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Chasing candidates as election looms

Chasing candidates as election looms

| 14/03/2017 | 34 Comments
Wendy Ledger writes: It seems incomprehensible. Here I am, pencils sharpened, note books at the ready, statistics calculated, questions honed, but I can barely find a candidate for love nor money. The May 2017 General Election will be the fourth election I have covered as a reporter in the Cayman Is [...]

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Saunders drops party allegiance to contest BTW

Saunders drops party allegiance to contest BTW

| 13/03/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Chris Saunders, who failed to win a seat when he ran on the UDP ticket in 2013, is planning to launch his bid for Bodden Town West by sending a letter to every one of the 1,453 voters in the constituency, offering himself as an independent. With Saunders running in a loose alliance with [&hel [...]

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Rankin plans independent run in Newlands

Rankin plans independent run in Newlands

| 13/03/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS Elections): A former chairman of the United Democratic Party’s Bodden Town district branch, Mario Rankin has announced his intention to contest the seat of Newlands in the May General Election. However, the local businessman appears to be running as an independent and not with the Cayman [...]

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Officials to receive nominations in all 19 seats

Officials to receive nominations in all 19 seats

| 13/03/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS Elections): Nominations for potential candidates wanting to stand for office in the 24 May General Election must be registered in their single-member constituencies on Nomination Day, 29 March. The Elections Office will receive the candidates with their two nominators between 8am and 3pm in the [...]

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Magistrate to hear objections on voters list

Magistrate to hear objections on voters list

| 10/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Elections): Senior Magistrate and the Elections Revising Officer Nova Hall will begin sittings to hear from members of the public in all districts any claims and objections they may have regarding the new register of voters.  The hearings will begin on 20 March and the magistrate will visit al [...]

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Political newcomer to challenge East End incumbent

Political newcomer to challenge East End incumbent

| 07/03/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS Elections): Isaac Rankine, a new face on the political scene, has announced his intention to run for office as an independent candidate in East End. The local IT expert is the first candidate in the 2017 campaign to challenge the incumbent, Arden McLean, who has held the seat since 2000. Rankin [...]

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PPM postpone party conference

PPM postpone party conference

| 06/03/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS Elections): The People’s Progressive Movement has postponed its party conference due to the workload in the Legislative Assembly, leaving the date of the announcement of the full slate of PPM candidates and where they will be running unclear. Party officials told CNS Monday night that d [...]

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Seymour makes bid to return to political fray

Seymour makes bid to return to political fray

| 06/03/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS Elections): Dwayne Seymour, a former UDP backbench MLA, has announced plans to run in this election for Bodden Town East. After the arrest in 2012 of McKeeva Bush, who was premier at the time, and the collapse of the UDP administration, Seymour became the temporary community affairs minister i [...]

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‘Fiery’ campaign launch for WBS candidate

‘Fiery’ campaign launch for WBS candidate

| 03/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS Elections): A full back page advertisement in the local print media started one West Bay candidate’s campaign launch on a hot note. An unfortunate double-typo on the advert which suggested “Burn Rankin” was running for West Bay South was probably not the sort of fiery start the candidate [...]

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McField pulls out of GTC in favour of Red Bay

McField pulls out of GTC in favour of Red Bay

| 02/03/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS Elections): Frank McField has changed his mind about where he will be running in the May General Election. A one-time Cabinet member in the first UDP government following the infamous coup in 2001, McField initially declared for George Town Central, where he was born, but McField has now switch [...]

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