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Premier presses party message home

Premier presses party message home

| 21/04/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Elections): The importance of having a strong team bound by agreed and cohesive policies was a major theme in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s speech as he launched the PPM’s election campaign on Cayman Brac Thursday night. With 35 independents running in the May General Election, McLaughlin stre [...]

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Info boss extends invitation to candidates

Info boss extends invitation to candidates

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers has issued an invitation to all the candidates running in the upcoming election to meet with him and his staff to discuss the principles and operation of the Freedom of Information Law. The information chief said FOI remains as current a topic toda [...]

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Lindsay: Caymanians should stand up for rights

Lindsay: Caymanians should stand up for rights

| 20/04/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS Elections): As Alric Lindsay headed back out on the campaign trail Thursday, following the court’s ruling in his favour on what appeared to be a bad faith challenge to his eligibility, the George Town South candidate told CNS that Caymanians should not be afraid to fight for their rights. Fol [...]

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Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

| 19/04/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS Elections): The incumbent member for East End became the first candidate in the televised election forums so far to raise the sticky issue of taxes, after several weeks of candidates rolling out wish lists, in many cases without indicating how they propose to pay for them. But Arden McLean buck [...]

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PPM to launch campaign on Brac

PPM to launch campaign on Brac

| 18/04/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS Elections): The ruling People’s Progressive Movement has taken the unusual decision of launching their formal election campaign on Cayman Brac, rather than beginning the political roadshow in the capital, where the majority of voters live. While the two seats on Cayman Brac are being cont [...]

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Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

| 17/04/2017 | 132 Comments
(CNS Elections): The idea of freezing all work permits until all Caymanians looking for employment have a job was a popular suggestion among the crowd that attended Thursday’s forum for candidates in Bodden Town East. The event at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, which had the largest crowd for t [...]

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No escape on social media for candidates

No escape on social media for candidates

| 17/04/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS Elections): The goldfish bowl effect of social media is changing the dynamics of election campaigning in Cayman and making it hard for candidates to keep skeletons in their cupboards, from the embarrassing posts about Matthew Leslie’s alleged infidelity to the pictures of Mario Rankin’s une [...]

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CDP puts religion at top of agenda

CDP puts religion at top of agenda

| 17/04/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS Elections): The opposition party has published its 2017 manifesto, in which the church and religion are placed at the top of a list of 15 core principles it is committed to if it takes office next month. Reaffirming a “commitment to religious freedom”, the Cayman Democratic Party said that [...]

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‘Candidate X’ awaits CJ’s decision on narrow point

‘Candidate X’ awaits CJ’s decision on narrow point

| 14/04/2017
(CNS Elections): A court order has prevented the press from reporting the name of a candidate who appeared in court Thursday defending a challenge by the Elections Office to his qualification as a potential member of the Legislative Assembly. ‘Candidate X’ has been challenged over a spe [...]

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New voter IDs available after Easter break

New voter IDs available after Easter break

| 14/04/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS Elections): The Elections Office will begin issuing the new voter registration cards on Tuesday, 18 April. The ID cards can be collected from the Elections Office at the Smith Road Centre, 150 Smith Road, or from the locations listed below. The new cards will replace all previously issued voter [...]

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