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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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Over 200 voters dropped from the register

Over 200 voters dropped from the register

| 13/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Following the process of objections, the Elections Office has published the final voters list for Cayman’s 2017 General Election on 24 May. The final tally of cleared voters is 21,226 people after 234 names were removed for a number of reasons, such as voters being registered with menta [...]

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Novice candidates unclear over CIG’s dump policy

Novice candidates unclear over CIG’s dump policy

| 12/04/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS Elections): The PPM’s own North Side candidate, Ed Chisholm, seemed unsure of his party’s current policy on waste-management, while novice independent Justin Ebanks seemed unaware of what is actually happening at the dump when the pair appeared alongside incumbent MLA Ezzard Miller at Tuesd [...]

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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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TV to broadcast six debates on national issues

TV to broadcast six debates on national issues

| 11/04/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Elections): The local television station will be broadcasting a series of six live pre-election debates over the next five weeks that will see groups of selected candidates debate national issues. Hurely’s Media said the debates would be in the form of a Q&A and topics will include emplo [...]

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Candidates must reveal government work

Candidates must reveal government work

| 11/04/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Elections): All candidates running for office in the 24 May General Election must reveal any work they or a business they own or have some financial stake in are doing with government. The law requires all government contracts held by or connected to candidates to be published in a government g [...]

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East End candidates conflict on GT port views

East End candidates conflict on GT port views

| 11/04/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS Elections): John McLean Jr, who is running against the incumbent in East End and newcomer Isaac Rankine, was emphatic about his support for cruise berthing facilities, as he answered questions in the first Chamber of Commerce Forum Monday, but not for the current government plan. The independen [...]

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Election office under pressure as challenges delayed

Election office under pressure as challenges delayed

| 11/04/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice will begin hearing challenges by the Elections Office to the nomination of Mario Rankin to stand as a candidate in Newlands on Thursday, while those relating to Alric Lindsay and Nickolas DaCosta will now take place on Tuesday after the senior judge granted an adjournment to [...]

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Local business leader backs PPM and party politics

Local business leader backs PPM and party politics

| 10/04/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS Elections): One of Cayman’s leading homegrown businessmen who has enjoyed success in the offshore sector threw his backing behind the principle of the party system as well as the PPM when he gave the keynote address at the party conference Saturday. Don Seymour said he believed that the party [...]

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Mobile voting to take place week before election

Mobile voting to take place week before election

| 10/04/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Elections): Mobile voting will take place over a four-day period the week before Election Day in all 19 single-member constituencies, election officials announced Monday. Each district has been assigned one mobile voting station and a mobile polling day between 16-19 May. The mobile voting appl [...]

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