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Over one third of petition verified

Over one third of petition verified

| 15/07/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Just two weeks after the Elections Office began the verification process for the Cruise Port Referendum petition, more than 35% of the signatures have been verified. The latest statistics show that the campaigners have also submitted several hundred more signatures to the Elections Office, which now has more that 5,600 names to verify.

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Small number not verifying petition

Small number not verifying petition

| 12/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that only a small number of people who signed the petition for a referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have declined to sign the verification form. So far, more than 1,500 people have verified their names and less than two dozen have refused, officials said, noting that […]

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Miller: Premier’s term extension never on agenda

Miller: Premier’s term extension never on agenda

| 12/07/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Former opposition leader Ezzard Miller has said the issue of extending the number of terms a premier could serve was never on the agenda during the recent talks between the Cayman Islands and the UK about the Constitution. Miller, who had been part of the government delegation while he was still leading the opposition, […]

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Over 27% of CPR petition verified

Over 27% of CPR petition verified

| 09/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): After two weeks of knocking on doors in various communities on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, the Elections Office verification team has confirmed more than 1,500 signatures (27.6%) on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on government’s controversial proposal for a cruise berthing project. The office issued a press release Tuesday about […]

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Premier blanks CPR meeting request

Premier blanks CPR meeting request

| 04/07/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Activists behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project have said that a request to meet with Premier Alden McLaughlin about the petition and the potential vote has been ignored. While the premier has been busy hosting international meetings and is currently in St Lucia for the CARICOM meeting, the […]

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Bush in IOM for Tynwald Day

Bush in IOM for Tynwald Day

| 04/07/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush, the Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, has travelled to the Isle of Man to join in the 2019 Tynwald Day celebrations this weekend in the British Crown Dependency believed to have the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. Bush is said to be representing Cayman at the event, where […]

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OAG calls for improved contract management

OAG calls for improved contract management

| 04/07/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General found that government could save public cash with better management of services contracted out to the private sector. In her latest report, which examined the main service areas where core government uses the private sector, such as gardening and school buses, Auditor General Sue Winspear again found numerous […]

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Constitutional change stirs up controversy

Constitutional change stirs up controversy

| 03/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Talks between the Cayman Islands and UK governments over amendments to Cayman’s Constitution have concluded, but even though they have not yet been disclosed, the changes have already begun to stir up controversy. CNS has learned that the amendments have not been confirmed by officials in London and, contrary to claims that there has […]

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Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

| 02/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is on the road again this week heading to St Lucia for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which he said was “essential for me to attend” because measures to enhance the Single Market and Economy (CSME) is expected to be […]

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Premier: UK central to Cayman’s success

Premier: UK central to Cayman’s success

| 02/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Since the “winds of change” began blowing and the UK started the process of decolonization, its willingness to maintain its help and support for its former colonies over the years has been an important factor in the future of the countries it once occupied, including the Cayman Islands, the premier said this weekend, as […]

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Petition verification begins in NS and EE

Petition verification begins in NS and EE

| 01/07/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office said Friday that it had begun the door-to-door verification of the signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition in the districts of North Side and East End. While its decision to verify every single one of the 5,300 names on the document submitted last month has sparked an increasingly polarizing debate, […]

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