Archive for May 26th, 2017

Change of plan already?

Change of plan already?

| 26/05/2017 | 312 Comments

(CNS): An hour before midnight Friday night and some six hours after he signed a deal with the leader of the Progressives to form a government, citing the “interests of the nation”, McKeeva Bush appeared to have backed out of that agreement, where he would have been made speaker, and secured himself the premiership instead. […]

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PPM and CDP cut deal for government

PPM and CDP cut deal for government

| 26/05/2017 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Alden McLaughlin will be keeping his job as premier, while McKeeva Bush will be swapping his seat on the opposition benches in the Legislative Assembly for the speaker’s chair. In a brief statement from the two men Friday about their decision to work together, there was very little detail about the shape of the new […]

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Observers commend free and fair election

Observers commend free and fair election

| 26/05/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Voters in the Cayman Islands can have confidence in the result of Wednesday’s election, the team of international observers confirmed Friday, as they commended the process and gave the entire election the seal of approval. The mission of six observers, led by Steve Rodan, the president of the Tynwald in the Isle of Man, found […]

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Cops confirm 110lb Prospect drug haul

Cops confirm 110lb Prospect drug haul

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Officers involved in a drug raid in the Prospect area on Monday have confirmed that the total weight of the ganja seized in the operation on Marina Drive was 110lbs.  The 46-year-old Jamaican man arrested during the bust appeared in court in relation to drug dealing and immigration charges has also been remanded in custody. […]

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Police clamp down on obscured car plates

Police clamp down on obscured car plates

| 26/05/2017 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Traffic Unit is warning drivers that they will be enforcing the law regarding the need for an unobstructed display of all vehicle licence plates. With car thefts on the increase and stolen vehicles being used in crimes, police stressed the importance of being able to see licence plates on CCTV. Plate covers are […]

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Suggested election improvements

Suggested election improvements

| 26/05/2017 | 8 Comments

Knot S Smart writes: This has been a vicious election cycle which has brought way too much division in our small islands. We used to be a peaceful society looking out for each other in a world filled with the many challenges of global competition and political turmoil. I believe that our current election system […]

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Ten things we learned from the election results

Ten things we learned from the election results

| 26/05/2017 | 15 Comments

101 writes: 1) The party system is not quite over just yet. Ten party candidates were returned, which shows a clear emergence of the independents but many of the party candidates, including those that lost their battles, still received a lot of votes, some losing only marginally in their constituencies.

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Caymanian pursues HR complaint over vote denial

Caymanian pursues HR complaint over vote denial

| 26/05/2017 | 57 Comments

(CNS): A human rights complaint has been made alleging that almost 500 Caymanians were denied the right to vote because of the misinterpretation of the Elections Law regarding residency requirements. The Caymanian complainant has also asked the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association elections observers to consider the denial as part of their review of Cayman’s first ever […]

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