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Activists demanding accountability from MPs

Activists demanding accountability from MPs

| 22/01/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Local activists who have increasingly been engaging in the public space are holding a meeting this weekend in order to urge more people to become actively involved in the democratic process. Most of Speaker McKeeva Bush’s political colleagues remained silent following his conviction for a violent offence against a woman, which many see as […]

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Just hours left to join roll for May election

Just hours left to join roll for May election

| 20/01/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office will be open today, Wednesday, until 7:00pm, leaving just hours for eligible individuals who are not registered to make the voters list that will be used on election day in May. The Elections Office and numerous activist groups as well as the candidates have been on a major voter drive ahead […]

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The vagrancy of political campaign finance

The vagrancy of political campaign finance

| 18/01/2021 | 28 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The current Elections Law in the Cayman Islands has very limited provisions for the control of political campaign finance. The law specifies the maximum that a candidate can spend in an election campaign, the period for which expenses must be accounted and reported, and who can incur these expenses.

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Voter numbers grow as deadline approaches

Voter numbers grow as deadline approaches

| 08/01/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The latest list of electors, which was published on 1 January, shows that over 1,000 more people have registered to vote since the list used for the 2017 General Election. But there are now less than two weeks left for any unregistered qualified people to be added to the electoral roll that will be […]

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Miller wants end to corrupt politics in 2021

Miller wants end to corrupt politics in 2021

| 31/12/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): As the election campaign gets underway in what is going to be another challenging year, the independent MP for North Side, Ezzard Miller, is calling for an end to the corruption that dominates Cayman’s political landscape. Miller has created a new party that aims to eradicate entrenched undemocratic and corrupt practices, which he says […]

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Voter registration extended for election roll

Voter registration extended for election roll

| 21/12/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has extended the deadline for eligible voters to get their names on to the next electors’ roll, which will be the one used for the General Election in May. The deadline was 4 January but, given its importance, officials have pushed that date back to 20 January to give more people […]

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‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

| 14/12/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued election writs to 19 returning officers across Grand Cayman last week, firing the metaphorical starting gun for the May 2021 General Election. There are still five months to go before Cayman goes to the polls but this administrative step on the road to voting for MPs for the firs time, […]

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Voter hearings set against backdrop of concerns

Voter hearings set against backdrop of concerns

| 02/12/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of Caymanians working overseas who, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to return to meet the residency requirement to qualify as an elector could be disenfranchised in the 2021 General Election. With an apparent increase in the number of objections filed against locals living overseas, concerns are being raised that not enough […]

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CIPP begins work on membership

CIPP begins work on membership

| 20/11/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands People’s Party is now making a concerted effort to encourage Caymanians to join its ranks and help find candidates who can offer accountable, transparent and ethical representation in as many of the nineteen parliamentary seats as possible. Speaking at the first of a series of public meetings in George Town on […]

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New party aims to change political landscape

New party aims to change political landscape

| 12/11/2020 | 131 Comments

(CNS): At the formal launch of the Cayman Islands People’s Party Thursday, Ezzard Miller MP, the movement’s interim leader, said it was about changing the way governance works in Cayman and opening it up to the people. Delayed some nine months due to the pandemic, the grassroots members now have just four months to recruit […]

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Bush not seeking leadership after elections

Bush not seeking leadership after elections

| 04/11/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush declared from the speakers chair on Monday that he will be running in the 2021 General Election to defend his West Bay West seat but he is not seeking to be premier or even a minister, as he said younger people should now be taking the reins. During his address on the […]

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