Archive for April, 2017

Voters begin picking up ID cards

Voters begin picking up ID cards

| 28/04/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS Elections): The Elections Office was distributing voter ID cards at AL Thompson’s retail store Friday afternoon, as well as its own location at Smith Road. Voters can get their new registration cards until Friday, 19 May, and staff will be attending numerous locations over the next three we [...]

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PPM releases report on last four years

PPM releases report on last four years

| 28/04/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS Elections): The PPM government has released a new report outlining what it says it has achieved in this administration since coming to office in 2013. Along with the expected boasts about the big-ticket items, such stabilizing public finances, improving economic confidence and rebuilding rela [...]

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Savannah candidate calls on veteran MLA to debate

Savannah candidate calls on veteran MLA to debate

| 28/04/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS Elections): Frustrated by the lack of engagement on the campaign trail by the Bodden Town incumbent, Kent McTaggart has thrown down the gauntlet and invited Anthony Eden to engage in a head-to-head debate with him in any public forum of his choice. McTaggart, who is also running as an independe [...]

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LGBT rights dismissed by candidates

LGBT rights dismissed by candidates

| 28/04/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS Elections): The issue of equal rights for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, especially on same-sex marriage or civil partnership, has been dismissed in this election campaign by most candidates when the issue has been raised in debate forums and during interviews. [...]

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Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

| 27/04/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS Elections): Tara Rivers, who has sat in Cabinet in the PPM government as the employment minister but who is still running as an independent candidate for West Bay South, took aim at her CDP challenger on Monday over the party’s pension policy. In the face of some controversy over an amendmen [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

| 27/04/2017 | 37 Comments
101 writes: Now that Nomination Day is far behind us, it’s time for the promised Part 2 of grading the other representatives. Spoiler alert: there are no A*s in here. [...]

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Premier begins own campaign

Premier begins own campaign

| 26/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS Elections): The premier and leader of the Progressives, Alden McLaughlin, will be launching his own constituency campaign at the weekend alongside his PPM colleagues who are standing in the neighboring constituencies of Prospect, George Town East and George Town Central. Kurt Tibbetts, McLaughl [...]

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Over 200 postal votes issued as deadline approaches

Over 200 postal votes issued as deadline approaches

| 26/04/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS Elections): With the deadline for postal and mobile voting applications just over two weeks away, the Elections Office is urging voters who will be overseas on polling day or unable to get to the polls to get their relevant forms in as quickly as possible. So far, 214 postal ballots have been [...]

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Six candidates declare government business

Six candidates declare government business

| 25/04/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS Elections): Moses Kirkconnell has revealed that many of the companies of which he is a shareholder, director or owner do business with government. According to the register of interests, the deputy premier has by far the most business interests outside of his job as an MLA and minister and many [...]

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Elections to be monitored by CPA observers

Elections to be monitored by CPA observers

| 25/04/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS Elections): With Cayman about to engage in its first election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, officials have confirmed that a team of observers will be coming to Cayman to oversee the 24 May General Election. Following on from a successfu [...]

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