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The question of tradition versus equal suffrage

The question of tradition versus equal suffrage

| 14/07/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The recently published report by the Commonwealth mission of independent election observers has made a number of recommendations, one of which is the need to look at the number of voters in the constituencies in the eastern districts. This stems from the significant disparity of the four most [...]

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Cayman advised to review voter restrictions

Cayman advised to review voter restrictions

| 14/07/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Election observers who came to watch the May 2017 election have advised government to make changes to restrictions on voters and widen the franchise to include long-term residents. In their final report on the mission, the Commonwealth observers made a number of recommendations about improvin [...]

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Candidates claim to fund bulk of campaigns

Candidates claim to fund bulk of campaigns

| 12/07/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Details of campaign finances for the eight weeks prior to the May 2017 General Election reveal very little about political donors but show that in most cases candidates largely funded their own campaigns. The Progressives have listed nine companies who made donations in excess of $5,000 to th [...]

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$200k of Tomlinson donations revealed

$200k of Tomlinson donations revealed

| 10/07/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Records held by the Elections Office of the full expense returns for all candidates have revealed that during the eight weeks before the May poll, former hospital boss and surgeon Dr Steve Tomlinson gave almost $200,000 in donations to ten independent candidates running in the election. This [...]

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Seymour tops election expenses

Seymour tops election expenses

| 10/07/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS) Dwayne “John-John” Seymour spent more than CI$38,000 to win his seat in Bodden Town East, the most spent by any of the 61 candidates who ran in the May 2017 General Election. The report detailing the expenses of all of the candidates and parties, which was published by the Election [...]

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Flapping tents worst local observers could find

Flapping tents worst local observers could find

| 04/06/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): With the exception of poor lighting, some sign issues in George Town Central and tents flapping in the wind, the local election observers could find very little to fault on election day, according to their brief report. Alongside the CPA independent election observer mission, the Elections Of [...]

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Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

| 31/05/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): As he was sworn in as speaker of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, signaled that he is likely to be a less conventional supervisor of the parliament than Cayman has been accustomed to. Bush told the other 18 members of the LA that the role of speaker cou [...]

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Ezzard to lead opposition benches

Ezzard to lead opposition benches

| 31/05/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): As MLAs were sworn into the Legislative Assembly this morning, the only surprise in the proceedings so far was when Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, was appointed as the opposition leader and not Arden McLean, as many expected. With the government benches full, at least f [...]

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Election cash could fuel next controversy

Election cash could fuel next controversy

| 30/05/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): All 61 candidates who campaigned in the elections now have until the end of June to complete their reports on the cash they spent over the eight weeks between Nomination Day and the General Election on 24 May. But the issue could prove to be the next controversial topic following the election [...]

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Bryan offers to support coalition

Bryan offers to support coalition

| 30/05/2017 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, who was successfully returned to office after an acrimonious election fight with the former finance minister in George Town Central, has said that he may join the coalition government and that he has offered his services to the PPM and is awaiting a response. Bryan, who is curr [...]

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Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

| 30/05/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The independent candidates who are now resigned to sitting on the opposition benches have made a number of allegations against members of the government, even before they are sworn in. Setting the tone for what may be an acrimonious parliament after the CDP and PPM cut a deal to form a govern [...]

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