need to win ten of those 19 seats. The Progressives (PPM), the party […] [...]

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The battle of the incumbents

The battle of the incumbents

| 18/05/2017
Theresa Green writes: Political geeks out there will have already spotted the rather unusual situation that has emerged in one of the 19 electoral districts in Cayman’s first election under the system of one person, one vote in single-member constituencies, but for those who haven’t noticed, the [...]

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E-gov makes a small advance with police clearance

E-gov makes a small advance with police clearance

| 17/05/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The government has launched a new online application process for police clearance certificates which joins a slowly emerging suite of public services being provided online. Although officials have been talking about expanding e-government for almost a decade, it is still moving very slowly [...]

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PPM considering decriminalising ganja

PPM considering decriminalising ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS Election): The Progressives are planning to take a closer look at decriminalising the recreational use of ganja, a leading Cabinet minister has said. Following the PPM government’s move to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis oil, Marco Archer has revealed plans to weigh-up the possibility [...]

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Prison forced to give officer workplace report

Prison forced to give officer workplace report

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): In what was described as an unusual case by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the prison service has been ordered to release a redacted version of an internal report to a prison officer working at the women’s jail as it concerned a complaint against her made by an inmate. Commiss [...]

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