Tag: Chamber of Commerce

McTaggart spells out independents’ dilemma

McTaggart spells out independents’ dilemma

| 10/05/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS Election): Roy McTaggart has spelt out the problem that independent candidates are likely to face if they are elected to office following the 24 May General Election. The George Town East candidate, who is running on the PPM ticket after joining the party in 2015, was elected to office as an in [...]

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Panton calls for careful consideration of cruise port

Panton calls for careful consideration of cruise port

| 08/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS Election): The environment minister has said that government will need to ensure that there are clear ongoing benefits before it makes a decision to go ahead with the cruise port project. Wayne Panton said careful consideration needs to be given to the project to ensure that if it goes ahead, i [...]

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Crime being directed by prison inmates, says Dr Frank

Crime being directed by prison inmates, says Dr Frank

| 01/05/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS Election): Frank McField, who is running as an independent candidate for Red Bay, has blamed the failures of the local prison system and the lack of genuine rehabilitation of offenders for the increase in local crime, which he says comes from inside the jail. “Most of the crime, the serious c [...]

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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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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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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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Candidate question panels to cover all 19 districts

Candidate question panels to cover all 19 districts

| 27/03/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS Election): The Chamber of Commerce candidate forums, where election hopefuls will be quizzed on key topics in their districts ahead of polling day, will take place in each of the new 19 constituencies where there is more than one candidate. In each forum the candidates contesting a specific se [...]

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Chamber calls for honesty in elections

Chamber calls for honesty in elections

| 17/02/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS Elections): Kyle Broadhurst, the new Chamber of Commerce president, urged candidates not to neglect accuracy in the election campaign, given the recent democratic turbulence following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US elections, where politics became very divisive and “loud opinions, [...]

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