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West Bayers inject competition into district fight

West Bayers inject competition into district fight

| 23/03/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Two more independent candidates have revealed their intentions to compete in the May 2017 general election for what could be hotly contest races in at least three of the West Bay seats. Mervin Smith has announced his bid for West Bay North and Katherine Wilks has declared for West Bay Centra [...]

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Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

| 23/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs. But as the self-declared Christian conservative candidate concedes defeat, radio talk show host, Austin Harris, has thrown h [...]

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CDP party chair to run for GT North seat

CDP party chair to run for GT North seat

| 23/03/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS Election): Theresa “Tessa” Bodden has been confirmed as the Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) candidate for George Town North. With less than a week to go until Nomination Day, she was among a flurry of candidates that emerged Thursday to confirm their intentions to run. This is Bodden& [...]

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CDP pushes back public general meeting

CDP pushes back public general meeting

| 22/03/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Democratic Party has postponed its first national public meeting of the election campaign, which was originally intended to be the moment when party leader McKeeva Bush unveiled his slate of candidates, until after Nomination Day. Following on the heels of the ruling PPM’s cancel [...]

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Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

| 21/03/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS Elections): The 2013-2017 administration is the Progressives’ second term and the first with Alden McLaughlin as premier. The PPM leader during the party’s first administration, Kurt Tibbetts, stayed on in the government, taking up a portfolio that included planning. Moses Kirkconne [...]

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Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

| 20/03/2017 | 71 Comments
(CNS Elections): Local businessman and activist, Matthew Leslie, has declared his intentions to run as an independent candidate in the General Election in the new constituency of Prospect, on the borders of George Town. This is Leslie’s second attempt on the political stage; last time he end [...]

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Error sets back claims and objections hearings

Error sets back claims and objections hearings

| 17/03/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell has accepted full responsibility for what was described by his office as “an administrative oversight” that has caused the hearings of claims and objections against the revised list of electors to move to the first week of April. The hearings were sch [...]

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Warren jumps into GTW fight

Warren jumps into GTW fight

| 17/03/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Dennie Warren, a long-time political activist and more recently an outspoken advocate for medical cannabis, has made a decision to run for office. Warren, who was instrumental in persuading the government to take a leap of faith and legalise the use of cannabis oil as a medicine when prescri [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

| 16/03/2017 | 46 Comments
101 writes: It’s that time again, where existing and wannabe politicians gear up to tell us what they have done for us, or to tell us why their opponents have messed up and how they, if elected, will fix things. But what we think is far more important than what they are telling us. Starting [& [...]

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Former port boss contesting GTS seat

Former port boss contesting GTS seat

| 16/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Paul Hurlston, who was the director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands for many years until he was sacked without explanation in 2015, has declared himself as a candidate for his home constituency of George Town South in the upcoming 24 May General Election. Another independent candi [...]

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