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Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

| 21/05/2017 | 59 Comments
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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Who will win on Wednesday?

Who will win on Wednesday?

| 19/05/2017 | 70 Comments
(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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Special needs voters trained in casting ballots

Special needs voters trained in casting ballots

| 16/05/2017
(CNS Local Life): For the first time ever, a group of special needs voters have received training in how to cast their votes in the General Elections set for Wednesday, 24 May 2017. An Elections Office team of six, led by veteran trainer, Rupert McCoy, showed 14 out of 21 registered voters with disa [...]

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Capt. Bryan gets on board with CDP

Capt. Bryan gets on board with CDP

| 05/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS Election): A PPM candidate in the 2013 election for West Bay, Captain Bryan Ebanks, has switched his allegiance to the party he was deriding four years ago. Appearing on the Cayman Democratic Party platform at a West Bay meeting last week, he said the Progressives were a disappointment to the p [...]

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Welcome the gang to the party

Welcome the gang to the party

| 03/05/2017 | 24 Comments
Kent McTaggart writes: Cayman is accepting the fact that things have changed and what we were is a memory that we must cherish as it will never return. We are standing in a reality where we feel a general sense of loss and despair, as we have created a mess that we are not confident […] [...]

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A surplus on our backs?

A surplus on our backs?

| 01/05/2017 | 45 Comments
101 writes: As the local political campaigns were heating up two weeks ago, GTC candidate Kenneth Bryan released a video via social media implying that while his competitor in George Town Central may be viewed as a good finance minister, he hasn’t actually done well by the people. Bryan used the i [...]

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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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Only half the candidates live in potential seats

Only half the candidates live in potential seats

| 24/04/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS Elections): Almost half of the candidates standing for election in May are not registered to vote in the constituency where they are fighting for a seat, according to the electoral register. From the 61 candidates on the ballots, 27 are not registered as living in the constituencies where they [...]

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‘Candidate X’ disqualified from election

‘Candidate X’ disqualified from election

| 18/04/2017
(CNS): The chief justice has ruled that a spent conviction for dishonesty has disqualified a candidate from office. As a result of a court order, however, the media has been banned from identifying the candidate to protect his character. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found that there are conditions [...]

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Send in your questions for candidates

Send in your questions for candidates

| 12/04/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS Elections): There are just six weeks to go before Election Day and we at CNS suspect that our readers have questions for the candidates and parties that may not be answered in news articles and forums. So we are inviting you all to send us questions via the comment section below. They can be [& [...]

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