Date set for 2021 General Elections

| 22/05/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands voters will go to the polls in twelve months time on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, a date that has now been confirmed by the Governor’s Office. However, it is still not known if the referendum on the government’s cruise port project will also take place that day, as urged by the Cruise Port Referendum activists.

The 2021 elections will be the second General Election to be held under the ‘one person, one vote’ system with single-member electoral districts.

“The Cayman Islands has a proud history of fair, well run democratic elections with high levels of voter participation,” said Governor Martyn Roper. “I am confident that the Elections Office will continue this practice in the 2021 General Election.”

Candidates will contest seats 19 seat, as defined by 2015 Electoral Boundary Commission’s report, which can be seen in the CNS Library, together with the 2021 General Election Programme.

The date for the cruise port referendum was originally set for 19 December 2019. However, CPR member Shirley Roulstone, supported by the National Trust, successfully challenged the law which set out this date.

The CPR group has said that the most obvious date to have the referendum would be on the same day as the election, which would combine both the logistics and the expense.

Check back to CNS for more on the 2021 elections next week.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A picture says a thousand words. The map of the 19 constituencies shows how absurd the system is.

    Should be one general election end of story. Otherwise we get idiots with fewer than 300 votes getting elected. Some even becoming Ministers!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes vote out the corrupted, homophobes, and dead weight. Protect our future.

  3. Anonymous says:

    8:44 make your pick!

  4. Anonymous says:

    won’ t matter. ppm will have destroyed the economy by then and we will be under direct rule…hopefully.

  5. Anonymous says:

    6:44 make your pick!

  6. Anonymous says:

    11:18 You will make your pick!

  7. Anonymous says:

    10:48 Just make your pick!

  8. Anonymous says:

    10:44 now is your chance!

  9. Anonymous says:

    2:06 I thought selection would be easy!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Cancel the next election and implement direct UK rule until new credible, competent and incorruptible candidates are selected.

    • Anonymous says:

      Good God, man! Have you seen the state of UK politics?
      All we need is a break from the Lodge, term limits and a minimum education requirement.
      I forgot to mention an annual vote of confidence to smash these idiots who abuse the trust given to them. You know who you are.

      • Anonymous says:

        All we need is a break from the Lodge, term limits and a minimum education requirement.

        Ummmm…..that would leave us with nobody.

      • Anonymous says:

        You have a better idea or you want the same circus to continue?

    • Anonymous says:

      The implementationof the UK system is the problem.
      With this undemocratic division in to tiny segments and “winner takes all” is what make Johnson PM with less then 50% of voters voting for him.
      In a democracy the majority rules, not a minority that tweeks the system.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m trying to figure out which one of your diseases is worse, your racism or your fascism.

      Perhaps it’s your trollism.

  11. fun bring bun says:

    We need a national poll! The best candidates from all 3 islands to run this country; it’s only 100sq miles, do some real campaigning and earn your place.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Drain the swamp !

  13. A. Voter says:

    Many of them can, read the constitution.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The shocker will be a PPM victory. They have no real competition. Old men like Blizzard Roy Bodden Arden Gilbert are all pass their prime and have nothing to offer this leading financial Center. Young bloods like Moxam and other CPR relics have no idea how to win an election. They can’t even hold their own members to account. If you cant hold yourself and others to account how can you be accountable to others.

    Folks If your claim to fame is potentially taking food out of thousands of Caymanians mouths, ruining our education system, giving speeches about King Solomon, being named president for life by a failing educational institution and moving out of your electoral district. You have already loss the Election. Saunders who have fooled no one and those who you speak ill of behind their back know your every word. Public servants learned a long time ago that loyalty to a political rather than your boss is a stupid move.

    If you need a taste of what a mess we will be in should the Opposition win. Watch the First 30 min of the LA meeting last week and the rambling statement issued after.

    You have to feel sorry for Bernie who was paid to be deputy Speaker for 3 years yet never once sat in the Chair. Barbara earned her pay after 30 days on the job and was flawless in the execution of her duties.

    • Anonymous says:

      @ 9.53 Are you on crack? The minute Bernie was asked to step up to the plate he resigned. Couldn’t handle the pressure. Anyone who feels sorry for him is nuts.

    • Anonymous says:

      How did Barbara earn her pay? She’s ruining my district!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Mckeeva Bush all the way. The only man for West Bay!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Let status holders run for office then we might see a difference.

  17. Anonymous says:

    There will be no elections. We have practically descended into a dictatorship. Some disaster will no likely cause the suspension of any chance we have to investigate the crimes perpetrated upon us.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is the master plan all along so the Premier and his current group of yes people stay in power and the Governor will go along with whatever they tell him to do. They still have themselves and all the goverment workers on full (why couldn’t they take a pay cut across the board as loads of us have no pay) pay yet nothing is getting done and businesses are folding. Going to get construction and repairs open – try getting a exemption letter from this curfew time department. The press briefings have turned into no more than a big pat on each other’s back for what a great job they are all doing. This is a dictatorship and police state!

      • Anonymous says:

        drama again?

      • Anonymous says:

        10:44. How ungrateful and jealous
        Cut police teachers and social workers salaries are you serious. Oh wait maybe you mean the folks in the planning department or in WoRC who are busy refusing work permits or the officers in CBC. Oh wait you mean the garbage collectors or the civil servants running the isolation facilities. oh wait you mean the prison officers and the community care workers who are caring for the elderly. oh wait you mean the staff in health Ministry or NeOC who are overseeings the entire islands pandemic response. oh wait maybe the post office staff who you couldn’t do without. Get my point. We should be giving civil servants a raise. That’s how you revive the economy.

  18. Cheese face says:

    Honestly, what is the f****** point in voting for any of these dicks? I voted last time around, for who I thought was the best of a bad bunch. Turns out he was as big a homophobic, backwards thinking, self interested idiot as the rest of them.

