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Premier: UK won’t force voting rights change

Premier: UK won’t force voting rights change

| 16/10/2020 | 173 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he doesn’t believe the UK is considering forcing the Cayman Islands Government to expand voting rights beyond Caymanians or to allow those not born here to run for office. But speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, he warned there was no “magic spell” that local lawmakers could cast […]

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Electoral roll increases by 79 new voters

Electoral roll increases by 79 new voters

| 01/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The latest voter register published on the Elections Office website on Thursday has increased by 79 electors, up from 21,824 in July to 21,903, leaving well over 5,000 qualified people still not registered to vote. However, the next three-month voter registration period has added significance because it is the last for people to register […]

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Voter numbers rise 253 days out from election day

Voter numbers rise 253 days out from election day

| 14/09/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The deadline to make the 1 January voter register is 1 October, and while the final deadline to make the list in time for the 2021 General Election is 4 January, election officials say they are already seeing an increase in individuals wanting to get their names on the roll now. The current register […]

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Activists urge people to register to vote

Activists urge people to register to vote

| 10/09/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A new activist group, Amplify Cayman, which is campaigning for renewed political engagement by the community, has begun a voter drive to press home the need to register. Eden Hurlston, one of the members of the new group, explained to CNS that even for those who live in a constituency where no candidates appeals […]

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Political cults of personality

Political cults of personality

| 19/08/2020 | 67 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Cayman Islands does not have political parties which are distinguishable based on some clear political ideology or vision for the country. The current political parties are best described as “cults of personality” led by a dominant public figure or a big personality, for example Mr McKeeva Bush leads the UDP/CDP. The […]

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The growing pains of a colonial territory

The growing pains of a colonial territory

| 27/07/2020 | 46 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: The growing pains of a small colonial territory, such as the Cayman Islands, are today varied and complex. Traditionally, the growing pains of a British colony, or territory, have revolved around the removal of the colonial administration, or at the very least the struggle for greater internal self-government. At some point in […]

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Electors list inches up by just 24 voters

Electors list inches up by just 24 voters

| 07/07/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The voter register for July has inched up by just two dozen people, according to the new confirmed list now published on the Elections Office website. The register grew from 21,800 in April to 21,824 last week. The confirmed arrival of COVID-19 in Cayman in March and the subsequent lockdown cut the opportunity for […]

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Last call for October electoral roll

Last call for October electoral roll

| 30/06/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding would-be voters that Wednesday is the last opportunity for people to register to join the electoral roll that will be published in October. The office has also released the calendar of events that will lead up to the General Election on Wednesday 26 May, which is 329 days away. […]

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Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

| 10/06/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The supervisor of elections has said that he is hoping the May 2021 General Election will be carried out in the normal manner but the Elections Office is developing a contingency plan just in case. With the national ballot more than 11 months away, everyone is optimistic that by then COVID-19 will no longer […]

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Premier dismisses status delay concerns

Premier dismisses status delay concerns

| 09/06/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A growing number of long-term residents here are worried they could miss the chance to vote next year because of delays in the Caymanian status application process due to the pandemic. However, the concerns have been dismissed by the premier. The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board has not met since the COVID-19 lockdown […]

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Date set for 2021 General Elections

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 […]

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