Moses hands forum floor to Maxine

| 22/03/2021

(CNS): Maxine McCoy-Moore, who is campaigning to oust the incumbent, Moses Kirkconnell, from the seat of Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman, was given the floor by her opponent on Friday evening when he failed to appear at the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum, owing to another commitment.

McCoy-Moore told the Chamber audience via Zoom that she was back on the campaign trail for the seventh time because she still has not seen any real help for the people of Cayman, especially the elderly. She said she wanted to see everyone helped, not just the special interest groups. A resident of Little Cayman, she said the main concern for the constituents there and on the Brac was the cost of living.

She said that while it was bad on Grand Cayman, it was doubly so on the Brac and triple the problem on Little Cayman.

Asked about the Daggaro helicopter project on Cayman Brac a topical issue in the constituency, McCoy-Moore questioned the whole planning process and how these projects can get a green light without any consideration for public objections. By failing to turn up Kirkconnell escaped having to answer for the project to which he had offered his support.

Talking about proper zoning on the Sister Islands, the need for conservation and some investment in agriculture, the challenger also raised her concerns about the cost of land and the inability of Caymanians to ever get their own home.

McCoy-Moore committed to a historic transformation if she was elected, as she asked for people to vote for her with just one X and not too many, as happened last time. She also urged those 95 people who voted for her in 2017 to each encourage a friend to vote for her and help her over the line.

She is, however, in a very difficult race. Even though he did not appear at the forum to answer the same questions as his opponent, Kirkconnell holds one of the safest seats in the Cayman Islands. CBW&LC is the second smallest constituency, with just 587 voters. In 2017 Kirkconnell secured 302 votes, or more than 75% of the turnout, even better than McKeeva Bush’s 72% of the vote in West Bay West.

See McCoy-Moore answer the Chamber questions below:

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Go deh Maxine, 7th time might be the charm.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Moses and Julie are just downright disrespectful and should tell the truth as to why they didn’t participate..

    Should be ashamed of themselves.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Moses and Julianna know they have nothing to worry about with the election, so why bother?

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not just about being elected. If either couldn’t be bothered to come out an answer questions from the public and the Chamber that speaks volumes of what or should what they will continue to do once elected..

      No man is an island, Jack!

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re missing the point: it doesn’t matter what Moses and Julianna have done or will do; they will get elected no matter what. They could show up and tell lies for two hours and it wouldn’t matter. Or they can stay home and do something more productive. They don’t care about the benefits of showing up because it people will still vote them in – no matter how bad they are.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So both Julianna and Moses had other prior appointments.

    So convenient.. horrible people that can’t face the public .. Shame on them. Hope people remember this when they go to the polls.