    Flush em all out. Bring back Panton and let him lead.

    • Anon says:

      Panton is just as much of a disappointment as the rest. The only time he would interact with constituents was then election time was approaching. Shake a few hands, hand out a few life vests, and gone again until they next election. The Government needs new people who genuinely care for everyone in the community, not just looking out for their own agendas.

      • Anonymous says:

        You knew where his ofice was. Make an appointment. Make some effort. Maybe you would not appreciate the home truths he would have shared.
        Why does an MLA have to come to you?

        • Anonymous says:

          10:22 Yes, they all have their offices but many are “too busy” to take appointments. Maybe MLAs could play a more active role within their communities instead of just nearer to election time. Check on your constituents and not just when it suits you. That is just my interpretation of the above comment.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would vote for Panton because he cares about the environment and issues surrounding the issue. The rest do not have a clue about environmental legislation.

  19. Anonymous says:

    All the Wannabes step up now!

    • Anonymous says:

      If you want to know who’s planning to run, just follow all the charities on social media and look see all the people who suddenly found a conscience.

      • Anonymous says:

        10:58. You are so right and its actually scary to see who is coming out of the wood work.

        Posts on FB have also increased along with stupid calls to talk shows.

        The silly season is about to hit us in the middle of a pandemic and masks and food are being used. How sad. Caymanians don’t be fooled.

        Watch out for talk show hosts. Yikes!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    5:pm Just make your pick!

  21. Anonymous says:

    No Weed, No Vote!
    It’s time Cayman, let’s make our voices heard! Let’s take to the streets! Let’s stop the drug boats! Let’s have 6 plants for personal use! Let’s stop the incarceration of our youth for cannabis!
    No Weed! No Vote !

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree with legal weed 110% even the other sort for now…and that’s even if Jesus doesn’t have a “renewed” driver’s license (because their not really open, like your minds) Censor that….oops and again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop it with your weed shit. We need to be coherent and alert, not bolloxed out of our brains. Idiot!

      • Anonymous says:

        Your right I will stick to cigarettes alcohol Xanax Advil pm and heavy food everyday.. I’ve seen the light

  22. JTB says:

    Please, please, please

    Whoever you vote for, make sure it’s not a current MLA. Let’s clear out all the deadwood.

  23. JTB says:

    At least now we know when the borders will be reopened

  24. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the National Vote…we look like idiots with all of this division throughout our Islands. Give me the chance to vote for Mr. Archer…Mr. Panton…individuals of character that care for their country and its people. We need to get rid of the “spenders” and support representatives that can manage finance, thereby allowing the people a lower “cost of living”.

    • Anonymous says:

      What a sham – care for there country! Accept a high paying goverment sweetheart job/deal yet the life blood of small businesses are going out daily due to the clear inaction of this do nothing highly compensated goverment

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s really not that high. I understand to you it may well be. But in reality it isn’t.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Good – now… lets get rid of those damn single member “West Kingston” constituencies and the deeply flawed, “winner-take-all” First Past The Post electoral system.


    @ Multi-seat constituencies
    ## 15 seats in multi-seat constituencies spread through out the islands (5 or 6 constituencies in total, with 3/4/5 seats per constituency)
    ## 4 seats in a single, all 3 islands wide, “super-constituency”

    @Voters to be able to vote in their local multi-seat constituency AND/OR in the all islands wide constituency

    @Proportional Representation – any of the many forms will do!

    Get rid of the so-called “OMOV” disaster, hermetically sealed, troglodyte, petri-dishes where the worst excesses of “democracy” are foisted upon us.

    We need real choices and not just recycling of the same men/women who are best prepared for the past – not our future.

    • Anonymous says:

      But if you did that it would make it extremely hard or prohibitively expensive to buy your seat? Or to play to local prejudices -no Sister Islands versus the world, West Bay versus GT, Bodden Town against the Dump. And Moses wouldnt be able to guarantee his seat anymore by lining up all the Brackers dependent on his family. You must be very brave or stupid to make such a suggestion.

  26. Bracka says:

    Like a wise man in our community says,

    No Weed
    No Wote

  27. Anonymous says:

    God help Cayman if Arden McLean and Joey Who are the best choices to replace Alden McLaughlin and McKeeva Bush as leaders in local politics.

  28. ppm DISTRESS SIGNAL says:

    If the ppm select Joey Hew to lead the party they will not win enough seats to form a coalition plus he will not win his seat.

  29. Anonymous says:

    A national vote is appropriate. One man one vote is a disaster for these Islands. Instead we should each have 15 votes, and have every member directly accountable to all of us (not just the one in our district). It would also likely raise the overall quality of our representation.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Can we please have young new faces running for office this time? Step up. I will only be voting for new fresh candidates. I’m done with the oldies on all sides.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s still rigged to exclude the eligibility of all Caymanians, and retains the “party system“ which was soundly rejected at the polls last time.

    • Anonymous says:

      We don’t need an amateur casting call, or anyone that has been, or expects, a full lifetime career on public politics easy street. We need seasoned business leaders who are willing to serve their country competently, with integrity, full transparency, in a new political era where good governance of public funds matters – and where corruption is reported and punished without secret settlements paid. There needs to be an Opposition shadow government, a ban on private caucus sneakery, and LA debate fueled by consultation from constituents. Dare to dream!

    • Anonymous says:

      How’d that work out last time? #whathasaustindoneforyou

      • Anonymous says:

        Austin Harris is a one term wonder he has been exposed. I wasted my vote on somebody who beat a woman and was not convicted. He might as well join the PPM

    • Anonymous says:

      You’ll just slam them to death just like the others and it turns off absolutely everyone from running.

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