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Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

| 06/12/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the main issue government wanted to address with the pending constitutional change “falls short of where we wanted to be” in the draft agreement that has been settled with the UK. But as he presented the government motion to the Legislative Assembly about the draft amendments on Friday, McLaughlin […]

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Premier claims activists don’t want vote

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

| 05/12/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum activists have confirmed their continued commitment to the referendum and to press on with demands that government supply the people with the necessary information needed before they go to the polls. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the campaigners and the National Trust of not wanting the vote, after the […]

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MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

| 04/12/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito Research and Control Unit Director Dr Jim McNelly told Finance Committee on Tuesday that the MRCU has no evidence to link its work with anecdotal claims of dead bees. McNelly has not yet responded to enquiries by CNS, following reports by concerned readers last week that several people saw a significant number of […]

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Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

| 04/12/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has paused its preparations for the people-initiated referendum on the port project in the wake of the court’s decision Tuesday to delay the vote until after judicial review proceedings are completed. Officials said the postal ballot requests received to date that have not yet been issued will be held securely and […]

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Court delays vote to hear judicial review

Court delays vote to hear judicial review

| 03/12/2019 | 153 Comments

(CNS): Visiting Grand Court judge, Justice Tim Owen, has put a stay on the people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise dock in order to allow time for judicial review applications by both Shirley Roulstone, a CPR member, and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to be properly aired in the court. Justice Owen […]

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Drivers show support at eco-protest

Drivers show support at eco-protest

| 03/12/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of drivers ‘honked’ their support for the students and adults protesting at Hog Sty Bay on Friday evening. The peaceful demonstration, part of a global protest against environmental destruction, was organised by Protect Our Future. While the teenage activist group is all about protecting the environment generally, the protests have been focusing on […]

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Divers urge public to vote ‘no’ to cruise port

Divers urge public to vote ‘no’ to cruise port

| 02/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Ambassador Divers, one of dozens of dive companies in the Cayman Islands, is drawing attention to the impact that the proposed cruise port would have on some of Cayman’s most famous dive sites. In a social media campaign picturing the Wreck of the Balboa with Caymanian freediver Coral Tomascik, the dive company points out […]

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DEH 10 years behind, says director

DEH 10 years behind, says director

| 29/11/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) director told Finance Committee that garbage management is some ten years behind in terms of staff and equipment. Richard Simms said resources had not increased for more than a decade, despite the growing population and the amount of garbage being generated. As the committee turned its attention to […]

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Poll survey to include new voters

Poll survey to include new voters

| 28/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The polling day national survey, which is being organised by MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC), has been widened to include all registered voters on the new list, which goes live on 1 January, and not just voters on the list currently in use by the Elections Office. Bryan is hoping to gather island-wide opinion from […]

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280 postal ballots already dispatched

280 postal ballots already dispatched

| 28/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With ten days left to go before the postal vote application deadline, the Elections Office has already sent out over 280 ballots and has received 81 sealed envelopes from voters in the cruise port referendum. But with government setting the vote just six days before Christmas, those numbers are expected to increase. The Elections […]

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Lone activist takes on Referendum Law fight

Lone activist takes on Referendum Law fight

| 28/11/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone, one of the volunteers who has been at the forefront of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) campaign, is preparing to take on the Cayman Islands Government to create an even playing field for the ballot by putting her name to a legal case. Roulstone is taking up the fight over the Referendum […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library