Archive for October 30th, 2019

Premier confirms date for budget meeting

Premier confirms date for budget meeting

| 30/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Government will deliver its 2020/21 budget to the Legislative Assembly on 8 November, the premier confirmed Wednesday. After the law was changed several years ago to enable multi-year budgets, this will be the last this government presents to the parliament before the 2021 elections. The finance minister will outline the government’s projected earnings for […]

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Deceased voters to be removed from roll

Deceased voters to be removed from roll

| 30/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Government made only two concessions during the committee stage amendments to its proposed Referendum Bill Wednesday, before the legislation was passed by members. The premier made one amendment to the draft law, paving the way for the supervisor of elections to remove the names on the current register of voters who have died before […]

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Hope for Cayman’s political future

Hope for Cayman’s political future

| 30/10/2019 | 22 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: For the past several months, a group of citizens has been working behind the scenes to draft a constitution for a new political party. This group comprises students, professionals, retirees, political activists and one elected politician. The group reflects the diversity of Cayman’s society. Everyone in the group had equal opportunity to […]

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Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

| 30/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made an entirely false allegation against one of the activists who has spearheaded the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, as he wound up the Legislative Assembly debate on the Referendum Bill. In a speech delivered today containing several factual inaccuracies, he accused Johann Moxam of being involved in a tender for a […]

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Governor takes credit for security improvements

Governor takes credit for security improvements

| 30/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Celebrating his first year in office this week, Governor Martyn Roper pointed to achievements and improvements in the area of his responsibility for safety and security during his tenure so far. From “reinvigorated the monthly National Security Council” to the creation of a local defence force, the governor pointed to his focus over the […]

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Harris attacks environment activists

Harris attacks environment activists

| 30/10/2019 | 153 Comments

(CNS): Former radio talk show host, Austin Harris, who had once railed against plans for a cruise port and campaigned against the project during the 2017 election, was the most scathing of all government MLAs who debated in the LA Tuesday about those opposing the port for environmental reasons. Even the premier, who has been […]

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Bernie crosses floor to opposition benches

Bernie crosses floor to opposition benches

| 30/10/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): After months of being a clear outsider on the government benches, Bernie Bush, the member for West Bay North, crossed the parliamentary floor Wednesday night to join the opposition benches. During his debate on the Referendum Bill for the cruise project, Bush was clear that he believed his constituents were largely opposed to the […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library