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Premier: It’s great to be back

Premier: It’s great to be back

| 19/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin expressed his thanks and appreciation to doctors, medical staff and well-wishers and his delight at being back on the job after he returned to his desk at the Government Administration Building Wednesday. The country’s leader was admitted to hospital on 9 January wi [...]

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Over 21,000 registered to vote

Over 21,000 registered to vote

| 17/01/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): After a surge in registration over the last few days of the Election Office drive, more than 21,000 people are expected to be eligible to vote in the historic general election on 24 May. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell said that over 300 new voter registration applications were received [...]

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Voter deadline midnight tonight

Voter deadline midnight tonight

| 16/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The Elections Office will be open until midnight Monday, the last day that Caymanians eligible to vote can register for the electoral roll and vote in the May General Election. Today is the final opportunity for people who want to make that list in time before the cut-off for what will be the [...]

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Policy advice

Policy advice

| 13/01/2017 | 25 Comments
MM writes: My knees get weak and I shudder whenever one of our elected representatives come forward and say, “I will be hiring a consultant to…”. My issue with this is that political candidates come forward so boastfully during their campaign attempting to indicate that they, at th [...]

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Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments
The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immigrat [...]

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New voter list confirmed at 19,449

New voter list confirmed at 19,449

| 10/01/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Almost one thousand more voters have been added to the country’s electoral roll as the voter drive ahead of the May General Election continues and the clock ticks on the registration deadline. As Cayman gears up for the first ever national poll under a system of ‘one man, one voteR [...]

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The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

| 09/01/2017
Can an ex-convict run for political office in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: The elections questions continue in the run-up to May. Once more, I approached the Elections Office, an Ask Auntie Award winner, for help. The Cayman Islands Constitution sets out the qualifications and disqualific [...]

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Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

| 09/01/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, a declared candidate for George Town Central, close to the area where police shot and killed a Jamaican man thought to be here in the Cayman Islands illegally, says the penalties for whoever he was staying with while he was here need to be strictly enforced. There are two issue [...]

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Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

| 06/01/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The clock is ticking for new voters to register so that they can participate in the May 2017 General Election. The deadline for new voters to sign up is 16 January, which is also the date by which those already on the electoral roll must change their name, occupation or street address, becaus [...]

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Our youth are politically apathetic

Our youth are politically apathetic

| 05/01/2017 | 47 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Apparently, a certain constitutional entitlement is rather unimportant in our democratic society. If there’s one thing that the Elections Office’s canvassing exercise reveals about Cayman’s youth, it’s this: politics disinterests them. That’s essentially the message our [...]

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Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

| 04/01/2017
Why does the Elections Office publish registered voters’ names and home address on its website? Surely this is an invasion of privacy. Is it law that they must do this? If not, can they just publish the names without the address? I feel sure this fact alone would deter some people from registering [...]

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