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Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

| 13/07/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The petition requesting a people’s referendum on the construction of the cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbour is “dead” along with the project itself, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told CNS. Despite calls from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign that they want the vote to go ahead on Election Day, McLaughlin does not believe […]

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Port petition was not specific, says CPR

Port petition was not specific, says CPR

| 08/07/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign have said that their successful petition asking for a people’s referendum on the proposal to construct cruise berthing facilities in George Town was never specific to any project. Responding to the premier’s comments that his administration will not hold a referendum this term, the CPR said the […]

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Premier: ‘No we won’t’ hold port vote

Premier: ‘No we won’t’ hold port vote

| 03/07/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his government will not hold the port referendum vote on General Election Day, even though those who campaigned for and secured the necessary signatures to trigger a people’s referendum have asked that the vote goes ahead. Asked by CNS on Friday if his administration would organise that vote, […]

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CPR has ‘won’, no matter what

CPR has ‘won’, no matter what

| 02/07/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone said the Cayman Islands owes a debt of gratitude to the founding members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign for the petition that ultimately stopped the controversial project. Despite the appeal court’s decision Thursday to allow government’s appeal over the constitutionality of its referendum law, the people “have won so much more […]

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Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

| 02/07/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has found in favour of government on the constitutional question surrounding the cruise port referendum law. According to a brief summary of the decision, the senior justices said that the government’s port referendum law, which was quashed by the Grand Court, was in fact constitutional and did not […]

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Development deals to remain secret

Development deals to remain secret

| 29/06/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Joey Hew has said that government has no intention at present of making agreements it has made with developers public because most contain commercially sensitive information. The minster claimed that government was looking at forming a policy framework that would be public but he did not think it was currently justified to […]

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NCC and DoE urge move to green economy

NCC and DoE urge move to green economy

| 16/06/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman emerges from the social and economic shutdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, local environmental experts are urging government to make it a “truly sustainable economic recovery” and use this opportunity to reset. Cayman needs to turn away from traffic-gridlock, over development and mass tourism towards climate-sensitive and resilient systems, according […]

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Roadworks underway while island under curfew

Roadworks underway while island under curfew

| 14/05/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): With fewer vehicles on the road during the current curfews, the National Roads Authority is taking advantage of the lull in traffic, using this time to work on critical road infrastructure projects on Grand Cayman, which a release from the NRA said will inject over $25 million into the local economy. The first projects […]

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QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

| 12/05/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government engaged in what was “little short of a propaganda campaign”, misleading the public about the impact the proposed cruise port development would have on the marine environment, a lawyer representing the National Trust argued last week. Tom Lowe QC told the appeal court that the Trust “was shocked” by this […]

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CPR lawyers defend judge’s ruling

CPR lawyers defend judge’s ruling

| 08/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The judge presiding over the successful legal challenge by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, to the bill government passed last year paving the way for a people’s vote did not get it wrong when he found it was unconstitutional, lawyer Chris Butler said Thursday.

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Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

| 06/05/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judges on the the Court of Appeal panel put the government’s lawyer, Alan Maclean QC, through his paces on Wednesday, as he argued that Justice Tim Owen got it wrong when he found that lawmakers should have passed general legislation before creating a bespoke referendum law to provide for the people’s vote on the […]

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