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Tag: CNS Election Section

Elections Office alarmed by paper’s mess-up on polling stations

Elections Office alarmed by paper’s mess-up on polling stations

| 23/05/2017
(CNS Election): Local newspaper, The Cayman Reporter, made a number of errors in listing the polling stations in its printed supplement and the Elections Office is concerned that, as a result, people will go to the wrong place tomorrow to cast their vote. The locations of eleven polling stations are [...]

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Leaders are no-shows at TV debate

Leaders are no-shows at TV debate

| 19/05/2017
(CNS Election): What was expected to be a national TV debate between Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush and Premier Alden McLaughlin failed to materialise Thursday after Bush pulled out, and as a result the premier following suit. Although the Cayman Democratic Party advertised the appearance of their l [...]

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Who will win on Wednesday?

Who will win on Wednesday?

| 19/05/2017
(CNS Election): On 24 May, voters in the Cayman Islands will go to the polls to elect nineteen MLAs for the next four years. To have a majority in the House and therefore form the next government, a group or party will need to win ten of those 19 seats. The Progressives (PPM), the party […] [...]

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The battle of the incumbents

The battle of the incumbents

| 18/05/2017
Theresa Green writes: Political geeks out there will have already spotted the rather unusual situation that has emerged in one of the 19 electoral districts in Cayman’s first election under the system of one person, one vote in single-member constituencies, but for those who haven’t noticed, the [...]

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PPM considering decriminalising ganja

PPM considering decriminalising ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS Election): The Progressives are planning to take a closer look at decriminalising the recreational use of ganja, a leading Cabinet minister has said. Following the PPM government’s move to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis oil, Marco Archer has revealed plans to weigh-up the possibility [...]

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A surplus on our backs?

A surplus on our backs?

| 01/05/2017
101 writes: As the local political campaigns were heating up two weeks ago, GTC candidate Kenneth Bryan released a video via social media implying that while his competitor in George Town Central may be viewed as a good finance minister, he hasn’t actually done well by the people. Bryan used the i [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

| 27/04/2017
101 writes: Now that Nomination Day is far behind us, it’s time for the promised Part 2 of grading the other representatives. Spoiler alert: there are no A*s in here. [...]

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Only half the candidates live in potential seats

Only half the candidates live in potential seats

| 24/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Almost half of the candidates standing for election in May are not registered to vote in the constituency where they are fighting for a seat, according to the electoral register. From the 61 candidates on the ballots, 27 are not registered as living in the constituencies where they [...]

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Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

| 17/04/2017
(CNS Elections): The idea of freezing all work permits until all Caymanians looking for employment have a job was a popular suggestion among the crowd that attended Thursday’s forum for candidates in Bodden Town East. The event at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, which had the largest crowd for the Q [...]

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PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

| 28/03/2017
(CNS Elections): As the Progressives keep their line-up for the May 2017 election campaign under wraps until the eleventh hour, the Cayman Democratic Party re-jigs its George Town team and a few more independents limber up to declare, Nomination Day could throw a few political curve balls as strateg [...]

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