Candidates

Cannabis cultivation offers real solution, says Warren

Cannabis cultivation offers real solution, says Warren

(CNS Election): Fighting for a seat as an independent in George Town West, Dennie Warren Jr said cannabis cultivation offers a genuine solution to a number of challenges facing Cayman, as he urged people to vote for him tomorrow. Warren, who spearheaded the campaign that led to t [...]

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Political Parties

Premier says no serious challengers to PPM

Premier says no serious challengers to PPM

(CNS Election): The premier asked voters to consider, when they go to the polls Wednesday, if anyone else on the ballot paper had the track record of the Progressives team, claiming there had been no real serious challenge to his party during the campaign. In an address to the country on the eve of [...]

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Polls

PPM comes top in CNS reader poll

PPM comes top in CNS reader poll

(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. While this is not a scientific poll, the reader survey has attracted the largest participation of any online straw poll [...]

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Viewpoints

Spoil it – but don’t miss it

Spoil it – but don’t miss it

Polly Trixster writes: The right to vote is an important one and even when the choice seems utterly appalling, electors have the power to say so. A final alternative when voters perceive their choices to be completely unelectable is the “none of the above” option. Deliberately spoiling a ballot [...]

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Other Recent Posts

Panton loses out to Suckoo in Newlands

Panton loses out to Suckoo in Newlands

| 24/05/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Wayne Panton (PPM) became the third Cabinet minister to lose his seat Wednesday night when Alva Suckoo (IND) beat him by just 15 votes. In one of the tightest races of the night, the former PPM candidate who crossed the floor with Tony Eden over their objection to gay rights secured the seat [...]

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Alden takes RB as Marco beaten in GTC

Alden takes RB as Marco beaten in GTC

| 24/05/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS) The PPM suffered their biggest blow of the evening when the former finance minister, Marco Archer, was beaten in George Town Central by Kenneth Bryan (IND) with just 35 votes between them. Alden McLaughlin, whose position as premier was looking shakier as the evening wore on, secured his seat [...]

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Independents secure Bodden Town East & West

Independents secure Bodden Town East & West

| 24/05/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS Election): Independent candidates Dwayne ‘John-John’ Seymour and Chris Saunders have both secured seats in Bodden Town East and West. Osbourne Bodden was beaten into third place with just 25% of the vote after Seymour secured almost 38% of the vote in a tight race in Bodden Town Eas [...]

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Radio host becomes first new face in LA

Radio host becomes first new face in LA

| 24/05/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS Election): Radio talk show host, Austin Harris, who ran as an independent candidate in Prospect, has won the seat and becomes the first new face in the LA. Harris secured 54.2% of the vote to beat Lucille Seymour, who took just 38.3%, leaving Matthew Leslie (IND) with just over 6% of the vote. [...]

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No surprises as smaller seats declared

No surprises as smaller seats declared

| 24/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Elections): Independent candidates Arden McLean in East End and Ezzard Miller in North Side, as well as Moses Kirkconnell and Juliana O’Connor-Connolly for the Progressives in Cayman Brac have all been returned to the Legislative Assembly after their seats were the first to be declared. K [...]

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Count begins in all constituencies

Count begins in all constituencies

| 24/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Election): Counting in all 19 constituencies began at 7pm with the postal and mobile boxes. The first results to come in were from Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman (CBWLC), where ten postal ballots had been issued. The election supervisor confirmed that six of those votes were returned and in [...]

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Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

| 24/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Election): More than 15,860 voters took part in the Cayman Islands first ever election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, representing a national turnout of just under 75%. While this was slightly less than previous elections, the numbers diffe [...]

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All mobile and postal ballot boxes safe and secure

All mobile and postal ballot boxes safe and secure

| 24/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Election): The supervisor of elections confirmed that there were no problems with the security of any of the ballot boxes that contain postal and mobile votes. Speaking to the media, Wesley Howell said a candidate had asked where the boxes containing those votes were being held and had been tol [...]

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30% still to vote in last hour

30% still to vote in last hour

| 24/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Elections): With just one hour to go before the polls closed Wednesday, 15,168 people had voted but 30% of the electorate had still not made it to a polling station. A largely uneventful and peaceful polling day, marred more by fake social media stories of election fractions rather than any gen [...]

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Reporter aims to rectify blunder

Reporter aims to rectify blunder

| 24/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Election): The Cayman Reporter said it was aware of the mistakes it made in its election supplement by listing eleven out of 19 polling locations incorrectly. The paper’s officials said it was “human error” but they were unable to print the correct polling stations in the Tue [...]

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Police refute allegations of candidate’s arrest

Police refute allegations of candidate’s arrest

| 24/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS Elections): Allegations that PPM candidate Joey Hew, who is standing in George Town North, was arrested for irregularities around the polling station were categorically refuted by the police and Hew also said he had not been arrested. Persistent allegations on social media all morning, apparent [...]

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50% of votes already in

50% of votes already in

| 24/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(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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